Swimming Pool Water Falls
The quickest way to add the look of a waterfall to any pool, fountain or swimming pool is to use an engineered Stainless Steel Formal Falls.
Step 1. Design a structural element to house the Formal Falls.
Many pool builders using concrete block and mortar will create a pedestal, column or block retaining wall capable of housing the steel sheer descent waterfall.
Step 2. Tie waterfall into existing swimming pool pump \ diverting water back into pool.
Ideal flow rates for each size Formal Falls is determined at the unit and not at the pump. On average, each Formal Falls requires flow rates at the unit to be between 130-150 gph per inch wide. (ie. Medium 28″ Formal Falls = 3,640gph – 4,200gph)
Step 3. Determine how high up the Formal Falls should be above the water level.
Keep the waterfall height and width at a similar ratio. For example, a 40″ Large Formal Falls looks best when it is 40″ or less above the pool or basin area. (Waterfalls in nature are often low and wide or tall and narrow)
Step 4. Install the night-time aubiance with LED color changing lights for Formal Falls.
Add a third dimension with the enjoyment of a waterfall during the evening hours. Waterfall lighting can be installed quickly with the Formal Falls LED Lighting strip. PondBuilder spent a bit more money to offer a high quality submersible LED strip capable of 16million colors. When using the IR controller and remote, homeowners can control, pause, or select colors with the touch of a button.
Waterfalls for pools just got easier!
Benefits of a Swimming Pool Waterfall
It has been brought to our attention that there are many reasons why homeowners would enjoy a waterfall for their pool. Here are a few:
+ Visual Focal Point
+ Sounds of Water
+ Waterfalls help cool water temps
+ Night-time Enjoyment