If you’re looking for an easy and economical way to spruce up your outdoor hot tub, extra lighting is a great choice. The right lights can add ambience to your space and make your spa the true focal point of your outdoor living area.
Here are some of our favorite ways to light up an outdoor hot tub installation.
1. Embedded Deck Lights
If your hot tub is installed on your deck, embedded lights are a subtle and elegant way to light up the night. Embedding lights into your deck’s timbers is easier than it sounds and can be done in a variety of ways. Lights can be installed in steps, around the deck’s perimeter, around built-in benches or along a railing.
When choosing lights, you may want to consider low-energy LED bulbs. They’ll help you save on your utility bill but you’ll still have a deck that looks sharp.
2. Stair Lighting
LED stair lighting is as useful as it is beautiful. While adding lights to your spa’s stairs increases visibility and safety — especially for after dark dips — it’s also pleasing to the eye. Be sure to choose high quality lights that can endure all types of weather for years of functional lighting.
3. Twinkle Lights
Also known as fairy lights, this style of lighting is both enchanting and economical. It’s also a breeze to install and can be used in a variety of ways from highlighting a pergola or gazebo to lighting up your deck to decorating trees.
One of the most popular ways to use twinkle lights is to form an overhead canopy across a patio or deck. You can choose from a variety of different designs from straight lines or soft arcs for a more traditional look to a zigzag or crosshatch pattern for a modern space.
No matter how they’re used, twinkle lights never fail to lend a dreamlike quality to your outdoor space at night.
4. Hanging Lanterns
Not everyone wants a major DIY project — or a hefty bill that comes with hiring a professional. If you want to light up your hot tub installation without a lot of fuss, hanging lanterns powered by batteries are the way to go. You simply hang lanterns wherever you want some extra light.
When shopping for your lanterns, be sure to choose based on the style and color scheme of your back yard. The right lanterns will instantly add drama and visual interest as well as offer some much-needed light in the evenings.
5. Path Lighting
If you want to make your spa the focal point of your back yard, lighting up the walkway that leads to it is a great way to draw the eye. Lighting can be installed along both sides or one side of your walkway depending on your preference.
Solar LED lights are a great option because they won’t impact your electric bill. You simply drive the stake at the bottom of the light into the ground and the installation is complete.
If you want to give your outdoor living space a new lease on life, Aqua Paradise can help. As the top dealer of Sundance® Spas hot tubs in Southern California, our customers always receive quality products. Drop-in at any of our showrooms, conveniently located in Mission Viejo, San Diego North, San Diego South and Carlsbad, to see what we have in stock or to learn more about our hot tub prices. Whether you need help picking out a new spa or you want to learn more about our hot tub repair services, one of our experts would be happy to assist you.