If you’ve decided to install a garden pond on your property, then it is typically something that you will only be able to enjoy in the day. However, there is an easy way that you can make your pond something that you can enjoy even during the evening.
If you install lights into your pond then you are going to be astonished by the difference it makes. Not only will it illuminator part of the garden so you can sit outside at night, but it will also make the pond very attractive.
Surface lighting is a popular option and as long as it is not shining onto the water itself, it is a wonderful addition. Underwater lighting is a bit more complicated, but it can really add a great deal of atmosphere, it can illuminate the wildlife that you have in your pond, such as plants and fish.
There are some considerations you need to take into account when illuminating the pond however. For one, many fish might not appreciate it if the pond is too brightly illuminated. This can also be convenient for the pond owner as it means they do not have to run a high-voltage supply to the pond.
It is important that you buy a transformer to lower the voltage before you attach it to your lighting system, this is safer and more friendly to your fish. Even if you have a large pond to illuminate, you should run several low voltage supplies, rather than one high-voltage solution.
You should also make sure that you install switches both outside, and inside. Not only will this make switching on and off the pond lights more convenient, but it can also be an important safety measure. The outdoor switch should be encased in a waterproof shell.