How to fit lights to an existing swimming pool
Many swimming pools have been built without lights. We are often asked if we can fit lights to a pool whilst we are carrying out the renovation work.
Anything is possible, but retrofitting pool lights is extremely expensive. The biggest challenge is getting the cables to the lights. In most cases, the pool surround would need to be removed, then channels cut across the terrace for the cables. The cables then need to get to an electrical control box where the transformer and switches are housed.
In some rare cases, the pool room is on the other side of the pool wall, so there is access for the cables to pass to an electricity supply without needing to touch the pool surround or terrace.
We have a solution to avoid digging up your patio. We can supply and install solar pool lights. Or you can purchase the lights for DIY installation.
These lights are self contained units that install without cables, no drilling, digging, or cutting channels. They can even be installed with water in the pool! The lights can be used for any type of pool.
THE LIGHTS CAN BE INSTALLED WITHOUT EMPTYING THE POOL!
For steel panel pools with liner, we have a model that attaches to the pool walls with magnets. It is placed on top of the pool liner and is firmly held in place with powerful magnets, no glue required.
For all other types of pool (liner, fibreglass, painted, tiled) the lights are fixed in place with a polymer adhesive. This adhesive is specially designed to be used underwater, draining the pool is not necessary (our video shows being installed empty, as we were installing a new pool liner at the time). This is applied in a way that the lights are easily removable when they reach the end of their life. The life of the lights is approximatly 7 years.
With a diameter of 308 mm, a thickness of only 12 mm and a weight of 1.2 kg, each unit can illuminate an area of 160 to 215 ft² (15 to 20 m²).
Our lights have a sensor that detects if it is day or night to start working.
The internal battery is lithium, so has a long working life.