As summer begins to near, you may be getting your swimming pool in shape for a summer of fun in the sun. Perhaps one thing that you haven't considered in making your pool look great is swimming pool lights. McKay Lighting has over 20 years of experience in installing lighting systems and have installed systems around countless swimming pools.
Adding a landscape lighting system around a pool has it's benefits. An expertly lit pool area will allow you to enjoy more of those long summer evenings spent by your pool, and making any hazardous areas safer - steps, walkways, and pool edges. Also, making it more visible from your home and showcase an area that you will be proud of. Here are a few popular pool lighting ideas and techniques that our outdoor lighting designers often use:
Uplighting around the pool adds a beautiful backdrop and creates a soft light around the entire pool area. Path lights along walkways and paths up to and around the pool make the area more visible and safer at night.
Another important aspect of swimming pool lighting is using downlighting. Lights from above in trees will provide a soft, unique atmosphere that is evenly lit area around the edges of the pool that will enhance safety. These lights will also shine lightly on the water to create a tremendous effect.
If you are installing a new pool this spring, be sure to contact McKay before the installation begins. Pre-planning and working with other contractors during installation allows our designers to use some unique tactics that will bring beauty to your pool area. For example, installing lights directly in the concrete to hide all or part of the actual fixtures.
Of course, there are a number of different ways to light pools and our outdoor lighting designers will work with you, taking into account your preferences when it comes to swimming pool lights and help create a pool area that you will be very proud of. Our experienced outdoor lighting designers take their knowledge and implement your thoughts to create the perfect custom outdoor lighting design to fit your needs.
If you have any questions on pool lighting or would like to discuss your outdoor lighting needs, please feel free to contact us or schedule a free consultation online, and we’ll contact you to set it up.
Landscape lighting is what we do. Every day.
We’ve been in the landscape industry since 1987, becoming a dedicated landscape lighting firm in 1992. Our experienced lighting designers provide 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.