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If you’re going to light up your pool, make sure you do it well. Let us help you choose the best fixtures, colour options and lighting effects, then place them all strategically to create the ideal ambience for your pool.

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Consultation Before Working On Every Job

You know what you need on a high level, but the devil is in the detail. Before each job, we provide in-depth consultations on the various options available to you, the benefits and risks of each, so that you can make the best informed decision for your beautiful home.

Transparent Quote and No Hidden Fees

Nothing sours an otherwise good experience than an unexpected (and large!) bill. With GlobileNet, you can expect a fully itemised, fully detailed, and fully transparent quote with no hidden fees so that you know exactly what you're getting at exactly what price!

Workmanship Guarantee

We pride ourselves in our quality, lasting, and worldclass electrical workmanship. That's why we confidently put our reputation to the test and offer all our customers a 12 Month guarantee on all workmaship carried out by our electricians.

Aftercare and Maintenance

Chances are, you've hired an electrician in the past, only to find that once the job is done, they're not interested in you any more. We regularly touch base with our customers to make sure everything is in working order, and if something is not working properly, come and promptly fix the issue. Talk about care!

Local and Friendly

Sometimes, all we want is a patient, friendly, and honest electrician to ask a few questions about our electrical needs. So whether it's something as small as fixing a broken light, to something as big as installing and designing your backyard garden lighting, just give us a call and we'll sort you out!

Signs You Need Pool Lighting

  • You like to swim with your children in the evening
  • You would like to make your pool the main focus of your garden at night
  • You want to personalise the appearance of your pool
  • Before jumping in, you want to be able to easily detect insect and bugs that have found their way in the pool
  • Swimming is your main form of exercise, but you can’t fit it in during daylight hours
  • You’d like to increase the visibility of your pool when hosting parties to ensure your friends’ safety, especially when they brings their kids along

Our Past Work

4 Tips for an Effective Pool Light Installation

You are ready to breathe new life into your pool. But how do you make sure that you’ll end up with a set up you like?

Unfortunately, there’s no shortage of badly lit pools. A badly lit pool detracts from the aesthetic of a home and contributes to safety hazards. A well lit pool brings life into a home and makes it a fun and enjoyable swimming experience for all.

We’ve installed pool lights in the Hills District for over 17 years and we’ve compiled our top 3 tips to make sure your pool looks as good as it can.

1. Use LEDs

A short search on pool lights will greet you with plenty of different options that you can use. Options such as incandescent, halogen lights, fiber optics, floating orbs and others. However, which ones will work best for your pool?

You may be tempted to follow whatever lights have good reviews or are within your budget. But it’s also important to consider how your lights will fare based on its durability, energy consumption and customisation. Recently we’ve opted for LED lights as much as we can for our clients. After comparing them to other forms of lights, here’s why we feel it’s the best option.

  • Durability:We regularly maintain pool lights for our clients, and we find the ones that require the least amount of maintenance are LED lights. They are exceptionally durable, with a lifespan that exceeds many other lighting technologies. They are more resistant to shocks, vibrations, and temperature changes, making them ideal for the demanding environment of a pool area.
  • Energy Consumption: LED lights operate at lower temperatures than other lights. This may reduce the risk of heat-related accidents and making them safer for use around pools. They also provide instant lighting without warm-up time, ensuring quick lighting when needed. This also means it’s easier on your energy bill and won’t eat up additional costs as time goes on.
  • Customisation: We find that most of our customers are calling us back to replace incandescent and halogen lights they installed years ago. This is because they haven’t evolved to match the customisation capabilities of LED. These lights offer versatile options for customization and control. You can create dynamic lighting effects, change colors, and adjust brightness levels to suit different occasions and moods, enhancing the ambiance of your pool area.

Choosing LED pool lights not only enhances your pool’s aesthetics but also ensures a sustainable, cost-effective, and fun swimming experience. We’ve embraced this technology and use it as much as possible with minimal complaints from our customers. To see how LED’s can enhance your pool, call us today and we can give you specific ideas to think about.

2. Use Different Types of Lights

Sometimes clients come to us saying they want to use a specific type of light for their pool. However, there’s no one size fits all light that works for every aspect of your pool. Different areas of your pool or even around your pool may call for different types of lights.

