6 Popular Water Features for Custom Pools

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Aug 3 15

Are you looking to add a bit of flair to your in-ground swimming pool? Nothing adds beauty to your pool area like a water feature. A water feature is a pool focal point with either still or moving water. They create sparkling moving water throughout the pool and add the soothing sound of moving water to your backyard.
There are many different types of water features to choose from. Here are the most popular water features available today:


Bubblers are small jets in the floor of the deck that create a stream of water that bubbles up at various heights. They are usually seen in shallow areas of the pool, like tanning ledges.

Deck Jets

Deck jets are strong clear streams of water that come out of the decking surrounding the pool and land in the water. They offer a sleek uniform look and can be used in any type of design. These jets can be illuminated by LED lights at night to add a unique bit of ambient lighting to your backyard area.

Rain Curtains

A rain curtain creates a refreshing sheet of rain that cascades into your pool. These curtains are usually placed in stand-alone structures resembling a frame. They are visually and aurally appealing and are a popular choice when paired with a modern indoor pool.

Rock Waterfalls

Rock waterfalls offer a natural majestic look to your outdoor pool area. They are a very popular choice. They are constructed out of different types of natural rocks and can vary in size and shape so each one looks very unique. The water flow is very natural and uninhibited.


Sconces are thin streams of water that come out of decorative elements on the pool wall. They are usually ornate pieces or different types of animal heads, like an elephant or a lion. Scones are a popular choice in geometric swimming pools and give them a more ornate look.

Sheer Descent Waterfalls

Sheer descent waterfalls create an arc of water that projects away from the pool wall. They create a thin uniform glass-like sheet of water coming out of a narrow opening. The opening can vary in length and size. These are popular choices when paired with modern swimming pools.
If you are interested in adding a water feature to your current pool or including one in a new custom pool project, contact Rideau Pools today!

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