What’s the Best Way to Light Your Pool?

You’ve spent all kinds of time and money designing your pool, but did you give much thought to landscape lighting? Chances are you’re going to want to use your pool after sunset, so you need to get it right. You could always mount a floodlight or spotlight on your house, or even on a tree, but that’s old-school. There have been a lot of advances over the past few years when it comes to pool design and lighting.

The big trend now is LED lighting – it’s a way of transforming your pool into a totally different experience. You can use different colors spread all around your pool, install them under the coping, or even embed them in the walls, and you’ll get a wonderfully soft glow that just spreads rainbows over the water. With LED lighting, you can even customize your lighting to coincide with the holidays – red, white and blue for the Fourth of July? Red and green for Christmas? Why not? You can also create different effects using filters. The possibilities are endless, so why not think about lighting up your pool in ways that are a little bit different from what you’re used to?

Another benefit of LED lighting is that it’s low-voltage, so your energy costs are reduced. It’s soft, effective, and safe. You can place LED lights strategically, so that they shine down into your pool or up into the trees – either way, you and your guests will be able to wander about the yard and travel the pool deck without having to worry about tripping over obstacles. And just in terms of sheer aesthetic appeal, LED lighting will create an outdoor atmosphere that will make people want to spend more time poolside. That definitely makes sense – you spent all that money installing your pool, so of course you want people to spend as much time out there as possible. With LED lighting, they can do it safely and securely.

For that matter, even if you’re the kind of person who likes to spend time indoors in Kansas City or Overland Park, imagine looking out at your poolscape and enjoying the visual effect of multi-colored LED lighting. It’s so calming and easy on the eyes!