Swimming Pool Water Feature Ideas

What Swimming Pool Water Features Can I Add to My Pool?

Swimming-Pool-Water-Feature-Ideas3Swimming Pool Water Feature Ideas to inspire you with your backyard design.  When water is in motion it engages our senses, it is beautiful to look at and very relaxing to hear. A swimming pool with a custom water feature or waterfall is a water-on-water experience that serves as a focal point and draws you into its environment. Similar to other elements on your property, you want to choose a water feature that compliments the architectural style of your home as well as your pool. Your swimming pool water feature should also fit within your budget and personal taste. Gappsi offers a variety of pool water features to choose from including fountains, scuppers, sheer decent, rain curtains, laminar jets, bubblers, mist, deck jets, boulder waterfalls, infinity edges or negative edges, and dramatic fire-on water features.

With so many types of water features to choose from, the effects they can create are seemingly infinite when factoring in size, flow rate, acoustics, and lighting. Simply put, today’s pool builders create customized features that move water in astonishing ways.

Swimming Pool Water Feature Ideas

1. Fountains – Ornamental fountains make attractive additions to any swimming pool. In particular, these water features are visually intriguing when grouped together in a pair or trio.

In particular, bubbler fountains are a favorite on new projects. Growing demand for pool tanning ledges is driving the rise of the bubblers.  That’s because a lively bubbler is a perfect way to accent a tanning ledge or the pool’s first entry step. Their fluid motion provides a cue to alert pool users to the shallow structure below.  For the same reason, bubblers are a favorite to mark a beach entry on a pool. A bubbler fountain can also go in the center of a spa.

To make the most of bubblers or spray fountains, you want the ability to view them at night too. With this benefit in mind, ask us about adding color-changing LED lighting to each one.

Additional factors that are equally important in choosing the right water feature for your swimming pool:

2. Rock Waterfalls – More pool owners are requesting rock waterfalls and rock features to make their pool feel like a home resort. Freeform pools commonly use rock waterfalls.  They are ideal for natural-style pools that may resemble a tropical lagoon or mountain spring. The freeform pools use the large rocks surrounding the pool as a small deck. Large boulder clusters or rock planters help the waterfall blend into the pool area.

Some rock styles and colors are universally popular, but each region of the country has a preferred color pattern and rock type based on the appearance of the local stone. Many pool owners prefer natural stone, but the faux rock is a great option as well because it allows for customized formations.

The size of the waterfall should be relatively proportional to the size of the pool, but multiple waterfalls on an average-sized pool will look great with the right landscaping. Using several waterfalls for a dramatic effect typically works better than one massive waterfall.

So Many Features To Choose From The Possibilities Are Endless

3.  Sound – Most homeowners opt for an added water pool feature for their homes not only because of the visual aesthetics but also because of the sound it produces. It is equally significant to establish the mood that your water feature will create. A well-designed pool water feature must not only be visually appealing but equally enticing to other senses. Ambient noises like the sound of flowing water are said to produce a relaxing vibe and a calm atmosphere. While if you are opting for a quiet environment, then go for water features that do not produce sound.

4.  Flow Of The Water – Dynamics is also a significant part of swimming pool water feature design. The flow of water, including its direction and how it enters the pool, can cause corresponding effects on the overall look of the water feature. Fluidity in motion is one of the factors which make swimming pool water features visually satisfying. While some may opt to go with dynamic water features, others may choose to go with the stillness of the water. Some water features produce a stunning mirror-like surface that emanates tranquility.

5.  Lighting – Mood and accent lighting can be added to the water feature to enhance its ambiance and appearance. Warm lights or colored lights add visual interest and also make your water feature stand out, especially at night. Natural lighting is also another important factor as the way the water feature reflects and refracts sunlight causes an effect on the color.

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6.  Budget – The budget plays an important part in choosing the right water feature for your swimming pool. Some may consider it to be the biggest constraint because it dictates the features which you can include in your water feature.

7. Effects – Water features often include features that can be adjusted to different settings, providing different effects. The light settings are activated depending on the current mood of the user or the personal preference of the homeowner.

Swimming-Pool-Water-Feature-IdeasSpillover Bowls And Pools On Long Island NY

Gappsi designed and installed a small vinyl pool that was built with concrete walls and a liner in this backyard in Seaford NY. Our team at Gappsi incorporated stairs and a sundeck into the pool to add additional features. The sundeck has 12 inches of water and it’s used to keep the lunch chairs with a table that will hold an umbrella. A water feature with led spillover bowls and a 4 feet sheer descent. The water bowls are coordinated with the pool lights which also change colors. We paved the entire backyard and pool coping with G043 marble pavers. We also landscaped up the fence between the pool and fence with evergreens and other flowering plants.

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Smokeless wood burning Breeo fire pit

Smokeless wood burning  Breeo fire pitThis is a Breeo 32 inches wood burning smokeless in stainless steel.  Very beautiful and will never rust, it’s nice and clean. We will start it up for the first time tonight. That the fire started it. The fire pit has a double wall construction allowing air from the outside to circulate and come out through those holes from the top. After it gets hot it will re burn the smoke before it gets out of the fire pit. That is why it is considered a smokeless fire pit. It is also a heat element because the stainless  steel  gets hot and it generates heat and reflects heat for the surrounding 10ft away all around the fire pit. This is a very nice device, nice and clean. We  are very happy to use it. We will not build another fire pit without using  a breeo  fire pit. This also comes with a grill. you see the holes the post goes in there and you can attach the grill to cook on it or even a pot that hands from the top. This all system comes as an option for every breeo fire pit. You may visit the Gappsi Showroom and you will see the all line of the breeo  fire pits displayed. Gappsi is a dealer for Breeo products and all other outdoor appliances. We also provide  These services in the following areas of Eastern Long-Island – Western long-Island  – North-Shore long-Island – South-Shore long-Island, Suffolk County,  Nassau County,  Glen Cove, Hempstead, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Babylon , Huntington,  Islip, Smithtown,  Brookhaven, Southampton,  Riverhead,  East Hampton, Southold, Old Brookville, Old Westbury, Mill Neck, Nissequogue, Lloyd Harbor,  Muttontown, Coldspring Harbor,  East ,Norwich and both Nassau and Suffolk County

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G040 Marble Pavers Dix Hills NY

G040 Marble Pavers Dix Hills NYThis is our newest installation in Dix Hills NY. We remodeled the pool, installed a new liner, new equipment and new sheer descends with stone structure. We installed a new patio with the G40 natural stones. One of the most beautiful stones we ever had. This stone is very durable, will never change color, will never ware, will never weather, guaranteed. I actually installed this same exact project 25 years ago. We just remodeled it, beautiful.

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Custom gunite swimming pool built in Lake Grove NY

Custom gunite swimming pool built in Lake Grove NY
This is our newest installation the G44. The project is almost complete. All we have to do is finish the inside of the pool. It will be super blue, diamond bright. The job is ready to be used. This is the waterfall, it has its own separate pump. This is a little patio, we still have to do some catch up with the landscaping. This is the slide. We are just about finished with the Pavillion. It is custom build with Azec. The kitchen built with the newest Eldorado pre casted cabinets reinforced with fiberglass cement. We will take a final video when the work is 100% complete.

 

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Pond less waterfall built in Lake Grove NY

Pond less waterfall built in Lake Grove NYThis pond less water feature it’s been designed and built by Gappsi in Lake Grove NY as part of a large back yard project that includes a custom gunite swimming pool , pavilion , patio and full landscaping . Natural Long Island boulders were used for the risers and bluestone shelves for the water cascades. The landscape will be next to complete the water feature.

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