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Tips for using Pool Lights for Safety

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Categories: Lights, Safety, Patio & Backyard
 
If you own a pool or are in charge of one at an apartment complex or other property, you may already realize the importance of pool lights. They're absolutely necessary at night to illuminate dangerous edges and the walls inside the swimming area, and when used around a patio they can make the area not just safer but more inviting as well.
 
Using pool lights properly means more than just keeping the ones already installed in good repair. If you have children in the pool area you'll want more than just your standard lights, and illuminating a patio area can mean more safety for visitors who may not be familiar with your backyard. 
 
Consider a few important reminders that can make your pool and patio even safer simply by using pool lights around your backyard. These will keep everyone as safe as possible and can make this area even more inviting.
 
Typically a swimming pool will come with inside pool lights standard, but less expensive models may not. This means choosing your own and knowing where to put them. It's imperative that the walls of a pool be properly illuminated so that no one will hit it and cause injury, and the areas around ladders and other obstructions should also be well lighted. Do not rely simply on the pool lights that may be installed in your pool already but take an objective look at the entire structure. 
It's also good to think about using pool lights around the outside of the pool area to illuminate walkways and obstructions in this area. Think of solar lamps that line a walkway and other lamps around steps. Remember that you may be very accustomed to the steps or size of your deck but visitors are not! Add to your pool lights by using lanterns, wall fixtures, and other elements that will keep everything properly illuminated and therefore safe.
 
 
Adding Ambience
Obviously you appreciate your pool during those hot summer days, but what about during the evening? Using the right pool lights will mean being able to use the pool anytime of the day and evening, and they can even add ambience and atmosphere as well. Try different colored pool lights for a different setting and to add some flair to the backyard. They can make the entire area seem like a fun party or a posh nightclub. Floating pool lights can also add some personality, and they can make the area safer for use at night. If you add additional lighting beyond the standard wall lighting you may be able to use the area during the evening more often as it will be safer and more inviting. Take your time to shop for pool lights and you may enjoy your pool that much more.
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