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.
When swimming pool design includes an infinity or vanishing edge, the term weir wall will also be used in the discussion. A weir is a barrier across a body of water, designed to alter its flow characteristics. Weirs are commonly used to alter the flow of rivers in order to prevent flooding and to help make rivers easier to navigate.
A Perimeter-overflow swimming pool design (also referred to as a knife edge swimming pool or a wet edge swimming pool) incorporates the infinity-edge look but differs in that the design allows water to spill over all four sides. Like the infinity design, the water that flows over the sides of a perimeter-overflow pool is collected in a hidden catch basin and recirculated. Some perimeter-overflow designs include elevated edges that spill into a catch basin below while other perimeter overflow designs sit the pool flush within the deck with the overflow spilling into a narrow hidden catch basin underneath.
Also known as vanishing edge, disappearing edge or negative edge swimming pools. Infinity edge pool designs make the pool appear to extend to the horizon. The pool becomes essentially, part of the view. The illusion of a vanishing edge is achieved by lowering the pool’s back wall to create a water’s edge that is the same level as the water in the pool. The overflow is caught in a catch basin below the main pool and the water is re-circulated.
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