How to light a garden with a swimming pool?
A garden with a pool is the perfect place to spend quiet days, but also to hold parties and receptions.
Whether it is a private garden within one’s home or one that is part of a commercial establishment (such as a farmhouse or a vacation home), its lighting is crucial for more than one purpose.
First, lighting a garden with a swimming pool serves to ensure the greatest possible safety by identifying all those potentially risky areas where someone might fall and trip.
This is especially important, for example, along pool corners and near steps.
In addition, the other key factor is the pursuit of a certain aesthetic taste and the ability to give the desired atmosphere to the pool and the entire surrounding environment through outdoor lighting.
Lighting the pool basin
Pool tub and garden should have consistent lighting in terms of color choices, but necessarily the light sources used should be different.
High-quality, waterproof pool lights will need to be used for the parts submerged in water and those adjacent to it, considering the amount of maintenance costs involved.
To create a romantic ambience, it is recommended to have four lights at the bottom of the pool, near the corners or ends of the curves.
Another light source necessary to create sufficient illumination is to be placed along each wall, parallel to the bottom.
Additional spotlights should then be placed in special areas, such as if there is a whirlpool.
It is highly recommended to use pool lights that allow you to vary the hue and light intensity. In this way it is possible to create the right atmosphere for each situation, dimming the lights and making them warmer in the most romantic and intimate moments.
Illuminate the area around the pool
For everything around the pool, however, it is necessary to use outdoor lighting that can withstand splashing water and weather, such as LED lighting for parks.
The cleanest and most elegant solution is to place spotlights flush with the floor arranged along the edges of the pool, outlining the pool and preventing some areas from being in darkness (potentially dangerous).
These lights should be independent of the interior lights and remain on at all times to ensure that no one inadvertently falls into the water or gets hurt walking around the poolside.
Lighting a garden with a swimming pool
LED lighting for parks generally includes a variety of possibilities, entirely dependent on what the structure of the garden is, which is why they are ideal for lighting a garden with a swimming pool.
In general, you will tend to install lighting points in gazebos and fixed structures.
Canopies, gazebos or other areas placed in the garden render very well with a single central point of light, followed by several lights within the surrounding garden, at well-maintained planters or flower beds.
At the same time, very long driveways should be associated with rows of spotlights not too far apart, placed flush with the ground and following the entire path to the pool.