Swimming Pool Lights Not Working? Some Tips To Help You Get Them To Light Again

If you and your family like to use your pool at night but your lights are not working properly, this could be due to many things. It is important that you get the lights repaired as you need them working in your pool for safety purposes. This allows swimmers to see well when they are swimming, especially when swimming underwater. To help you, below is some information about what could be wrong with them so you can get them to light up:

Ground Bond Test

The first thing you should do is to hire an electrician to do a ground bond test. This will ensure the electrical system set up for your pool lights is safe for you and your family.

A ground bond test is where the electrician will test the ground points of the lighting system to ensure all wiring in the lights are well connected to the mains ground and to each other.  If the electrician finds problems, the lights will not work.

The electrician will use a special device to do this. The result that they receive will be a resistance value. This value must be at or lower than what is indicated from international standards.

Talk with an electrician about doing a ground bond test and they can explain it to you in much more detail.

Causes of Pool Light Problems

There are a variety of other things that can cause your pool lights not to work. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to determine what the problem is as you are dealing with approximate 100 or more feet of cable, junction boxes, GFCIs, and circuit breakers. To help you get started some causes include:

Tripped Circuit Breaker

Go to your circuit breaker box and make sure the breaker for your pool lights has not tripped. If it has, turn it back on and the lights should work.  

If the breaker was tripped you need to determine why. This could be the breakers were overloaded or the circuit breaker could be bad. Contact an electrician to help you with this.

Screws are Loose

If you look at your pool lights you will see they are held in place with lock screws. If these screws become loose, the lights will not work. Check the lock screw for each light that is not working and use a Phillip's head screwdriver to tighten the screws. If there is no screw or if the lock screw is stripped, you will have to replace it.

Bulbs are Bad

The problem could be something simple like a bad bulb. Remove the bulbs and shake them against your ear. If you hear any noise the bulbs need to be replaced.

If you are not able to repair the lights on your own, an electrician or the pool company like xyztec bv can repair them for you.