After owning our home for several years I finally decided to fix the pool light that was never working. I was planning on replacing the old incandscent light with an LED fixture. The old fixture had a small amount of water in it but I was not worried about that becuase I knew the whole thing would be replaced with the new LED fixture.
When I took the old fixture out I was supprised when I saw the entire niche appears to be made of concrete and the light cord is concreted into the pool side. The only metal I see is a thin rim around the niche. I thought that possibly the pool was resurfaced and there became a thin layer of concrete inside the niche. This is still a possibility however, I chipped at the concrete near the cord and could not find any evidence of a conduit. I also pulled fairly hard on the cord and couldn't get it to budge.
I would just keep the cord and replace the old fixture with a new incandescent fixture however there is strong evedence that the wires have shorted out and overheated. There is only around one foot of cord that appears to be undamaged.
I also find it strange that I can't find a junction box. As far as I can tell the cord goes directly from the fixture to the light switch.
Any help would be apprecieated.