What to do when your swimming pool lighting fails

If you love spending quality time in the pool, then you’ll appreciate just how important good lighting is. Whether you’re splashing around with friends or family, you can enjoy a beautiful ambiance that will keep everyone happy. But what do you do when your swimming pool lighting stops working? And how can you get back up and running again as quickly as possible? 

Check out this blog from the team at Overhead Electrical to find out.

The main reasons to install pool lighting

Before we get into the main ways to fix pool lighting issues, let’s look at why you should have pool lighting installed in the first place.  

  1. Improve ambiance

Everyone loves a relaxing ambiance when it comes to swimming. So why not take things to the next level with a wonderful lighting system? Pool lighting adds to the look and mood of a space, and water based spaces are no exception! 

  1. Showcase unique pool features

Show off the best parts of your pool with beautiful lighting. You can subtly draw attention to fountains, waterfalls, trees and spas in special ways.

  1. Increase safety 

Increasing the level of safety for your pool area should always be a priority. The good news is you can do exactly that by incorporating lighting. Poolside lights help to illuminate and add contrast, especially in areas that are difficult to see. Garden lighting can also be used for paths and steps, and raised areas like decks and garden beds. Good lighting is particularly important when you have kids and pets.

How to keep your pool lights working

There are a number of different things that can go wrong with your pool lights.

  • Underground pool light leakage

This is a very common issue that occurs when water manages to get into the globe or another part of the light. You can fix this problem by using resin-filled LED lights that are less prone to leakage. 

  • Pool light fixtures coming loose

Like any light, loose fixtures can cause havoc with your setup. This is the case for pool lights too. Remember to tighten any loose screws and to ensure all pool light attachments are secure. 

  • Broken pool light bulb

Just like inside the house, a broken light bulb will cause all sorts of problems. When your pool light is broken, it means the bulb is burnt and needs to be replaced. The bulb will need to be removed to see if there are any loose parts too. 

  • Tripped circuit breaker

If when you turn your pool lights on, they are immediately tripped, then you know something is wrong. In this case, you may need to get in touch with a qualified electrician to help fix your setup. 

Speak to the team at Overhead Electrical

Need help with your swimming pool lighting? Get in touch with the team at Overhead Electrical. We offer a standout level of service to customers across Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Contact us today for a quote and we’ll improve the look and safety of your pool area with a great lighting setup. 

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