Your swimming pool is likely the center of your outdoor living area at your Memphis home. It’s a space where you love spending time with friends and family. But perhaps you aren’t getting as much out of that space in the evening hours.
Pool lighting at night can make a dramatic difference in how much you use your pool area—even if you aren’t swimming.
In fact, the right lighting around pools can help to turn these areas into an entirely new space after the sun goes down. You can create an amazing ambiance that makes it a beautiful spot to sit and have some drinks or even enjoy the view from another area of your property.
To help you get started, we’ve rounded up some pool lighting options to consider.
1. Light Your Water Features
Shining light on your pool water features can give you an opportunity to enjoy them during the nighttime hours. Whether your pool has fountains, bubblers, or maybe even a waterfall, suddenly these features add a new sense of ambiance to your pool area in the evening.
You could enjoy a family meal around the pool or even some dessert and drinks while gaining a whole new sense of appreciation for your pool.
2. Illuminate your Landscape
The landscaping around a pool is oftentimes such a beautiful and enjoyable addition to the property—but can’t be thoroughly enjoyed when the sun goes down. This is where the lighting around pools can make a world of difference. With the right pool lighting, you can enjoy your landscape at nighttime, too.
Lighting can be installed in a way that it really accents some of your favorite plants, shrubs, and even trees. It’s a very customized process based on the individuality of your pool landscaping. As an example, we might use area lights throughout plant beds or along a pathway, bullet lights to cast narrow light on a flowering shrub, and well lights that are buried in the surface of the grown so that light is visible without seeing the feature.
These are just some potential examples of how light can transform a landscape. Once completed, landscape lighting can give your property an entirely unique look to enjoy at night.
3. Incorporate Tiki Torches
Of the various pool lighting options, many homeowners are interested in tiki torches, which add a unique touch. There’s just something about tiki torch lights that adds a fun feel to a pool area.
We have a tiki torch light that can also double as a downlight to illuminate your pool deck. You can light the wick on top for that tropical resort-like ambiance while also casting functional light downward so that you and your guests can navigate the space safely.
4. Light the Surrounding Area
When it comes to spending time in your pool area after dark, you want the space to not only look its best but be functional, too. Lighting around any steps or sloped areas will help to ensure that everyone can safely get around the space while avoiding trips and falls. The idea is to light the space in a way that makes it safe and easy to navigate without overdoing it. Too much light (or poorly installed lighting) can take away from the ambiance.
We can also incorporate niche lights around specific features or areas of the property that you want to either enjoy (and view) or actually utilize at night. This might include lighting around an outdoor fireplace or a retaining wall.
Which pool lighting options are right for you will come down to the specifics of your space.
Achieving the Best Lighting Around Pools with a Pro
There are many ways that pool lighting at night can help to take your Memphis pool to a whole new level. The key is to partner with the right lighting design professional. There’s a lot more to pool area lighting than just throwing up a spotlight or two. You want your pool to be beautiful, safe, and functional in the evening hours. With a professional’s guidance, you can bring an artistic touch that achieves all of these goals.
At Mid South Night Lights, we understand how important it is for you to be able to use your backyard whenever you want. We believe you deserve to have an attractive and safe outdoor living area, even when the sun goes down. We can help you maximize your use and enjoyment of your pool area with a lighting design that is perfectly suited to your property.
Are you ready to create a secure, functional, and beautiful property at any hour of the day? If so, let’s meet and discuss some bright ideas.