  • Underwater Lighting Effects: We find different variations of lights add a lot to the aesthetic of a pool. Waterfall lighting can transform cascading water into a beautiful display. Similarly, fountain lighting adds a playful touch, turning water jets into pretty displays of color. Lighting up mosaic tiles or glass walls with fiber optics creates a luxurious effect. We find adding one or two of these variations bring up the aesthetic as a whole, but adding too much detracts from the pool.
  • Highlighting Architectural Features: We use various lighting techniques to enhance our clients’ pool areas and their surroundings. For bushes and plants, we use gentle lights to create a soft glow. When highlighting trees, we use uplighting methods to highlight them against the night sky. Along walkways and patios, we install pathway lights for safety and ambiance, allowing you to enjoy a warm and inviting glow. Additionally, we utilize spotlights or accent lights to draw attention to architectural elements like columns or water features, elevating the overall aesthetics of the pool area.

It may be tempting to use a lot of different lights together, but it’s important to pick ones that work well together to bring up the aesthetic as a whole. We’ve seen clients that have installed a variety of lights that clash with one another. If you want to maximize your aesthetic, we’ll help plan lights that work well for your pool.

3. Safety

You may be tempted to install pool lights yourself. However, due to the nature of installing electrical components underwater, we recommend getting a professional to help you. Whatever professional you pick for your lights, make sure they’re following these best practices to safely install your pool lights.

  • Power Safety Measures: One safety measure during pool light installation is ensuring the power supply to the pool area is turned off before any work begins. This prevents potential electrical shocks or accidents. A key step many electricians miss though is to use a voltage tester as well. We find it useful to use a voltage tester to confirm that the power is indeed turned off and there is no electricity present in the part of the pool being worked on.
  • Waterproofing and Wiring Standards: Many electricians use fixtures they have in stock or use for other lighting environments. We find it best to use specific waterproof and weather-resistant lighting fixtures specifically designed for outdoor and pool environments. This is useful to prevent water-related hazards.
    These fixtures are rated with an IP68 rating and are designed to work in a pool environment. Additionally, high-quality insulated wiring rated for outdoor use and meeting standards such as UL (Underwriters Laboratories) ensures that the electrical connections are safe and can withstand exposure to water and weather elements without significant safety risks.
  • Equipment and Tool Usage: Using the wrong tools is asking for a lot of trouble when installing pool lights. We typically use tools such as wire strippers to remove insulation from wires, voltage testers to check for live wires and ensure safety before handling them and pliers for bending and securing wires. Specialized tools for wet environments are essential. It’s crucial to use tools that are insulated and designed for electrical work to prevent electrical shocks and ensure everything is safe and secure. Install GFCIs for all pool lighting circuits to protect against electrical shocks in water. GFCIs detect imbalances in electrical currents and quickly shut off power to prevent accidents.

Water and electricity do not mix well, it’s important to be as safe as possible when installing lights in your pool and requires an expert electrician’s touch. If you’re thinking of installing pool lights, give Globilenet a call, and we’ll install your pool lighting vision in a safe, effecient manner.

4. Maximize Aesthetics

When installing pool lights, it’s tempting to think merely installing them is enough to contribute to a well lit pool. It’s important to consider specific placements and ways to future-proof the aesthetics of your pool.

Some things we consider when planning our clients’ lights.

  • Depth of Pool Light Placement: Many electricians tend to install lights in a simple straight line. However the depth at which pool lights are placed can significantly impact the illumination. Deeper placements create a softer, diffused glow, while shallower placements produce brighter, more direct lighting. When placing the lights, we consider how installing the lights at different depths can maximize the look of the pool.
  • Smart Home Integration: Consider tying your entire pool light ecosystem using smart home integration that you can control remotely. This allows you to maximize aesthetics as you can change the lighting and ambience to suit different moods. It’s important to do this at the outset of your installation instead of making these adjustments later on. This is because it may require removing fixtures and lights again to make the changes.

Many of these tips sound simple but are harder to implement. We’ve seen many pools that don’t follow these practices and problems tend to show up down the line. Give us a call to get a done-and-done solution for you.

3 Ways People Mess Up their Pool Lights

Globilenet has installed many pool lights over the years. But we’ve also helped many pool owners with repairs and overhauls on their pool lights. Over time problems creep up with their pool lights. Many of them could have been avoided using a professional with more experience. Here’s what we’ve noticed are the top 3 reasons people have botched their pool lights.

