Water features can add incredible beauty and a relaxing element to your pool. Waterfalls between pools of different heights and rockfalls at the edge of the pool are good options for creating visual interest and producing the soothing sound of falling water. Scuppers are a similar option. These are small, flat troughs used to carry water through the wall from a higher elevation down to the pool. Scuppers can connect pools of different heights or simply pump up water from the pool below to create the visual cascading effect and soothing sound.
If the pool itself isn’t enough of a water feature, consider adding fountains and jets. These provide visual appeal and the calming sound of falling water. Popular options include crown jets creating a gentle rain from the edge of the pool, foam jets coming up out of shallow areas of the water and sconce jets positioned on a wall beside the pool. Another idea is to install a perimeter flow fountain near the edge of the pool to create a great visual and the soothing sound of flowing water.
There’s nothing like sitting at the bar enjoying a drink – while your lower half is submersed in water! Built-in bar stools, benches and tables add a new dimension of functionality to your swimming pool you may not have thought of before. These pieces of pool furniture look and function best when built into the pool during construction. We can handle this process for you to ensure your complete satisfaction.
One type of grand water feature is a rain curtain. The purpose is to create the visual and audio illusion of rainfall in a single curtain. Water descends from this feature in droplets rather than a single sheet of water the way a waterfall does. Typically, two pillars flank the rain curtain to facilitate pipes that pump water up from the pool below. It’s up to you whether you use this feature purely in a decorative fashion or as a way to play and have fun in your backyard pool!