If your family and friends enjoy using the pool in the evening as things start getting a little dark, then you should consider installing pool lights. But where should you begin? While many pools include in-ground lights, there are many other options to consider. Here are a few ideas to help you get started!
Efficient LED Lighting
If you are worried about the cost for additional pool lighting, then start looking into LEDs. LED lighting is affordable and incredibly efficient, letting you light up your pool area easily without spending much more electricity. LED lighting is also very versatile, coming in many different shapes and sizes so you can experiment with whatever look you want, from traditional lamps to inventive ropes and light designs.
Diffused Lighting for Your Eyes
Diffused lighting uses filters so that the lights don't glare, but rather spread a warm radiance around the pool. This is especially useful for pool lighting, because it reduces bright reflections off the pool surface, helps ensure no one gets blinded, and usually shows off your landscape in a more friendly light. Diffused lighting is a good idea if you prefer lighting that is particularly close to the pool.
Lighting and Pool Safety
If people use the pool in low light hours, then it's very important to have lighting that illuminates all the surfaces around the pool and any walkways or paths to the pool. First, you want to make sure that everyone can see any chairs, toys or other pool items that could be a tripped hazard. Second, people using the pool can watch for slick areas where they might be in danger of slipping if they go too fast. No matter what type of lighting you choose, try to cover the area around your pool fully for safety!
You have probably seen beautiful pools light inside or outside with colored lights (typically LEDs). The most important part of picking out colored lights is to make sure the lights match or complement the inner color of your pool and nearby pool tile. Brighter colors will naturally reflect light, so picking a color that matches your current shades is very important. If you have questions about picking out the right color, just let us know!
Use Fiber Optics to Show Off
Fiber optic lights are similar to LED lights, but they pass light through glass threads. This allows fiber optic lights to add beautiful color changes and other effects that are excellent for putting on a light display and really showing off. Look into these options if you want something extra for your pool area.
Don't Forget About Solar Lights
Solar lights are a great option if your pool area gets plenty of sunlight. They are the most energy efficient option, and you don't need to worry about running wires!
Would you like to learn more specifics about what a pool remodel would look for your property? Schedule your consultation with us at Pierce Pools and Outdoor Visions today!