Pool Lighting: Increase Safety and Create A Resort-Style Oasis


Pool Lighting - Create a Safer Environment and Resort-Like Setting | McKay Landscape Lighting Omaha Nebraska

Summer is finally here. What better way to end a hot summer day than a relaxing—and refreshing— late night dip in the pool? The underwater lights inside of most pools make late night swimming possible. But, the areas surrounding your pool can be difficult to utilize after the sun sets. Transform your evening experience to provide a resort-like feel to your space and create a safer environment with professionally designed landscape lighting around your pool.  

Illuminate Your Pool Deck and Walkways to Increase Safety | McKay Landscape Lighting Omaha Nebraska

Illuminate Your Pool Deck and Walkways to Increase Safety

When lighting the areas around your pool, you want to make the deck and walkways safer. There can be lots of activity that happens around a pool. You'll want to look for dark areas that could potentially be dangerous at night. The walkway leading from the house to the pool is an important area to consider, especially if it has elevation or surface changes. Properly illuminating walkways and paths will help safely guide your guests and prevent trips and falls.

Path lights are commonly used to light walkways and steps or mark elevation changes. These should be used sparingly, you don't want a runway effect. Illuminating the pool deck by downlighting from a nearby tree or structure provides a unique effect of a full moon-lit sky. At McKay Lighting, we will sometimes use a combination of these two techniques to ensure the area is evenly illuminated. Both will help improve the visibility and safety around your pool.

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Create a Luxury Resort-Like Setting Around Your Pool

Illuminating the landscape surrounding your pool can create the perfect backdrop for a luxurious setting. If your backyard is lined with trees, a fence, or both, strategically adding light will also help increase the security of your pool at night. When you eliminate dark corners and other dark areas, it helps deter unwanted visitors from entering your yard at night. It also increases your visibility, so you can better see any activity occurring in your yard at night. 

Another way to create a vacation-like feel is with commercial-grade tiki-torches. The different light layer brings a unique dimension to your outdoor living area. We found using multiple techniques or having more than one layer of light, creates interest and a more luxurious setting.  

High-End Tiki Torches provide a vacation-like feel around pools. Learn more about pool lighting... | McKay Landscape Lighting - Omaha, Nebraska

Many outdoor spaces now showcase beautiful kitchens, fireplaces, pergolas, or other unique structures or features. Don't leave these areas in the dark! There are many different ways to light these types of features, you can explore our gallery for inspiration.

Create a luxury resort-like setting around your pool with an expertly installed landscape lighting design. | McKay Lighting Omaha Nebraska

Anyone can appreciate the luxurious amenity having a pool brings, half of the pleasure is lounging with your friends and family. You can spend hours by the pool during the day but just imagine the all late night enjoyment an expertly installed landscape lighting design brings.

At McKay Landscape Lighting, our specialty includes creating a luxury resort-like setting around your pool, so you feel like you're on vacation, without leaving home. Schedule a free consultation with our designers to discuss pool lighting. We can help you get a lighting design that is aesthetically pleasing while adding safety and security to your backyard pool.

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Landscape Lighting is what we do. Every day.

We’ve been in the landscape industry since 1987, becoming a dedicated outdoor lighting firm in 1992. Our lighting team provides the expertise and experience needed to light your outdoor space for both beauty and security. Our goal is to provide the highest quality custom lighting services and products to homes and businesses across the nation.

Located in Omaha, McKay Lighting services Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota areas, including Lincoln, Sioux Falls, Sioux City, Des Moines, Kearney, the surrounding areas and beyond.

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