[MUSIC] Hello. Welcome back to another poolside chat
presented by INYOpools.com. I’m Rob.
I’m Matthew. Despite the letter-writing campaign,
the question goes as such: Do I need to drain the water to install
a new light fixture in my inground pool? Rob?
All right, we get this question a lot. I guess the concern would be that they’re worried about
water getting into the conduit and then, water with electricity
normally isn’t good. Yes. I’ll tell you, most times.
Most times, I would say, yes. The cable on that light fixture is sealed and there always tends to be water
inside that conduit. Even if you do drain,
water gets into that conduit. Like I said, the cable is sealed.
It runs all the way through the conduit and it terminates above ground
into a junction box. Water is not going to get
into the electrical cord. That’s why they also recommend don’t splicing.
Don’t splice the cord because then you risk water
touching inside of the cable. We’re trying to think of any reason
why you would need to drain the water- Like if your pool was on a hill.
For some reason, let’s say, the pool is on an embankment
and the equipment is down below then, obviously, all electricity and pipes
would be going downhill. If you pop open that Epoxy
or unplug the cord stopper, the water’s just going to go
swishing down to your equipment and wash everything away. It’d be the hardest draining bathtub
you would ever come across, also the most expensive.
Outside of that occasion, that’s the only one we could really
come up with. The rule would normally be:
No, you don’t have to drain water except for that rare instance.
98% of the time you don’t have to drain the water,
other 2% bring your floaties. If you have any questions
or if you have a pool on a hill, leave a question down below
in the comments. For any of your pool needs,
visit us over at INYOpools.com. Thanks for watching. [MUSIC]