Having lighting around your pool area provides you with a way to highlight certain features while also offering added safety when it’s dark out. When it comes to choosing outdoor and pool lights, it’s important to take certain factors into consideration as you go through your options. Doing so ensures that you’ll have a beautifully lit pool area to enjoy.
Deck and Non-Pool Areas
Putting lights on your deck or other areas around your pool can help keep you safe and create an inviting atmosphere. Lights in these areas can be ones that are above ground, which is ideal if you want more decorative lighting. For more practical purposes, you can choose lights that are installed in the deck.
Tree and Plant Illumination
If your pool area has ornamental trees and plants or shade trees, these are also great features to illuminate. You can have a few lights installed to illuminate these trees and plants from below or choose more subtle lighting that draws the eye to these natural features.
The right lighting can make water features, such as fountains or waterfalls, even more impressive. You can choose lights that illuminate these features from below or change them to different colors for a dramatic effect. This kind of lighting can also be subtle underwater lights or lights hidden in alcoves that add just the right amount of lighting to these features.
When your pool area has a pergola or other structure, the right lighting can make it an enchanting place to sit when you’re not in the pool. You can add elegant lights around beams or other elements of these structures to provide enough lighting without any glare.
Stairs and Pathways
Adding lighting to pool stairs or pathways makes it safer for you to walk around or enter and exit your pool at night. You can choose decorative path lights to add some flair to these walkways or select recessed lights to illuminate the stairs leading to your pool.
When you have outdoor lighting in your pool area, you might not need or want it shining at full capacity. Dimmer switches allow you to control the amount of lighting these areas get, so you can always have comfortable illumination.
While incandescent bulbs offer an inexpensive way to light your pool, you’ll find that you need to change them often. LED bulbs provide more energy-efficient lighting that lasts for a much longer amount of time. These lights are also available in a wide range of colors so that you can create the right ambiance for your pool area.
If you’re interested in pool or outdoor lights for your Magnolia home, please contact Pierce Pools & Outdoor Visions today to schedule a consultation. Our outdoor lighting experts can help you find the ideal lighting for your pool area.