- Home Improvement
Spa, Garden and Swimming Pool Lighting
Swimming pool lighting, fiber optic displays, subtle garden illuminations and spa lights all add to the experience of your backyard at night.
Now, any spa or pool can be turned into a feature with movie set impact. You can add drama. You can add romance. Or just create the perfect space for relaxation and recharging.
Pool lighting has been revolutionised by the arrival of the underwater LED (light emitting diode) light. SAM lights (colored halogen) are replacing the old white Amerlite lights and bringing new color possibilities for your pool.
With fiber optic pool lighting you can create a Hollywood-style extravaganza or just a great place for a party.
Spectrum Amerlite Lights (SAM lights) are powerful halogen lights from Pentair that replace the old Amerlite white lights and offer lower power consumption with a full and adjustable color spectrum. A tiny motor in the light turns a wheel with colored lens to create the perfect mood. These can be combined with other SAMs, SALs and fiber optics to produce color shows controlled by Pentair's IntelliTouch systems
About $500 for a twin bulb, 150W, 4000 hour light with 100 feet of cable.
For pool lighting spectacle, ColorLogic is hard to beat.
Relax, party or just watch in awe as the light show unfolds.
Starting at around $500 for a light, they will fit standard Hayward niches in concrete, gunite, vinyl lined or fiberglass pools. There are 5 fixed colors or 7 color-changing light shows controllable by a wireless remote.
It is worth remembering that LEDs are generally less powerful than SAM lights so you might need more LEDs than SAMs for your pool .
Savi Notes LEDs
Neat, small but powerful, Savi notes are niche-less LED lights for pools and spas that can be fitted in existing, standard wall fittings. Needing a water depth of only 4 inches, they are perfect for swim outs, beach entries or sun shelves. With a controller they can producer light displays in multiple colours.
Pool reto-fitted with Savi Notes
Fiberstars Fiber Optic Pool Lighting
Some fantastic and pricey installations are available here but they also have info for DIY projects and full price lists to work out costs of any lighting plan. Great equipment to get creative with.
For as little as $153 you can have the light bar for the rainwater fall pictured right- though you need to supply the fall itself, of course.
If you are into pool lighting this is a great site to explore.
Make Your Existing Spa a Party Spa
Above ground Spa LED light. This plugs into your existing 12V light socket and gradually cycles through every color in the spectrum glowing in thousands of colors a minute.
$50.00 from Smarthome
Outdoor pools and spas benefit from water features as part of the pool itself or in a surrounding garden.
The Pond Outlet have a range of lights perfect for water features, whether it be falls, fountains or ponds. The big advantage of the LEDs here is that they do not need to be submerged unlike the the LEDs already described. They can be used in shallow water or to light any aspect of a garden or deck.
Aquascape have fountains, falls, sculptures and pond designs.
Floating Flowers, Jellyfish and Fountains
ToySplash.com has a whole range of LED pool and spa toys and accessories. The jellyfish and the LED wine glasses really catch the eye but the show stopper is the Crystal Catch Water Fish. It swims, it glows, it doesn't bite you. Perfect.
Ecolight Water Powered Shower Light
The LED light is powered by water flowing through the shower so there are no electrics or battery to worry about. Ideal for showering next to the pool in the evening.
Indoors, as part of an ordinary shower, the light turns red when the water is too hot. That has to be cool.
$39.99 from site below
- Swim Spa Fitness, Health and Therapy.
A guide to swim spas with prices and reviews. What models are best for fitness training, gym work, rehab or hydrotherapy? Get the answers plus links to the best suppliers. Watch videos and slide shows of swim spas.
A range of swimming pool lighting at Megapoolandspa- the 50w and 100w halogen night lighters gives good underwater illumination and are easy to install.
There are also discolights and underwater light show packs. All-in-all they make Star Wars look short of special effects.