Kinds Of Pool Water Features
Before you go buying, educate yourself on the wide varieties of water features and contact a professional to ensure that certain types can be installed logistically; some may not work with your pool, while others may bring a water world beyond your dream. The following are the primary categories of features:
Fountain: Fountains come in various forms, from spillovers to floating.
Waterfall: One of the most common water features when associated with swimming pools, waterfalls are often made with rocks or boulders (actual or artificial) as part of a naturalistic pool design.
Water wall: A waterfall falls down from a horizontal spout installed on a tiled or ornamental wall beside the pool, just as it sounds.
Rain curtain: A rain curtain is a small and typically broad sheet or curtain of water that falls into the pool and is normally installed on a wall, pergola roof, or overhang.
Scupper: A scupper, like a sconce, is a slit or spout affixed to a wall or pedestal. The three types of water flow are chute, trough, and sheet.
Sheer descent: This type of waterfall, which looks like a thin sheet of glass, lowers or creates an arc as it falls away from the pool wall. A steep descent’s aperture might vary from half a foot to several feet wide. It is often installed flush with a top surface.
Sconce: A sconce is a decorative device affixed to pool walls that emits small streams of water. Sconces may take the form of shapes, architectural components, urns, jars, or figures such as animals.