When we think about investing in ourselves, most people usually think of taking care of their mental and physical health, getting a new wardrobe and haircut or learning a new skill. Water features rarely make the list—but maybe they should. Water features are a unique swimming pool design idea, but it can also contribute to your peace of mind and enjoyment.
Here’s how a water feature can benefit you, straight from LA’s premier swimming pool contractors.
Benefits of a water feature
Some of the biggest benefits water features can provide include:
- Meditative qualities: Listening to water is one of the most soothing sounds on earth, which is why waves, rain and other running water sounds are frequently used to inspire relaxation. When you have a water feature in your pool, you can bring that relaxation straight to your own backyard. Enjoy the soothing sounds of water—and a deeper meditative state.
- Negative ions: We’re surrounded by electric devices every day, which are usually charged with positive ions. Exposure to positive ions can make you feel tired, lethargic or even exacerbate your allergies. Negative ions, on the other hand, can have positive effects on your body and mood. It’s why it’s so soothing to be on the beach or near a roaring waterfall. Water features are good sources of negative ions and may even reduce depression.
- Relax the brain and inspire creativity: The sound of water is relaxing, and when you’re relaxed, your creativity can resurface. Having a water feature in your backyard will not only expose you to negative ions and relax your brain, but it might even help you solve a problem or get creative inspiration for your next big screenplay.
- Enjoyment in your outdoor space: Finally, any time you improve your outdoor space, you’re investing in your own enjoyment. Whether you plan to enjoy your water feature on your own or host gatherings for others, you’re bound to love your backyard more than ever.
Unique swimming pool design ideas
Now that you know the more unusual benefits of installing a water feature, you can start deciding which one you want.
Waterfalls are by far the most popular water feature, especially since they provide running water sounds and nice aesthetic qualities. You can have your water feature built with a slide, natural or artificial rock or even a weeping wall, which extends the waterfall.
If you really want to take your pool to the next level, consider installing a waterfall and a grotto behind it. You can sit in the grotto and watch the waterfall, which is quite relaxing. Even better, your waterfall and grotto can be designed to house a hot tub. You’ll have the most popular backyard in town.
When you’re ready to design and install a water feature, don’t settle for just anyone. Call Avanti Pools, Inc. We’re LA’s premier swimming pool contractors, and we have years of experience creating backyard havens. Get in touch with us today to get started.