Light location and depth

DoDo1975

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May 22, 2020
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Kelowna, Canada
Hi, building a 48 inch wall 32X16 steel walled sports pool with 4' - 5.5' - 4' depth in a kidney configuration. I am curious what is recommendation for the depth of the niche light to be installed. I have heard that same as the return which is near the surface, but not sure what is best. I will have 3 lights (Globrite so not super bright)
 

jimmythegreek

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I agree not a fan of globrites. So many other nicheless lights that all use 1.5" returns. I either install them even with returns if theres alot of them or 18" down on deep wall if one or a pair
 

DoDo1975

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May 22, 2020
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Kelowna, Canada
Thanks.

There doesn't seem to be too much info on installing the conduit from the lights. I have 3 lights and they are all home run to the panel. From what I can gather, they will come out the back, 90 straight up and then run a couple inches below the bottom of the concrete above the skimmer level.. But there does not seem to be anything in the installation about this or really much info out there on the web at all.

Anyone have a resource that goes through this?
 

jimmythegreek

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You just run the conduit like the rest of the plumbing. Run a foot of 1.5" behind the return fitting and reduce to 3/4 or 1" depending where your conduit ends. It needs to be waterproof the lights don't seal perfectly I actually pressure test my nicheless lines. Theres no special depth needed I run mine straight out and to my Jbox I like it deeper its safer from accidents