There are two underwater light fixtures in our in-ground pool (built in 1989). The pool was covered up by previous owner and not in use for over 10 years. We got it cleaned up and started a few weeks ago. Both lights are not working. The light at the deep end still intact with no apparent damage. The one at the shallow end is sort of dangling of the wall, there is water inside the light fixture and also in the hole where the fixture should have been in the wall. The pool service company at the time of clean up told us the light fixtures pose no safety hazard. But I wasnít fully convinced since those guys were not electricians. We have been using the pool but I am losing sleep on the safety issue.
I am unable to find the on/off switch and GFCI for the lights. I have the copies of the permits from 1989 but no plans that would have indicated the location of the GFCI. In the papers there is document showing the pool passed township electrical inspection back in 1989, therefore am assuming the lights must have been installed with GFCIs. I have looked for it where the other pool equipment is located. There are breakers for filter, timer, and heater in one box, there is a GFCI outlet in a smaller box and thatís about it. There are two stake like plastic pipes coming out of the ground by the pool perpendicular to those lights. There are black and white wires sticking out of the pipes. Could these pipes have something to do with the lights?
Bottom line, how do I make sure that there is no electricity in the lights and they do not pose electrocution hazard? Thank you all.