Throughout the course of this series of articles (see Parts 1, 2, 3 & 4), we’ve been able to take a look at some of the different types of water features available for backyard pools. We’ve also considered some of the main benefits which water features have to offer you. In this final article in our series, we’ll consider some concluding words of advice to keep in mind if you’ve decided that you want to add water features to your backyard pool.
Final Thoughts About Adding a Water Feature to Your Backyard Pool
Moving water is a delight to the eyes, the ears, and the mind. If you’re considering adding a water feature to your already existing pool or incorporating one or more into the design of your future backyard oasis, you have numerous options available to you. Here are a few more tips to bear in mind when it comes to selecting the right water features for your pool.
Look for Style Consistency
Keep your home’s architectural design and your landscaping style in mind. You want to choose water features that will naturally blend into the surroundings.
Consider Your Budget
Be sure to think about the initial cost of purchasing the water feature hardware, the installation costs, and the cost associated with upkeep before you make your final decision. You’ll probably want to hire professionals to take care of installing your water features to make sure they’re installed correctly, so you won’t need to make costly repairs down the road.
Consider Your Personal Taste
Though choosing water features that match your home’s style and landscaping is important, you should also strive to choose something that goes with your personal taste preferences. If you recently bought a home with landscaping that doesn’t quite match your personal preferences, consider changing it if that’s within your budget. Then add water features that also reflect your unique taste. You want your backyard oasis to be a place where you feel at home and relaxed, so the more it matches your style, the better.
Keep Size and Proportions in Mind
Perhaps you have a miniature pool in your postage stamp sized urban yard. Or maybe you have an Olympic-sized pool outside your sprawling country estate. Whatever the size of your yard and pool, you’ll want to think about proportions when you install your pool’s new water features. If you have a pool that’s on the small side, installing a huge waterfall would look out of place. Try to only add water features that will look like a good fit proportionally with the size of your pool and yard.
Consider Your Pool’s Shape
If your pool has sharp angles and a modern appearance, you should probably choose water features that will complement that look. The same is true if you own a pool with a free form design. If you’re unsure of which features that best match your pool’s shape and size, you could consult with a landscaping designer who is familiar with pools and water features.
There are plenty of reasons to consider adding water features to your backyard pool. Hopefully, this overview has given you some ideas about which of these many elements would be your ideal choice for enhancing your outdoor piece of paradise.
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