pool can be more than a place for the family to play in and
keep cool during the hot summer months. Adding a water feature
to a pool will add additional purpose to the pool. A water
feature can give the pool year round beauty and add value
to a home. Water features not only provide visual enhancement
to the yard but also can provide the soothing sounds of running
water. The soothing sounds of the running water can also help
to drown out the nearby noises, such as traffic.
There are many forms that water features come
in. Here are some of the more popular varieties:
Waterfalls are among the most popular water
features added to today's pools. Using real boulders or boulders
made of cultured stone, the water is pumped from the pool
to the top of the mound of boulders. The water cascades down
the boulders, creating a soothing natural waterfall sound.
In addition to the waterfall, some choose
to add a grotto area, creating an area beneath the waterfall
to enhance their pool's enjoyment.
Scuppers are fixtures attached to walls or columns where the
pool's water is pumped to and spills out. Scuppers add an
elegant look to a pool. The scupper material can vary from
copper to ceramic. Scuppers are often used in traditionally
Descents are a cross between scupper and a traditional waterfall.
The sheer descent utilizes a continuous sheet of water to
fall from the wall. Like a scupper, the sheer descent is a
fixture that pool's water is pumped to. The width of the sheer
descent is wide like that of a waterfall, creating a nice
may not be as popular as the other water features, but they
are growing in popularity. With a fountain, your pool can
be transformed to a mini-Bellagio, throwing the water
up into the air and falling back into the pool. Fountains
can be expensive, especially if you would like for them to