6 Helpful Ideas to Help You Illuminate Your Hot Tub

Is your backyard lacking style? There’s a quick and cost-effective fix for that: lighting. Adding lighting to your outdoor living space is an easy way to give it a bit of flair and personality. One of the best ways to do that is by concentrating your efforts on your hot tub space. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to illuminate your spa and up the elegance of your backyard.

Landscape Lighting

Landscape lighting is used to highlight particular portions of your yard. If your goal is to light up your spa, low-voltage lights can be used to illuminate several focal points surrounding your hot tub.

Be it nearby trees, a rock garden, or a pergola, by lighting up these elements, your spa will be illuminated without any harsh glare. Not only is it easier on the eyes while you’re in your spa, but it also gives your yard more than one point of interest.


Similar to landscape lighting, moonlighting highlights specific focal points. Using soft bulbs, this style of lighting mimics the glow of the moon. Lights can be mounted on trees or the roof of a gazebo, pergola or other structure to illuminate your spa. The effect is delicate and iridescent.

Twinkle Lighting

If you’re looking for a lighting style that’s easy on the pocketbook, twinkle lighting is for you. These strands of lights look superb strung above your deck, patio, or spa. You can experiment with changing patterns from zig zag to crosshatch to wide, looping arcs.

If you have a gazebo or pergola, hanging white twinkle lights lend enchantment to the structure.

Rope Lighting

Rope lighting is one of the easiest ways to light up your hot tub or another outdoor focal point. You can line the base of your spa or run it around the perimeter of your patio or deck where your spa sits.

LED rope lighting can be used as a subtle highlight or for a dramatic punch of colour. White will blend naturally with its surroundings while coloured lighting adds pizzazz and visual interest.

Just be sure to choose a maximum of one or two elements to highlight so your lighting enhances rather than stealing the show.

Flood Lights

Ideal for lighting up large areas, floodlights are bright spotlights mounted to shine down on dark spaces. If you have a large deck, patio, or a long walkway, floodlights may be your best option for night time illumination.

Tiki Torches

Tiki torches can bring a tropical vibe to your backyard space. While it’s possible to purchase inexpensive torches, we recommend buying the higher quality version made of copper or brass. Both durable and safe, these can be wired into your landscape, allowing you to use a bulb for light.

Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Calgary

If you’re looking for the perfect outdoor or indoor hot tub, get in touch with us at Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Calgary. Our focus on quality products means providing a stellar spa experience — and we do that with Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs, one of the most trusted brands worldwide. Visit our Calgary showroom to stock up on hot tub accessories or speak to one of our experts.

Our team of backyard leisure specialists would be pleased to help you bring your hot tub installation to life!

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