Ok Experts, I'm ready to get opinions and advice. We are renovating a large deep end pool (30,000 gallon rectangle -T shape). It only has one light. The light is 7" across in size and located under diving board in deep end which is 9 1/2 feet at deepest. It does face the house and patio. I can't change location, and cannot add another without some additional renovation $$$$ added to quote. We think we should at least replace this light while we have the opportunity. Our bet is existing light is close to 20 years old. (was there when we bought the house, and by using signs that we used to estimate the age of pool)
The pool has been drained to get ready for new steps, sun deck, and sitting bench. As we speak, that crete is setting up for that part of update. Next week, they will install new tile, and Pebble Sheen finish weather permitting. We "think" we will be going with Blue Granite in color. We would like some advise on a pool light situation. What are the differences in Halogen, LED, etc. Pros/Cons in lighting? Is it truly worth the cash to buy the $800 multicolored with this finish, or just a good "blue covered", or some other specific type? We would like something compatible with an Easy Touch Controller since we have that option.
Sorry I'm just not savvy on pool lights/electrical. This is our first renovation, and second pool we have owned. Our first build was a custom build from 15 years ago, and frankly I don't remember what the builder used, but we did have multiple lights in that pool that did NOT face the house, thus part of my dilemma with unknowns. Truly open to suggestions.
Hope I've provided enough details for good opinions. Many thanks in advance for the help and your experiences!