Looking to add a little more life and liveliness to your backyard swimming pool? For some pool owners, it could be that you’ve got your pool, patio and landscape figured out – but there is just that little “something” that is missing.

If this scenario sounds familiar, it might be time to consider a water feature to help you get the most out of your pool.

Why add a water feature?

First off, it adds the relaxing and tranquil sound of rushing water to your patio area. Whether you grew up in a rural area or right in the midst of downtown traffic, you’ll agree that the sound of running water naturally alleviates stress and helps to simply calm us down at the end of a long day.

Secondly, water features look great. They add movement to the pool and simply demand a second look. Water features can be built to incorporate into the natural look and feel of the pool for a very refined final touch.

Last but not least, water features can add hours of playtime and fun – giving you, your family and your friends more options when chilling in the pool.

Let’s take a look at some of the top options to keep in mind when shopping for a new water feature:

Sheer Descents

A sheer descent can be created in a number of different styles, and add a truly elegant look to any pool.  A cascade is an excellent choice for adding a very pleasing ambience and sound quality to your pool. You can work together with your local pool contractor to find a unique style that compliments your backyard.


Team up with your local pool company to install your very own, miniature waterfalls. This water feature can be built to be a distinctive addition – or it can fit sleekly into the natural look of your pool. You’ll be surprised at the number of options that are available!

Deck Jets

A deck jets water feature installed in a swimming pool

Looking for a more dramatic option? Deck jets can be installed to send water shooting across your pool, offering a very fun way to experience summer. Deck jets can be installed into the natural landscape around your pool and rigged to arc water to fly as much as 7 feet high before landing in the pool. Deck jets are installed to be flush with the surface of your patio or landscape so there are no potential tripping hazards.

Water Slides

A water slide water features installed in a swimming pool

Finally, the traditional swimming pool favourite. For young kids and adults who are young at heart alike, the water slide provides an excellent way to enter your pool with a splash! Once again, you can work with a local pool builder find an incredible variety of colours and styles so that your water slides is as dramatic as you want it to be.

Happy splashing!