Luxury Custom Outdoor Water Fountain

Luxury-Custom-Outdoor-Water-Fountain1Designing a luxury custom outdoor water fountain is much like creating a work of art. Outdoor fountains make a graceful statement about your home by creating a pleasing and welcoming ambiance. They enhance the landscaping style of any property. Outdoor fountains are especially beneficial serving as camouflage for traffic noise and other nuances in your surroundings. This can provide relief on those hot summer days.  At Gappsi we offer a wide variety of styles that will be sure to impress anyone who enters your yard. Whether you are interested in grand scale models or water fountains for smaller areas, we can customize many of our water fountain designs to meet your needs.

Custom Outdoor Water Fountain Benefits

Stress Relief & Relaxation – Everyone has a little stress in their life. Find some stress relief and relaxation at the end of a hard day by your fountain. With its soothing sounds of flowing water your water fountain will bring stress relief and relaxation to your environment.

Indoor & Outdoor Décor – An indoor or outdoor fountain will add instant beauty to your surroundings. Whether it is a large wall fountain, a tabletop fountain, or a garden fountain, you are decorating and showing your style.

Drowning Out Sounds – A soft flowing water sound can drown out other sounds around you.  For example: traffic, voices in the next room, and the dog that always barks at the same time every night.  The sound of flowing water will help you relax and give you a new sound to enjoy drowning out other sounds around you.

Luxury-Custom-Outdoor-Water-FountainArtistic Water Fountain Features

Many of today’s homeowners gravitate towards water features that act as a focal point of a design, like an interactive piece of modern art that makes a statement. That statement can be bold or simple, often reflecting the personality of the homeowner. Designs of this type add an element of zen to an outdoor space and can range from water walls to urn fountains and bubbling rocks.

Are you looking for an easy way to beautify your outdoor living space? An outdoor fountain adds instant beauty, and you’ll enjoy the soothing sight and sound of running water in your yard. Not only that, but your fountain will attract birds and butterflies who stop by for a bit of refreshment.

4 Things To Know About Outdoor Fountains

  1. Power Source – There are two power source options: Hardwired or Solar-Powered.  A hardwired fountain draws on an electric power source to function. In most areas, only a licensed electrician can install a hardwired outdoor fountain. Solar-powered outdoor fountains are popular because they don’t require hardwiring to your home’s electrical supply.
  2. Water Source – Most fountains are connected to a home’s water supply. There are some that can be filled using a water hose without the need for a permanent connection.
  3. Fountain Finishes – The finish of the fountain makes a big difference in the way the product looks and the care it needs.
    • Concrete and stone fountains usually don’t require as much care as other materials.
    • Stone fountains look more natural and might blend better into the surroundings.
    • Bronze and copper fountains provide a nice contrast to natural outdoor settings but may require more care than other finishes.
  4. Lighting – If you plan on spending time in your garden when it’s dark outside then outdoor fountain lighting options include:

Submersible lights: These go directly into the water. If your fountain is large enough, submersible lights offer a dramatic effect. They may be colorful or white and provide a soft effect not only on the water but also on the surrounding landscape.

External lights: External lights can be installed around the perimeter of the fountain.  Lighting options include spotlights, path lights, or even hanging lights.

Solar lights: Solar lights are exceptionally easy to install and require no electrical outlet. This is perfect for areas where a power source is not readily available.

Luxury-Custom-Outdoor-Water-Fountain2Gappsi Luxury Custom Outdoor Water Fountain with Copper Statue In A Pool

We constructed a 14′ ft wide x 18″ inches deep gunite pool, with a custom-sized pedestal.  The pedestal was shaped using gunite as the shell.  It supports and raises the brass Four Seasons statue above water level.  Gappsi’s team installed a brick veneer to cover the outside pool wall and added a custom bluestone coping on top of the fountain wall. The custom water fountain finish inside is a black diamond brite quartz.

To illuminate the fountain in the evening we installed LED lights.  This included underwater illumination of the pool and shining up to the statue as well. Pentair equipment powers the water circulation for the fountain.  The unit returns water to the top of the statue and creates a free-fall spillover on all sides.  We installed a UV light sanitation system.  This keeps the water sanitized and cuts down on the maintenance needed.  The customers are extremely happy and love pulling into their home and seeing their custom Copper Water Fountain by Gappsi!  


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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.


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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Self-Contained Outdoor Water Fountains

Self-Contained Outdoor Water Fountains

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Self-contained outdoor water fountains are an elegant finishing touch to projects and spaces large or small.  An outdoor fountain can turn a simple outdoor living space into an inviting and relaxing area. Choosing the right fountain for your landscaping décor is a combination of personal preference and practicality keep in mind.

Which Fountain Is Best For Your Project?

  • Source Of Power – Outdoor fountains have a variety of power options with the two most common being hardwired and solar-powered, you can choose which is best for the project.
  • Water Source – Fountains often are connected to the property’s water supply for a convenient supply right to the unit. The other fountain type uses a hose and a pump that re-circulates water through the fountain on a continuous basis.
  • Lighting Options – While some fountains have lights, you can also place lights around the fountain where you want to illuminate it. When deciding on outdoor lighting you can also consider amber lights.  They offer a more soothing effect versus multicolored lights that provides a more fun element to the area.
  • FInishes – The fountain’s finish is a primarily aesthetic consideration that requires you to take the surrounding area into account and then decide.


  • Location Matters – If the fountain requires a constant water supply or a hardwired energy source, taking the location of water lines and electrical connections into consideration is critical.  The location of the fountain is one of the most important choices you have to make.
  • Complimentary Decor – Most people opt to dress up the area with complementary décor.  For example, a paved path leading to the fountain or a water feature around the fountain are two possible options to consider.
  • Water Efficiency – Some outdoor fountains have re-circulating pumps for water efficiency if you do not have a constant water source available.  This fountain type uses the same water until the water needs to be drained or until it evaporates.
  • Cleaning The Fountain – Having a scummy layer of algae can make your fountain look terrible.   Keeping it clean is important but there are some fountains that have a cleaning cycle that can help save you time.
  • Winter Care – People who are in locations that experience freezing temperatures during the winter months will need to care for their fountain to prevent cracking when the water freezes.

Self-Contained Outdoor Water Fountains

Self-Contained Outdoor Water Fountain in Smithtown, NY

The above picture is a self-contained outdoor water fountain with a water reservoir underground to collect the water.

  • Veneered walls using beige travertine split face and tumbled stone.
  • The self-contained outdoor water fountain walls used 2 inches of tumble coping.
  • The sheer waterfall descends over the lion faces, which spouts water adding to the wall spillover features.
  • Bursts of colorful flower pots were added to the steps of the wall on the fountain.
  • A picture of the family pet was added behind the fountain.
  • Large brightly colored red flower pots were added to brighten the area and in addition, add a pop of color.

Gappsi added in the front of the fountain a fire pit area for all to enjoy the fountain and zen it created. The entire setting is very peaceful with the relaxing sound of the water fountain.


Gappsi Group offers the below-listed residential and commercial services to the public; let us know how we can serve you better!

Home RemodelingSwimming PoolsPaver Cleaning and SealingSports Game CourtsEpoxy FlooringLandscape, and Masonry Design, and Construction.

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