Having a swimming pool places you halfway to possessing a luxurious retreat right in your backyard. How can you complete the transformation? By adorning your pool space with enchanting lights that create a magical ambiance at night.

An additional objective is to illuminate the pool and its surrounding areas in such a way that it appears stunning from inside your house. With the perfect lighting setup, you can appreciate its allure even when you're not in the mood for a swim.

Of course, safety remains a top priority. Nighttime pool fun is fantastic, but we want to ensure you only end up in the water by choice. Let's say goodbye to those unintentional slip-and-splash moments.

How do we achieve all this? Let's dive in and explore.


Pool Lighting 1


Illuminate Your Pool Deck

Your pool area is likely the center of attention during summer, so why not make it shine with deck lighting? In-grade lighting options, instead of above-ground directional lights, can provide a more seamless look while also ensuring safety for those who are constantly on the move. With in-grade lights, you won't have to worry about accidental bumps, damage, or tripping hazards.”


Pool Lighting 2


Bring the Magic of Moonlight to Your Pool Deck

Give your pool area the illusion of moonlight by installing lights above the deck. Mount lights in nearby trees or on roof gables to mimic the soft and romantic glow of the moon. If your pool area is surrounded by mature trees, consider illuminating the branches overhead to cast beautiful shadows of leaves and branches onto the deck. A moonlight swim has never been more enchanting!


Torch Lighting


Your Tiki Torch

Tiki torches are a classic poolside accessory, but don't settle for low-quality options from discount stores. Upgrade to professional-grade tiki lights offer hard-wired lighting. These high-end lights are designed to last, making them the perfect addition to your pool area. So, why settle for less when you can have the best?


Tree Lighting


Highlighting Trees and Plants

To create a resort-like atmosphere in your backyard, it's important to illuminate your pool area with lush landscaping that can be enjoyed even at night. Landscape lighting can help achieve this effect by softly highlighting each tree and plant with the perfect amount of light. As your landscape grows, the lighting can be adjusted accordingly.

Mature trees can be artistically lit using two or three fixtures, one with a narrow beam spread to reach high into the tree, and another with a wider beam spread to accentuate the leaves and branches. Using 30 different types of light bulbs, not just one, can create a beautifully crafted illumination of your pool's landscaping.

Transform your flower beds surrounding the pool with 2-to-4 watt LED lights nestled into the bark mulch. For tall perennials, use bullet lights with directional uplighting to gain elevation and showcase the light rather than the fixtures themselves. With these lighting solutions, you can create a magical ambiance in your backyard pool area.

Highlight Water Features


Highlight water feature


If your pool boasts a stunning water feature, such as a waterfall or fountain, it's important to have a dedicated lighting plan to showcase its beauty.

One option is to place lights underneath the water feature, creating a mesmerizing reflection of light on the water's surface. Alternatively, a wash light from the pool's edge or a nearby tree can cast a soft and inviting glow.

Directing light to where the water meets the pool's surface can highlight the movement of the water and the bubbles it creates, adding an enchanting element to your pool area.

Hidden Undercap Lights

When it comes to lighting, the focus should be on the effect, not the source. Undercap lights are a perfect example of this principle. These discreet fixtures are designed to be concealed and cast light downwards.

If you have a sitting wall or a fire pit with benches in your pool area, undercap lighting can accentuate their texture by washing down the wall or bench. This type of lighting provides safe illumination without causing any glare, making it an excellent choice for outdoor spaces.


Deck Lights Pool


Illuminating Structures

Don't overlook the structures around your pool, as lighting them can enhance the resort-like ambiance.

If you have a pergola in your pool area, it can serve as a perfect spot for shade and relaxation after swimming during the day. However, it can offer its own kind of magic when illuminated at night. Imagine subtle recessed lighting that illuminates your table for dining and hosting barbecues. Our team can skillfully hide all the wiring and fixtures, creating a soft wash of light that highlights the pergola's beauty.


Up lights


Uplights attached to the bottom of pergola posts or installed in the flooring can also accentuate the structure's architecture. Additionally, for a festive atmosphere, trendy bistro lighting can be added, with strings of lights hung overhead.

If you have an outdoor kitchen near your pool, there are plenty of lighting options, such as grill lighting, bistro lighting, lighting for countertops, and moonlighting from high above. If your pool area structures already have lighting, such as a cabana with sconces, our experts can match the existing light's color temperature, ensuring that all the lighting blends seamlessly.

The Convenience of LEDs

Owning a swimming pool is a luxury, but it also requires maintenance. That's why choosing the right lighting is essential. LED lighting is a popular choice for pool owners because it's easy to maintain and long-lasting.

Unlike halogen bulbs that need to be replaced yearly, LEDs can last up to 50,000 hours, which means you can enjoy your pool without worrying about bulb replacement for years. Plus, they consume less energy, which can help you save on your electricity bill.




In summary, illuminating your pool area with the right lighting can transform it into a magical and relaxing retreat. From deck lighting to tree highlighting, water features, and structures, there are countless ways to create the perfect ambiance. And when it comes to choosing the right lighting, consider switching to LED lighting for its convenience, long-lasting qualities, and energy savings.

If you're in the market for high-quality pool lighting, check out LeonLite. Their professional-grade tiki lights, landscape lighting, and LED options can elevate your pool area to the next level. Don't settle for less when you can have the best with LeonLite.