And don’t worry, “user error” mistakes happen to us DIY-ers more often than we will ever admit. I took off the panel and tested the leads going into the breaker. I should add that there is never any water in the housing. Step 7 Place the light back into the water. No breaker reset needed. It is on the same circuit as the main pool light which seems to be fine. The lights in the pool and spa turn on but only the light in the pool turns off. I think they were just doing something wrong with the gasket installation, there is nothing during the replastering process that I know of that is going to cause the gaskets to go bad that quickly. Any ideas what the problem is? I tried the light switch again and again it threw the breaker. It’s an inground concrete pool. Replaced my pool light (entire fixture) with a new Pentair LED light. Straight line to junction box is about 30’. So update I just flipped the breaker and no power at the switch now after I flipped it back on power at the switch again but still not at the fixture. It is maybe 12ft between the two even though they give you the full 100ft cable. We tested the GFCI several times to see if the spa light would come on but it never did. I just replaced my two bulbs and gasket on AP light fixture, made sure to clean old gasket residue and cleaned lens. While it on the deck, test it to make sure the flickering has stopped.if the flickering persists, try a different bulb, switch to a different breaker, or any of the other steps mentioned in the article. The steps would be the same as a 120 circuit. Muriatic acid is a very corrosive liquid and could have easily damaged the light fixture if left to set on the housing. If your socket is only getting 62 volts, that would be the problem. If the pool is losing more water while the pump is running, the leak is on the return line side of the system. My 1.5 year old Hayward colorlogic LED only illuminates a dim red despite cycling on and off. If you want to get away from the Hayward, we suggest the Pureline PureColors or the Pentair IntelliBrite. Gfci reset no problem. It just seems like tuning the switch on at the wall is causing a brief power surge that trips the GFI. Only one day went by before I pulled the housing again. Is my next step to test the power from the house that goes to the panel to make sure it is reading at least 120? Check the transformer. I have a new socket I’m going to try and see if that is the problem or replace the switch. Then the pump and salt water generator starting blowing the switch as well. Light is 12 v . ?? A leaky pool light stems from a bad lens gasket. how can I checked the cable? When I set lighting color to red, barely any light is coming from the fixture. Can u plz help. However the kaleidoscope does not turn. With the previous bulb, was this issue popping up? Going by the EasyTouch wiring diagrams, yes that should mean they are on the same AUX circuit. The old light worked just fine. There are a couple electricians in there that can help you out. If it is then, i’ll replace the transformer hopefully avoid the costly LED replacement. Cleaning up debris and keeping the water clear is an essential part of being a pool owner, but tackling a pool full of green water might seem like a task that’s out of your expertise. I assumed a leaky gasket and removed them back to the pool deck where they are bone dry internally. We called our local pool technician out who suspected water may be getting in so he resealed. The switch isn’t like a normal switch. The pool light won’t go on. It is a ColorLogic LED. I have not heard of Scenes, so I couldn’t tell you much about it. Then it could be fixture cable or breaker issue. light model sp0581s15,made in usa,screw type,e27 300w/12v,yes sir i mean light pops causes bulb is fail,thanks for the reply sir.. Have you tried putting the light on a different breaker? To fix the issue, dip into your pool with a phillips head screwdriver and tighten the screw. Have an electrician inspect and install a new main line from box to breaker. Is it worth it to try and replace just the gasket and the light bulb (which is affordable and we could probably do ourselves) or do I need to invest in a whole new light and installation? Baffled by the intermittent illumination during daylight…, That is a good question. But my first move would be to ID the light to get a troubleshooting guide; it is the cheapest route. There is a delay when turning on my LED pool light which can range from minutes , hours and days. I am not familiar with that spa model, so I could not tell you if that specific one is serviceable. My first and most obvious question, did you do any of the troubleshooting mentioned in the guide? Most frames holding the light can and lens cover are attached with screws that can be easily removed if it is necessary to the change the light bulb. GFCI does not trip, fixtures do share same GFCI. Is there water in the light fixture? Here’s what I think: If you live in the Midwest, bring your water level down to