When remodeling your backyard space, you should take advantage of features such as pool fountains and outdoor lighting to create a welcoming landscaping environment. However, you should also be aware of how you use the space to avoid shortcomings like the ones in this remodel. The placement of the pool house provides privacy while its use of lighting warms the area. Slate panels and paver stone surfaces frame the pool and highlight this effect. However, it lacks several modern swimming pool water features. For example, the limited border of the pool constricts the space, forcing guests towards the house instead of spreading out around the pool. And the bars placement limits its appeal and further clutters the back of the home. Moving the bar out more and creating a pool waterfall near the end of the pool would significantly enhance the space by enticing people to move about and explore.
Here you see a remodel we did last summer. We are particularly proud of the outcome. The customer stipulated that they wanted us to incorporate a pool and hot tub combination into the remodel, but left the design up to us. We decided to go with an installation of subtle, above ground pools that wouldnt take away from the surrounding nature. You can see the higher pool is the hot tub. The water cascades out of the tub and over the pool rock waterfall, gently warming the larger pool below. The color of the rocks matches nicely with the trees and hills located behind the property. The customer was very pleased with both the aesthetics and the functionality of two-tier design, because they are able to enjoy the pools in summer and winter. The pool waterfall makes especially pleasant sounds, adding to the overall relaxing backyard atmosphere.
A swimming pool waterfall is a great addition to any backyard landscape because it gives a very fun and functional item a more decorative touch. A pool waterfall can be installed in a variety of different places and via a number of techniques. I have seen them fall off the end of an infinity pool (which is great for more modern style designs) or used as a transition between the main water source and a neighboring spa like in this photo. Water features can be quite large and actually look like a natural water fall that you would see in a rain forest, or they can be small faucet-like designs or a simple spray. No matter the size or style, I find that they make a fantastic addition to any landscape because they add the relaxing sound of naturally running water to any surrounding seating or dining areas. Not only does it create a very serene ambiance but it can actually mask the noise of nearby roads or loud neighbors. Their beauty and functionality make them a natural addition to any backyard pool design.
Inground pool waterfalls are a fun touch to breathe new life into an outdated design or boring backyard. They can be as large as artistic as in this beautiful desert mansion, or can be a simple water feature installed in large landscaping rocks beside the pool. I like adding them to properties where we have taken on landscape design projects because they add a lovely audio element to beautiful surroundings. Personally, I find the sound of naturally moving water quite relaxing and a key part in establishing the ambience outdoors. Utilizing these features in a pool and spa is incredibly easy and looks fantastic because you already have the basin and/or source for the water. You could create a waterfall that starts in landscaping rocks or a wall and falls into the pool. Or, for a slightly more contemporary design, you could create an infinity pool that runs off into another water feature below like this home. The options for a pool waterfall are endless, so get your creative juices flowing.
When it comes to inground swimming pools, this one has got a lot of character. It perfectly complements this eclectically designed home. After considering many swimming pool waterfall designs, looking for a natural extension of their indoor living space, the owners were thrilled with the results. The concrete patio is ideal for entertaining and provides a space for their Bed & Breakfast guests to unwind. The low-maintenance shrubbery provides some privacy for lounging and swimming in the large, luxurious pool, while the beautiful pool waterfalls and the natural landscaping give the impression of visiting a mountain hot spring resort. Five separate water falls enhance the tranquility with the sound of running water. Visitors can also sit on the edge of the wishing-well-style pool to enjoy watching the fish the owners have added. With easy step-in access to the crystal-clear water, anyone can enjoy the peace and serenity of this environment.
Ive seen a lot of swimming pool water features, but this design really fueled my imagination. Homeowners are demanding more from their outdoor living space, and designers are upping their game accordingly. The kidney shaped pool with diving board are yesterdays news. Today people prefer the back to nature look. The gentle chatter of a trickling pool waterfall can transform your backyard oasis into an outdoor paradise. Landscaping specialists can create a variety of moving water features via inground pool fountains and waterfalls. It can be as simple as a few lighted deck jets, or detailed with original stonework to recreate a multi-level cascade like the one pictured here. I like the completeness of this design. The stonework mirrors the house exterior. The garden plantings are reminiscent of a woodland clearing and the pool waterfall adds a babbling brook to delight the senses. Come sit by the water and feel the stress wash away.