Summer is approaching quickly. Is your pool or deck ready? Georgia Lightscapes wants to make sure your pool area is inviting to guests during the day and even more so at night. Adding lighting around your pool and deck allows you to use the pool and outdoor living space during those nice summer nights. Here are some things to consider when designing a lighting plan for your pool and deck.
When it comes to lighting design for your pool and deck there are many things to consider. For instance, what you wanna illuminate and/or bring attention too. To get the most out of your outdoor area, consider these things:
- Highlight surrounding nature or vegetation with proper lighting. This not only showcases your space but also illuminates the areas.
- Be sure to include lighting for all stairs or walkways. This offers lighting for safety, but is subtle enough that it isn’t distracting.
- Lighting up in the trees can filter down creating a moonlighting effect. This is a fun and creative way to spice up your outdoor living areas.
- If your pool includes a water feature, be sure to create its own lighting strategy. Whether it is from above creating a soft flood of light or from below where light dances off the water.
Check & Clean Your Pool Lighting
Check Your Lights
First thing you should do to prepare your outdoor lighting is check and see if the lights are actually working. A simple check could save you lots of time and money. Just turn the switch on and see if the lights illuminate. If they don’t turn on then it’s time to replace them.
Clean Your Pool Lights
Once you’ve determined that the lights are working, check the quality. The light should be clear and bright. If this isn’t the case, be sure to give them a nice thorough cleaning. Chemicals, bacteria and algae can accumulate on the lights and the lens cover. A simple cleaning can save you lots of time and money in the long run. To do this, simply remove the light fixture so that you can clean the surface.
To clean your pool lights, follow these simple steps:
- Make sure that the power to the light is completely off,
- Remove the screws from the light fixture. (Don’t Lose Them!)
- Bring the light to the surface of the pool.
- Once you have the light out of the water, give the lens a good scrub. Be sure to remove any and all build up on the lens. Be careful not to scratch the lens.
- Assemble light and fixture back together, submerge light & replace screws
- Turn power back on and enjoy your cleaned lights.
If a simple clean isn’t cutting it or if the cover is looking worse from years of wear, then Georgia Lightscapes urges homeowners to consider replacing the pool lights ASAP.
Clean Your Pool Water
Debris and floating particles in your pool water can affect your lighting quality. Particles in the water will diffuse the light, giving your pool a hazy look even if your lights and lens covers are clean. For best quality of light, we recommend removing all debris from pool.
Call Us Today!
Georgia Lightscapes wants to help you create a pool oasis you and your family never wanna leave. Whether it’s during the warm weather days or gorgeous summer nights, pool and deck lighting makes that possible. Call us today to learn more about out pool lighting options to fit your needs.