Pool Waterfalls Adelaide Residents Can Have Installed.
Swimming pools are found all over Adelaide’s metropolitan suburbs, but until the last couple of years, very few pool installations incorporated landscaping to create a tranquil scene.
Having a pool installed is a major investment for many people. Fibreglass pools offer the cheaper alternative (typically $10,000 to $40,000) and come in a variety of pre-made shapes and designs, with custom sized concrete swimming pools costing the most ($25,000 to $60,000+) depending on the complexity, lighting and heating requirements.
No matter the type of pool you install, or already have installed, you can create a wonderful backdrop to it with privacy screens, rock walls and pool water features such as pool waterfalls, creating an oasis in your very own backyard for less than you might think.
As with the pool itself, you may need to compromise a little to make it affordable or fit within a budget, which can be achieved by selecting cheaper pavers and materials for the walls, instead of installing mature plants, consider smaller ones – they’ll grow!
One of the most tranquil and picturesque garden features that can be added to a swimming pool landscaping project are pool waterfalls that enter the pool with a splash. You could add lighting, so even when the pool’s not being used, the waterfall creates a wonderful vista at night allowing you to relax and unwind.
One of the most popular and easiest ways to install pool waterfalls to an existing swimming pool is to have them hidden in a wall that’s erected at the end or side.
Light weight ‘Besser Blocks’ were used to create the wall to which slate veneer cladding was attached. The wall was 900mm high and set back from the waterline of the pool by 400mm, which allowed the water to fall inside 200mm away from the pool’s edge.
In the case of the pool waterfall above, the ‘Water Blade’ was 1200mm wide and the plumbing was attached to the pool’s pump with an inline valve that makes it easy to have the waterfall flowing or to turn it off.
Water features have a therapeutic effect gained from not only their looks but from the sound the water makes entering into the pool.
Garden features such as pool waterfalls are a lot cheaper than most people think too, with one like this coming in under $5,000 including the stunning feature wall.
Pool Waterfall Tips:
Most people start with installing a pool as their main garden feature. That’s OK, because it gives you time to think how much space you have around the pool and what theme you’d like to have when landscaping around it with water features such as installing swimming pool waterfalls.
Some people tie the landscape design surrounding their pool with their existing home or garden’s theme, but often people do choose to do something different and create an area that resembles a tropical oasis or something that you would expect to see at a hotel resort.
Whichever path you choose, discuss your ideas with landscapers in Adelaide from Visual Landscape Gardening, who’ll be able to help make your dreams a reality and within your budget.