Tips to Great Pool Lighting

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Tips for Great Pool Lighting

You finally get that beautiful pool installed, but now you want to be able to create an evening atmosphere around the pool and the patio. The best way to achieve this is by installing a well-designed lighting system that can adequately illuminate you entire pool area. Before you make that leap, however, it’s important to take the right steps and purchase a light system that is perfect for your entire home and does it what you want it to do. Below are some practical steps you can take to make sure your next pool light purchase is a smooth one.

What Are The Lights For – Before you ever purchase lights, it’s important to ask yourself what exactly are you wanting to achieve by having lights. Is it merely illumination? Do you want to highlight certain features of your pool or patio area? Is it for safety while people walking? Or all of the above. Knowing exactly what you want to do with your lights will help guide you in the right direction, achieve your purpose.

Do Your Homework – Creating the perfect ambiance for your pool means having the perfect lights. Just walk into any home improvement store and you’ll immediately observe that there are endless options for lighting up your pool. So it’s important to get the basics. For instance, some lights have targeted narrow spots that are highlighted while other lights spread out across wide distances. Pool lights submerged are created different than lights above the water. Find out who the reputable manufacturers are and what type of lights they specialize in. The more research you do, the more likely you are to make an informed decision and go with the right lights.

Get Professional Advice – The best decision you can make is to talk to a lighting company specialist who can walk you through every phase of pool light installation. He or she can help your avoid the pitfalls and give you useful information that will help you save time and money. They can answer you question and help make your vision become a reality that is better than you expected. Contact a Old-Fashioned Electric professional to schedule an on-site inspection.

Save Energy – One of the realities of have additional pool or patio lights is that you will be consuming more energy which will easily reflect on your electric bill every month. With this in mind it’s important to consider all the options available to you for saving money. Explore energy saving lights that perform well. Your Old-Fashioned Electric technician can help you compare all type of lights and the pros and cons of each.

If you are looking for an Electrician in the Alpharetta area, please call Old-Fashioned Electric at 678-334-7758 or fill out our online request form.