A fountain or water feature is a great way to enhance your pool and create a sensory experience. Not only do pool fountains look great, but they also add the tranquil sound of falling water. A pool fountain adds a spectacular focal point to just about any pool and transforms an average swimming pool to a backyard oasis.
Benefits of Pool Water Features
- Add A Focal Point
- Some Water Features Help Circulate & Filter the Pool
- Creates A Sensory Experience
- Fun for Kids & Adults
- Reduce Outside Noise From Neighbors
- Add Privacy By Creating A White Noise
- Elevates Your Pool Experience
Do Pool Fountains Use a Lot of Electricity?
Many people wonder if a water feature will use a lot of electricity and add to the operating costs of their pool. Most water features designed for inground swimming pools run from a standard size pool pump. Adding a water feature might increase your bill by a modest amount, but many features increase the circulation in your pool which can help keep your pool clean and clear. Nearly all water features can be turned off when not in use or programmed to run on a schedule.
Types of Pool Water Features
You have all kinds of options when it comes to water features. Check out our pool gallery for ideas and inspiration.
Scuppers are a rectangle shaped opening that allows water to flow from one section of the pool to another. They can be placed on tanning ledges, the ledge of a spa or used on decorative walls. You can match this feature to match the look of your existing pool. Coppe, stainless steel, bronze, and stone are a few of the materials available today.
Sheer descents are similar to scuppers, but offer more variation in the width of the water and flow. These water features create a beautiful, clear arc of water that projects away from a raised wall to create an entrancing focal point. You can adjust the flow of sheer descents to create a wide range of effects. Increase the flow to make a powerful, rushing waterfall or decrease the flow to make a nearly silent, glass-like sheet of water. These water features are perfect for modern pools with clean lines.
As you might imagine, waterfalls are popular with people who want to create a natural or rustic look. You can enjoy a spectacular view from your very own backyard as you lounge, swim, or exercise. It’s hard to beat the sound of flowing water cascading down a natural rock waterfall. It’s easy to see why waterfalls are popular with so many homeowners with freeform pools.
The options are endless when it comes to waterfalls. You can choose from a variety of rocks – slate, limestone, or lavastone. You can also design a tall waterfall with one dramatic fall or a lower and wider feature similar to the cascade of a mountain brook. For new builds, it’s even possible to add a hidden grotto behind your waterfall.
Mini jets, also known as pencil jets or deck jets, are a popular water feature particularly in pools with geometric shapes. These water features shoot a small stream of water up from the deck or under the coping. The steam of water may be tiny compared to the other water features, but they pack a big visual punch. In a rectangle pool, mini jets can be arranged to create intersecting arcs. Mini jets allow you to adjust the height and angle of the stream of water. Mini jets are particularly popular with kids. They love to play with and manipulate the water.
Mini jets are an easy addition to an existing pool, especially if you are already resurfacing your deck or pool.
Some models allow you to add LED lights for an even more dramatic effect. These water features look spectacular at night. If you want to create a memorable impression for friends and guests at evening gatherings, lighted jets are the way to go.
Bubblers, also called gushers, are small jets in your pool’s shallow area. Often these areas are just a foot or so deep. Bubblers shoot streams of pool water that bubble up and ripple. You can adjust the heights of the streams of water as well. Kids of all ages enjoy splashing around and interacting with the bubblers. These water features give your pool a unique appearance and can be the focal point for your remodeled or new pool. Like the mini jets, you can illuminate these features at night by adding colorful lights.
What Water Feature is Right for You?
Fountains and water features are just one way you can customize your pool and backyard. Floating speakers, attractive seating, pool lighting and other accessories allow you to turn your backyard swimming pool into a space that rivals any luxury resort.
Whether you are looking to build a new pool or modify an existing one, the experts at Texoma Country Pools can help you create a beautiful and functional outdoor space. You don’t have to leave home to enjoy beautiful scenery, cool water, and fun with your family.
At a time when vacations have been canceled and many public places are still limiting access, swimming is a safe and healthy way to exercise and spend time with those you love.
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