5 Pool Lighting Ideas
Now that summer is in full swing, we are all making a mad dash for the nearest swimming pool. For anyone with a pool in their own back yard, it is easy to see how essential it is to have proper pool lighting at all hours - both for the safety and the ambiance of your yard. If you are installing a new pool or looking for ways to update your pool lighting, our expert electricians can help!
At 24/7 Electric, we have installed countless light fixtures indoors, outdoors, and in swimming pools. Here are some pool lighting ideas from our team to help you get inspired about your pool lighting design.
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1. Multicolored Lights
Whether your want to layer pinks and oranges for a sunset hue or light up your hot tub green and your deep end blue, colorful lights can be a fun, playful addition to your pool. Installing colored bulbs can change the whole mood in your yard as their shades dance across the water. Make sure to factor in the color of your pool tile and outdoor furniture or plants!
2. LED Bulbs
While incandescent lights are cheaper initially, there are many advantages to using LED bulbs in spots all over your home—including your pool! LEDs are much more energy-efficient, which can save you money on your electric bill in the long run. And you don’t have to abandon style or bright colors for the sake of LED efficiency. LED bulbs come in a wide variety of different colors and shapes. Save money on electricity and add some character to your pool all at the same time.
3. Floating Lights
If you only have a few built-in lights at the bottom or sides of your pool and you want to light more of the water at the surface, consider getting some cool floating lights to balance on top. Floating pool lights come in lots of fun shapes, and they are often battery-powered or solarpowered. Some even make unique features during the day, like these inflatable lanterns that look like jellyfish.
4. Surrounding Lights
Instead of adding more recessed lights inside your pool, you might find that you prefer the atmosphere created by installing some lights around the pool perimeter. Choosing some lowvoltage lighting to cast a warm glow over your yard and pool is safer for the edge of the water and has an absolutely beautiful effect on your outdoor space. Pathway lights that rise a few inches from the ground are ideal.
5. Overhead Lights
Last but not least, if bright colors, floating lanterns, or tiki torches lighting your path aren’t your thing or aren’t enough excitement for your yard, consider stringing some lovely overhead lights. You could stretch them over just one corner of the pool, or across the whole yard. Since most string lights require an electrical connection, consider installing some additional outdoor outlets too!
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