Pool Light Repair & Swimming Pool Light Installation
Mixing electrical and water can be a very hazardous combination, this being truest during a pool light installation. When swimming in a pool lit with a pool light, you want the confidence that the pool light repair and installation was done carefully, and to current standards of California building code. The team at GL Pools can help provide that confidence in the safety of your light; we have completed hundreds of pool light repair jobs across San Diego County!
Pool Light Installation – Safety Comes First
Spa and swimming pool light installation is a process that involves the removal of the light casing with a factory attached cord and pulling a new light cord through the underground sealed conduit. Proper pool light installation takes a deep understanding of the electrical requirements of the system. Pool lights must have a secure “bond” to the bonding grid of the pool, which can be made from either a low gauge bonding wire that runs inside of a plastic conduit, or the conduit itself (if made of copper). This bond provides that the electrical system of the equipment, the pool, and the surrounding area are “equipotential” (meaning electrical current has the potential to collect or disperse evenly away from the pool itself). In addition to this electrical safety measure, all pool lights must be wired through a GFCI that has the ability to interrupt the current being sent to the light in case of any compromised electrical current due to damaged wires, or water entering the pool light casing or cord.
Pool light installation can be tricky; our trained swimming pool maintenance technicians conduct pool light replacements as a 2-person team so that one person can be pulling the light through the conduit while the other feeds it into the conduit. This method makes for a much higher success rate on pulling lights, and less wear and tear on the new cord itself.
Cost-Effective Pool Light Repair
Pool and spa lights can often be rebuilt to extend their usable life once a bulb dies. GL’s San Diego pool service technicians will carefully remove the light from the niche, inspect the cord seal, front gasket, and overall condition of the light and decide if it’s safe to rebuild the light. If it is in suitable condition, the bulb may be replaced, and a new front gasket will be installed to preserve the waterproof capability of the light. The light will then be re-installed in the niche and tested.
The GL team can handle all of your pool light repair near me including your pool light installation needs – contact us today to get a no obligation quote from one of our expert pool light repair technicians!
Additional Pool Light Repair Service
- Light Ring Cleaning
- Programming LED and Color Show Lights
- Connectivity with Automation
- Installation or Replacement of Junction Boxes
- GFCI Replacement
- Light Wedge
- Electrical Systems Diagnosis