We are in the process of building our new pool. It is going to be a 30' x 18' rectangle. There is a 6.5' square spa in the middle of the shallow end side, with 1' coping around it (and 4.75' width stairs coming down into the pool at each side of the spa).
The excavator suggested placing the light at the front of the spa, so that it wouldn't shine in the eyes of people in the spa. The electrician thinks that this will be a problem. He is concerned that this will create a dead area on the stairs. He suggests putting a second light on one of the long sides, which he thinks will somewhat illuminate one of the stairs. He is planning on 500 watt lights.
It is hard to picture exactly how the dispersal of light will spread throughout the pool. Does anyone have any experience or opinions about this type of setup. My wife wants to err on the side of dim (romantic?) lighting as opposed to a blinding, operating room feel. On the other hand, I want it to be safe and at least adequately lighted.
Thanks for any help.