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    Floating Lights..

    Hey everyone.. New here

    Im looking for some advise on lighting for inground pools. Ours is a 16x32 and does not have any wall installed lights.

    We had the Glow Buoy for about a season. It worked well but would not hold a charge after the first summer so now we are looking for alternative solutions.

    Does anyone have any suggestions/recommendations? Perhaps something that will light up the entire pool and last for more then 5 months?

    Thanks,

    Kyle
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    Re: Floating Lights..

    I'd look for something LED with replaceable batteries. Amazon has one from splash pools but I have no experience with it.
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    Re: Floating Lights..

    I bought a pair of the Ocean Blue rechargeable floating lights about a year ago (they look similar to the Glow Buoy, but slightly different so is likely not the same exact light under another name), they are still working now, but were only used a handful of times last year. Mostly on pool movie nights to provide minimal pool illumination.
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    Re: Floating Lights..

    New season, any updates on pool LED lights? I want some lights I can throw into my pool during a party.
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    Re: Floating Lights..

    How about making a bunch of LED throwies? You can make them as floaters as well.
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    Re: Floating Lights..

    I don't think they'll do well in a salt pool...
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    Re: Floating Lights..

    Just for the pool party. You toss them when the battery dies.
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    Re: Floating Lights..

    I have this one from academy sports:

    http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/st...Fc9j7Aodj2AA6Q

    AquaGlow Underwater light show. They say it's a floating disco ball. I paid around $15 I think locally. It is great and my kids love it. It is an LED light with replaceable AA batteries. I have regular pool lights but wanted some fun color. If you have a big pool you will need at least 2 but they probably make more powerful versions.

    It is awesome for the price but it only works when it's really dark (around 9 pm in Georgia). It's totally worth it! AND I use it in a salt water pool.

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    Re: Floating Lights..

    I had a floating light, while it worked I didn't use it other than a couple times. My main problem was it would just hug the wall and go in circles with the current of the pool.

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    Re: Floating Lights..

    The glow stick in a balloon really does look pretty neat if you are looking for something temporary! (and it'll maybe set you back $2). Several of these in different colors...we used to do this when I was little, fun to dive for glow sticks too.
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    Re: Floating Lights..

    I love the glow stick idea. We will try that!

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