Tips for lighting your pool
When the sun is high in the sky, it is very pleasant to have a refreshing dip to escape the heat. But there will also be the occasional night when the heat gets the better of us and we also feel like relaxing in the cool water of our pool. To create the perfect night-time atmosphere, it is important to have good pool lighting to add a new dimension to our home and help us enjoy our nocturnal swim.
There are several types of lighting for the perfect pool atmosphere on the market: solar lamps, fibre optic lighting, LED lights, floating lights, halogens, incandescent lights… although the current trend and most efficient option is LED lighting.
The electrical system used most frequently at the moment is fibre optic, which has the advantage of there not being any heat or electricity in the wiring and so entails no maintenance. It comes in different colours and is usually situated around the perimeter of the pool to generate a very simple yet elegant effect.
LED lighting is the most frequently used. In addition to being very efficient, hardwearing and energetically efficient, it provides atmosphere with colours that can be adapted at any time using a remote control, which means you can customise your pool even more with the colours you want.
Where can we put our pool lights?
There are several places and endless combinations for fitting lights in the pool depending on the shape and length of the same. We will generally position the main lighting at the sides, about 30/40 centimetres below the edge of the pool, focussed so that they do not shine light on the house or the more frequently used areas. The recommendation is to install one lamp for every 20 m2 of water surface.
How to reduce your pool’s electricity usage?
Whether we are building a new pool or are replacing existing bulbs, we should take energy efficiency into account to reduce our pool’s electricity usage. The technologies that currently require the least maintenance, give thousands of hours of light and are low-energy are fibre optic and LED lighting.
Safety and pool lighting
Safety is one of the most important factors to consider when installing or replacing our pool lighting. Make sure that all of the underwater lights that you are going to fit in your pool comply with Spanish standard UNE-EN 60598. This standard requires them to be made of materials that are resistant to high temperatures and are totally watertight to prevent water getting in.
Lighting: a good safety measure
Pool lighting is both aesthetic/decorative and functional as it is an excellent safety measure.
Lights in or around the water may prevent unpleasant falls into the water in addition to lighting up the garden area during the night, allowing us to see any possible intruders.
Everything you can customise to create the pool of your dreams
Your house and your garden. Two spaces where you escape from the outer world, spaces where you can relax and get away from work and the stressful society surrounding us. A space where you can have a rest in an atmosphere that you have customised to your taste. In your house, you have chosen the furniture where you sit and eat, the bed where you sleep and the bath towels you dry yourself with… Just like in your garden you have chosen the plants that grow, the colour of the flowers, the grass you walk on, the lighting that best suits your character and your personality…
The most logical thing is to do the same with your swimming pool. Choosing the place, the shape and the colour of the pool is within our reach. There are many pre-fabricated pools that come in different shapes and colours. Pre-fabricated rectangular, kidney-shaped and heart-shaped pools… There is sure to be a shape that coincides with your tastes but do the measurements fit too? And when you find the perfect shape and measurements that adapt to your tastes and requirements, can you choose the desired colour, texture and/or depth?
There are many alternatives for customising your dream pool and pre-fabricated pools lead to several limitations when it comes to choice.
However, with RENOLIT ALKORPLAN reinforced liners, you have an endless range of possibilities at your disposal:
1.- Choose the ideal spot in your garden for the pool. The first important step to take into account when you decide to install a swimming pool in your garden. If you are not sure, we give you some tips about what to consider when choosing the site for the pool in this article.
2.- Choose the shape, width, length and depth of your future pool. One of the many advantages of RENOLIT ALKORPLAN reinforced lining is that it is easily installed in any shape of pool. As our liners are flexible, they can be installed over any surface regardless of its shape.
3.- How are you going to get in and out of your pool? There are many kinds of steps to embellish your pool. And the certified RENOLIT ALKORPLAN installers will endeavour to put anti-slip lining on all of the steps to look after you and yours. Water safety and quality are priorities for RENOLIT ALKORPLAN.
4.- Once you have chosen the shape of the basin, it is the key time to choose the colour of your pool liner. You can choose a single-coloured reinforced liner or one with different prints simulating marble, mosaic tiling, stone and so on. You can go a step further and choose the new TOUCH liners that simulate different natural elements as they have relief. A joy to touch when you are cooling down in your pool totally customised by you. A pool that adapts to your tastes and preferences. A RENOLIT ALKORPLAN pool.