Hot tub lighting

It’s no secret that the right lighting can create a wonderful ambience. Whether it’s romantic and intimate or fun and party-like, a few well-placed lights can transform a space.

Hot tubs are no different. With a variety of lighting types available, you can instantly turn your hot tub sessions into one-of-a-kind experiences.

Here, we’ll show you how to upgrade your spa with four creative hot tub lighting ideas:

  1. Light up your yard.
  2. Design an illuminated path.
  3. Add floating lights.
  4. Create an underwater glow.

1. Light Up Your Yard

Hot tub yard lighting

One of the best ways to enhance your hot tub’s atmosphere is to add lighting not just to the spa itself, but to your entire yard or deck.

As shown in the photo above, you can accomplish this by adding LED lighting strips under raised surfaces (like deck stairs) or placing spotlights beneath plants.

Or, you can hang up some string lights around your yard. This can have a particularly beautiful effect if you hang them from a pergola or gazebo.

2. Design an Illuminated Path

Hot tub illuminated path

While a steaming, bubbling hot tub is always a tempting sight, you can make your spa even more inviting with an illuminated path.

The best way to do this is with pathway lights. If you live in a relatively sunny area, consider solar-powered models for maximum convenience.

To create the path itself, you can go all-out with a fully paved path or keep it simple with a few flagstones or gravel.

Or, if you’re on a budget, simply place your pathway lights in your yard in the shape of the path you want.

3. Add Floating Lights

Hot tub lighting decorations

Floating lights are a fantastic way to take your nightly soaks to the next level without breaking the bank.

Most major online retailers offer a variety of options. Multicolored orbs like the ones shown above are perfect for lively gatherings, while lotus-shaped lights create an opulent and exotic atmosphere.

If you’re going for pure romance, try floating candles (electric, of course). With realistic flickering and yellow “flames,” they look just like real candles.

4. Create an Underwater Glow

Hot tub underglow

Underwater LED lighting can add a gorgeous, otherworldly glow to your hot tub water. Best of all, these types of lights are affordable and easy to purchase from major online stores like Amazon.

Alternatively, many hot tub retailers offer optional LED lighting packages. These allow you to enjoy an underwater light show from the moment your hot tub is installed.

If you want to create an ultra-festive environment, you might want to look into underwater disco balls. These create a moving display of multicolored lights that are sure to wow.

With these four ideas, you have everything you need to create a memorable hot tub experience that you and your guests will love. Now, it’s time to light up the night and settle in for a luxurious soak.