Pool waterfalls are an essential aesthetic element in some Water Architecture projects, especially in natural pools.
At present there is some confusion regarding waterfalls for swimming pools, since a themed rock waterfall is not the same as a natural stone waterfall, a decorative water curtain or a hydromassage jet.
We tell you the main differences.
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Types of Waterfalls for Pools
Waterfalls for Pools in Themed Rock
Pools with beach entry effect, also called natural pools, are the ideal type of pool to install a waterfall.
The idea is to integrate a waterfall so that it looks as natural as possible, maintaining harmony with the environment and that the water sprouts and flows as if it were a spring towards the pool.
To this end, themed rock waterfalls are an excellent option.
It is a waterfall made in a special mortar, carved by hand and made to measure for each project.
The advantage of this type of pool waterfall is that the mortar used is easily mouldable, any thickness and size can be applied to it, and it is extremely resistant to contact with water. In addition, it can be customized in tones, colors, textures and formats so that it resembles the characteristics of the environment and the aesthetics of the pool.
In fact, most clients who have large tracts of land and beautiful natural spaces around their home tend to choose to build luxury swimming pools with a waterfall, since they look like a natural lake and embellish all the exteriors in a beautiful way. exponential.
Waterfalls for Natural Stone Pools
At first glance it might seem that a natural stone waterfall is the best option.
However, the placement of natural stone in a pool, forming a waterfall, is not completely organic, but would be seen as an accumulation of stones without any aesthetic sense.
In this regard, we recommend applying natural stone either in the form of a lining in the pool basin or in the project environment, in the form of natural rockery, but not in the pool waterfall. This is an example:
To install a waterfall in the pool, we consider the themed rock mentioned in the previous point to be the best option.
Other types of Waterfalls for Pools
There are other options on the market that have nothing to do with the natural pools in which themed rock waterfalls are usually installed.
We can differentiate 2 main types:
Stainless steel waterfalls:
- water curtains
- water cannons for massage
- relaxing waterfalls
- swan neck waterfalls
- Built-in waterfalls integrated into the pool design
- Water curtains with a decorative or relaxing effect
How to choose the best waterfall for your pool
Waterfalls for small pools
If you have little space to build your pool, the best option is to opt for either stainless steel waterfalls or a built-in waterfall integrated into one side or wall of your project.
Keep in mind that if you choose to add a stainless steel waterfall as a water curtain or gooseneck waterfall, you will somehow combine the pool with a spa, giving it double functionality. In this way you can massage specific points on the back or neck.
On the other hand, if you decide to add a small built-in waterfall integrated into the project, it may improve the aesthetics of the pool in general. In this case, the waterfall has a more decorative than relaxing function, although the sound of the water will always bring you well-being.
Waterfalls for large natural pools
If your home is surrounded by a large piece of land and exuberant vegetation and you want to maintain that aesthetic in the pool, we recommend opting for a natural pool with a beach-effect entrance and a natural waterfall with themed rock.
The result will look very natural and harmonious and of a very unique beauty.
In this case, we recommend you hire a company specialized in rock theming for swimming pools, since, otherwise, the result may not be as aesthetic as you wished.
Our company is a specialist in the design and construction of swimming pools with waterfalls. Contact GodoPools if you want us to study your project and offer you the best alternative to include a natural waterfall in your pool.