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In Ground Swimming Pool - Outdoor Lighting (Photo courtesy of R and R Sprinkler and Landscape)

This is the 10th installment of “14 Ways to Make a Splash with Pool Safety which is available as a Free download from our eBook library.

It’s no secret that children love to play hide and seek. While it can be a fun, family activity, it can also be dangerous if your kids decide to play a game of hide and seek at night by themselves in your backyard, near the in ground swimming pool. LED lights in your pool and around your landscaping can help you quickly see them in case one of them accidentally falls in the pool. But outdoor lighting has other benefits too!

If you finally have the pool of your dreams, outdoor lighting can only enhance the look and appeal of your new backyard. A smart design will look fantastic, add value to your pool, and allow you to enjoy its beauty even in the dark. In Florida, many of us use outdoor spaces as additional living areas to expand the square footage of our homes. This becomes possible by utilizing outdoor lighting.

14 Ways to Make a Splash With Pool SafetyIf you like to entertain outdoors, then lighting is essential if you plan on entertaining after sun down. You can use your in ground swimming pool as an extension of your party area during special occasions or holidays.

There are many outdoor areas that can be enhanced with lighting. You can light the inside of the pool itself, the planting beds in the area, the walkways to and from the pool, and the exterior of your house to highlight its architectural features.

Path lights are not only attractive; they are a great safety feature as well.

Keeping walkways well-lit will help minimize accidents from trips and falls. Most path lights are spaced 10 to 15 feet apart, but your situation may call for more lighting.

In many outdoor areas, you can benefit from using low-voltage and LED lights. These types of lighting are energy efficient – saving you money every month you use them. Because they’re also low voltage, they are a safer choice for placement around water features or pools.

If you’re interested in making your in ground swimming pool into the ultimate outdoor environment for yourself and your guests to enjoy, feel free to contact us online or give us a call at (239) 277-7783. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter or “Like” us on Facebook.com/PoolProsInc!

– Joe

 

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