Grab that sunblock and spark up that barbecue, summer will be heating up soon! If you are like many of us we can’t wait for the warm days ahead. If you are lucky enough to cool down in your own backyard swimming pool then you sure don’t want the party to be over at sunset. Transform your evening experience to take on the resort feel with the enhancement of a professionally designed LED Landscape Lighting System.
We hear all the time from our satisfied customers that they don’t know how they ever got along without the added beautification of their energy efficient LED Outdoor Lighting. We have listed five ideas that can provide a wondrous lighting effect for your swimming pool area.
Don’t get lost in the dark! Lighting your pathways and pool deck properly should be completed with as minimal a design as possible. The last thing you want to create is the runway effect with too many lights or have obtrusive lighting fixtures to stumble over. Consider all of the different lighting design possibilities that you may have. If you have mature trees or elevated soffits, the use of down lighting to create a resort feel should definitely be evaluated. Down lighting from elevated areas with lighting fixtures created for this function will provide beautiful moonlighting for your pathways, pool deck and surroundings.
When lit advantageously, the landscape surrounding the pool area can act as a backdrop; it can create the perfect lighting canvas for creating an oasis out of your swimming pool after dark. Many landscapes now are showcasing beautiful water features or water falls. Be sure these features are not over lit and that the right color temperatures are used so that you are not competing against the lighting that may already be provided from inside your swimming pool. Typically 2700k to 3000k color lighting should be used.
Combined with shade providing pergolas, backyard patios and even outdoor kitchen areas, today’s outdoor living spaces are designed with more than pools in mind. For every outdoor living space, task lighting has become essential. When grilling, for example, be sure you have light so you can see that your medium rare isn’t going to be medium well. Outdoor bar top lighting can set the tone with under counter lighting that will rock the night.
Who doesn’t like the warmth of the fire on a chilly night? Under Cap lighting of the stone walls for your fire pit can certainly complete any lighting project. Even if your fire pit is completed, don’t let that stop you. Landscape Lighting Pro has the tools and know-how to install these lights, even after your fire pit is built. Light your sitting area without exposing it to a direct flood light, which can be blaring and ruin an otherwise tranquil ambiance. Under Cap Lights work extremely well to distinguish sitting areas and light pathways simultaneously.
Define the property line or boundaries by softly washing the pillars of the walls with soft warm light. This technique can truly refine and finish off the project to provide that feeling of balance and composition to your landscape.
In Conclusion, it is important to consider how the lighting surrounding your pool area is just as important as lighting the pool area itself. Your outdoor living space, your personal escape and sanctuary, ought to be something you can enjoy to its fullest, regardless of what time the sun decides to set. The pool, landscape, sitting area, fire pit, barbecue, etc., are all essential pieces to making your ideal backyard getaway a reality and yet it is only by taking each of these pieces into consideration, with a lighting scheme in mind, that a completed backyard getaway can truly come to life, even in the dark.
To learn more about how to light your outdoor living space, call us at (801) 440-7647 to schedule a free consultation, or feel free to simply fill out a contact form.
Located in Midvale, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah serves throughout Utah’s residential areas, including Salt Lake City, Park City, Draper, Davis and Utah Counties. Our outdoor lighting portfolio includes projects throughout Utah and beyond.