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How to select the right pool lighting for your swimming pool

2018-12-11

Keeping your swimming pool and its surrounding zone well-fit makes it more attractive and much safer, but you might not realize all of the different swimming pool lighting options that are out there. These six popular types of swimming pool lighting are some of the most commonly-used, however, learning a bit more about them will help you to make the right decisions for lighting up your pool.

1. Wall Mounted Underwater LED Pool Lighting

The beauty of wall mounted pool lighting is the fact that they do not stick out further than your pool wall does. They are mounted inside the wall of the pool. Underwater lighting that are wall-mounted which are becoming much more popular with new pool builds, and LED lights are also quickly taking over the traditional halogen lights. The downside to wall-mounted lighting is it can be very costly to install pool lighting that is flush with the wall unless this was allowed for during the construction of pool.


2. Surface Mounted LED Pool Lighting

Surface-mounted underwater lighting can be a good option because they will light up your pool without being difficult to install. They can be easily retro-fitted to upgrade existing pool lighting. Since they are not flush with the pool wall, they do stick out a little. Because of this, they are more easily broken, especially if you have children. Children tend to use them as a step to climb out of the pool.


3. Pool Garden LED Lighting

Pool garden LED lighting is used around the outside of your pool, such as in your landscaping. Such lighting is not only practical but when they are properly planned and well placed, they can bring your garden to life.


4. LED Flood Lighting

Flood lighting can be used for about anything, including around your pool. LED flood lighting can be the good choice for your pool zone because it will light large areas. LED is much more energy efficient than halogen too.

You can pick up what you need to install this type of lighting at your average hardware store without spending a lot of money. You will need to hire an electrician to install it though. Also, you should be careful not to take away the ambiance of your pool area by over illuminating. It’s easy to do with flood lighting.

5. Feature Lighting

LED lighting can be used to highlight a feature of your pool area or garden. You can use them to light up waterfalls, particular trees or other landscaping features. LED lighting is more cost-effective to run, but you will have to spend a bit more money on it upfront.


6. Submersible and Floating LED Lighting

Great for a party, these lights can be used to stunning effect. Normally powered by batteries or even solar power, these lights come in all different shapes, colors and sizes from red lanterns to white lilies. They float either on the surface of the pool or are submersed.

As you may see, there are at least six different types of lighting that you can select to use to illuminate your swimming pool and its surrounding area. Choosing the right type of lighting maybe tough, but looking at the purpose of each light and its pros and cons will help you make the right decision. In the long run, you might choose to mix and match a few different types of lighting to get the most attractive and functional pool lighting for your home.

If you want the complete guide of choosing right pool lighting, please feel free to contact Waking LED Pool Lighting at any time, we will be always there for you.


We are the leading manufacturer of pool lighting, and we are confident to provide customers with first-class underwater lighting solutions.

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