I own a home that has a 40 year old in ground concrete pool, The pool had been abandoned and allowed to turn in to a pond for 32 years, when I bought the house. My first thought was to fill it in and forget it. Upon further investigation, ( interviewing neighbors ) and finding the history of the pool, it had frozen solid every winter for the last 32 winters and there is not a crack in it nor has it risen up out of the ground at all. I decided to keep it.
I have dug up and re-plumbed the jet and skimmer lines, redone the concrete around the pool area over top of the existing concrete mostly and extended it further in some areas, I have water blasted the entire pool, coated it with the best clear resin sealer, and then 4 coats ( roll, spray,allow to tack up, roll spray allow to dry) two part epoxy pool paint from Glidden.
Now to the fun part, There is a wet niche with a 40 year old Paragon swimming pool light in it that is rotted and the lens is cracked up and long gone, after some tracking down I located a Pentair 500w 120v light that is the correct replacement for the original ( Pentair is the residential division now of what used to be Paragon ) This light will fit perfectly in the old niche, and seal the same way it originally did. Here is my dilemma, all I have to get power to the light is a piece of the original underground romex style cable sticking up out of the earth, it does provide power to the light niche when I hook up power to it. Problem, it is still hooked up to what is left of the old fixture. I can not pull the new cord through, (when I pull on the romex it wont budge, I think it is partly suspended in the new concrete.)
Can I simply cut the existing cord inside the niche, tie in my new light and seal it with some sort of water proof sealer, run the other end into a box
(The box would be 10 feet from the pool and 2 1/2 feet above water level) and then run a new line from the box to a ground fault breaker set up solely for the pool light?
If not what are my options? I can not cut up the concrete, nor can I tunnel under a 10 foot stretch of both new and old concrete.