Swimming pools can greatly enhance the atmosphere of one’s home. Aside from primarily providing fun and recreation for family members, swimming pools also increase the aesthetic appeal of your home and at the same time, boost its value. Since it is considered to be a large part of the yard and a main attraction for most houses, enhancing its beauty should also be given attention to. If you want to elevate the overall interest of your swimming pool and transform it into a stunning work of art, adding a water feature is one of the solutions you can take. Water features are an integral part of swimming pool design because it can instantly transform into a more attractive part of your property. It adds the “wow factor” to a swimming pool – whether it may be used to create a striking focal point or create a cozy ambiance. A water feature can also give a different character to your swimming pool, from a refreshing oasis, to a serene retreat, a tropical resort, a romantic escape or a kid friendly zone.
With the primary purpose of beautifying a poolscape, aesthetics play a big part in choosing the right water feature for your swimming pool. Whether it may be a simple water feature or a towering six foot tall waterfall that has a grotto, a stunning water feature improves the look of your backyard and gives your guests a sight to enjoy. However, aesthetics and visual impact aren’t the only factors that you have to consider to create a water feature that will leave you and your guests in awe. The first thing that you have to consider in choosing the right water feature is the style of swimming pool you want. As in any case of home design, determining the style is integral because this will dictate all the other design elements of your area -from the smallest of the details to the most dominant component.
If your swimming pool is more on the rustic side, opt for a natural looking water feature like a rock waterfall. For a modern or contemporary inspired swimming pool designs like a lagoon pool, streamlined sheet falls and laminar jets complement a formal and minimalist look. The Mediterranean inspired swimming pools can be enhanced with sconces that are ornamented with motif likes lion heads. Aside from the prevailing style of the swimming pool, the surrounding environment should also be taken into consideration. The water feature must blend with the topography of the property. Take advantage of high elevations, especially if your house is situated in a tall hill. Create water features with varying steps and allow water to fall with a “step ripple effect” or water that spills over several layers