How to Install Above Ground Pool Lights How to Install Above Ground Pool Lights

What You'll Need
Suction Cup Styled Underwater Lights
Hanging Cord Styled Underwater Lights
Batteries (suction cup only)
5 Gallon Bucket of Water

Installing above ground pool lights is not a difficult task and won't cost you an enormous amount of money. There are two different styled lights that will serve your pool lighting needs. Suction cup styled lighting is ideal for a hard-wall above-ground pool. A hanging cord styled light can be used for soft- or hard-wall pool. A suction cup styled light will have significantly less life span than the hanging cord styled light. You will find installation instructions for both types below. With the proper instruction, you can do your pool light installation on your own and save money.

Suction Cup Lighting (Hard Wall Surface)

Step 1 - Determine Placement

Depending upon the size of your above ground pool, you may have selected to purchase two or more lights. Determine the placement of your lighting to ensure you will get the illumination effect you want.

Step 2 - Install Batteries

Place the batteries in your suction cup styled lights as indicated by the diagram on the battery cover. Once the batteries are installed, turn light on to test functionality.

Step 3 - Submerge Light In Water

To test the seal around the light fixture, place the light in the 5 gallon bucket of water. Ensure there are no leaks which will be indicated by bubbles as the light goes to the bottom of the bucket. If all is well, move on to the next step.

Step 4 - Place Lights In Pool

As per Step 1, you have already determined where your lights will be placed. Begin placing your lights in the designated spots. Ensure that the suction cup is securely in place and turn light on to test and then turn off. Continue placing the lights in the areas you selected and test each one for functionality.

Hanging Cord Lighting

Step 1 - Determine Placement

Depending upon the size of your above ground pool, you may have selected two or more lights. Determine the placement of your lighting to ensure you will get the illumination effect you want.

Step 2 - Mount Transformer

At the nearest electric outlet to your pool, mount and secure your lighting's transformer module. Plug in the transformer and test your lights for functionality.

Step  3 - Submerge Light In Water

To test the seal around the light fixture, place the light in the 5 gallon bucket of water. Ensure there are no leaks which will be indicated by bubbles as the light goes to the bottom of the bucket. If all is well, move on to the next step.

Step 4 - Remove Railing

As per Step 1, you have already determined where your lights will be placed. Remove railing and place your hanging cord light in that area. Secure and hide the cord in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. Replace railing and move to the next area to place light.

Step 5 - Test Lighting

After you have placed all lighting, do a final test to ensure all lights are in working order.

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