Opened pool to liner with rips above the water line. I can patch and swim for as long as I need to this year, but we'll be getting one by season's end. Already been measured for a new one. My problem is that I have no idea where my pool light junction box is, so I cannot remove the light for the liner install. Or if there even is a junction box. All I know is that the wire from the switch is NOT the light cord and that there is about 75 feet between the switch and the light, all under concrete. So I have no idea where the two wires meet up. It is most likely buried directly behind it around the diving board.
I am leaning toward just cutting the light cord at this time and removing the wire at the switch. We have lighting around the pool area that would be sufficient for night swimming but the pool lights are nice to have. With the cord cut behind the pool wall, is there any chance that a second switch could be hooked up to the light? I know the answer is no, but I have a little anxiety and this would worry me.
My long-term thinking is that we can get the light back later if we decide we want to switch out the concrete for pavers. This is something we're thinking about but not yet ready to do. I'd make sure the installers left the mounting parts behind the liner for later use (diagram below). It's an original nicheless Aqualumin, and this would be a good time to get a newer one. That would also be a better time to move the junction box and run new conduit back to the switch if needed.
As a last effort, when the water warms up, I will try to pull the cord at the light and see if it budges the wire at the switch, just in case there's no junction box.
Any thoughts or suggestions?