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The Art of Custom Swimming Pool Lighting

Clarity Pool Services of Las Vegas, Nevada - Custom Swimming Pool Lighting Design

What Will Your Custom Swimming Pool Lighting Say About You?

Custom Pool Design Las Vegas, Nevada - Clarity Pool Service Implements Custom Swimming Pool Lighting

Custom Pool Design Las Vegas, Nevada – Clarity Pool Service Implements Custom Swimming Pool Lighting

Custom pool lighting is an essential part of swimming pool design for apparent reasons, the first being to allow for visibility at night. The second, not so apparent reason to light your pool is for aesthetics. aesthetic pool lighting is like the toppings on ice cream. The ice cream is amazing all by itself, but when you add your favorite toppings, it has a way of adding visual complexity to the pool designer’s artistic vision. While standard pool lighting is necessary, aesthetic pool lighting is going to lend toward the creative artistic vision—the experienced custom pool designer combines both these lighting disciplines. The objective is to create a well-lit and safe, yet attractive lighting schema for your custom-designed swimming pool.

Dramatic, Awe-Inspiring, Romantic, Warm & Cozy, and Energetic

When designing and building a custom swimming pool, we have a plethora of modern “tricks of the trade” that can transform your custom pool design into a focal point that elicits real human emotion. From the shape or architecture of the swimming pool and the surrounding environment to the pool lighting. The proper use of lighting is an essential tool within our metaphorical palette (or in this process). So, if you want to create a piece of art that you can swim in, Clarity Pool Service is your custom pool designer!

There’s Only One Real-Efficient Option, the Standard LED!

You have a choice among roughly three main lighting types where it concerns your custom swimming pool design and the lighting schema we implement. We said you have a choice, but it’s always reasonable to listen to the professional pool designers’ recommendations; more often than not, they recommend a particular option for a valid reason. The three types of lighting are as follows. As a quick notation to the following break-down of lighting types, we want to say that LED lighting is by far the preferred choice of custom pool designers. Not only are they energy-efficient, but they also have a plethora of colors and form factors options. Below, we’ve included Incandescent and Halogen for comparison reasons or even a history of pool lighting types.

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Incandescent

At one point within our history, incandescent lighting was the least expensive option for an inground swimming pool. The incandescent lighting is comparable to the light bulbs used in the old standard light bulb used in homes. Then the introduction of the CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light). The incandescent light source produces a warm, almost golden glow by heating a Tungsten filament (usually Tungsten.) In all actuality, this method produces more heat than actual light. Which makes the use of incandescent lighting all but obsolete. 

Halogen

Halogen lighting was all the rage (like LED’s are now) in the past, and they took the place of incandescent lighting. The reason it took the place of incandescent lighting is due to it using 20% less energy as well as it lasts far longer than it’s predecessor. Like most technologies, there’s often a trade-off for optimizing energy consumption. The halogen light still uses filament technology similar to incandescent. The other drawback to #Halogen is that when it’s filament heated, it casts a visible yellow hue. Halogen lighting also contains Halogen gas, which causes it to heat up to higher temperatures. The final downside is that Halogen lighting costs were nearly double that of the Incandescent light, and they still have a remarkably short lifespan. 

LED Lighting (the Modern Standard)

Clarity Pool Service of Southern Nevada - Traditional Swimming Pool LED Lighting

Clarity Pool Service of Southern Nevada – Traditional Swimming Pool LED Lighting

The modern standard in all-around general lighting as well as #CustomPoolLighting. The LED light is far brighter, more energy-efficient, and comes in a plethora of beautiful colors. The arrival of LED lighting within the custom pool scene brought the pool designer’s artistic potential to all-new levels (until the next technology gets invented.) While the Incandescent and Halogen used to have a place in swimming pool design, but modern swimming pool design does not. The LED is the standard in modern pool construction. LED’s do not produce excessive amounts of heat, they cast a brighter light, and you don’t have to deal with a yellowish hue in all your lights. The invention of LED lighting was a revolutionary moment in time, especially within creative lighting applications such as custom swimming pool design.

