Many swimming pool owners keep their pools open year round, even if only for the asthetic value…but for a large percentage of pool owners, each year we have to “open” the pool. In an effort to provide consumers with guidance on that subject, Master Pools Guild member, Keith Lombardo, of Lombardo Pools offers the following 6 step process to get you “back in the swim.”
Bubble Jets are a form of small fountains that produce a bubbly stream of water. The height is typically 6 to 24 inches tall. These features are commonly found on lounging ledges (also referred to as Baja ledges) and beach entries but can be added to many areas of your swimming pool design.
Waterfalls have become popular among water features in swimming pool design. If you are considering adding this element to a new or an existing poolscape, review our check list of considerations:
Laminar jets, or laminars, in swimming pool design primarily fall into the category of “water features” but can easily be listed as a specialty lighting effect as well. Laminars create totally clear, uniform arcs of moving water that originate from either your pool deck or surrounding landscape. Laminar water streams can reach up to 7 feet high and project outward up to 8 feet landing into your pool, spa, or other water feature.
Deck jets in swimming pool design fall into the category of “water features.” Deck jets create a beautiful arc of water that seems to magically appear from the deck.
The arc of water can be directed to the pool or spa. Deck jets can be installed in your choice of combination/configuration.
What is a rain curtain or a rain wall in a swimming pool design? A rain curtain is a type of water feature added to a swimming pool to create a certain visual effect – in this case, the sound & the illusion of a wall of rain. A rain curtain produces a wall of rain drops versus the solid sheet of water produced in a sheer descent waterfall. Rain curtains are gaining popularity in both outdoor and indoor swimming pool designs.
A sheer descent is a type of water feature added to a swimming pool to create a certain visual effect. Sheer descent is actually a brand name of a waterfall manufactured by the Jandy/Zodiac Corporation. This water feature has become so popular that the term “sheer descent” is now used in reference to any straight, linear waterfall, regardless of the manufacturer.