Pool design is really an art. There are so many different directions that you can take your pool design, and a lot of options to look at. One of these options is a scupper. What is it? How can you use it in your pool design? Let’s take a look.
What Is A Scupper?
A scupper is a water feature in a pool that brings water from another area into the main part of the pool. It can be from a spa that is above pool level, or another type of water feature. A scupper can help to deliver warm water from a hot tub into the pool to raise the water temperature. Or it can just keep water moving around, making things stay fresh. It also adds an element of design into the pool, making it more aesthetically pleasing.
The sound of running water is known to have a relaxing effect. Sitting in your backyard listening to the water flowing makes a great way to just kick back and relax. You can have your own backyard oasis and invite your guests over to enjoy it as well. Retreat to your backyard any time you need a minute to gather your thoughts.
There is not a right way to have a scupper. They can be made out of different materials to match the decor of your pool, and can empty into different areas of the pool or other containers. As long as the water is moving, it is defined as a scupper. The spouts can be made out of copper, stainless steel, oil-rubbed bronze, or even stone. Pick a material that works with your design and enjoy it.
Scuppers serve a practical purpose too. They can help to control the overflow of water in one area. Constantly flowing water keeps things at a good level in the pool and the spa, making less of a need for draining and filling up the water level. If the spa gets too full, the overflow can just drain off into the pool. Other designs use waterfalls, water bowls, and fountains.
If you would like to add the sound of running water to your backyard oasis, consider adding a scupper to your pool design. We can help you make it happen. Call Creative Pool Design for a free estimate and we can get you started on the path to your own backyard resort.