An inground hot tub in your own backyard is a great way to relax all year round, any time of day. One of the best ways to customize your inground hot tub is with lights. You can add lights inside your hot tub, outside your hot tub and to the surrounding landscape to create a beautiful ambiance. 


Lights inside the hot tub


LED Colour Changing

If you want to have some fun, LED colour changing lights are one of the best options for inground hot tub lighting to add inside your tub. They offer a variety of changing colours and last longer than regular incandescent pool lights. They are also energy efficient, which can save you money on your monthly bills. 


Fibre Optic 

Fibre optic pools lights are located in a dry box at the top of a pool patio. The light travels through a fibre optic cable and emits light that illuminates pools. They are a popular option for inground hot tubs, especially if you like to adjust the colour and brightness of your lights.


Amerlite Incandescent

Amerlites are reliable, stainless-steel underwater lights. With tempered glass lenses, they are a great choice for brightness and available with a variety of wattage. They feature a steel light housing and face ring, in addition to superior light diffusion. 


Lights surrounding the hot tub


Oro lights  

Oro lights are small, portable and give a perfect soft glow in a variety of colours. You can use them to decorate any side of your pool or patio. Since oro lights are powered by a rechargeable battery, you can even leave them overnight on a deck or table. 


Small down lights 

Downlights are any light that you can focus on the area below and are particularly useful for steps. Used primarily for safety at night, downlights can also be used along walls for esthetic purposes. 


Pathway lighting  

Decorate your pathway with lights in different shapes, sizes and styles. You can find modern lights or vintage lights that can easily be stuck in the ground. Solar-powered options mean you can add these lights to any path, even if you do not have an electrical outlet nearby.


A great lighting scheme goes beyond the lights inside of and surrounding your inground hot tub. There are also more fun options that you can choose from to decorate your entire patio or backyard. Here are just a few: 


String lights 

Light up your backyard with the most cost-friendly lights! String lights come in a variety of bulb styles and lumens, whether you are after bright white incandescent or soft white LEDs. They even come in colour-changing options. 

You can hang string lights over any area of your patio which makes them the greatest option for creativity and also the most flexible for placement. 


Floating lights  

Floating LED lights are powered by a rechargeable battery and can emit light for 12 hours. You can leave them in your hot tub during the night for the perfect luminescent glow. 


Tree Uplights 

Uplights are great for highlighting your favourite trees in your backyard. They are available in solar-powered or plug-in electrical, so you can find the perfect fit for your needs. Place uplights at the base of trees and shrubs throughout your yard, or use them to highlight the posts on your pergola. 


There are so many ways that you can decorate your inground hot tub and surrounding areas with a beautiful lighting scheme. 

Check out these 10 unique hot tub designs for inspiration on creating your ultimate backyard paradise.