Brighten Up Your Outdoor Living Space with These Pool Lighting Options

Pool lights aren’t only necessary for safe nighttime swimming, but they can completely transform your outdoor living space at night. Though one of the more expensive pool accessories, choose the right type of lighting for above and below the waterline and you’ll quickly agree that it is a worthwhile investment.

Brighten Up Your Outdoor Living Space with These Pool Lighting Options | Elite Pools Houston Texas

Inground Pool Lights

Lighting that is “inground” is installed beneath your pool’s waterline, allowing pool owners to evenly light up their pool while also giving them the potential to create some visually engaging and unique effects. The most popular type of pool lights two are fiber optic lighting and LED lighting as they’re long lasting and often offer a number of cool color combinations:

Fiber Optic Lights: A great option for creating interesting visually effects (best for water features)
LED Lights: Provides a stronger light and more even glow

Halogen and normal bulbs are two other options, though they aren’t nearly as long lasting or offer as many options as LED bulbs. A variety of LED bulb types and colors are available today so that homeowners can bring any number of outdoor living ideas to life.

Above Ground Pool Lights

Above ground lighting is less expensive than inground lights, and can be incorporated into a number of outdoor decor and design ideas:

Floating Pool Lights: Often LED lights, these lights are incredibly bright and are a great way to add some sparkle to your pool. As they do move around, however, they aren’t ideal when it comes to even light distribution and safety
Magnetic Lights: Best for soft sided swimming pools, these lights are the better safety lighting option for above ground pool lights

Don’t forget that the lighting around your pool also plays a large role in bringing your home and garden to life at night. Get creative with autumn themes and colors this fall and have fun with string lights, flickering LEDs and more.



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