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Safety Features For You- The GFCI

GFCI Pool Lighting Is A Bright Safety Feature It’s great to see your inground pool glowing a night. One great option for pool owners are the new fabulous Hayward ColorLogic LED Pool Lights. Perhaps the best part of LED Pool Lights is that they are built to be safe for you. Typically pool lights are…

GFCI Pool Lighting Is A Bright Safety Feature

It’s great to see your inground pool glowing a night. One great option for pool owners are the new fabulous Hayward ColorLogic LED Pool Lights. Perhaps the best part of LED Pool Lights is that they are built to be safe for you. Typically pool lights are installed with a safety feature called a GFCI, or a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter. A GFCI protects your pool and you from any electric shocking that might result from contact with live electricity. Occasionally circuits can overload or ‘short out.’ When that happens, the GFCI will ‘trip,’ or disconnect the power from the source and prevent any electrical shock or damage to the circuit.

Troubleshooting Your Pool Lighting

Now, let’s say your pool lights aren’t working. You may need to check and reset the GFCI. It will have a red button (or in some cases, white) in the center of the outlet marked “RESET.” Simply push the button and wait a few minutes.


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If the issue with your lights continues to not resolve, or the GFCI trips again, than call a qualified service technician to troubleshoot and repair any damaged parts.

The GFCI works as part of the lighting system

Do not under any circumstances, attempt to fix your pool lights or the GFCI on your own.

Your local pool contractor will do everything necessary to keep you safe and maintain the efficiency of your pool. Please contact a local pool technician with any questions, if you need help with your pool lights or the GFCI circuit. Again, this is work that’s best performed by a professional electrician and not a DIY’er without proficient electrical knowledge.

Author: Pool Markerter
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