Should there be water touching the pool light bulb itself halfway?
I have three pool lights, all of which light up, but, after about 5 minutes, the GFCI trips (the circuit breaker does not trip).
I replaced the GFCI and it still trips within a few minutes. I dove into the pool and watched the light go out. I couldn't see anything spectacular happening but I noticed the water level inside the light fixture was half way on one light; in the other three I couldn't tell so it must be 100% full.
I don't want to run the light outside the water because a label says the American Products series 7884xx light (400W, 120v, R-40) needs to be cooled by the water inside the lens.
I'm surprised the bulb doesn't explode with water only half way on it (there's a line of scum half way that I scrubbed off the bulb itself due to the water inside not getting cleaned by the pool cleaner).