I need advice on our pool light. This pool was built in the late 50s/early 60s, with a light fed from a metal junction box under the diving board, maybe 18” from the edge of the pool. It does (well did) have a cover marked “suitable for wet locations) with a gasket. From that box, the wire (old NM cable, I believe) goes through a conduit back to the equipment pad, about 10 feet away and to a junction box about 2 feet high. I know that doesn’t meet current code, and as a first step I put the light wiring after a GFCI.
But then I made the mistake of wanting to look in the box on the deck, and sure enough created 2 more problems -- both of the screws holding the lid in place broke off below the surface of the box, and the box itself appears to have corroded away at the bottom; it’s just loose with the conduits to the light and the pad not actually secured. Pictures:
Junction box at the pad. I don’t know where the other conduit going into the ground goes (there is a switch for it, perhaps now-defunct landscape lighting?).
Junction box on the deck
And lifted out The black wire out the bottom is to the light; the white wire to the side goes to the pad.
What’s the best way to fix this mess? Can it be fixed without trenching the concrete to run new conduit? If I get a new low voltage LED light with long cord that can go all the way to the pad, can it be fed through the 2 conduits? If there’s no splice, can I either put a new box (feedthrough) under the diving board, or otherwise bridge the two? I would also want to replace the box at the pad with a listed junction box, right -- anything else?
Or is it time to call in an electrician and have the whole thing redone/retrenched to current code?