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Thread: Color logic LED lights with dark or black liner?

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    Color logic LED lights with dark or black liner?

    Anyone have any photos or experience with a dark liner like black granite and color LED lights?
    I'm interested in led for the energy efficiency and having the color is a nice bonus. But I'm concerned the dark pool won't bounce the light enough. Photos or video would be ideal.
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    20 x 44 vinyl IG 44,000 gal, Pentair 3hp vs intelliflo, intellichlor and starite heater.
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    Re: Color logic LED lights with dark or black liner?

    We have a black pebble plaster pool and LED color changing lights. You are correct in that the light does not reflect off the plaster like it would with a lighter color but we love the effect that the lights create. You are essentially lighting only the water and the pebbles so it is a much more subtle look. I will try and get you some pictures.

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    20k gallon AG pebble pool in Austin, Texas. All Pentair equipment (DE, IC40 SWCG, heatpump, variable speed pump with aux pump for the cleaner). Built in 4/2013.

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    Re: Color logic LED lights with dark or black liner?

    I figured as much, but photos would be great. Thanks for your help,
    20 x 44 vinyl IG 44,000 gal, Pentair 3hp vs intelliflo, intellichlor and starite heater.
    8 x 10 viking Royal hot tub
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    Re: Color logic LED lights with dark or black liner?

    Anyone with photos?
    20 x 44 vinyl IG 44,000 gal, Pentair 3hp vs intelliflo, intellichlor and starite heater.
    8 x 10 viking Royal hot tub
    tf100 test kit with k-1000 kit.

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    Re: Color logic LED lights with dark or black liner?

    We have black granite liner and Pentair color lights. Colors are deep but look great in our opinion. The only color I really don't like is the red....looks a bit eerie but DH thinks its "cool". Will try to post photo if weather breaks.
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    Re: Color logic LED lights with dark or black liner?

    I'll take pictures tomorrow for you. I have a Gunite with black plaster. We have LED lighting and from what I can tell, it does well at night.
    24x32 feet, In-ground, Saltwater, Gunite pool (under construction)

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    Re: Color logic LED lights with dark or black liner?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ksnewman
    The only color I really don't like is the red....looks a bit eerie but DH thinks its "cool".
    I agree that the red is eerie and reminds me of Shark Week, but also cool. Our thing when the red does come on is to yell "red" and everyone in the pool has to go underwater for the red cycle.

    Our surface is gray plaster so I'll hold off on pictures and let the black granite folks come through.
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    Re: Color logic LED lights with dark or black liner?

    Night shot with blue LED lights.







    My entire house is outfitted with LED lights.
    24x32 feet, In-ground, Saltwater, Gunite pool (under construction)

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    Re: Color logic LED lights with dark or black liner?

    That looks great! Thank you!
    20 x 44 vinyl IG 44,000 gal, Pentair 3hp vs intelliflo, intellichlor and starite heater.
    8 x 10 viking Royal hot tub
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    Re: Color logic LED lights with dark or black liner?

    Sorry for the delay but here is a couple of pics of the pool at night with the LED lights on.
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    20k gallon AG pebble pool in Austin, Texas. All Pentair equipment (DE, IC40 SWCG, heatpump, variable speed pump with aux pump for the cleaner). Built in 4/2013.

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    Re: Color logic LED lights with dark or black liner?

    We have 2 in a granite grey liner pool. In hindsight we would have gone with 3 as the light output isn't tremendous.
    The LED's light the water only unlike traditional lights that are brighter and light the pool surroundings.
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    Re: Color logic LED lights with dark or black liner?

    Quote Originally Posted by canpool View Post
    We have 2 in a granite grey liner pool. In hindsight we would have gone with 3 as the light output isn't tremendous.
    The LED's light the water only unlike traditional lights that are brighter and light the pool surroundings.
    Any chance for any pictures of how it looks with lights on? We have 18x38 in ground liner and are getting liner replaced...going with a dark liner. Current plan is to install 3 GLO-BRITE LED's along the length of the pool. Have similar concerns that are voiced in this post about how lighting will look at night with such a dark liner.

    Thanks!

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