Are you someone who enjoys using your swimming pool at night? If so, you might be wondering how you can make your pool better for nighttime swimming. Evening swims are the perfect way to relax after a long day – and you don’t have to leave your home to do it!
With a few special improvements, you can make your swimming pool safer and more enjoyable under the stars. Below are some pool planning tips for nighttime use.
Add the Proper Lighting
The right lighting will enhance your pool’s ambiance and make it possible for swimmers to see underwater. It also keeps your pool safer by lighting up key areas like the steps, edges and deck. This will help prevent accidents from occurring and make you feel safer using your pool at night.
Aside from safety, pool lighting can also transform the look of your backyard. If you enjoy having people over to swim, you’ll love the color-changing lights that are available, as well as lights that change speed, motion and brightness. This is especially fun when you have music playing! LED lights tend to be most popular because they’re long lasting and versatile. Other options include fiber optic lighting and low voltage lighting.
Use Landscaping for Privacy
It’s nice to have some privacy when swimming at night, which is why you should be thoughtful of the landscape features and fencing you choose. During the day, people are busy and not as likely to focus on your pool. But at night, you certainly don’t want to disturb your neighbors – or feel like you’re in full view of them.
Aside from your fence, trees, bushes and plants are the best way to make your backyard quieter and more private. These shrubs do an excellent job filtering out noise and blocking your pool’s view. Evergreen trees and shrubs are a great pick because they’re full and hearty, but avoid fruit-bearing trees. These can be a mess for pools!
Create a Bug-Free Zone
One last precaution to take for nighttime swimming is bug protection. Bugs can ruin a perfectly great night in the pool. Fortunately, there are many ways to keep them at bay without having to use harsh chemicals. For instance, you can try out bug control lamps, citronella candles, tiki torches and mosquito dunks.
In addition to chemical treatments, here are some other natural pest control measures you can take:
- Use portable fans or a ceiling fan
- Keep your gutters clean
- Tuck mint tea bags around your deck
- Plant marigolds
- Light a fire
With the warm Mississippi evenings, night swimming is something that many people love! We hope these ideas have given you insight into how to make your pool more swim friendly at night!