1. Improper Installation Techniques

During installation, if inappropriate wiring and methods are used this leads to problems down the line. These problems don’t show up right away, but usually increase slowly until one day your pool lights start acting unusual. Flickering, dimming, and electrical discharge are common occurrences. Many of these can be traced to the following:

  • IP Rating: When installing pool lights, it’s important to use fixtures with the correct Ingress Protection (IP) rating, such as IP68. These ratings indicate the light’s ability to withstand water exposure and resist dust and debris. Some electricians may think that because the depth of the pool is low, it’s not essential to use a high IP rating. Unfortunately, we’ve seen many pool lights trashed by using inadequate fixtures and needing total overhauls. Using fixtures with lower IP ratings can lead to water leakage, corrosion, electrical shorts and other dangers. Posing risks to you and your family.
  • Incorrect Voltage: Proper voltage and wiring are essential for safe and efficient use of pool lights. Using the incorrect voltage can lead to overloading, flickering lights and dim illumination. It’s best to make sure that the voltage matches the specifications of the lights and that the wiring is correctly installed to prevent short circuits and damage to your lights. This simple but often overlooked point has been a cause of many homeowners calling us for repairs.
  • Waterproof Sealing: Proper sealing and waterproof techniques are crucial to protect your lights from water ingress, moisture buildup and electrical damage. We find it helpful to use waterproof connectors and sealing compounds to make sure the lighting fixtures last long in a pool environment. Neglecting sealing and waterproofing may lead to malfunctions and safety hazards.

Call us and we’ll make sure to install your pool according to best practices today to avoid problems down the line.

2. Neglecting Regular Maintenance

Without regular maintenance pool lights tend to diminish and lose their ability to illuminate well. And eventually lead to expensive repairs that could have been avoided.

Here are some tips to maintain your pool lights:

  • Regular Cleaning: Clean the lenses of your lights, and a soft bristles brush or sponge to gently clean without scratching the surface.
  • Inspection of corrosion and water ingress: Visually check and signs of water leakage or buildup of rust, debris or grime in your pool lights.

    Beyond this, we recommend you call a competent electrician to help with the following:

    • Checking Electrical Connections: Check connections for signs of corrosion such as rust or greenish deposits. Also using an anti-corrosion spray on connectors makes sure the connectors integrity will last long.
    • Test Electrical Circuits: Use a multimeter to test voltage levels, making sure they are in the acceptable range.
    • GFCI Testing: Test the GFCI to make sure it’s functioning properly and providing necessary protection. Especially for pool lights, this is an important step. It’s recommended to conduct GFCI testing multiple times annually and replace them every few years, tasks best handled by a certified pool repair electrician.

We’re usually called to repair pool lights that we find weren’t maintained well. Without regular maintenance, your pool lights may:

  • Lose output over time: Accumulated dirt, algae and debris on lenses and fixtures lead to diminished output over time.
  • Decrease energy efficiency: Malfunctioning pool lights consume more energy to produce the same illumination. Putting unnecessary strain on your system.
  • Stop working properly: Flickering, dimming, electrical current leak and total shutdown of pool light functionality.

These may seem like small problems, but these aren’t regular lights. They are in contact with water. If any of your pool lights are facing any of these problems, please call a competent professional or us as soon as you can. We will do a thorough test to ensure the safety of your pool and check the root cause to fix your pool lights.

3. Not Future-Proofing the Pool

Many times we get calls from clients that want to overhaul their entire pool lighting system. This is because they installed pool lighting technology at a time when only older technology was available. Usually Halogen and Incandescent lights. However there is a surprising number of pool owners still using these types of bulbs and not opting for the latest in pool lighting technology. Futureproofing your pool means using lighting systems that are scalable and are compatible with future technologies. It may also mean using a lighting system that can change as your needs change in the future. Here’s how you can future proof your pool:

  • Use LEDs: LED’s are great for future proofing your pool as they are extremely customisable. You can change colors, brightness and even use dynamic lighting effects. This allows you to change the look of your pool as time goes on and the needs of your pool changes. They also require minimal maintenance compared to traditional lights and reduce the frequency of replacements and servicing.
    The cost of operating LED lights are much lower than traditional halogen and incandescent making it a greater investment long term. We usually overhaul our clients’ systems with LEDs.
  • Set up a smart home system: Older lights are incompatible with smart home systems, which makes it frustrating as owners need to control their lights with outdated switches and remotes. With a smart home system, pool owners can centrally control and manage all aspects of your pool lights from a single interface. This includes adjusting brightness levels and changing colors.
    You can also enable automation and scheduled light programs. While many opt for WiFi based smart lights, you may also opt for a Zigbee or Z-Wave smart home system that works over a wide range of devices and manufacturers without compatibility issues. This helps to future proof your pool as it’s not dependent on one manufacturer and rather works using a technology system that talks to other Zigbee or Z-wave smart devices.

