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If your pool was built prior to 1968, there likely exists some sub-standard electrical design for your underwater lighting and filter pump. It was 1968 when the National Electrical Code (NEC) finally decided to include swimming pools in their standards and regulations (article 680). You may wish to update this at some point for safety reasons.
Be sure to check all breakers, switches, fuses and Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlets. Often, a GFCI outlet is wired into the UW light circuit. If the red GFCI ‘button’ has popped out, the power will NOT continue on towards the light. Ensure that all of these switches are in the “ON” position. If you find that a fuse, GFCI, or breaker continues to trip, and the light will not come on, you should call for a licensed service technician to determine where this problem is. If all switches are on, but there is no light, we would remove the fixture from the socket and inspect the bulb for continuity (Of course, we have turned all switches / breakers OFF at this point). Burnt bulbs should be replaced with identical voltage bulbs, of either 12 volts or 120 volts. 12 volt bulbs are 300 watts (Note: 120 volt bulbs are available in either 300 or 500 watts). These are medium based, reflective flood lamps of special design. NOTE: Do not use your garden variety flood lamp bulb.