Water features are a great option for pool owners who want to increase the value and enjoyment level of their backyard pools. In our first article in this series, we explored some of the benefits which pool water features have to offer, such as affordability, adding a soothing sound, and increasing the potential for fun playtime in the pool. Here are some more advantages to installing water features in your backyard pool.
Water Features Give Your Pool a Look of Elegant Beauty
From waterfalls to cascades and to fountains, one of the biggest draws of water features is their incredible beauty. Water features can be incorporated into natural looking landscaping features such as rock walls and caves to create a rugged, wilderness ambiance. When added to lush trees, plants, and flowers they can remind you of a tropical lagoon. With fountains, jets, and lights you can create a sophisticated visual symphony that will dazzle the eye and give you an escape from the ordinary. All in all, these water features will give your backyard pool area an appearance of opulence and grace.
Water Features Can Help Your Mental and Emotional State
One of the biggest reasons why people get a swimming pool in the first place is to increase their ability to enjoy relaxation and recreation. The sound waves put forth from moving water naturally promote relaxation for your mind. It can actually cause you to let go of the stress of the day and focus on tranquil, pleasant thoughts. They’re even thought to emit negative ions. These ions allow us to better absorb oxygen and balance the serotonin levels in our bodies. Serotonin is a natural mood-enhancing chemical. It has a calming impact that can actually encourage more restful sleep patterns and help people to think more clearly.
Water features can have a profound impact on your emotions. If you’ve ever felt a thrill rush through you when you witness a particularly breathtaking view while you’re out on a walk in the woods or driving through a nature park, you’re not alone. This feeling of euphoria is a common emotional response which we can have to the glories of the natural world around us. Though your pool’s water features aren’t exactly the same as a natural setting, they can recreate that same sense of awe and wonder. They may even help someone who struggles with feelings of depression to feel less depressed.
Water Features can Feed Your Creativity
The relaxed state of mind and positive emotions which your pool’s water features help to inspire in you can have an added benefit when it comes to sparking your imagination. If you’re a writer, an artist, or a musician, sitting nearby a pool with soothing and aesthetically pleasing water features could put your creativity into overdrive.
These are just some of the many benefits associated with adding water features to your backyard pool. With all of these reasons to consider adding them, your next question may be what different types of features there are to choose from on the market. That will be the topic of the next article in our series.
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