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One of the best ways to beat the Houston heat is by swimming in your pool.  Not only can a pool serve as a spot for to cool down during the day – it can turn into an oasis at night with the help of pool lighting. 

So, where do you start? Keep reading to learn more about enhancing your current pool setup.

The Benefits of Adding Lights to Your Swimming Pool

Adding lights to your pool can completely change the look and feel of the space. Lights can add a fun and festive atmosphere or create a more relaxing and calming ambiance. They can be used to accentuate features such as waterfalls and fountains, and they can also be used to create special effects, such as changing the color of the water.

Pool lights can also make your pool area safer and provide added security. You can see if anyone is in the pool, and it allows people to know where the pool is located so they don’t accidentally fall in.

Types of Pool Lighting

When it comes to lighting up your pool area, you have options. There are three main locations for pool lighting:

  • Underwater lights are installed on the walls or floor of the pool and can be used to illuminate the spaces within the water.
  • Floating lights are designed to float on the surface of the water and can be used to create a softer, diffused light.
  • Deck-mounted lights are installed on the deck around the pool and can be used to provide accent lighting or safety lighting.

There are several different types of pool lighting available on the market today. One popular option is incandescent lighting, which provides good overall illumination but can be quite hot to the touch, have a shorter lifespan, and are expensive to operate.

LED lights are another popular option, and they are more energy-efficient than incandescent bulbs. LED lights also emit a whiter, brighter light that can create a more dramatic effect in the pool area.

Finally, fiber optic lights are becoming increasingly popular in pool lighting. They offer a wide range of colors and effects and are very energy-efficient. Fiber optic lights can also be used to create exciting lighting patterns in the pool area.

We Can Help

If you are thinking about adding lights to your existing pool, you want to contact Houston Lightscapes. We are a family-owned business, and our team of experts has over 30 years of experience working with businesses and homeowners in the Houston area. We will work with you to design and install the perfect lighting system to transform your pool and outdoor space. Call us at 713-461-3600 to schedule your free consultation.

And after the job is complete, we can set up a maintenance plan so you can enjoy the beauty of your yard without having to worry about repairs.

The team at Houston Lightscapes takes pride in their many years of experience in the landscape lighting industry. They've been serving the greater Houston area for over 30 years bringing innovation and elegance to their designs. Learn more about Houston Lightscapes here.