Dress Up Your Swimming Pool with Water Features & Rock Walls
From Pleasure Pools in Mandeville, LA Serving All of Metro New Orleans
Are you looking to add a little “pizzazz” to your swimming pool by customizing it with a rock water feature? These water features can totally transform the look of a pool, and give it the custom look and feel that you’ve been looking for.
Pleasure Aquatech Pools (link to home page) has been providing custom water features for swimming pools since 1994 for metro New Orleans residents and business. Located in Mandeville, we service all of southeast Louisiana from St. Tammany to Baton Rouge.
Types of Water Features To Consider Include:
Waterfalls are among the most popular features that we install. Waterfalls add both a visual and a sound element to a swimming pool, creating a very relaxing effect. Some of these features are very lightweight and may not require that any structural modifications are made by the swimming pool contractor to install them. There are other waterfall features, however, that are extremely heavy and that do need to have reinforcement added to the swimming pool into which they are installed so that the swimming pool can bear the load.
The easiest and fastest way to figure out whether or not your swimming pool will need modifications to accommodate such a feature is to simply call us for a free design estimate. Our swimming pool professionals may be able to present options for waterfall features that allow you to get away with installing them without making any significant modifications, even if you have an older swimming pool.
Rock grottoes are popular rock water features that are added to swimming pools. Some of these features have waterfalls as part of their design, and these can create great spaces to unwind in the swimming pool. They’re particularly nice when there is a party going on and some people want to use the majority of the swimming pool to swim, dive and so forth and other people want to use it just to sit around and relax.
These features may seem easy to install, but you’ll definitely want to have a professional New Orleans swimming pool contractor do the work for you. These pool features can sometimes be heavy, so they may need reinforcement, and they do need to be anchored to the pool deck to ensure that they are safe for use. It’s easier to have a swimming pool contractor handle this work.
Materials to Choose From
The materials that are used to create rock water features will dictate how much work is involved in installing them. For instance, if they make use of real rock, the weight is likely to necessitate that we reinforce the deck of the swimming pool so that the weight can be accommodated without any damage. There are other materials, however, that are much lighter and that may be more appropriate for swimming pools that cannot support the weight of real rock features.
The materials that aren’t actually real rock are designed so that they look almost exactly like it. There really isn’t much of an aesthetic compromise involved in using some of the newer materials available.
The best thing you can do is contact us today for a free, no-obligation design consultation.
Other Enhancements to Consider
Adding rock features to a swimming pool is a great starting point for completely altering the aesthetics of the pool. However, waterfalls are oftentimes greatly enhanced by adding colored lighting to them, which looks incredible at night.
Some rock features are also designed so that you can put torches or other fire features on them, which truly transforms the space and is great for entertaining or if you just want to enjoy the swimming pool by yourself on a mild New Orleans evening. There are plenty of options for rock features that can make an old, boring swimming pool into something remarkable and enjoyable for everybody who uses it.