Recently bought a house with a 13 year old pool in it. Light was out. Went ahead and got a new gasket/bulb and installed it appropriately and now, 2 weeks later, it has 2" of water in it. I am thinking perhaps the light is leaking from the back of the unit. I may pull it out and empty/dry the unit and try to silicone seal the rear (temp fix) but I have a question as to how lights are installed in the first place.
The niche is obviously placed in the pool during the building process. Do they then install/burry a ~1" piece of conduit to the power source (the metal rod that comes out into a small junction box which branches to the a)switch and b)gfci (which has power).
Obviously am not expecting much from throwing a bunch of silicone sealant to the rear of my current light fixture where the wire comes in. When the time comes when finances allow and I purchase a new light (w/ wire) is it literally a matter of disconnecting old wire, feeding a rope as I pull it out, then pulling the new wire back through and reconnecting to the junction box? From what I can tell, it appears this is how it works... I just want to make sure prior to cutting wires/etc.
Thank you, as always.... From a new pool owner, your help is soooo appreciated.