Would You Like a Glow in the Dark Swimming Pool?
One of the brightest choices for swimming pool illumination is not even really a light. There are more and more phosphorescent alternatives coming on the market that will allow designers to become more creative, while still staying on trend with the newest ideas for pools. Some of these options are not being installed yet today, but the idea is still something to think about, heading into the future.
Glow in the dark pool options give you a clever aesthetic while still maintaining the proper safety offered by traditional lighting. Since your options need to be efficient, you will find that phosphorescent lighting offers you the potential to reduce your energy and your repair costs.
Here is a closer look at these new possibilities:
Glass Pool Tiles
Glass tile makers create glass pool tiles that glow in the dark. They will become a more popular option in the coming years. More than one company manufactures glow in the dark glass pool tiles. There are standard sizes and various colors coming available. Some models are even made with recycled glass, so they are environmentally friendly.
These tiles are beneficial if you want to integrate your pool into a backyard total concept. Glow in the dark tiles may also be used as accent tiles in decks or outdoor kitchens.
Vidrepur of Spain
You can add a bit of excitement to nighttime swims. Originating in Spain, Vidrepur is also eco-friendly, and their luminescent tiles will absorb the light in the daytime and then glow for six to eight hours, depending on the daylight sun stored.
You can add a gel coat phosphorescence to your pool, with a unique glowing design for pools. This effect of glowing in the dark is created with a gel coat that will cover the surface of the pool. It can be used over the whole pool surface or just as an accent style in certain areas.
An Atmosphere Piscines phosphorescent styled pool gives your night swims a soft glow that is quite unique and interesting. The pools are treated with a substance known as a gel coat that provides unique luminescence once the sun has gone down. This gel coat may be used over the whole pool, or just on entry and exit areas.
You do not need any electricity to illuminate your Atmosphere Piscines phosphorescent gel coat in your pool. It stores energy in a chemical manner during daylight hours, and releases it at night, giving your pool a twilight experience.
Crystals like those in StoneGlo crystals from Stonescape allow you to integrate easily some light into a pool surface of plaster. The crystals are UV and chemical resistant, and you will be able to find them in many sizes, from fine to larger sizes.
These crystals are small, unique products that can absorb energy from any source of light and provide about 10 hours of afterglow every night. This can beautify and enhance commercial and resident projects alike. When it is dark, the crystals give off an afterglow, which resembles many small stars in your spa or pool. They can be incorporated in many types of construction, and their size ranges from large 1/4” to a size much smaller than granulated sugar.
StoneGlo Crystals can be applied to pathways or pools, and will be handled by contractors and pool builders. These crystals are colorless and invisible during daylight hours, nontoxic and they resist UV rays so they won’t fade. The crystals are non-bleeding, resistant to chemicals, easy for your contractor to apply when they become available and are guaranteed for their life.