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Swimming pool lights?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by blkcloud, Jun 3, 2011.

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  1. blkcloud

    blkcloud Active Member

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    Having a inground pool put in, had a guy tell me not to buy the underwater light,said you couldnt use it because it drew in too many bugs at night.. I dont remember being bothered by bugs when we have stayed at hotels with outdoor pools.. your thoughts please.. thanks!
     
  2. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

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    I had one in our pool and didn't have any bugs ... I guess it could depend on what part of the country you live in but out here in Arizona it was not a problem ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  3. RobertT

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    Pool safety takes precedence, can't imagine enjoying your pool at night without proper lighting. Tell your friend to quit bugging you.

    Robert
     
  4. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Dumb if you ask me. I never saw more bugs around lighted pools.

    Skinny dipping at night with bimbos, now.........

    HM
     
  5. wolfram

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    Don't worry about the bugs .... the bats will get them.

    I would think you would need the lights in the pool just for safety reasons.
     
  6. Two Dogs

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    There are no safety reasons not to put a light in your pool, they are low voltage.

    My pool light was an after thought, and it hangs down in the pool...about 2 1/2 feet, I placed it under the diving board...works great..
     
  7. JerryP

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    I suppose it would draw bugs. Any light at night draws bugs, bats would circle my pool at night as a result. My pool was installed in 1979 and had a 120v light. Because of the voltage, old age and source of potential leaks I removed it and covered the hole with plexiglass. Newer lights are low voltage. I may just buy a light that floats on top of the water. No chance of leaks around the light that way.
     
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    I remember bugs at night but it wasnt until my daughter, age 4 to 6? said to me,daddy, watch she swam to the light, showed me her hair on arm stood.

    PS at a hotel the pool guy cleans the bugs out as well as the critters that jump in, I was the pool guy home.Lee
     
  9. leadvail

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    Have him put a switch in. You need to see if it has water in it before you dive in and that there are no snakes or alligators using it at night.

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    They look like this. Bob


    Hey, slic, is it true about the pool boys and the lonely ladies?
     
  10. RobertT

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    One thing certain, it's a lot cheaper to put in now then after the pool is built. I believe they come with an off switch.
     
  11. RLC323

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    All I know is that Clark Griswold would have been better off without lights in that motel pool.
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  12. Catpower

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    They are good but can also be a PITA, if they leak
     
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