How do I light my pool area? 

Pool landscape lighting ideas for your backyard
  1. Light your water features with spotlights.
  2. Uplight or downlight trees and plants with spotlights or well lights.
  3. Light your paths with path lights and hardscape lights.
  4. Use floodlights to illuminate your patio and other high-traffic areas.

Can you hang patio lights over a pool? String lights over swimming pools are NOT meant to be installed over water, someone just came up with the idea, posted a photo and homeowners are now following suit. Be smart, don’t do it! String lights over water are a bad idea.

How do you light a pool deck? 

10 Best Pool Deck Lighting Ideas
  1. Under Cap Hardscape Lighting.
  2. Wireless WiFi LED Deck Lights.
  3. LED Step Stair Lighting.
  4. Low Voltage Well Lighting.
  5. Waterproof Rope Light.
  6. Outdoor Solar Spotlight Lighting.
  7. Solar Post Cap Lighting.
  8. Solar Sidewalk Lighting.

How do you illuminate a pool? 

6 Ways to Illuminate Your Swimming Pool and Backyard
  1. Install Pool Deck Lighting. If you have a pool deck, chances are that a lot of activity takes place on it.
  2. Install Tiki Torches.
  3. Install Moon Lighting.
  4. Light Up the Trees and Plants.
  5. Light Up the Water Features.
  6. Light Up the Structures.

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How do I light my pool area? – Additional Questions

How many LED lights should a pool have?

The number of lights you need depends on the size of your swimming pool. 15′ x 30′ pools only require one light. 20′ x 40′ pools require two lights. 20′ x 42′ pools and up require three or more lights.

How many LED lights should I put in my pool?

How many lights do I need? It depends on the type of light, but we currently use the smaller LED lights like the Globright or the Pal 2000 in our fiberglass pools and suggest that one light, at a minimum, will adequately illuminate a pool up to 30′ long. Pools longer than 30′ will require two lights.

How do I make my pool glow in the dark?

Add an underwater light show to the pool. This small waterproof device projects multiple orbs of color throughout the water, creating the illusion of an underwater disco. Toss several light sticks in the pool. Light sticks are an inexpensive way to make your pool glow.

Can I add lights to my pool?

Technically, yes. You can add pool lights to your existing pool, but it might mean that your pool needs to be remodelled, which requires a considerable amount of work. If you have an older pool, it could be a good chance to combine your need for lights with the need for a pool refresh.

How do I put submersible lights in my pool?

How do you light an above ground pool?

Can I put LED strip lights in my pool?

LED strip lights are the safest and most desirable bet you could make for swimming pool lightings. Swimming pool lighting is more of an aesthetic need than a real utility. LED strip lights are IP68 rated but still, they are protected by a layer of polycarbonate material.

Can you put string lights over a pool?

String lights are not meant to be installed over water,” writes Michael Stinson, owner of Folsom’s Mike the Poolman pool cleaning and maintenance service¹.

How do I change my pool light without draining the water?

Can a pool light electrocute you?

You can get electrocuted by a pool light in a swimming pool. It can cause serious injury and even death. An experienced electrocution lawyer can help victims and families recover the pain and suffering compensation or wrongful death damages they are entitled to under the law.

Do you have to drain a pool to replace the light bulb?

Fortunately, the answer is no—the water typically does not need to be drained! Because the electrical cable is sealed, it’s impervious to any water that will get into the conduit when the bulb is being replaced.

How long does a pool light last?

Your pool lighting should give you few problems overall. Most incandescent bulbs will burn for 1,000 hours before bulb replacement is necessary. LED bulbs can burn for 25 years or more (or so they tell us).

Are LED pool lights worth the money?

An LED light will save you roughly 75% on your energy usage compared to a comparable incandescent light. REMEMBER, that LED pool lights cost more, on average, than a simple incandescent light so your cost savings will not start till you recoup the additional money that you spent on the LED lights.

Why are pool LED lights so expensive?

It costs a lot of money to have sales people to go to all the different pool store chains that must be covered in the bulb price. You aren’t paying for a better bulb, you are paying for expensive overhead and multiple mouths to feed when each bulb is sold.

How much does it cost to change pool light?

Pool Light Replacement Cost The cost to replace pool lights is $625 apiece on average. Pool light repair costs are much more affordable at $65 to $150 each. Just replacing the bulbs is $20 to $100 for each one depending on their type and functions.

How long does pool plumbing last?

The plumbing should be scheduled 40 or better PVC, and if not subject to a lot of direct sunlight should last 15 to 20 years. If it gets brittle or warps it’s time to re-plumb the system.

Does a pool light need a GFCI?

The pool light must be installed on a GFCI circuit. That means that the wires coming to the pool light J-box must come from a GFCI breaker. These are often easy to spot by the yellow Test button, and are usually 20 amp breakers.

How do you know if a pool light is bad?

Do LED pool lights get hot?

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Since there is no filament, an LED does not heat up the way an incandescent bulb does, which wastes up to 80% of the electricity routed to it to produce heat rather than light.

Do LED pool lights burn out?

LED lights are renowned for their durability lasting for well over 20,000 hours. Quality LED brand names can last for 10 years or more. This will reduce for those lower cost products.

Why does pool light keep burning out?

Remove the bulb and shake it next to your ear. If you hear something loose inside, it means the filament has burnt out and that you need to replace the bulb. So screw in your new bulb and test it, which may get a bit tricky. Pool lights are often halogen, and even brand new bulbs will burn out quickly outside of water.

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