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How to Select Inground Pool Lights

Hello, pool pals and compatriots it’s your faithful friends Matt and Rob with another chapter of Inyo’s pool equipment selection series; and today’s subject is the always-illuminating topic of Pool Lighting. There are three main genres of pool light; Standard incandescent, LED and Fiberoptic. Let’s focus on the basics of each and then we’ll figure out which is the best for you and your pool. First up is the Incandescent.


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Poolside Chat Episode 9 - Fiber Optic Light Replacements

Video: Poolside Chat Episode #9 – Fiber Optic Pool Light Replacements

This is Poolside Chat where every week we answer your questions on how to fix and maintain your swimming pool. Poolside Chat is presented by INYOPools.com, helping pool owners find the right parts since 2001. In today’s episode of Poolside Chat, Rob and Matt tackle another common swimming pool question:
  • Can I replace my old fiber optic pool light with an LED?

Now here’s your hosts – Matt and Rob.

Poolside Chat Episode #9 Video

Watch the video it’s easier than reading ;)


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Battle of the Pool Lights: LED vs. Fiber Optic

Swimming pool lights are typically used for two purposes: traditional, to help see, or simply for aesthetics. Swimming pool lights help illuminate your pool water, creating unique and beautiful effects for your guests and family. They add an additional glow to finish the beauty your pool brings to your home at night

At first, simple white lights were only available. Then, you were able to buy colored lens covers to illuminate certain colors. Now, pool owners can take advantage of colored lights that bring programmable light shows to create different ambiences to fit your mood and special occasion.

For a long time, if you wanted to truly beautify your pool with lights, fiber optic was the sure way to go. In fact, it may have been one of the only ways to go. With the introduction of LED, pool owners have more options to choose from. And with more options, comes more questions and concerns. Not to mention that in ground pool lights are not as flexible as other pool equipment to replace. You definitely want to get it right the first time.

Let’s discuss some of the key benefits and advantages each light has in hopes of saving you precious money and time. Hopefully by the end, you will have made up your mind about which light is best suitable for your swimming pool.


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