5 Pool Lighting Ideas
5 Pool Lighting Ideas
August 21, 2018
Now that summer is in full swing, we are all making a mad dash for the nearest swimming pool.
For anyone with a pool in their own back yard, it is easy to see how essential it is to have proper
pool lighting at all hours – both for the safety and the ambiance of your yard. If you are
installing a new pool or looking for ways to update your pool lighting, our expert electricians
At 24/7 Electric, we have installed countless light fixtures indoors, outdoors, and in swimming
pools. Here are some pool lighting ideas from our team to help you get inspired about your
pool lighting design.
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1. Multicolored Lights
Whether your want to layer pinks and oranges for a sunset hue or light up your hot tub green
and your deep end blue, colorful lights can be a fun, playful addition to your pool. Installing
colored bulbs can change the whole mood in your yard as their shades dance across the water.
Make sure to factor in the color of your pool tile and outdoor furniture or plants!
2. LED Bulbs
While incandescent lights are cheaper initially, there are many advantages to using LED bulbs in
spots all over your home—including your pool! LEDs are much more energy-efficient, which can
save you money on your electric bill in the long run. And you don’t have to abandon style or
bright colors for the sake of LED efficiency. LED bulbs come in a wide variety of different colors
and shapes. Save money on electricity and add some character to your pool all at the same
3. Floating Lights
If you only have a few built-in lights at the bottom or sides of your pool and you want to light
more of the water at the surface, consider getting some cool floating lights to balance on top.
Floating pool lights come in lots of fun shapes, and they are often battery-powered or solarpowered. Some even make unique features during the day, like these inflatable lanterns that
look like jellyfish.
4. Surrounding Lights
Instead of adding more recessed lights inside your pool, you might find that you prefer the
atmosphere created by installing some lights around the pool perimeter. Choosing some lowvoltage lighting to cast a warm glow over your yard and pool is safer for the edge of the water
and has an absolutely beautiful effect on your outdoor space. Pathway lights that rise a few
inches from the ground are ideal.
5. Overhead Lights
Last but not least, if bright colors, floating lanterns, or tiki torches lighting your path aren’t your
thing or aren’t enough excitement for your yard, consider stringing some lovely overhead lights.
You could stretch them over just one corner of the pool, or across the whole yard. Since most
string lights require an electrical connection, consider installing some additional outdoor outlets
Love these pool lighting ideas? Call us for installation today!
If you loved any of these pool lighting ideas and you want to transform your backyard, our team
of licensed professionals can help create the pool of your dreams.