Want to make your great pool even better? Think about special lighting for those nighttime swims and parties — as shown in some superb examples by landscape and pool designers Lewis Aquatech. Nighttime pool lighting effects can range from mysteriously subtle lights of green — playing up both water and surrounding lawns for a splendid “hidden garden” feel — to the simplest of beacons on side tables and around a pool edge, just sufficient for safe walking or swimming. Skilled lighting can make a backyard waterfall glow like silk; it can emphasize the grand scale of an estate pool, with its entertaining areas and pergolas all around — or neatly highlight a monogram in the tile at water’s center.
Even if your pool area is nowhere near a lavish spread with sculptured hedges, fountains, and up-lighted trees, it can still look awesome with the right lights at its edge, on the deck, or even outside the water itself: arched laser lights are stunning in the dark. A lighted “infinity” pool makes the seemingly endless edge even more dramatic — and don’t forget that illumination in the garden, spotlighting footbridges, flowering bushes, and pergola shelters, will also go a long way toward creating an idyllic getaway even in a small space. Lewis Aquatech designers can help you create the ideal mood for evening poolside entertaining — so take a look through some of these images, and chances are you’ll find ideas that are just right for your special pool.