By knowing these top 3 ways pool owners set up their pool for failure, you are in a better position to not make these same mistakes. Many of these points need to be addressed at the outset of pool installation. It’s important to hire a competent professional to get your installation and maintenance schedules correct from the outset. To set up your pool lights to work long term, or want another set of eyes with experience to help you, give Globilenet a call today.

FAQ

  • Can you come to my home to check out my pool area and recommend suitable pool lighting options?
    Yes absolutely. We’ll provide you with a free onsite consultation followed by recommendations and quotes.

    Our expertise lies in our thorough knowledge of pool lighting safety and local Council regulations. We’re also very familiar with the range of pool lighting products and systems available, from simple, budget-friendly options to high-tech Smart solutions. Plus, we can easily extend wiring routes to areas not currently covered.

    Don’t waste time wondering about what’s suitable for your pool’s lighting. We’ve helped customers all across Sydney's Hills district outfit their pool areas and would be happy to help you do the same. Contact us today and let us help you explore the possibilities.
  • What types of pool lighting options do you offer for different pool sizes and designs?
    We offer a range of options to suit your unique pool including flush-mounted and surface-mounted lights, flood lights and feature lights. These can be single or multi-coloured LED lights or fibre-optic.

    We’ll carefully position your lights for maximum visibility, especially if your pool is irregularly or L-shaped. We also recommend you install lights on any steps and the deck or area surrounding the pool for your family’s safety. Let us help you improve your pool’s safety and aesthetic.
  • I’m worried about my kids swimming at night. How can you help me improve the visibility and safety of our pool area?
    We can help you install adequate lighting both in and around your pool for your family’s safety.

    We recommend installing in-pool lights, paying special attention to corners and steps to minimise the risk of collision. We also suggest lighting in the areas surrounding your pool, such as decks or pathways, to prevent the risk of falling or slipping into the pool.
  • I want great pool lighting, but I don’t want to blow the budget with installation or running costs. Can you help me select energy-efficient options within my budget?
    Yes, definitely. We’ve been energy-efficient since 2011 and are always conscious of our customer’s budgets. We pride ourselves on offering efficient and smart solutions to our customers.

    Here’s some ways you can reduce installation and running costs:
    • Focus on Specific Areas - Consider which areas would be most improved in terms of safety and aesthetic by lighting, e.g. corners, steps, features, etc.
    • Choose Energy-Efficient & Renewable Options - LED lights now come in various styles, and some areas may even be suitable for solar-powered lights.
    • Install Smart Features - Although more expensive initially, sensors, timers and dimmers, will save you money on your energy bill. We can even integrate your lights with your Smart Home system, including app control, so that you never have to worry about leaving your lights on for hours again.

    Plus, as your local electrician, we keep our prices fair and are committed to sticking within your budget. We want your repeat business, not a big packcheck today.
  • How do you ensure the durability and safety of your pool lighting?
    We make sure your lighting is safe and durable by choosing high-quality products, careful installation and waterproof sealing, and Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) protection.

    All our work is fully compliant with Local Council codes. We also provide regular inspections and routine maintenance for our customers. We’ll change your lights periodically to ensure no wear or corrosion creates a risk for your family.
  • What safety measures do you take to prevent electrical hazards?
    We take a number of precautions to prevent electrical hazards before, during and after pool lighting installations. These include:
    • Selecting high-grade, waterproof and durable materials
    • Installing Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) protection
    • Using proper wiring methods including insulated connections
    • Sealing all cable entry points, conduits, and connections with waterproof sealants and gaskets

    ...followed by thorough inspections, and ongoing maintenance.
  • Are you familiar with Local Council rules and regulations for pool lighting?
    Yes, as we exclusively service (and live in!) the Hills District, we stay well informed of any changes to Local Council rules and regulations that affect your home and our services.

    Currently Council pool regulations mainly relate to registration, fencing and pool barriers. However, rules for outdoor lighting also apply to pool lighting.

    You can trust that our work is fully compliant with local, state and Australian requirements and that we’ll be the first to contact you if there’s any changes that affect you.