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Potting Compound for Pool Lights FAQs:
How can I use pool lighting potting compounds?
Pool light potting compound can be used on a variety of applications, including pool, spa, and fountain lighting fixtures. Using swimming pool light potting compound can waterproof electrical wires and connections to ensure the lights in your spa, pool, or fountain don’t get damaged from water.
How long do pool lighting compounds need to dry before going underwater?
Potting compound pool light systems, as with all potting compound systems, need at least 24 hours to cure before going underwater. When you use a pool light niche potting compound to create a sealant between the pool light niche and electrical wiring, you want to ensure the potting compound is completely cured. If you submerge your pool light before the potting compound hardens, it can slow the curing process, which can result in water coming in contact with the electrical circuits and components.
How much potting compound do I need for a pool light?
The amount of compound you need depends on the number of pool lights you have placed throughout your pool, spa, or fountain. To begin your pool light potting compound project, it’s recommended to start with ½ gallon of swimming pool light potting compound.
If you’re adding multiple layers of potting compound to your pool light, make sure the first layer is fully cured before applying the second layer. AeroMarine Products’ potting compound for pool lights has a 1:1 mixing ratio of Part A and Part B. To ensure you have enough potting compound for your pool light, start by measuring the area you need to fill. One of the easiest ways to do this is by placing a thin plastic sheet over the area and pouring rice in. Pour the rice into a measuring cup and you have the total amount of liquid you’ll need for potting.
We don’t recommend pouring more than 3 inches depth at one time so if you need additional material mix up another batch once the first part is cured. This potting compound has a work life of about 5 minutes, so if you have multiple pool lights that need potting or encapsulating, working with smaller batches will ensure the pool light potting compound doesn’t harden while you’re working.
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