Lighting will not only make your pool look magical at night but be useful for an evening swim. If you enjoy a dip in the pool in the evenings, this will be much easier if you can see where you’re swimming. That’s why you need lighting in your pool – so that you can enjoy it any time of day or night. Add lights around your pool as well to elevate the look of the area and turn it into a space to relax at night-time.

Underwater Lights

Some lights function exceptionally well underwater. This enables you to slip on some goggles and see where you’re swimming even when it’s dark.

LED Lights

Rather than using outdated halogen bulbs, submerged LED lights are all the rage in pools right now. They are brighter to allow the swimmer to see further underwater. LED lights last longer than halogens and they are cheaper as well, making them a fantastic alternative option. You can even find LEDs that constantly change colour, which is ideal to set the atmosphere at your next pool party!

Fibre Optic Lights

Fibre optic lights are also an enticing lighting option. This style has the lightbulb stored in a box that lies outside of the pool somewhere dry. Then fibre optic cables are installed which run from the lightbulbs to the pool. The lit-up part that you see in the pool is a special fitting that the cable connects to.

Fibre optic lights are more expensive to install than LED lights and are usually less bright as well. They are intended more to look good than to allow you to see at night.

Landscaping Lights

Pool lighting does not only refer to the lights that are submerged in the pool but the ones around the pool. If you want to swim at night, it’s best to have both.

Adding lights to your pool fence is a great way to illuminate the entire pool area. This allows you not only to see when you’re swimming but find your way out of the pool and to your towel. Solar lighting can be an effective option if you are in an area with a lot of sun. Otherwise, you can get LED lights installed.

This is an especially good idea if you use your outdoor area for entertaining. When you’re eating outside, you want to be able to see what you’re eating. Install downlights, up lights, or half-moon lights to brighten up your poolside patio or deck.

Contact The Pool Co. today to find out more about lighting solutions for your pool.