A pool waterfall will add that extra tranquility to your pool. There are many varieties of waterfalls available including artificial rock waterfalls, sheet style waterfalls and raindrop style waterfalls. The sheet and rain drop waterfalls are the most elegant and come in a variety of lengths.
Although a few rocks and concrete can make a nice rock waterfall, pre-designed rock waterfalls are ideal to create the perfect waterfall yet still looking like natural rock.
A sheet waterfall uses a flat straight edge on the lip of the waterfall to give you a flat sheet of water flowing into your pool. These range from 300mm to 2m in width. They can also come with a fiber optic lighting to add that extra bit of luxury.
The raindrop waterfall uses holes or perforations in the waterfall lip to great a rain type of effect similar to a natural waterfall. These also range from 300mm to 2m in width but generally do not support fiber optic lighting. These waterfalls are typically mounted onto a wall (known as a 1inch lip waterfall) or into a wall (known as a 6inch lip).
Selecting a Waterfall
When thinking about a waterfall first select the type of waterfall effect you are after. Then determine if lighting is something you would also like to add. Then determine how big you would like the waterfall keeping in mind that the higher you go the less water width will hit the pool surface (since all water sheets get narrower toward the bottom. Finally determine the width of waterfall you would like.