Hello, pool pals and compatriots it’s your faithful friends Matt and Rob with another chapter of Inyo’s pool equipment selection series; and today’s subject is the always-illuminating topic of Pool Lighting. There are three main genres of pool light; Standard incandescent, LED and Fiberoptic. Let’s focus on the basics of each and then we’ll figure out which is the best for you and your pool. First up is the Incandescent.
A glimmering pool light will add dazzling high notes to your poolscape; but a dim or broken light can leave you in the dark as to how to fix it. When your light goes kaput it is time to roll up the shirt sleeves, pull out the test probes and go to work.
But where to start? That is a tough question, as a pool light can have a hundred or so feet of cable, circuit breakers, GFCIs, and junction boxes to contest with. I’ve learned to start with the easy and then work your way up to the hard. We will walk through some simple fixes and some not so simple. (more…)