Swimming Pool Water Falls & Other Features

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A swimming pool with a water feature or waterfall is a water-on-water experience that serves as a focal point and lures you into its environment.

Just like other elements of your property, you want to choose water features that complement your home's and pool's architectural style. They should also fit within your budget and personal taste.

In many cases, the space you have available outside your home is limited. This means that if you need more space for a party or a gathering, it can be difficult to find an area in which to accommodate everyone.

One way around this problem is with waterfalls. The sound and sight of falling water create an atmosphere that’s both relaxing and exciting at the same time- perfect for gatherings!

And because swimming pool waterfalls come in all shapes and sizes, they work well no matter what type of outdoor space you have available.

In addition, when properly maintained they can serve as a year-round decoration without having to worry about seasonal changes like snow or rain ruining them!

Creating an OASIS feel, Elegance and Vibrancy

We usually make the interior of our house look great. The living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and all other rooms are magnificent.

Outdoor spaces are often overlooked when homeowners decide to renovate their homes. However, with the right design and some creative thinking your backyard can be transformed into an inviting oasis that is the envy of all your friends.

There are many ways you can get started, but one way is by installing a waterfall feature in your pool. A swimming pool waterfall not only creates an ideal place for relaxation and cooling off on hot days, but it also makes a great conversation piece for parties or gatherings.

One thing to keep in mind when picking out a waterfall installation company is that they should have experience working with residential pools because commercial projects require different equipment than what you would use at home.

Swimming pool waterfalls are the best way to create that oasis feel in your backyard. Not only do they add fun, excitement, and noise to your outdoor space, but also elegance and vibrancy.

Many people find it awfully hard to select just one feature because pools with multiple elements create an inviting retreat where family and friends can relax and have fun.

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Types of Pool Waterfall Features

Where Water Flows Best

Water features can bring a whole new dimension to your backyard pool. From something like a simple laminar to a more extravagant feature like a natural waterfall, the concept of moving water attracts attention and gets people talking.

By incorporating water features into your poolscape, you’ll not only add an artistic element but more depth and character, as well.

Learn the different kinds of water features before shopping and consult a professional to make sure it's logistically possible to install certain types.

Main types of features

Pool Fountain

The fountain is a wide range of styles are available, from spillovers to floating.

Pool fountains are a fantastic way to improve the aesthetics of both your yard and your pool at the same time. They turn an ordinary swimming pool into an enchanting oasis.


Often built with rocks or boulders (real and faux) as part of naturalistic pools design, waterfalls are one of the most popular water features when paired with swimming pools and spas.

Water wall

Just like it sounds, a waterfall spills out from a horizontal spout placed on a tiled or decorative wall near the pools.

Water curtain

A narrow and often wide sheet or curtain of water is usually mounted on a wall, pergola roof, or overhang, that falls into the pools.

Rock Waterfalls

Rock waterfalls can be custom-made in various widths and heights to fit the size of your pool.

Typically rocks are stacked in natural-looking positions to the desired height. Water flows from the top rock down the rest of the rocks, then descends into the pools.

Sheer descent

Appearing like a thin sheet of glass, this type of waterfall drops or forms an arc as it flows away from the pool wall.


A decorative element is attached to pool walls out of which pour narrow streams of water. Sconces can be shapes, architectural pieces, urns, vessels, or characters, like animals.


Aka gushers are small jets in the floor of a shallow surface of the pool that shoot streams of water that gurgle and bubble up; the heights of the streams can be adjusted.

Spillover spa

An integrated custom-designed spa that is raised above the pool, serving as a sort of utilitarian water feature as it spills or trickles into the swimming pool.

Deck jets

Often called a laminar or pencil jet, this type of water feature is installed into pool decking and shoots a narrow, arching stream of water into the pool.


Fog and misting systems are designed to create a curtain of mist and can reduce temperatures by as much as 30 degrees.


Similar to a sconce in that a statue is usually figural like animal, fish, bird, or person. Water usually bubbles out or shoots a stream.

