Swimming Pool Blog

- Pool Lights
  • DIY Color LED Pool Lighting
    Mark Garcia
    Colored pool lights, or color changing pool lights, whatever you call them are bathing pools in pink, blue and green lighting. LED colored pool lights really make your pool glow with color. There are two ways to upgrade an inground pool lights to color changing LED lights.
    Friday, May 13, 2016 4:13 PM
  • Swimming Pool Light Dangers
    Swimming pool electrocution hazards - broken light, shorted wire, bad ground, no bonding, no gfci... all can contribute to a potential electrocution in the pool water. Have your pool electrical certified by a licensed electrician.
    Tuesday, January 06, 2015 11:20 AM
  • Install LED Pool Lights This Weekend!
    What was a new idea over 20 years ago has come of age; LED pool lights are burning brighter than ever. Now in the fifth generation, manufacturers now use ultra efficient LED's to shine brighter while consuming less energy than their predecessors.
    Wednesday, April 02, 2014 3:37 PM
  • How to Replace an Underwater Pool Light
    Informational guidelines for replacing an underwater pool light. Here's how to switch to LED lighting, or replace a very old pool light. Use caution, this electrical equipment replacment, or process should be handled by a qualified, and / or licensed person.
    Friday, December 13, 2013 10:31 PM
  • All About Pool Light Bulbs
    One of the more overlooked aspects of a pool is lighting. In today’s post we are going to go into a bit more detail regarding the different types of pool bulbs available and what each offers in energy savings, color and heat output. Each pool bulb type and style has its pluses and minuses - typically related to cost versus the lifespan of the bulb. For instance, a basic incandescent light bulb is the cheapest out on the market, however the average lifespan of an incandescent pool bulb is only 1,000 hours. Halogens cost a little more and offer a 2,500 hour lifespan, compact florescent bulbs cost more still, but last up to 6,000 hours.
    Monday, February 25, 2013 5:20 PM
  • Swimming Pool Lighting: Care & Repair
    Rob Cox
    Swimming pool lights require very little in the way of maintenance or regular care. There are some best practice in using your pool lights, however. You will usually need a phillips head screwdriver to remove the screw that should be at 12:00 on the face of the bezel, or light ring.
    Wednesday, June 22, 2011 7:22 AM
  • Watts Happening: Advances in green pool lighting technology
    CFL pool light bulbs and LED pool light bulbs
    But what I'm really excited to tell you about - are the new pool light bulbs available. Yes! Lightbulbs! Halco lighting has introduced 3 new bulbs this year, at low cost, including a Pool light CFL bulb! These new CFL pool lightbulbs can replace a regular R40 bulb, burning brighter, at huge savings. You'll want to use your pool light more often. And that's good!
    Sunday, December 05, 2010 5:08 PM
  • 10 Steps to Replacing a Pool Light
    Rob Cox
    Underwater pool lights don't last forever.  Bulbs, Gaskets, Lens are parts in good supply, but eventually the body of the light fixture, the socket or the cord may fail. At this point you will need to replace the entire fixture or pool lamp, as they are sometimes called.
    Monday, June 28, 2010 4:50 PM
  • Green Pool Lighting ~ Watts Happening
    Rob Cox
    Now, what I really want to talk about is using LED bulbs in your swimming pool. LED bulbs use less wattage, usually under 10 watts. That's a lot less than a 500 watt bulb! LED pool bulbs also last nearly forever! A light emitting diode won't burn out like the tungsten filament in a regular bulb. LED bulbs are also much brighter! Lower wattage means fewer amps required to operate your lighting around the pool. This means less energy consumption and less dollars flying out of your pocket.
    Tuesday, December 22, 2009 4:23 PM
  • Lighting for above ground pools
    Color changing LED lighting can transform your above ground pool into the focus point of your backyard. With several lights on the market and manufacturers making it as simplistic as possible to install, the right lighting for your above ground pool is readily available. Floating lights, solar lighting, and water features with lighting can help you create a unique backyard experience
    Friday, July 17, 2009 5:51 PM