Adding lighting to your pool allows you to continue using your pool and backyard as the evening encroaches and the sun sets. They can bring a whole new experience to your pool design, add amazing ambiance to the evening and allow the pool to take on an entirely different look. A great addition for entertaining! There are many different ways you can choose to add lighting to your pool, as well as many benefits.
Pool Lighting Benefits
Enhance Your Pool’s Appearance: First and foremost, adding lights to your pool enhances your pool’s appearance. Lights in or around your pool can create a magical glow that transforms your otherwise plain pool into something peaceful and serene. It highlights and defines your landscaping, enhances pool features (waterfalls, fountains, bubblers and spas) and creates a sparkling effect on the surface of the water at night.
Increase Safety: Pool lighting also increases swim safety. Everyone enjoys a dip in the pool at night, especially children. When you own your own pool and have access to night swimming, it’s still important to make sure that swimmers and non-swimmers can clearly see the pool, its elements and the surrounding area. Lighting up the pool area at night enhances contrast and highlights transitions between the pool and decks, walkways, stairs and other hard-to-see places. It also allows you to check for any unwelcome guests that may have entered your pool area (i.e. snakes) and clearly see your children as they swim.
Budget Friendly: Believe it or not, pool lighting won’t break the bank! You can easily heighten the appearance of your pool without going through costly renovations by adding lighting to your outdoor space. Existing and new pools have the option of selecting from incandescent or basic halogen styles of lighting, as well as LED products. Incandescent and halogen are less expensive to purchase; however, LED is more energy-efficient, therefore reducing your electric bills. LED products require much fewer replacement lamps, so you’ll be saving time and money on maintaining the lights. They also come in different, vibrant colors that can further enhance your outdoor experience.
Types of Pool Lighting
Now that you know the benefits pool lighting, here are a few different types of lighting available.
Pool Deck Lighting: Adding lights to your pool deck is not only functional but increases the safety and beauty of the area around your pool.
LED Lighting: Adding LED lights to your pool area is a budget and eco-friendly choice. You can add them to the pool’s exterior, interior or both!
Underwater Lighting: Adding underwater lights will truly transform your pool at night. It also provides increased safety for swimmers and non-swimmers alike.
Floating Lights: Adding floating lights give you the flexibility to decorate for different events such as a wedding or a birthday party. They provide eye-catching, vivid colors creating the perfect atmosphere.
Color Changing Lights: Adding color changing lights gives pool owners a unique option for a fun type of pool lighting. Kids love color changing lights, they are great for parties, and also increase safety in and around the pool at night.
Pools by Bradley is Here for YOU
All of us here at Pools by Bradley live and breathe our mission of designing and building your ultimate outdoor pool atmosphere – but the most important thing is we want you have FUN! We intend to inspire you to improve the recreational time you spend with your family and friends in your new outdoor environment. Adding lighting to your pool is a GREAT way to do that! Our motto is “take care of the customer and everything else will take care of itself”. When you choose Pools by Bradley to help you build your dream pool, you can rest assured that you’re choosing the very best. As a local family owned and operated company founded in 1996, we have received numerous design awards and honors. Pools by Bradley is rated as one of the top 50 pool builders in the U.S., plus recognized as the “Best Pool Company” in Orlando by Orlando Magazine several years in a row! We offer custom built pools and spas with additions ranging from water features and lighting effects to rain curtains and water slides…the sky’s the limit! Contact us online or call us today at 407-323-7946 to see how we can help you build the pool of your dreams!