5 Must-Have Water Features for Any Swimming Pool

Whether you’re looking for a fun way to cool off from the hot weather or you want to add a relaxing ambiance to your backyard, water features are a great way to elevate your pool’s appearance and your home’s value. There are dozens of types of water features and virtually endless customizable options available for your home’s pool. Whether you want an exotic waterfall or a contemporary deck jet, water features can work in literally any space. If you’ve just had pool replastering or pool tile repair and you’re looking for the next way to enhance your pool’s appearance, choose one of these five must-have water features from So Cal Pool Plaster.

  1. Bubblers

Bubblers are a popular option for smaller pools or those who want a simple water feature addition. Bubblers shoot jets of water straight up from the bottom of the pool, causing a bubbling and rippling effect on the surface. They’re most often found in the shallow end of swimming pools or in spas. Bubblers are great for homeowners with kids, as little ones will love to play among the jet streams. You can also add colorful lights for enhanced ambiance while entertaining.

  1. Waterfalls

Waterfalls are another popular choice for those seeking to transform their backyard into a personal oasis. Waterfalls can be built into a raised wall, a rock pile feature, or a waterslide. They create relaxing ambient noise and a strong visual focal point. Having swim-under space or a relaxing ledge behind the waterfall can add another element of fun and surprise that takes your pool restoration to the next level. 

  1. Spillover Spas

Spillover spas, also called spillways, are one of the most common features found in residential pools. Spillways are used to move water from one area of the pool to another, such as from a hot tub to the main pool. They create subtle ambiance with gentle running water sounds and provide extra fun for the kids. If you have a jacuzzi that’s elevated next to your pool, this creates a great opportunity to incorporate an inexpensive water feature that will make all the difference. 

  1. Deck Jets

For homeowners seeking a little added drama to their pool, deck jets are a great solution. Deck jets sit on the pool coping or pool deck and spout a narrow, arching stream of water into the pool itself. Deck jets create stunning visual interest, and you can also include LED lights for additional drama. Kids will love them too, as they create a fun place to splash, play, and swim under. Deck jets come in a wide range of colors, finishes, and price points, so ask your pool replastering expert about which deck jets are available within your budget.

  1. Sheer Curtains

Similar to waterfalls, sheer curtains create a wide curtain of water which drops straight down into your pool. The main difference between sheer curtains and waterfalls is that waterfalls hug the rocks or walls on which they run down, whereas the water from sheer curtains drops vertically down from a flat surface and perfectly into the pool, creating a “curtain” of water. Sheer curtains make a bold design statement, and they’re perfect for sectioning off a swim-up bar, grotto, or lounging shelf. 

No matter what your design preferences or budget are, So Cal Pool Plaster can help you create the swimming pool of your dreams. From waterslides to deck jets, our team is an expert in all water features. We do more than just pool tile repair and pool replastering; we can completely transform your swimming pool and revitalize your backyard. To find out more about our services or receive a free estimate, give us a call today at (714) 312-3898.