I am renovating a Garter pool. The light is original from 1961 and I want to use it. The shroud is copper and the lens ring cast bronze - it's quite lovely. Plus replacement bulbs are readily available and average $16.
Earlier today I was on the phone with a local pool shop looking for the lens gasket and he blew his own gasket when he asked me about the condition of the cord and I answered with "I replaced the cord". He said it is illegal to do so as it's sealed with wax at the factory, followed with "I want nuthin' to do with this" and then he hung up.
I found zero mention of his claim online, so am I ignorant, or is he crazy?