Pool Lights - a New Life for Your Swimming Pool Design
Pool lights can turn your pool and your garden into a spectacular night-time wonderland, creating atmosphere and giving your pool or spa that wow factor.
You can choose from a choice of styles and colours, and there's even a multi-colour option that's programmable for your own stunning pool light show.
You can find underwater lighting options for concrete and fibreglass pools with LED lighting being the hottest trend, although they are more costly.
With a little imagination and creativity, you can create an impressive display with underwater lighting, complemented by lighting around your pool that will have everyone wanting to swim at night.
Choosing the Right Pool Lights
Incandescent lighting used to be the only option, and it?s still the most affordable way to light up your pool. However, it can be limiting. Also, if you already have incandescent lighting installed, it can be costly to replace it with more modern options.
If you're just building your pool or spa, or thinking about installing one, you can choose from LED lights or fibre optic lighting for versatility and almost limitless design options.
LED lights are the more popular and cost effective of the two, and they come in a stunning range of colours so you can be as creative as you want. They're also more energy efficient than incandescent lights and last much longer.
Pool Lighting Ideas
Once you've decided on the type of lighting you want, designing your display can be overwhelming. You want to get it right the first time and avoid costly mistakes.
With that in mind, here are some clever ideas to inspire you.
Install More Than One Light
Pool lights are bright, and due to their cost, it can be tempting to install just one underwater light.
Having at least two lights will give a softer, more diffuse effect, especially with LED lights. Of course, too many lights will give a harsh unnatural glare but, depending on the size of your pool, two to four lights can give you a lovely soft glow.
Consider the Glare Factor
Remember that if you're installing pool lighting then there's a good chance you'll have people in the seating area around your pool at some time.
Aim your lights away from the seating area, you don't want your new pool lights blinding your guests and creating bright and uncomfortable glare from the water.
Two lights facing other, say, one at each end of the pool reduces shadow and makes the pool look more inviting.
Match the Lighting to the Pool Colour
Consider the colour of your pool lining and tiles when choosing lights. Different colours will have different effects.
Lighter coloured liners will be bright and sparkly with lights added, while darker liners will give a more subdued effect.
Expert Advice on Pool Lighting
At Maple Pools we stock a large range of underwater pool lights to suit everyone.
We're happy to offer our expert advice on all your lighting needs so you can confidently make the right choice.
Call us now on 02 9604 6644 or visit our contact page for more ways to get in touch.