Swimming Pool Features and Pool Add-on Options

Infinity Edge Pools

Are one of today’s most popular and visually stunning pool features. On infinity edge pools, one side of the pool has a “negative edge”, meaning that it is even with the water level in the pool. Water spills over this edge into a catch basin below, where it is then pumped back into the pool. And the effect is breathtaking as your pool seems to “float” above the landscaping and view of the yard.

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Beach Entries and Baja Steps

Historically, swimming pool entries were basically all the same: three or four small steps leading down into the “shallow end” of the pool. But today, many homeowners are enjoying a more “natural” design, such as a “beach entry.” Much like a beach that gradually descends into the ocean waves, a beach entry pool features a deck that gently slopes beneath the surface of the water and becomes increasingly deep as you move forward. Some pool owners are also incorporating a “baja step” into their pool. This is simply a large rounded step, generally only a few inches to a foot or so deep, that allows swimmers and loungers alike to dabble in the water without becoming entirely immersed.

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Waterfalls, Fountains & Other Water Features

Our attention to detail is one of the things that sets us apart from other pool builders. We know that your swimming pool should be more than just functional – it should add interest and beauty to your backyard. Incorporating a water feature, such as a waterfall or fountain, into your pool’s design can help accomplish this. Water features come in many different styles. It’s common to see a raised spa that pours over some type of spillway into the pool below. You might also consider a bubbling fountain rising from a step or shallow pool, water spouts arching water across the pool’s surface, or a dramatic waterfall constructed of rock and surrounded by lush landscaping elements. Any of these unique water features will help transform your swimming pool into an elegant backyard resort.

Rock Features

The use of natural and/or manmade rock can have a dramatic effect on your swimming pool design. From simple pebble work in a wall or deck to dramatic boulders flanking a pool or defining a waterfall, the use of rocks helps to create the kind of serene and breathtaking atmosphere you’d find in nature. Possibilities for incorporating rock into your swimming pool design are endless.

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Pool Lighting/ Controls

Light Up your swimming pool, spa and water features with one of our great fiber optics swimming pool lights. Fiber optic lighting puts breathtaking light, color, and style at your fingertips. These special features will enhance your entire pool experience. Today, swimming pools and spas are a key facet of lifestyle enhancement. Automated controls and accessories makes them easy to maintain . Whether you’re looking for a simple Time Switch or Air Switch or a fully loaded Digital Control Center, Unique Pools and Design has the products to fill your needs.
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