Category: Pool Supplies

Transforming your Pool & Yard with Pool Lighting

Pool Lighting – Ideas & Benefits

Pool lighting allows you to transform your backyard environment and enhance your family’s pool experience.

Customized pool lights allow pool owners to change the mood and highlight water features and architectural elements throughout the pool. Pool lighting helps create a backyard atmosphere that’s exceeding yours. Today’s energy-efficient LED pool lighting helps you save money and improve safety for night swimming and backyard entertainment.

Benefits of Pool and Spa Lighting

Pool lighting can help create a backyard pool experience that meets your expectations and achieves your dreams. Here are some of the many benefits of pool lighting:

  • Creates shimmering effects on water features in the pool
  • Adds vibrant, mood-enhancing color
  • Allows you to use the pool in the evening
  • Improves visibility and safety
  • Can be effective with additional lighting throughout the yard
  • Defines walls, decks, and architectural elements

Set the Tone

You can use the captivating magic of lighting to create a back yard oasis that expands far beyond your pool. Lighting in and around your pool adds beauty, drama and mystery to your pool environment.

With all the options pool lighting achieves, from white lights to color effects, these lights will catch your eye. Lift the tone with bright lights and playful color effects intended to be suitable for any occasion or event. Bring enthusiasm to your back yard oasis with mood-enhancing lighting. Celebrate holidays or birthdays with jubilant colored lights. Whatever your mood, pool lighting lets you create the back yard atmosphere that you desire.

Emphasize Water Features

You can emphasize beautiful water features in your backyard and pool area with distinctive lighting solutions using LED lights.

These small, vibrant lights are the perfect solution for illuminating water features in your backyard or pool:

  • Fountains
  • Waterfalls
  • Spas
  • Jets
  • Steps
  • Bubblers
  • Baja shelves

Heighten Pool Safety

Pool safety is heightened with the additional use of pool lighting. Pool, spa, and backyard lights can provide luminescence for night swimming or poolside safety while entertaining.

Pool lighting enhances the visibility and safety for your guests around your pool. It improves contrast and highlights transitions between the pool and decks, walkways, stairs and other hard-to-see places. Underwater lighting allows for safer, more enjoyable swimming at night. Not only is it easier for swimmers to see at night, it is also a great way to provide better visualization when monitoring others, especially children and pets.

Pool lighting prolongs the life of your pool, allowing you to take full control of your pool after night falls. Night swimming is a unique and very relaxing pool experience increased by the luminescence lighting.

Enjoy Your Pool – Day and Night

Adding lighting can change the mood and feel of your pool, it also provides a luminescent elegance to your backyard atmosphere. It can extend the use of your pool so that you can take full advantage of summer nights – enjoy a swim and an active social life by the pool on beautiful evenings. The lighting you choose can increase safety by improving visibility and highlighting architectural areas, such as stairs and ramps. Enjoy a beautiful outdoor environment, even when it’s dark out, when you add LED pool lighting.

Hire Premier Pool Service to install beautifully selected LED pool lights to enhance your backyard and pool. We also offer multiple service packages, repairs, upgrades and installations. Contact us today!

How to Change a Light Bulb in the Pool

Having a light bulb to illuminate your swimming pool is something that may be important to your pool parties or hosting a backyard dinner party and someone feels eager to jump in the swimming pool. Fixing a light bulb can be done simply by anyone, but if the process gets too complicated for you, we recommend that you call a pool service company to help you fix up the burnt out light bulbs.

There are a few essential items that you’ll need to complete this task. Which are a screwdriver, circuit tester, dry towels, the replacement light bulb and a replacement lens gasket. These are the few items to help you change out your burnt light bulb.

Before you Begin

Make sure to turn off the power to your swimming pool that way you don’t electrocute yourself in the process of changing the light bulb.

To reach the light bulb that has burnt out you might have to drain your swimming pool water a few inches.

Before you begin make sure you have the correct replacement light bulb, unless you cannot identify the type you need until you actually remove the old light bulb.

Step-by-Step Process

  1. Turn off the power to your swimming pool. Remember that you’re replacing a light bulb and messing with electrical wires and those objects don’t mix well with water.
  2. Your next step is to remove the pool light from its casing. You’ll have to unscrew the pilot screw which is at the top of the light.
  3. After the screw is removed you’ll be able to take the light out of the fixture and lay it down on a towel so the lens doesn’t scratch.
  4. Light fixtures are assembled by putting screws and clamps to hold them in place. All of these have to be removed in order to reach the light bulb.
  5. Removing the light bulb, carefully take a towel and unscrew it from the fixture. Once removed you can place it on a dry towel.
  6. Next you’ll want to screw in the replacement light fixture, but make sure not to screw it in too tight. After the light bulb is replaced you can install the new lens gasket.
  7. Lastly, you’ll want to check that the light bulb works and if it passes the test you can return it to its right place to light up your pool.

Why Should I Pay for a Heat Pump?

There are many different numbers going into purchasing a heat pump for your swimming pool. There is the initial cost, maintenance cost, repair costs and operating costs. Good thing we’re here to go over all of that with you, help lead you in the right direction and help you get a better understanding about what you’ll be spending your money on.

Initial Costs

The biggest part of this investment is actually buying the heat pump for your swimming pool. Although the cost to run the heat pump is low, most homeowners decline the offer because of the initial cost of the heat pump itself. To purchase the heat pump itself is anywhere from $2,000-$3,000. After that you have the actual heat pump, now you have to get it installed. Which will add on to your bill, with the pool builders of your choice you can have it installed. They’ll charge you for the installation of the heat pump, Labor hour costs and parts.  This is pretty much all you need to know about the initial cost to get a heat pump for your swimming pool.

Operation Costs

Our next focus is what it costs to operate the heat pump. This cost can vary so easily due to all the factors you have to consider when operating a heat pump. There is the size of the swimming pool, the heating source, cost of electricity, how warm you want the pool to be, and what the weather is like around you. All these things determine what your price will come out to be. Luckily, heat pumps cost very little to operate because they’re so energy efficient. You can spend as little as $2 a day to heat up your swimming pool. If you’ve invested in a solar pool cover and utilize that it will bring down your cost tremendously. Home owners that have a pool cover tend to spend anywhere between$100-$400 dollars on their heat pump and $800-$1,000 with out the pool cover.

 

Maintenance Costs

To get that life time span out of your heat pump you’ve got to keep up with it’s maintenance. Typically, you can get it annually checked with your pool builder for a low price. Price depending on what pool builder you choose to keep up with the maintenance on your swimming pool.

Repair Costs

Repair costs vary greatly, depending on what manufacturer you buy it from and how long the warranty is, if there is one at all. Some warranties last different amounts of time as well, so that is another factor to throw in there. Repair on a heat pump can be anywhere from $100- $1000. Depending on what’s wrong with the pump and what parts need to be fixed. Although, this can all be avoided if you keep up with the maintenance aspect of this. It will last a lot longer and cause you less problems if you keep it clean and maintained.