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Enjoy the Season with New Pool Lighting

Thinking of adding a pool to your backyard this summer? As you plan for installation, don’t forget the lighting. The right lighting scheme adds to the overall design aesthetics and safety of your new pool. Read on to learn more about the benefits of pool lighting.

The Benefits of Pool Lighting

Pool lighting has two main benefits: aesthetics and safety. First, when combined into the pool’s main design, lights can improve the aesthetic appeal of your property. With lots of options available, you can install colored lights or dimmable lights. With a variety of lights, you will enjoy a brighter, more personalized space around your pool.

Even more important, pool lighting adds safety for those in and around it. When summer fun continues after dark, adequate lighting allows you and your family to safely walk around your pool and avoid injury. Plus, you can continue to swim at night with the addition of underwater lights. There’s no need to worry about the safety of the wiring: watertight housing makes underwater pool lights completely safe when they are professionally installed.


The best time to add lights is during the installation of a pool. Lights should be part of the pool’s original design, and a certified electrician should install all of the electrical components before the pool is filled with water. If you have an existing pool, it is still possible to add lights to give an old pool a new effect. Over time, pool lights can become dim or discolored, thus decreasing visibility in and around your pool. When this occurs, it is important to replace and upgrade your pool lights to ensure they are bright and clear. For this, you must first drain your pool before an electrician can make any upgrades.

If you want help with safely lighting your pool, contact Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling for the experience and expertise of a skilled electrical team. We are a commercial and residential electrical company serving Howard County, Baltimore County, Frederick County, Harford County, and Montgomery County. And we are proud to have been named “Carroll’s Best” for 2018 by the citizens of Carroll County, Maryland. Contact us today for all your electrical needs.

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