just under midway on the skimmer, no lower than that. The pool is just now 1 year old. For one, the mineral sanitation system was on the fritz. It also doesn’t change colors when I turn it on and off – in fact the switch doesn’t seem to do anything. This LED fixture was installed a few months ago to replace an incandescent fixture. Before we do anything, we want to reset the breaker and also restore the circuit to the point before the trip. I didn’t do anything different…. Hi. 105ºF). i disconnected the landscape lights that were getting power from the power outlet of the pool where the junction box is, thinking it was out powered but still did the same thing! When I tested the same leads where they connect to the panel itself, I got the same reading. Still working but not providing the brightness it once did. I replaced the bulb and it works fine. Hi Matt, If you have not, then I suggest you do so and then we can take it from there. Sometimes it will stay on for a few minutes. I’ve tried cleaning the light socket with vinegar. It can slide in and out of the niche created to hold it in many pools. Before switching the light to a new breaker, test the breaker with a voltmeter to make sure it is working. Hi Matt, If you are having trouble keeping your inground pool water level at an ideal level, you need to check for a leak. Test breaker, try different bulb, put light on different breaker, to name a few. Could this be an electrical component within the pool equipment box wearing out ? The bulb does not burn out. The spa light was installed in 2014. No evidence of Water in bulb. Any advice in how I can validate. Facebook. Both lights worked problem solved right. Within that length of cable, there may be a fault in a junction, the line or the fixture. then go off then back on and off and on ………. Just remove all 5? That coil inside the light fixture is there to cut the circuit to the light in the case that an incandescent bulb bursts. The. Just recently some of the colors seem to have stopped working, most notably red. Did you switch it to a different breaker? How can I be getting the correct voltage at the socket and a known goid nulb not light up? Have a true (licensed) electrician come and take a look at the circuit to be on the safe side. Sounds like a faulty gasket. The only stuff that came up were old forum posts about Pontiac Firebirds. You say the first 12 volt light does not work, then they installed a 120 volt light that worked fine, and then they tried another 12v light that did not work. Spa light suddenly stopped working. Any suggestions? One of the lights works perfectly. But use same GFCI. I’m thinking I should be looking at a different manufacturer possibly. Unfortunately, I do not know what would be causing that, but I suggest calling Hayward tech support. In your second comment, you said you got a new socket, did you mean bulb or did you install a new socket into your fixture? If not, that may be the cause of the repeated bulb failures. (Which was quoted at 1100.00 and way out of our budget.) I have a 4- year old pool with 8 LED lights. Hi how can I tell if poollighthousing is 12 volt or120 volt, removed bulb housing old cannot read bulb voltage. Your thoughts ????? It turns on with no issues. I have a Jandy CPHVLEDS150 pool light. If the 120 was working then then they bypassed the transformer and went to put a new 12v in and do not know how to install them and or your transformer could be bad. It’s as if if it struggles to turn on but when it does it works fine. Any thoughts on what might be causing this or how to diagnose? However, they will not work at the same time. If a pool hot tub lightbulb gets too hot will that trip your GFR ? These look like a rubber cork, that has been cored to allow the light cable through. A working pool light is not worth risking electrocution. We tested the existing fixture with a light bulb and it pops the breaker instantly. The lights come on and work for approx 1 hour and then they trip the GFCI breaker. Regarding a replacement light, you have a few options. SOLUTION: Depending on cord length and operating voltage, automatic thermal switch may be cycling due to excessive air/pool water temperatures (over Just my experience in case anyone benefits. Is this a dead giveaway for. To get rid of algae, first, ensure that pH is reading between 7.4 ppm and 7.6 ppm. Each light works fine independently from my pentagram easy touch control. The best move is to go down the circuit starting from the power source on down the to the light itself. Did you ever solve this? I don’t think the causes would carry over into this situation. Voltage coming out of transformer is 14v. The unit is sealed and Hayward does not offer replacement parts. All I can determine is the interior switch is labeled Leviton. Got a new 120v bulb, won’t work, Cant find a gfci, all breakers at panel have power. Vinyl pools however, have the light niche gasket sealed to the pool wall, which has … When your pool maintenance pro comes to close your