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    Adding Light to Unlighted Pool.

    Is there an easy way to add light to an existing unlighted in-ground pool? So far I've seen something called the NiteLighter but I'm more interested in a more finished looking solution. I'm looking for more of a DIY solution that doesn't require major construction changes to the pool. Also when adding a light which end of the pool is best to light up deep or shallow?
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    Re: Adding Light to Unlighted Pool.

    I don't think you have a lot of options, but pointing the light away from the house, or where you normally hang outside the pool at night is best. Shallow or deep. My opinion anyway.
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    Re: Adding Light to Unlighted Pool.

    As Patrick said, you don't have a lot of choices since you don't want to do much construction.

    You could look at battery powered lights, but you're limited in how much light they provide.
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    Re: Adding Light to Unlighted Pool.

    I saw Ocean Blue Jet Light's advertised the other day. It is a light ring that attaches to your pool jet return. Not cheap but worth a look I guess.
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    Re: Adding Light to Unlighted Pool.

    Could you add a small LED light in your skimmer? Or if you have railings with your steps, can you build something into the railing. That might have some possibilities of conceling the wiring (obviously DC, not 110 AC). Photos would help.

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    Re: Adding Light to Unlighted Pool.

    Seen someting called a StarShine solar powered floating LED light for a pool. Don;t know anything about it though.
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    Re: Adding Light to Unlighted Pool.

    You can add a light to your ladder. I'm sure you can DIY it but here is an example from a company that sells an add-on for their steps:
    http://www.shopthegreatescape.com/produ ... dder-steps

    You could put something like this in your skimmer box, at least you would not have naything hanging over the side:
    http://www.poolsupplyworld.com/savinote.htm

    You could add an external return fountain with a light, like this (but I doubt you'd add much light to the pool):
    http://www.outdoortheme.com/swimming-po ... ing-ideas/

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