How Can Pool Lights Enhance Your Pool?

We wanted to shine a light on how to better illuminate your pool. If you’ve ever thought about buying a pool, you probably envisaged plenty of evening poolside parties. With enhanced lighting, you can add a sense of drama to the night’s entertainment to make it a magical night to remember.

Pool lighting has come a long way in recent years especially with the introduction of Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights. With LED lights you can create a special ambience to reflect your mood.

LED lights are so versatile and are not just for pool walls, consider them on swim-out ledges and dotted around your spa. They can also be added to any neighbouring features next to a pool such as a statement wall or waterfall. If you have dramatic lights in your pool you may as well upgrade your lights in your backyard to make it even more spectacular.


What are the advantages of LED lighting?

LED lights are far superior to normal bulbs. They are made up of tiny little bulbs which fit into an electrical circuit in a lamp.

They’re cool to the touch because they don’t emit heat as there’s no filament inside. Lasting longer than incandescent or halogen bulbs, each one has the potential to shine bright for up to 40,000 hours.

While they may be more expensive to buy, LED lights will bring down your energy bills and can work alongside smartphone technology. Use your phone to automate them so they can come on and off when you like to match your needs.

How your pool will benefit from pool and spa lighting

Pool lighting can totally transform the look of your pool and well planned lights can offer the following benefits:

  • Gives you the opportunity to enjoy your pool at all times, both day and night
  • Can be installed both around and in the pool underwater
  • Adds drama for night-time entertainment or a barbeque at dusk
  • Improves safety and visibility in the dark
  • Defines and accentuates special effects like walls, decks and architectural features
  • Can add magic to water surfaces making it look more radiant
  • You can change the colour of the lights to however you want – adopting greens and reds for Christmas etc

LED lighting installation

Many new pools will already come fitted with lights which are flush mounted and installed during the construction phase. A swimming pool manufacturer can alter the placement of lights depending on your own personal requirements.

The interior colour and texture may impact the light thrown out on your pool. Darker pool surfaces will absorb more light so you may need more coverage, whereas lighter surfaces reflect light.

So don’t be afraid to jump in with swimming pool lights to liven up your garden. Explore your creative side and bring your pool to life at night.

If you’re thinking of buying a pool and would like some expert advice and tips contact the team at Factory Pools Perth. We provide quality, fibreglass pools which are all built in WA at affordable prices. We can cover all your swimming pool needs including lights, installation to paving, decking and more.