How To Illuminate Your Above Ground Pool

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How To Illuminate Your Above Ground Pool

Adding lighting to your above ground pool can add a new level of ambiance to your backyard pool.  Some careful planning and the right choice of lighting can create a magical atmosphere and transform your pool into your own private oasis. Proper lighting will also enhance visibility, so you can enjoy your nightly swim safely.

Which Type of Lighting Will Work Best?

There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to choosing lighting for your pool. Here are a few lighting options.

LED Lighting

The most popular systems on the market are LED lights. LEDs are relatively cheap, long lasting and environmentally friendly. They also don’t emit heat, so they won’t affect your pool’s temperature.

You can choose from a range of different colors, depending on the look you’re going for. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, a system with color sequencing functionality can create a sense of theater that’s sure to wow your guests.

Fiber Optics

Fiber optics are more expensive, but have more customization options. Many fiber optic lighting systems include a color wheel, which allows you to vary color scheme and ambiance to suit the occasion.

A fiber optic system’s light source is also separate from the fittings, so routine maintenance is safer and more convenient.

Incandescent Lights

Incandescent lights are traditional lighting systems which emit light by means of electricity running through a filament. They have the cheapest initial cost, but may be pricey to maintain. They also have limited customization options.  Typically, these need to be installed on new pools.

Curious about adding pool lighting to your above ground pool?  Contact Smith Pools today to learn more!


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