I have two in ground pools that I need to replace the old pool lights. One pool was built 5 years ago and one about 12 years ago. Both pools have 12 volt, 300 watt lights. The newer pool has Sta-Rite Sunglow lights and the older pool the lights are so tarnished that I can't tell who makes them. I would like to replace all the lights in both pools (16 total) with either Hayward or Pentair fixtures
My question is, are the niches mostly universal? My pool supplier tells me that if I have Sunglow lights, I have to replace them with Sunglow. Or if I have Hayward, I have to replace them with Hayward because each niche is specific to each brand of light. The niches in both pools look the same to me. They measure about 10 inches deep and about 8 inches across. The have a notch in the bottom to accept the metal tab on the bottom of the light and a place for a screw in the top to secure it. Is my pool supplier right? And if not, who makes the better fixture? Hayward or Pentair?
Thank you in advance,