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Old 05-25-2018, 04:42 AM   #1
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Pool Lighting Ideas


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We just moved into our home last year, and were looking to spruce up our outdoor pool patio with some lighting so we could really turn this area into a nighttime spot as well. Initially I wrapped some string lights around the umbrella but it became a hassle when you had to put the umbrella up and down plus bulbs would break easily so I am looking for a new idea... picture attached, anyone have any suggestions?

Initially was thinking putting 3 lines of strings lights leading into 1 pole on the one side but I also have my fears of putting lights above the pool
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Nice view that you have.

Have you thought of adding light poles at the corners of the pool surround.

My community added poles that resemble the old fashioned gaslight poles from a century ago, to the downtown area, these make a great decorative, and utilitarian touch to the area.

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Tried to bring a link over here, but got futzed.

Do a search on e-bay, or other site of your choosing to see similar .

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Nice view that you have.

Have you thought of adding light poles at the corners of the pool surround.

My community added poles that resemble the old fashioned gaslight poles from a century ago, to the downtown area, these make a great decorative, and utilitarian touch to the area.

Another tip for you.
Adding your location to your profile page, helps us to know where you are, to better advise you. It's easy to do, just open your profile page, edit or add any information that you are comfortable with.

See my location, to the left,

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I did an e-bay search for lamp post outdoor, got 1200 different choices.

Tried to bring a link over here, but got futzed.

Do a search on e-bay, or other site of your choosing to see similar .
Thanks Ed...I'm trying to avoid if possible, having to hire an electrician to run underground wires, that's why initially I was kind of leaning towards string lights that I could plug in or some solar lighting of some sorts.

But something to consider nonetheless...thx!
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Thanks Ed...I'm trying to avoid if possible, having to hire an electrician to run underground wires, that's why initially I was kind of leaning towards string lights that I could plug in or some solar lighting of some sorts.

But something to consider nonetheless...thx!
Many of those on e-bay are SOLAR, thus no wiring at all.

And an extension cord strung across your yard, will be a major tripping hazard.

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I agree with ED, you have a gorgeous view, simply stunning.

I'm not a pro, but you're not going to get the
light you want with string lights, plus it would
scare me having electrical wires running to the pool
and around a pool.

Perhaps you could install a couple of spot lights on your house
pointed to the pool. This should provide some light.

Our son has the lights that Ed mentioned. They look
super as well as providing a lot of light. I'll find a pic of his
lights for you... this may be something you might want to consider
in the future, after the other projects that I'm sure you want to do
after moving into a new house.
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When doing outdoor lighting my #1 rule is to keep them at a distance that night time bugs don't become a nuisance.


A solar at 3 fence corners, that would exclude the seating area because of potential bugs, may be an option.


EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: Light pictured is motion activated.
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There are the pole lights, each pole has three lights.

Only two are visable in this pic...there is another one on the right
side that is not visable in the pic. I think this is what Ed recommended,
they are classy looking and functional as well, as they provide lots
of night time outdoor light.
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I realize youre asking about lighting, but Im throwing in some white flowers. They show up really nicely at night
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There are the pole lights, each pole has three lights.

Only two are visable in this pic...there is another one on the right
side that is not visable in the pic. I think this is what Ed recommended,
they are classy looking and functional as well, as they provide lots
of night time outdoor light.
I agree...this is definitely top of my list at the moment! They do look great with his pool... Do you know by chance if these are sturdy enough to stand alone or do you need some sort of cement base?
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I realize youre asking about lighting, but Im throwing in some white flowers. They show up really nicely at night
Any pictures that you could share that you have seen? I'm a visual guy LOL
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I agree...this is definitely top of my list at the moment! They do look great with his pool... Do you know by chance if these are sturdy enough to stand alone or do you need some sort of cement base?

Yes, they are in solidly with a cement base. The clock is in a cement
base as well.
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There are the pole lights, each pole has three lights.

Only two are visable in this pic...there is another one on the right
side that is not visable in the pic. I think this is what Ed recommended,
they are classy looking and functional as well, as they provide lots
of night time outdoor light.
Joann: Thanks for showing those.

They are exactly what I had found on e-bay, and tried to link to, but got rejected.

They are cast aluminum, with bolt holes in the base to mount them to a concrete base for sturdiness.

Like the clock addition, although most people lounging at a pool, are not interested in watching the clock.

Thank you again.


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Ed, you're welcome. You found them on eBay... wahoo!

I found one more close-up of the lights from grandson's
birthday pool party...

I wonder if he has LED bulbs in there?
Knowing my son he does.

Let there be light and save energy too.
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Initially was thinking putting 3 lines of strings lights leading into 1 pole on the one side but I also have my fears of putting lights above the pool
Imagine a “box” that starts 5 feet back from the wall of the pool. The box is 12 ft high.

No lights are allowed in the boxed in area. Lights above the box are OK.

The lights must be GFCI protected.
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Point taken...I think I'm going to scrap the string lights above the pool idea...too risky
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