pool, he’ll probably use a device that is known as a “Gizzmo.” (Yes. My pool light stop working a while back and we had someone come out and they said that the fixture was bad. Lately if we touch the light or brush up against it we get shocked. within 24 hour of my pool being filled with water my spa light fixture filled half way with water. Which means first thing that the new pool light is good. It did ?????? I guess, but it’s hard to tell for sure, because I can’t see it. The usual hurdle homeowners have to overcome is getting a multimeter to complete the task. If you notice water in the light fixture, replace it immediately. Then one of the lights started blinking, just blinking. If the above do not apply to your tripping circuit, it may be time to replace your GFCI. You may want to give a call to the manufacturer or try asking the question over at TroubleFree Pool. Pool lights are designed to have water inside the niche where they sit in the pool. That is a good question and I am stumped as well. How To Check If Your Pool Has A Leak. this year as soon as I turn it on it lights for only 1 or 2 seconds then goes out. That was my thoughts too. There is not much you can do with a ColorLogic once it begins to fail like this. Was installed 12 years ago. My pool has a Pentair LED light, about two years old. You don’t need to wait for the pool water to drop all the way to check for this leak. A junction box is the point at which multiple electrical device cables can be joined to one main line. the lights are all Pentiar. Also when you say it is “burning” do you mean the light pops and causes the bulb to fail? Replacing a pools light lens gasket is pretty simple and even the more novice pool owners can do the job. We cover a few other things to check in the article. There is a special wall panel that has a hole cut-out, be sure to place this panel in the deep center wall of the pool, or wherever the light… Used multimeter to check power coming out of transformer (11.7v), and at the end of the cable by the light. Each on separate circuits obviously with separate 12V/100W transformers. But you may just want to turn it off at the breaker as a preemptive measure. If you know of any other reasons a dishwasher has water at the bottom after wash cycle, please leave a comment below. I bought both of them on ebay. 4.3 out of 5 stars 1,017. You can check the light housing for water on the bulb or cable issue. Could I have a bad Gcif? January 29, 2021 , 11:29 pm 11:29 pm , Not so tough when the run is 10-15 feet away. -Chris. Some in the pool industry wonder if the movement will spread statewide or even across the nation. This may be a question better suited for Inyo’s Forum, so you can post pictures of the equipment. I have a Hayward Colorlogic light in my pool that will not come on. No power out. Plus, the city’s fill water in that neighborhood tended to run high in metals. Oh what fun that was. For about 2 days I’d go in and reset the timer and manually switch everything on and it would function fine until the timer shut them all down. These lights are advertised to last 10x longer than conventional and they should, given the price. If power is turned off at the breaker, can I safely unscrew and remove the fixture from the pool, open it, unscrew the bulb and replace it along with a new gasket and reinstall back in pool without fear of electrocution? 4 Reasons: Inground Pool Light Not Working. Secondly, replace the breaker. Pool light and spa light can both be on at same time. Anyone have any thoughts about if there’s maybe something else that could control that light…or if you think it’s just a bad switch and I should try to change it out? We use the light less than 10 times a year. Have you had a licensed electrician check out the problem? All I know that I did was I replaced the lock screw with another size of screw. I’M STUMPPED. The pattern is 3 red blinks, quick pause, 3 red, quick pause, 3 quick blue blinks. Set the multimeter to read 120 Volt AC or higher so it can accurately read your breaker. I find it hard to believe that two gaskets would be bad as this is their job, but maybe they are just trying to get more money out of me. Both have better track records that the ColorLogic. Water may be dripping all the way down from the … If they are working, as soon as the water reaches the bulb socket you should loose power, unless it is an ungrounded system. The area around the light fitting will also be checked for tears and cracks. Any ideas? Be sure that the outlets that may be on the same GFCI circuit are covered to help prevent this. When installing the new WiFi switch the breaker would continue to trip. I have a PAL color touch lighting system. Maybe that’s code for “congrats, time to by a new light, you’re poor again.” Then again, maybe not. That sounds like bad luck. Water leaking through a light fixture can cause the light to short out. In 5 years timer tried to switch, and the light but never... 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