Background : Purchased house with pool in November, there's pretty spotty service history and the local pool guy has been pretty much useless..
As part of a SLAM it was recommended that I remove my underwater light to clean in behind, which was a great suggestion as it was gross back there! But when I pulled the fixture out the real problem became evident. The fixture itself was full of water.
The puzzle here is that the fixture was also sealed air tight, it took a bit of effort to pry the lens off even after removing the retaining ring, and pusshing/pulling the rubber seal resulted in some air bubbles.
Inside the bulb was shattered on one side and there's what looks like mud.
I've never been able to get this fixture to light, BUT also never had a breaker blow in the house as I would expect if it was shorted out like it was. It's possible that it was disconnected at the junction box, or is there something else in the system I should be checking?
Also what to do with the fixture that somehow took on water despite being airtight?