Pools: Style Without Sacrificing Safety

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Pools: Style Without Sacrificing Safety

Hi, my name is Katrina, and I have always had a pool. My parents had one when I was growing up, I have lived in apartment complexes with pools, and I currently have a pool in my yard. Through the years, I have paid close attention to how people position their pools, the designs they select and the fences they use. Personally, I am not a fan of super industrial looking or boring fences and pool designs. Instead, I like to see creative and beautiful ideas, and achieving a stylish pool is possible. Worried that it will disrupt your safety? Well, it wont. This blog has all kind of tips on achieving pool style without giving up on safety. Enjoy swimming in style!

3 Pool Water Features Besides A Traditional Waterfall

Moving water comes with many benefits in a pool. You can enjoy the relaxing sound of running water, keep the water moving, and prevent the attractant of insects like mosquitoes to stagnant water. A traditional pool waterfall will cascade down a built-in rock formation and splash into the pool.

If you want a water feature in your pool, then you have multiple options to consider besides just a basic waterfall. When you hire a pool construction company, you can look into the extra features and choose your ideal option.

1. Scuppers 

If you want multiple areas where water cascades form, then consider the installation of scuppers for your pool. A pool builder can install multiple scuppers across one wall of a pool. A scupper looks like a spout, with a wide flat edge that water pours out from. Typically, a scupper features a metal base and has side angles so the water drops out the front.

When you install multiple scuppers, they will create a seamless flow as the water expands from each of them naturally. The scuppers could extend outward several inches to create a more dramatic flow of water.

2. Rain Curtains

Expand the look and size of a pool waterfall with an installation known as a rain curtain. A rain curtain will expand up overhead as a stream of water flows downward to create a seamless flow of water. The installation could expand off a deck roof or have its own installation frame. The frame would include interior pipes the water feeds through to form the rain curtain design.

Swimmers could walk through rain curtains or just enjoy the visuals. At night, built-in lights in the area could illuminate the water and create a nice glowing visual for the pool area.

3. Statue Fountains

Instead of water falling into the water, you could consider a fountain installation where water shoots into the pool. Statue fountains feature small pouts where water is forced through. The pressure of the spout allows water to shoot upwards and far into the pool.

You could select a basic fountain design or something more detailed like an animal design. For example, you could have frog statues on each corner of the pool with spouts that shoot water out of their mouths. Installing the fountains when the pool is first constructed is much easier than later down the line.

Read more about pool construction, and consult with a pool contractor to see your design options.