Don’t let your pool experience end just because the sun has left! With how hot the summers can be in Texas, being able to swim without the sun beating down on you can allow you to fully enjoy your swimming pool or spa after a long and hot day. However, to get the most out of your nightly swimming, you need to find the perfect pool lighting for the mood!
1. Incandescent Bulbs
Sometimes there really is nothing better than the classics. While they may be plain looking, these waterproof fixtures are the lowest in cost when it comes to pool lighting. However, these also come with higher energy costs and can be a real pain to replace once the bulbs burn out.
When it comes down to costs, LEDs are the exact opposite of incandescent lights. While they do typically cost a lot to purchase, they run on very little power and the bulbs have a pretty long life span as well. That aside, LEDs come in a large variety of colors and a few even switch colors on command. This allows you to better customize your nightly swimming experience. In fact, you can make a pretty fascinating underwater light show if you wanted.
3. Solar Powered Lights
For those looking for a more eco-friendly option, solar powered lights are exactly what you are looking for. Since these lights are solar powered, you don’t have to worry about them putting a strain on your electric bill. However, depending on the day or time of year, you might only get to enjoy a few hours of light each night.
4. Fiber-Optic Lights
Much like LEDs, Fiber-Optic lights come at a high cost, but low power demand as well as shift colors on demand. Yet, in exchange for an even higher price compared to the LEDs, you can enjoy an even wider range of customization options. For example, you can use a thousand points of white light to make your pool appear to be the night sky itself.
5. Floating Lights
Floating lights are a wonderful addition to any lighting setup you may already have. These lights come in a large variety of styles such as glowing flowers or light show discs that act like an underwater disco ball. However, this lighting option runs mostly on batteries so they are better for adding to your lighting setup rather than being your only lighting setup.
Whether you are looking to upgrade your swimming pool design or are eager to begin constructing your first backyard swimming pool, don’t hesitate to contact us today for the luxury oasis of your dreams!