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Why you should invest in one for your backyard

Installing a pool waterfall has practical as well as aesthetic benefits for your swimming pool. Your waterfall will transform your backyard into a creative piece of art that draws in many compliments and admiring glances.

Pool waterfalls also have practical benefits such as enhancing water filtration, preventing algae, and acting as a noise barrier. So, if you have the budget for it, you should definitely install a waterfall.

Excellent Addition to your Outdoor Spaces

Just imagine your outdoor space with luxurious details that tie your pools, patio, and outdoors together with the rest of your living space. Whether you are completing a luxury remodel or installing a backyard oasis for the first time.

Our experienced design team can create a custom space that will complement your lifestyle and bring you hours of enjoyment and memories for years to come.

Some of the added benefits of adding a waterfall feature to your pool include:

  • Soothing and relaxing background noise
  • Transforms any pool to a backyard centerpiece
  • Enhances the visual appearance of your pool area
  • Helps with water filtration
  • Helps prevent the formation of algae
  • Breathtaking Visuals

Installation of a Waterfall

The two main factors pool owners should consider prior to installation are the size of the waterfall and water pressure. Depending on the depth of your swimming pools, you must check the dimensions of your pools and pools area to ensure your water feature will have enough space.

As a general rule of thumb, a waterfall is normally low and wide or tall and narrow. To put this in perspective, a 40-inch tall waterfall is proportional to the swimming pools when it is 40 inches or less above the swimming pools.

As for water pressure, you will need to purchase a water pump to keep the consistent flow of running water.

You can determine the ideal flow rate for your waterfall from the units of size rather than by the power of the pump. Standard flow rates typically range from 130 to 150 gallons per hour per inch wide of the swimming pools.

A waterfall looks most pristine when operating at a high volume and low-pressure flow of water. Before installing a waterfall be sure to create a property plot plan and check for necessary permits.

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Create something special for your Pool Design

There are many reasons to add a waterfall to your pools. For one thing, they can be a way of expanding the space available without having to invest in a costly addition or renovation.

Plus, it’s easy to choose from a wide range of styles and designs so you can find something that will suit your home perfectly.

And because swimming pool waterfalls comes in a variety of sizes and shapes, they’re suitable for both small and large pools. No matter what type or shape of outdoor space you have available- pools with a waterfall are the perfect option!

Incredible Custom made Waterfalls

When you are shaping your pool, you need to focus on the hardscape, landscape, and available area for the pools.

Modern, Natural looking pool waterfalls is built as layers with a hardscape as the foundation the pool sits in while the landscape surrounds the pool.

When you have a solid hardscape and landscape, you will avoid damage problems for many years.

It is recommended to work with landscaping and hardscaping services when you are building on your pool waterfall ideas.

Once you have set the pool in place within your designated landscape, you will then need to install pool maintenance systems.

These include a filtration system, chemical testing kits to balance the levels of chlorine, calcium, or pH, a heating system for use during cold seasons, vacuums or nets to remove debris, and a pool cover.

Once everything is set up and installed, you may fill your pool site, amend the water, start the systems and enjoy the benefits of your custom pool waterfall.

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We build a creative visual focal point for your House

With falling water creating a soothing atmosphere and a stunning look for your garden or business, there is no more luxurious feature than a pool waterfall from Elite Pool Services.

With our expert, knowledgeable master craftsmen on hand, we design and construct pool waterfall across Tulsa and the surrounding areas.

In our waterfall design, we continue to blend the beauty of natural stone with the strength of poured concrete to create a natural-looking waterfall that will last a lifetime.

The equipment we use is of the highest possible quality. The focal point on every pool is a water feature or waterfall. It takes years of practice and tons of trial-and-error in designing and building a water feature.

Adding custom pool waterfalls to your pool is a great way to manage many different aspects of your time and life. If you have a pool or want to build one, request a quote for free or consult with the pool contractors so we can help you can make your pool waterfall landscape ideas and dream come to life.

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