We are contracting our own pool and the one item that just isn't falling in line is the waterfall. Everyone pretty much says... "oh that's easy, tell me what you want". But getting details is proving difficult. We finally have a general idea of the structure which will be a two or three tier cascade built of stacked stone. We have stubbed out a water line already plumbed in with a valve, an electrical conduit going to the main panel, and just poured a pad there - and I was thinking we could proceed at our leisure. But today I just realized that because of the tight quarters in the corner we need to build the structure before the screen enclosure is set - which means this need to be done sooner, not later.
My wife was thinking our equipment guy or the electrician would be able to spec out a light, nothing fancy just a white light that would make the cascading water glow a bit in the dark. However, so far they are not helping. The equipment guy suggested LED's and said he's used them on fountains before. Seems perfect to me! Maybe two LED each side of each tier, tucked away in the rock - 12V, just run them off the transformer we have for the bubbler LED.
Of course, the waterfall isn't a fountain, it sits above the pool and empties into the pool and the electrician is insisting I can't just pull a cord to a box set in the rocks and splice some low voltage lights together. He said the LED must come with an attached cord and be specified for underwater use. OK then... that seems to make what should be a $25 item cost more like $500? Worse, we can't even find a small low wattage LED with a 100' cord at any price.
So - what have you all used to light up a waterfall and where might I buy such a thing?