Everyone knows a pool has lights. But what most people don’t realize is that lighting isn’t just for the pool. The lighting should extend beyond the pool if you want to create mix and match ambiances that will turn your pool area and beyond into an outdoor living oasis.
Are you ready for a light bulb moment?
Here are five swimming pool lighting tips that will turn your backyard into an outdoor living oasis.
1. Light the Pool Water and the Entire Surrounding Area
Yes, your pool has lights; however, you should consider lighting the entire area surrounding your pool. This exponentially increases the usability and aesthetics of your pool at night. In fact, lighting the areas surrounding your pool will do a lot more than make your pool more usable. It will make your entire backyard look and feel more like a small resort.
Lighting will help you customize and create an atmosphere for any occasion. Do you want to entertain? Lighting will help you create any type of look and feel you desire. Or perhaps you are planning a romantic dinner by the pool. The right lighting is key to setting the kind of mood you want.
In our experience, most people don’t realize just how much of a difference lighting makes. We commonly hear our customers say once they’ve had their pool area lighting installed that they don’t know how they ever lived without it.
2. Colored Light for the Water
Another great benefit of pool lighting is that you can customize it for any event. Adding colored lights to your pool is super fun for kids. Colored lighting will help you create a festive party atmosphere or help add more life to your party theme. You can also use a variety of colored lights during different times of the year for seasonal lighting or for adding to the ambiance of any given holiday. Colored lighting is very flexible in so many ways, including being able to rotate it through multiple colors if that’s the look you want.
3. Using High-Quality Lights
Lights have come a long way. So if you invest in high-quality lights, they are more likely to last your entire lifetime. Literally. Plus, they’ll look great too! In addition, most high-quality lights can even be controlled with a remote, so you can create any type of ambiance you want without ever leaving the comfort of your chair.
4. Your Pool, Backyard, and Beyond
Your pool lighting doesn’t have to stop with your pool and backyard. Yep! It’s time to brighten your horizons by expanding the lighting beyond the area you currently have lit. Think outside the box. Take a look around. What do you see? Do you have a side yard? What about installing some mood lighting around your entire home? Or perhaps, you just want to create some small themed sections throughout your yard each with different lighting. For example, a reading area, She shed porch, dog activity area. Get creative and think about how you could use some lighting in those areas as well. The sky’s the limit. So design something you and all your friends and family can enjoy.
5. Hire a Professional
When talking about lighting, it always best to hire a professional to perform the design and install for you. Electricity isn’t something to be taken lightly. A professional will be experienced and know exactly what to do and what not to do when it comes to how anything electrical should be installed. Especially electrical lighting that’s being installed in and around water.
Usually, a pool building company can install your lighting for you because they either offer this service themselves or partner with other lighting companies who do. Professional lighting is an investment that will pay you dividends every night for as long as you own your home.
Light Up Your Home!
So what are you waiting for? Outdoor living lighting looks great, lasts a lifetime, and will bring you years of joy. And the best part is you don’t have to do the install yourself. You can sit back and relax knowing the person performing the design and installation has done it successfully many, many times before.
Foley Pools has designed and built pools, lighting, and outdoor living spaces successfully for thousands of people in the North Texas area. So why not you too? Contact Us today and let us help you light up your life today. You’ll be glad you did!