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Beautiful Custom Swimming Pool Features

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Infinity Edge Custom Pool Feature - Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada

Infinity Edge Custom Pool Feature – Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada

Thinking of Building a Custom Swimming Pool?

Well here’s the swimming pool features that you’re going to want to consider! It’s amazing how quickly some custom features can elevate a backyard pool from “ehhh” to “ohhhh-yeah.” The truth is, when you construct a pool in the Southern Nevada Valley, we can assure you that it will get plenty of use, especially during the Summer. A case could even be made that a pool is mandatory during our Summer. If you’ve been considering the idea of building a custom pool, you’ll be happy to hear that swimming pools that get designed to their owner’s specifications tend to see much more use than a one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter pool project. With the right planning, design, and water features, a boring pool can transform into your very own stay-cation destination and one that you assisted in planning.

Today, we’re going to touch on just a few of the available options you can choose when building a custom swimming pool with Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada. We want to convey that you have many stylistic and functional design choices when planning your pool project. Here is a thorough break-down of just a few features you might want to consider when building a custom swimming pool with Clarity Pool Service.

Waterwall Custom Pool Feature - Clarity Pool Service of Las vegas, Nevada

Waterwall Custom Pool Feature – Clarity Pool Service of Las vegas, Nevada

The Water-Wall 

A water-wall pool feature’s sight and sound can add a sense of calm and relaxation to your outdoor living area environment. When it’s lounge time and your sunbathing, it’s tranquil! A whole spectrum of features become available when we integrate a slightly elevated wall to your project’s design. Whether you need a retaining wall or not, a wall gives us the ability to drop water from it; how we pour the water from the wall will significantly depend on your personal preferences. 

Perimeter-Overflow - Infinity Edge Pool Design at Clarity Pool Service of Southern, Nevada

Perimeter-Overflow – Infinity Edge Pool Design at Clarity Pool Service of Southern, Nevada

Infinity Edge Features

The Infinity Edge pool feature gets its name from the optical illusion it creates. When viewing the Infinity Edge water feature from specific vantage points, it looks as if it’s connecting with the clouds, or even better, when there is a large body of water in front of the effect, it seems like it connects with the water. How the Infinity Edge design gets implemented is what can make or break this excellent feature, and it can be an awe-inspiring effect when done correctly. 

Perimeter-Overflow Feature

The Infinity Edge feature has evolved into variations that are both creative and jaw-dropping. One of those evolved features is the Perimeter-Overflow design. The Perimeter-Overflow is what it sounds like; its a method that custom pool builders use to allow water from a pool or spa to roll over the edge. When the water overflows over all the pool edges, it’s known as a 360-degree vanishing edge (or Perimeter-Overflow). The pool water is always recycled back into the system through catch basins designed to re-circulate the pool water back into the system. So, no water waste, and you get a remarkable water feature that will have you, your family, and your guests gawking.

Tanning Ledge 

If you’re into getting dark during the Summer, you will love this next feature, the Sun Shelf. Also known as the Tanning Ledge. It is excellent for relaxing in the pool, and out of the pool, at the same time. A sun shelf is a flat, shallow area within your pool. You might have seen one before at some of the casino pools. They usually have special lounge chairs specifically designed to be submerged halfway into the pool. Enabling the lounger to experience being in the pool and lounging in the sun. Which is great for tanning. 

Reveal Swimming Pool Walls

To finish up on the swimming pool feature exploration, we have the Reveal Walls. This feature is, by far, the most interesting and modern swimming pool feature. It can also be the most expensive, and that’s due to the engineering involved in planning and building this magnificent effect. When it’s all said and done, though, you’ll have one of the awesome pools in town. So, call Clarity Pool Service today to get more information and schedule an on-site swimming pool design consultation!

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