Who doesn’t love a spectacular water fountain? Water fountains create stunning visual displays that will easily catch the eye and quickly capture the heart. While you may not be able to install a waterfall as fantastic as the ones you see in front of those grand hotels in Vegas, you can create quite the design statement with a well-appointed (and properly scaled!) one for your backyard pool.
In addition to looking pretty cool, water fountains also go to work for the benefit of your pool. Through a process called aeration, water fountains actually cool the pool. When the water from the pool is sprayed up into the air, tiny droplets are formed that cool the water down when they land back in the water. If you run a water fountain in your pool long enough, it can bring the overall temperature of the water down by up to four degrees or so.
Further, fountains also help circulate the water in the pool. This is critical to distributing the chemicals and channeling the water through the filtration system. This also helps prevent unwanted yucky stuff from forming in stagnant water. (Who wants that?) Granted, your pump is primarily responsible for circulating the water, but put a fountain to work, and the pump enjoys a working partnership in this regard.
Finally, water fountains are just plain fun, right? Kids (and some adults) love to splash in them. They are beautiful to look at, and by simply kicking back and listening to the soothing sounds of the water, they can help reduce stress.