5 Ways to Add Pool Lights to Your Swimming Pool

Orange County pool at night lit by green and purple underwater lights

After a long day in the Southern California heat, coming home to a swimming pool in your yard is a necessity. Your pool might even be the best feature of your entire home. By day, friends and family enjoy the respite; and it becomes a whole new oasis perfect for social gatherings and midnight swims by night.

But to ensure safety at your evening gatherings, lighting is crucial. And while safety is the priority, lavish outdoor pool lighting takes your evening pool parties from routine to memorable.

Here are five ways to add pool lights to your swimming pool:

1. LED Flood Lights

LED flood lights can be used anywhere in and around your home, from the living room to the garden. You can light up your entire backyard using LEDs. Some of the benefits of LED lighting over traditional bulbs include:

  • Easy installation
  • Cost savings compared to conventional bulbs or halogen lighting
  • Longer lasting than traditional bulbs

If you’re interested in lighting up your pool with LEDs, consider what aspects of the yard and pool you want to illuminate. It never hurts to enlist the help of professional pool lighting experts.

2. Submersible or Floating LEDs

Lighting your yard is one route, but pool lights don’t have to be outside the pool. Consider floating or submersible LED pool lights. You’ll dazzle your guests with the stunning effects created by multicolored lights within the waves. Submersible and floating LED pool lights come in a variety of colors to match your mood or décor, as well as different shapes and sizes.

3. Tiki Torches

Tiki torches are a fun way to give your outdoor space some light while adding a relaxing island vibe. But the quality of tiki torches matters when it comes to the aesthetic and capability. 

Professional tiki torches can offer the fiery lights you’re accustomed to, but they can also be wired to provide regular lighting. A professional installation of these upgraded tiki lights involves choosing the lights’ locations and wiring installation.

Fill the tiki torches with oil and light the wick for a traditional look or simply flip the switch to light up the bulbs.

4. Accent Water Features

Does your pool have a unique water feature, such as a fountain or waterfall? To draw attention to these features while also adding lighting to your pool area, consider accent lighting. You can light your waterfall from beneath the flow for a dancing lights effect. Another option is to aim lighting at the spot where the waterfall meets the water in the pool, accentuating the splash.

5. Intimate Lighting of a Fire Pit

Even in Southern California, the nights can get chilly. As the party starts to leave the pool area, you might not be ready just yet to head inside. Keep the party going with a subdued nightcap around a bonfire. When the majority of your guests have left, you’ll still have a warm, well-lit spot to relax in the glow of the fire. 

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Adding professional outdoor lighting around your pool area can completely transform the overall vibe of your backyard, bringing vacation directly to your back door and for a reasonable price. Want to know more about how we can create dream landscaping or lighting for your pool area? Contact Pool Icons today for a free estimate!