Adding Water Feature To A Pool? Six Considerations

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Adding a water feature to your pool can be a fantastic way to enhance your experience, while also taking your yard to the next level!

Adding a water feature to your pool is as simple as getting in contact with a pool contractor, receiving a quote, and then arranging a date to get your pool ready for a party! Whether you’re looking for a large waterfall or lighted jets for a playful stream, any pool can be given a new feature.

While there are lots of options when it comes to adding water features, it isn’t a one-size-fits-all process. There is so much more to learn when it comes to adding a water feature, where to get one, and who to get it from!

Where Can I Get A Water Feature?

There are many so many different shapes and sizes of water features that can be purchased from a myriad of stores or websites. For example, if you wanted a stainless steel addition or a curved waterfall, you could easily purchase it from either Amazon, Wayfair, or your nearest pool supply store.

It may take some digging around other websites and local pool stores in order to find the right feature for you. You also may need to take a trip to your local hardware store to find the right tools and piping, but there are quite a few different ways to make your pool look the way you’ve always wanted it to.

Your only limits are the type of feature you are looking for, the shipping availabilities, and the cost of installment to get your new feature up and running.

Different Kinds Of Water Features

Once you’ve decided to add a water feature to your pool, there are many different options to choose from. You may decide on something as simple as jets in the bottom of the pool, or something as complex as adding a lazy river built just above and next to the existing pool, where you and your gusts can sit and relax.

A more common, popular option are massage jets in the sides of the pool, perfect for relaxing after a hard day of work.

If you have children, or are a child at heart, a waterfall of varying lengths, widths, and stream powers could be installed. Whether you use it for play, aesthetic, or ambiance, you can never go wrong with the soothing sound of falling water.

If you’re looking to add something just as exciting for the rambunctious adults, a waterfall slide at the top of a rock wall could be just what you’re looking for! The list of possibilities are truly endless.

All features are guaranteed to come with their own time constraints and requirements for professional help and installation. But apart from your budget and available space, there is nothing that can prevent you from adding whatever your heart desires to your own pool. Whether you’re looking to make a child’s paradise in your backyard, or an area of meditation and relaxation, water features are the way to do it.

Homemade Water Features

Believe it or not, a fire pit is also considered a water feature! One of the easiest DIY water features out there, the merging of water and fire is a wonderful combination when it comes to roasting marshmallows and mini weenies while your guests are making cannonballs into the pool.

Depending on how handy you are, you could even put it in without the need for instructions or the help of an instructional video from someone else.

There are loads of helpful DIY videos on YouTube that can teach you how to install a pool fountain for around $10! If you would rather do something yourself, rather than pay someone else to do it, Youtube may be the perfect place to find a project that fits your budget, complete with instructions on how to do it.

Who Installs A Water Feature?

Unfortunately, you can’t go over to your local Walmart and ask for someone to install a brand new water feature immediately.

The kind of feature you’re dealing with will require different types of expertise to install it. There are, however, a few minor water features one could install in just under an hour that can be ordered and shipped right to your front door. Some features don’t require professional help, while others need to be installed by experts.

Nonetheless, there are many local businesses in anyone’s relative area that are able to provide you with the services you need to get your brand new jet-stream installed to the side of your pool. To put in larger water features, it will take the help of someone who builds and maintains pools in order to get the water feature to flow correctly and be built in so as to withstand any sort of pressure from outside forces or weather.

How Long Does It Take To Get It Installed?

With any sort of feature, this answer will vary based on the kind of feature you have chosen to add to your pool. Depending on the size and complexity of the desired feature, it could take anywhere from a few hours to several months to install.

The size of your yard, type of water feature you’ve chosen, and the current setup of your pool will play a large part in the time needed for the project to be completed.

How Much Does It Cost?

Water features can cost anywhere from $13 to well over $1,000. Doing the installation yourself will certainly save you money, but the best way to get a quote is to call the company you would pay to do the installation, and get a quote. Some water features will have a warranty that will be voided if it isn’t installed by a professional, so make sure to do your research before you decide to do something yourself.

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We always wanted a fountain of some kind at our house, but professional installation was just too pricey. So, we decided to make our own little fountain and after learning how, we thought we should share our experiences to help people in our same situation.

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