Once that pool is open, the only place you really want to be (night or day) is in the water. Maryland summers can be brutal – as this week prior to the technical first week of summer is proving. 95+ degree heat indexes with lows that never get below 80 can make you crazy, especially with all of this humidity. You want to be able to jump in and cool off when the mood strikes you. Pool lighting gives you the option to swim anytime, but with so many options out there, how do you choose the best one for your pool? First thing’s first, let’s check out your different lighting options.
In Ground Lighting
If you’ve already made the decision to install an in ground pool, you still have time to decide on in ground lighting! They can light the pool evenly, depending on how they’re distributed, and give your pool a clean, professional look. You have a few different types of lighting options that you can choose for your in ground lighting fixtures. Fiber optic lighting and LED lighting are two of the most popular, but you can also choose halogens. LED bulbs are the most popular because they’re inexpensive to run and bright – plus you can get them in multiple colors. The startup cost of LED is steep, but the long run savings are worth it.
Above Ground Lighting
This is, by far, the less expensive of the two options. You can use some above ground solutions even if you have an in ground pool. Floating pool lights are among the most popular light sources for those who don’t want to install an in ground lighting system. The best part about above ground lighting is that you can buy solar powered lights, which will save you on your energy bill as well as the actual lights. Solar powered lighting is sometimes dim, though, so there is also an option to buy rechargeable floating pool lights.
You have quite a few options when it comes to pool lighting and you shouldn’t have to make the decision on your own. Chatting one on one with a pool expert about your lighting options can help you decide what the best lighting is for your home pool. At Sunrise Premier Pools, we offer special lighting systems and can help you plan the system for your Maryland in ground pool. When you’re ready to get started, call Sunrise at 410-349-3852, drop in, or click here today! We’d love to help you get the most out of your pool investment!