pool lights

 

Did you know that it may cost $3,000 to $4,500 each year to maintain a swimming pool at home? That’s a lot of money, especially if you only use it on bright sunny afternoons.

Use your pool to its full potential by taking a dip both day and night. All you need to do is invest in some snazzy pool lights!

Read on for the various kinds of captivating pool lights you can add to your backyard oasis.

Underwater Pool Lights

Underwater flush mounted pool lights are fixed inside the pool walls. They look modern yet elegant. And because they don’t stick out, they last longer as you won’t keep knocking your toes on them.

But they are quite expensive to install into an old pool and would require a lot of demolition.

Underwater surface mounted lights are a simple upgrade for an old swimming pool. Because they stick out, they are easily broken, especially if you have kids climbing all over the place. But they are much easier to install and have a stronger overall illuminating effect.

Flood Lighting

So after your pool is lit up on the inside, what about above ground pool lighting ideas?

LED or Halogen floodlighting is a cheap and energy efficient way to light up large areas around your pool. They are both quick to install, but you’ll need to replace halogen bulbs more regularly than LED lights.

The only issue is that the floodlights can be so bright and over illuminating that a relaxed ambiance can be almost impossible to obtain.

Garden Lighting

Although the lighting in and on the actual pool is crucial, lighting around the pool area is not to be forgotten. Garden lighting that illuminates your landscaping is not only practical but can bring your dark garden to life at night.

Use lanterns, spotlights and string lights to illuminate trees, water features, plants, seating areas, pathways, and fancy architecture.

Fiber Optic Pool Lights

Fiber optic lights give a cool modern vibe. They are super flexible and can be used in a variety of ways.

For instance, run them alongside the perimeter of your pool or garden furniture. Or use them as outdoor pathway lighting in your garden. They can also add elegant designs to any luxury pool features you may have, like a waterfall or fountain.

Solar Pool Lights

If you’re looking for lights that are energy efficient, yet still give that sparkly effect, solar panels lights are for you. They come in an array of colors, shapes, and sizes.

However, it’s always good to remember that if they don’t receive enough sunlight during the day, they won’t illuminate brightly at night. So, for safety reasons, they are better used for decoration, rather than lights you solely depend on in the dark.

Battery Operated Lights

Perfect for parties, floating lights that are powered by batteries come in all different designs. You can float bright snazzy lights in your pool to create a tropical party atmosphere or use floating lilies to create a romantic ambiance.

Hanging twinkly fairy lights around your garden can also add to the ambiance. So after Christmas, why not leave the lights up?

Look on the Bright Side

As you can see, there are a vast array of pool lights that can illuminate your pool area in an exciting, yet elegant way.

Known as “the light guys” for landscape lighting in Tampa Florida, we at Elegant Accents can turn your dark backyard into a tropical oasis. Whether you have a specific idea, or you need some extra inspiration, get in touch with us!