Swimming Pool Water Feature Designs

Swimming Pool Water Feature Designs

At No Limit Pools & Spas, we take pride in building beautiful custom water features that are perfect for you, your pool, and your backyard.

Adding water features around swimming pool areas adds beauty and excitement to all custom pool designs. When you decide what water features you want for your pool, feel free to use your personal preference and imagination.

Here are seven of the most popular swimming pool water features:

  • gushers
  • scuppers
  • sheer descents
  • weeping walls
  • waterfalls
  • pencil jets
  • grottos


Gushers are bubbling water features that can be placed in tanning ledges and beach entries were the water depth does not exceed 6″. Any number of bubblers may be used in your pool, but rarely are there ever more than three in any given pool. As with any water feature you add to your pool, you want to add them in odd numbers.


Scuppers are water spouts that flow into your swimming pool. Scuppers create a visual enhancement and a soothing backdrop of sound for your pool. Scuppers come in various designs and are available for installation almost anywhere along your swimming pool area.

Sheer Descents

Sheer descent waterfalls produce arcs of water from a raised wall onto your swimming pool. Sheer descent waterfall flows can be adjusted and can create a multitude of effects. These waterfalls range from approximately one to eight feet of water. When deciding which sheer descent waterfall would be best for your swimming pool area, please remember that the longer the fall of the water, the louder the sound.

Weeping Walls

Weeping walls are one of the most popular waterfall features. Weeping walls are where the water comes in between the rocks and into the pool. Weeping walls are made by forming a wall around part of your pool and add a babbling brook sound to your backyard.

Natural and Custom Rock Waterfalls

Swimming pool waterfall features are at the top of every “must-have” pool features list. Natural rock waterfalls are the most common in backyard pool designs. The sound of water cascading down a natural rock waterfall feature will transform any swimming pool into a backyard oasis. If you prefer the effect of water dropping from one rock to the next, this will be louder than water flowing over multiple rocks like a babbling brook. Customizing your pool with a waterfall will add a unique look and feel to your swimming pool. Call No Limit Pools & Spas for more pool waterfall ideas!

Pencil Jets

Pencil jets have thin, powerful water flow which shoots streams of water from your pool deck into your pool. It’s a dramatic effect and looks excellent with geometric swimming pools.


Swimming pool grottos are one of the premiere water features to add to a swimming pool. Every grotto is made using natural stone. A natural rock grotto usually has a large stone bench underneath it. The size of the grotto can range from approximately 3 to 5 tons.

Contact No Limit Pools & Spas today for your custom Swimming Pool Water Feature Designs!

No Limit Pools & Spas are highly rated and known around the area as the best pool builders. Serving Phoenix, AZ along with the communities of Mesa, Chandler, GilbertGold Canyon. and beyond. You can rest assured you will be the envy of your neighbors with the best swimming pool as well as the best water feature designs around.

No Limit Pools & Spas
4140 E Baseline Road #101
Mesa, AZ 85206
Phone: (602) 421-9379


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