The inlaws have moved into a new house that has a cover over the pool to stop bugs and animals getting in, it looked like this before it was repaired: I was thinking about lighting up the pool with RGB strip running along each of the black joists. Do any of the existing pixel controllers have a default test pattern that is just 100% all channels on (ie white)? The thought is when power is turned on via a normal light switch, the PSU would run powering the lights and controller with no e131 or DMX signal and produce a normal white light for the pool. When I wanted to do fancy things I could connect it to a computer (or say a raspberry pi) and build effects and such to make the lighting look awesome over the pool. Dumb strip would also work (with a suitable controller) but would not make the same effects. I would most likely be using 2811 strip 10ic/m for cost effectiveness.