Custom Water Features & Effects


An ingroung swimming pool is not custom without them, and you know you want cool features. Let’s take a look at some of the more popular swimming pool customization, features, and accessories in this article we show you how to put a creative edge on a traditional swimming pool design.

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Truly Use Your Imagination, the only thing that constrains your pool features and effects is your imagination. Here at Sensational Pools, we turn your dreams into reality. Whether you want brass fixtures for your waterfalls, or bronze water bowls, you are the master of your project, we are the sculptors that work with you to plan and design your pool. Watching large copper water bowls bubble up with water and fall into your pool in sheets, will make you feel like royalty!

The elements of design.

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Mixing Fire & Water

New products on the market allow us to combine water and fire to create some of the most dramatic backyard effects. Your custom swimming pool can be configured to have water shoot up in the air and come down as rain, curtain, sheets, arc descents or arc rainfall.  The way you want to configure these and other effects could border from “really cool” to spectacular. The waterfalls can be as wide or are narrow as you wish. Or the waters falling as curved or as straight.

Combine personal taste with the surrounding architecture.

When you think about designing a pool you must determine what effect would be best for you. Do you want your backyard to have increased aesthetic value due to some feature effect of your pool? From a pool bar, with bar stools in the water to columns forming part of a pergola above your pool that drops water as two curtains. From pools with loud waterfalls to pools with waterfalls that make no noise: we work with you to create all effects.

Some pool owners prefer their effects to go with the type of home they have, to flow with the architecture. For example, if your home is older, then you could have effects that are a bit more rustic or traditional like stone water falls or a Grecian shape. If your home is new you might want a more contemporary feel, tropical, or modern for the design and use LED lighting for added special effects.

Pool Lighting

Swimming pool lighting to make your backyard turn into a whole new world at night. In the old days pools used halogen lighting. And some pool owners may still want that. However, more owners are using LED lights to light their pools. These lights use less energy and last 30,000 hours.  That means you are not changing bulbs and keeping more money in your pocket. LED lights can be manipulated to change colors and give your pool a truly special effect, especially when swimming at night.

You can do some really neat things with LED lights:

  • Control pool lights with your mobile phone
  • Set and record mood light settings
  • Install landscape lighting into your pool control automation
  • Some water features included LED versions like LED cascade bubblers, LED waterfalls and more

Design Features & Functionality

The amount and types of swimming pool features you want will depend on your budget for the project. When it comes to the customization of swimming pools there is no real limit to the possibility of design configurations and custom features or accessories to be implemented. We offer a wide range of pool features that are affordable, and when combined will truly give your pool a signature style. Depending on the “theme” of your design concept you can get an idea of features or upgrades such as:

Tropical Features:

  • Cabanas & Tiki Huts
  • Palapas & Shade Covers
  • Waterfalls & Weeping Rocks
  • Grottos & Caves

Traditional Features:

  • Bathing Shelves / Tan Ledge
  • Diving Boards
  • Deck Jets (Pencil Jets)
  • Aerators (Fan Sprayer)
  • Sheet of Water (Sheer Descent)

Modern Features:

  • Vanishing Edge (Negative Edge Pool Wall)
  • Glass Pool Tiles
  • Swim-Up Bar / Wet Bar

Your decision on whether to get a spillover spa, fountains, sheer waterfalls, rock waterfalls, sconces(mounted to pool walls where a thin stream of water flows) , fountain jets and bubblers, fountain spitter (a narrow stream of water shoots from the deck into the pool) and sheetfalls, laminar jets, the smooth sound of a scupper or the pencil-like streams of water forming a rainfall curtain or a water wall(water streaming down walls to the pool)

We Are Here To Help

Deciding on what type of water features or accessories to include in your swimming pool design might seem challenging, and that’s why it is important to work with a San Antonio pool builder who has the experience to suggest the correct options for both your pool project and budget. we have over 30 years in the pool business and our team will get exactly what you want built, so let your imagination run wild or mild!

We are here to answer any questions about swimming pool designs or the swimming pool construction timeline. Thank you for reading & we look forward to working with you in designing a pool that has custom water features and effects that fit your needs.


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