Why do pool lights get water in them?
- March 30th 2023
You may be struggling with these questions: Underwater pool lights are supposed to be waterproof, so why do they still get water in? Are there any safety hazards if the pool light gets water in? Can I continue to use my pool light after water has entered it? What can I do to solve the problem of water ingress in my pool light? If you are interested in any of these questions, please be patient and read this blog, where I will provide detailed answers to the above questions. Common causes of water ingress into pool lights There are many reasons why water can enter a pool light during the manufacture, installation and use of a pool light. The following is a list of the most common causes of water ingress into pool lights: Substandard materials Pool light housings are commonly manufactured from plastic, stainless steel and some combination of sealing gaskets. Pool lights made from poor materials are less resistant to heat, corrosion and ageing. At the very beginning of use, there may not be any problems with the light body. However, this does not mean that you should let your guard down, as poor quality materials deteriorate significantly during use. This will gradually lead to the pool light becoming less insulated from water, allowing water to seep into the body. Plastics Poor quality plastic is susceptible to ageing due to water temperature, water pressure, internal heating and sunlight exposure. When the plastic ages, the material characteristics change and it is prone to deformation, fragility and other problems. Stainless…