Some days you just need the swimming pool and water features of your dreams to become a reality.
With the heat and humidity in full swing, you probably have a tendency to stay indoors where the AC cools you down each day. However, you may find yourself feeling stir crazy and getting cabin fever. It’s time to customize a swimming pool on your property. This means that you choose the materials that will go around the pool (i.e. patio, gate, retaining walls, dining area, etc.), the size and shape of the pool itself, and all the additional bells and whistles you can imagine.
By having a custom swimming pool and water features, you can have a built-in vacation spot to cool down and it’s only a few feet away from your back door. The best part of it all? You can create a true masterpiece that the neighbors will be jealous of and any visitors will want to be invited back to again.
The Features Of Your Dreams
Depending on your intentions for utilization, there are certain water features you will be more drawn to than others. For example, if you are into a more calming vibe and simplistic aesthetic, your custom swimming pool and water features may include an infinity wall (also known as a water wall), spa spillovers for those with spa pools or hot tubs, or scuppers.
Each element added to your custom swimming and water features will embellish your experience outdoors. An infinity wall is when your pool wall is the same height as the water level where the water flows into a reservoir featured below. With this feature, you are creating the illusion that the pool is never ending, truly tapping into that Zen feeling. If you are interested in a more spa-like environment, you may opt for spillover. Your custom pool would include the ever-popular spa pool on a slightly elevated surface. The side where both pools meet is where the spa water flushes with the water level. It creates a simple and elegant spillover effect, hence the name.
A scupper can sometimes be confused with water fountains or waterfalls. At the edge of your pool you would have a wall or pedestal. The wall or pedestal would shoot a thin sheet of water into the pool, giving you that modern and aesthetically clean look.
The Family Fun Extravaganza
If your home includes children, your custom swimming pool and water features may look a bit different. Most families want additions that will create more splash, pizzazz and more areas for the kids to get their energy out. Some options may include fountains, waterfalls, bubblers, or deck jets. Fountains come in all shapes and sizes. They can act as dramatic features for your guests to view or as interactive features with your custom pool.
Waterfalls add ambiance to your pool and oftentimes add privacy. These are typically made out of tile or natural stone, whatever your preference may be. They’re great accent pieces surrounding the edging of your pool. Waterfalls can also act as a focal point in your yard. It’s all based on your personal preferences.
For the more interactive swimming pool and water features, you can opt for bubblers or deck jets. These are commonly smaller water features that can create a whole lot of fun for you and your younger children. If you want a spa pool or possibly a foot-tall entry level for lounging inside your pool, you can add bubblers (commonly known as gushers). They are mini fountains placed in shallow parts of a pool. You may have seen them at water parks, but you can now have them in your own pool. Most come with underwater lights, which always makes it fun for a night swim with or without the kids.
Deck jets also have the ability to light up at night. They are tiny fountains on the edge of the pool that shoot an arching, narrow water stream over your pool. In an instant you can feel like you’re at a Disney World show. What kid (or adult) wouldn’t want that in their own backyard?
Whether you are more interested in the Zen garden vibes or a fun theme park feel, your swimming pool and water features should be and can be customized to your liking. There are plenty more options that were not even mentioned here; however, with the right Unilock contractor for your outdoor living space water project, you’ll be able to spend countless hours cool by enjoying the outdoors and creating endless memories.
At Seasonal Landscape, we are thrilled to collaborate on custom swimming pools designs as well as finding the right water features that fit your desires and needs. It’s time to make your backyard dreams a reality. Take the plunge and call us today!