I am interested in upgrading the boring white light in my inground pool. The previous owners had a halogen light fixture installed. The fixture seems to only accept a 500w 120v T-3 double ended halogen bulb. Does anyone know if, and how, this could be replaced with a color-changing LED fixture? I am comfortable with basic electrical skills (installing/replacing outlets, switches, etc.), but with 20k gallons of water surrounding the light I'd like to call in the pros (potentially). Basically my questions are:
- Do I need to replace the whole fixture, or is there some magic product that the internet has for sale I can buy to retro-fit my old light.
- Would you typically need to drain the pool to perform this type of upgrade, or just get the fixture out onto the pool deck?
- Who would do this type of work, typically? An electrician or a pool installer?
If you look at the photo attached, I believe one of the more major issues is that the wire running to my current fixture doesn't seem to be able to be removed from the fixture. So if the fixture can be installed, I think a new wire would need to be run all the way back to the switch? Would this be the case?
Basic questions I know, but honestly I am looking to gain the courage to tackle this myself and I'm looking for any sort of feedback you have!