Whether you’re about to become a new pool owner or you’re looking for a way to spruce up your existing pool, a lot can be said for the importance of landscaping. Clever landscaping ideas can transform an ordinary pool and patio area into a showplace. If you like the thought of upgrading your backyard oasis without having to spend a fortune, this series of articles may be the perfect way to get your creative juices flowing.
Lighting can Set the Mood
There was a time when many pool owners thought nothing of lighting up their backyard pool areas with bright floodlights. After all, these lights shed plenty of light for safe swimming. But there are times when you want to add a bit more ambiance. Thankfully, there are a whole host of energy efficient lighting options currently on the market for illuminating both the inside and the outside of the pool. Here are a few you may want to include in your pool landscaping setup.
Internal Pool LED lighting can Add Energy Efficiency and Festivity
One of the best ways to promote safety and savings when it comes to lighting is with underwater LED pool lighting. You can find a wide selection of LED pool lights that are easy to install. Best of all, they’re extremely energy efficient when compared to their incandescent or halogen counterparts.
LED lighting is known for its brightness as well as its diversity. You can choose lights that are all one color, a variety of different colors, or ones that actually change colors. When you go with this option, it’s like having your own private light show in the pool! It’s the perfect finishing touch for nighttime swimming parties, holidays, and other special occasions.
String or Rope Lights Emit a Soft, Soothing Glow
When it comes to illuminating the area outside your pool, consider adding some string lights. They put forth a significant amount of extra light without appearing harsh or glaring. White LED Christmas lights are probably going to be your most cost-effective string lighting option. They also have the advantage of being lightweight and easy to string. Rope lights are another great option for lining the borders of gardens, stringing around the trunks of sturdy trees, or adding to just about any landscaping feature.
Keeping lights away from the pool is an important safety measure that will help guard against the risk of electrical shock. Rather than stringing the lights up above the pool, string them along fences and against enclosure walls.
Include a Fire Pit for Accent Lighting and Poolside Barbecues
There’s nothing quite like the warm glow of a campfire to highlight the beauty of nature. You can bring a touch of that ambiance to your own patio when you set up a fire pit near your pool. They’re also ideal for backyard barbecues or just as a place to warm up after a refreshing dip in the pool.
In our next article in this series, we’ll look at some of the ways you can use other inexpensive elements to give your poolside area a whole new look.
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