Commonly, swimming pools are equipped and outfitted with at least one underwater light. Actually, like any light, the bulb can wear out and might need to be changed or replaced. There is no impelling reason to lower the water level in your pool while trying to change the burned-out light. All things being equal, you can remove the light niche from the poolside, pull the device up onto the side of the pool, and change the swimming pool light niche there.
The wet niche pool light is wrapped housing that has a glass lens where the swimming pool light resides. The supply cable is also enclosed to the device, which is strongly made to work underwater. This is the reason they are called “wet niches.” However, the inner part of the device is not sealed, but it is immersed. The niche is easy to install into the cutout for the swimming pool light.
Pool Light Niche Replacement
The guide below shed light on how to ascertain if your pool light niche is bad and how best to replace the whole thing, including device wiring:
- If your light drips from the circuit continually, it may be due to the fault on the wiring or a short in the light niche. When this occurs, you need to change the entire light niche and the wiring. In the case that you have two lights joined together, you’ll have to test them separately to ascertain which one is faulty.
- Defuse the pool light niche before you commence the replacement process and ensure the power is shut at the circuit breaker.
- Find the power junction box situated next to the box near the swimming power control box. Open the power box and disconnect all the cables powering your light. The light is normally tagged on the PVC pipes, but you may need to cut off each wire separately if otherwise.
- After ascertaining the wire to disconnect, attach a cable to the wire. The easiest approach to this action is to bow the white and black cables to carve out a loop, spare the green wire and connect the cable through the loop.
- Tape the cord attachment on both sides of the joint to ensure that no cable ends are left uncovered.
- Detach the pool light niche from the pool divider
- Pull the pool light niche out and pull the light wire out of the divider
- Bind the wire to the new electrical cable at the pool
- Pull the new light link once more into the conductor by pulling on the string at the terminal box end of the conductor
- Position the new niche by first drawing back and putting away the abundant wire, as seen in one of the steps above
- Check the light at the pool to determine if it is working appropriately.
Pool Light Niche Repair
A damaged pool niche can make repairs difficult and expensive. The integrated pool light niche is easy to install and saves time and frustration. Pool light niches can often be repaired to prolong their lifespan.
To repair your niche, you can carefully remove it from the pool wall, check the power cord, front gasket, and entire niche condition. If the niche is in good working condition, you can change the bulb and front gasket to protect it against water. The light will be re-inserted back to the niche and tested.