Choosing the Right Lights for your Pool

Choosing the Right Lights for your Pool

What are the best Pool Lights?

The pool lighting you choose in your outdoor pool area can make a big impact on the atmosphere of your backyard and really bring the whole place to life. Choosing the right lighting for your pool is important to ensure you are utilizing the natural focus points that already exist within the area. In this article, we are going to go through a few key points to keep in mind when looking into Pool Lighting.

First of all, there are two types of pool lights:
Flush Mounted Pool Lights

This type of light is quite common in pools. They are built into the pool wall and lie flush with the swimming pool wall so that you can only see the front face-plate of the light. Generally speaking, these lights cast a narrower beam of light compared to surface lights.

Surface Mounted Pool Lights

Surface lights are mounted onto the pool wall using a bracket, therefore protruding out from the pool wall. Depending on the brand, some of these surface lights protrude out further than others. Even though these may not look as neat and sleek as a flush light, they generally cast a broader beam of light.

Both types of swimming pool lights are pretty easy to install in either fiberglass or concreate pools. However, vinyl-lined pool installations are slightly different.

LED Pool Light Vs Halogen Pool Light

The next decision you will need to make is whether to go with LED or Halogen globe lights.

The advantage of LED lights is that they do not require the globe to be changed and will most likely last for many years. When the light does eventually stop working, you will need to get a whole new light. It is a good idea to find out first, how many hours of burn time you can get from your LED light.

Halogen lights will require the globe to be occasionally changed from time to time, and the globe’s life is significantly shorter than an LED light. The good thing about these lights is that they only require the globe to be changed, not the whole light.

Pool Garden Lighting

Pool Garden Lighting can create just as much of an atmospheric effect as pool lighting. These lights are placed outside of the pool in the landscaping area of your backyard. This type of light can be a lot easier to install and manage, and if you utilize nice plants you already have in your garden, it can really bring the whole place to life.

Flood Lighting

Flood lighting can be used in just about any area of your backyard and are great as they will light up large areas of your backyard using one single light source.

Feature Lighting

Feature lighting is a great idea if you have a nice area of your backyard that stands out among the rest (or multiple areas), such as waterfalls or specific garden areas.

Submersible and Floating LED Pool Lighting

These cool portable lights can really bring any outdoor event to life. They come in all shapes and sizes and are usually powered by batteries or solar. They generally float on the surface of the pool or can be submersed under the water. You can get all types of shapes from red lanterns to white lilies.

Give your Local Jim’s Pool Care Expert a call today and we’ll give you a free on-site quote for all of your Pool Lighting needs: 131 546