Swimming Pool Lights

by Pool Builders on 07-23-2009 in Articles

Swimming pool lights are not just beautiful, they enhance safety. In fact, swimming at night is not safe unless the sides and bottom of the pool are illuminated. But that doesn't mean you have to settle for just plain, boring circular white lights. Swimming pool lights are now available in numerous styles and colors, and there is much more scope now for putting your personal taste to work when designing your pool lighting.

With in-ground swimming pools, the lights are usually put in when the pool is constructed. The advantage here is that you can make very creative choices. In addition to plain lights necessary for safety, some pool owners put fiber optic lighting in patterns on the floor of the pool and then grout over the cables. Once the grout has cured and the pool is filled, the lights on the bottom of the pool resemble stars and give a fairy-tale glow to your pool.

Lights for above ground pools can be attached in numerous ways. Some simply hook over the top of the pool wall, while others are installed into the pool's return line, and others can be mounted to the side of the pool. Though each style has its good and bad points, many pool owners like the lights that hook over the top of the pool because there is no drilling required. Also, these lights can be moved as necessary.

While some purely functional illumination is necessary for safety, the addition of colored lights gives a pool a lovely, dreamy glow. Some have colored lenses that snap into place, while others have a rotating color wheel to gradually change the light colors.

There are also many new styles of floating swimming pool lights. These can be used for either in-ground or above ground swimming pools, and some of the styles are very creative. There are floating swimming pool lights that look like lily pads, and other s that look like jellyfish. There are even swimming pool lights that have a fountain on top.

Swimming pool lighting is a great way to express your creativity, improve safety, and beautify your environment at the same time.

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