Updated March 14, 2019 by Karen Bennett

The 6 Best Underwater Pool Lights

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This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Why stop swimming when the sun sets? Underwater lights can add hours of fun and relaxation in your pool after dark, whether you’re entertaining guests or just winding down from a day's work. A well-lit area creates ambiance and helps keep nighttime swimmers safe. Here we rank models for durability, brightness, and price. Note that these devices should be installed by a licensed electrician. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best underwater pool light on Amazon.

6. Inter Forte GF 872

5. Intex LED

4. Hayward AstroLite 120-Volt

3. Aliyeah RGB

2. S.R. Smith Treo Micro

1. Pentair Amerlite 500 Watt

Editor's Notes

March 12, 2019:

You’ll enjoy hours of nighttime fun with a well-lit pool, and today’s lights offer plenty of options for safe swimming, lower wattage, and special effects. Among the LED choices on our list is the innovative Intex, which is held on the wall of an above-ground pool via 2 magnets, the outer of which stays dry and plugs into an outlet. If you’re in the market for an incandescent selection, it’s hard to go wrong with the tried-and-true Pentair Amerlite, which typically holds up for years and brings plenty of light. For a backyard show sure to please all your guests, look to the Aliyeah RGB, which offers 14 color-changing programs that can be set via its handy remote control. Note that no matter which one you go with, you should hire a professional, licensed electrician for installation. In addition, the Consumer Products Safety Commission recommends you have a ground-fault circuit-interrupter installed with your pool light to detect any loss of current and prevent a lethal amount of electricity from reaching swimmers.


Karen Bennett
Last updated on March 14, 2019 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s.degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.


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