The saga continues…
So we looked up on Wikihow for directions to change the burned out bulb in out spa. Hmmm.
We ignored them. Mostly.
And it was a good thing we did because the extra cord in the spa that was supposed to allow the light to rest on the cooldeck was short and we could only rest the light on the seat of the spa.
Electrocution wasn’t on my to do list.
So, I spent Friday with trips to HoDes finding a way to block water from filling the spa from our pool. Which I was mostly successful.
I was also successful at striping the corroded screws so the hubbinator drilled out 2 when he came home from work.
Which led us to the biggest problem of all. Seems the light didn’t burn out. It burned. The light was black and covered with soot. The glass cover was black and covered with soot. The interior of the light housing was black and covered with soot.
Which meant we had to pull the cord that ran from the spa underground to the power supply. But that sucker was stuck like Pooh leaving Rabbits house after binging on honey. Thankfully the guy at the pool repair shop recommended dish washing detergent as a lubricant.
Worked like a charm.
After 2 days and 114F weather, we managed to get the light installed, the spa filled, then as darkness fell, we tested it. Success.
Sadly, I forgot to turn the pool to recirculation and ended up draining about 1/3 of it overnight. Ah well, I’ll take our successes where I find them.
Until next time.