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Eye-Catching Pool Features that Enhance Your Backyard Experience

Pool features can transform your backyard into an amazing spot of visual interest, beauty, and entertainment. Since their humble beginnings, swimming pools are no longer a hole in the ground. Although traditional swimming pools are still available, homeowners want to be unique. They are looking for unique features in the backyards of their homes.
Aqua Blue Pools is one of the biggest pool builders in Houston. We have been helping homeowners all over the country to realize their backyard dreams since 2009. We can help you make your outdoor space more beautiful with our pool construction expertise and extensive knowledge. You can customize the design and features of any type of pool, whether it’s fiberglass, vinyl, or gunite.

Amazing Swimming Pool Features that Bring Your Backyard to LIFE

Modern technology has made it possible to do almost anything. You can build anything you want, especially with gunite pools. You might like a modern waterside retreat with a lazy stream running along its perimeter. Your little princess will love a fairy-tale backyard. We can do anything!

These are the pool features that you will need to create an unforgettable outdoor experience.

Water Features

The amazing thing about swimming pool water features is their ability to increase the visual appeal of a backyard. Combining multiple water elements can create a whimsical effect or a single element to create an elegant look.

Spillover Spa

Spillover spas can be connected to your pool directly. They create a similar effect to an infinity-edge pool by using a fountain or water curtain that flows into the pool. For ultimate comfort, add contrasting fire features to your gunite Spa Spillover.


When combined with the pool, an outdoor waterfall can create a serene retreat in your backyard. This striking focal piece adds a luxurious touch any pool theme, whether it is Art Deco or Hawaiian. A dramatic drop can be added to the pool retaining walls by adding spillways.

Deck Jets

Deck jets are also known as pencil or laminar jets. They can make your pool experience even more exciting. You will be amazed at the beautiful water streams that emerge, especially when you use bright light effects. These nozzles can be adjusted to flow and direction.


Bubblers, also known as gushers, are small water features for your spa. They can be used in the shallow end of your pool, on tanning ledges, and at the spa. These hydrotherapy options are not only beautiful but also have a meditative effect.

Sheer Descent

This pool addition is also known for sheer arches and rain curtains. You can also create glass-like water sheets by strategically placing sheer descents of varying widths. You can enhance your outdoor experience with many other pool features, such as scuppers and water slides. You can choose the features that best suit you!

Fire Features

Even simple pool designs can be enhanced by the addition of fire. The dynamic combination of fire and water breaks up the monotony in a pool. You can enjoy your backyard at night as bright flames dance through the night.

Fire Table

For a movie night outdoors, gather around the fire pit with your friends. Toast marshmallows on a concrete fireplace with built-in, low benches. These show-stopping pool fire features can be customized in a cozy corner so you can have your own version of a family camping adventure.

Fire Pit

Fire pits are a common feature in many pools that homeowners can't live without. To make the most of your poolside party, plan around the firepit and stylish outdoor furniture. These backyard structures are portable and can be prefabricated to your requirements.

Fire Walls

A firewall is the most popular decorative addition to any modern pool. A firewall can be used to create a barrier between the sections of the pool and provide warmth during cold nights. For an unusual effect, you can have it behind a rain cover.
Combining fire bowls with water features such as scuppers, you can combine the fiery elements with soothing water sounds. Helix torch is a pool fire feature that has glass surrounding the fire's brilliance. It is becoming very popular.

Pool Showcase with Stunning Fire Features

  1. Mystical trio: Lava-rock fire pit with mood lighting and built-in scuppers
  2. Provincial beauty: Flowers, a flaming fountain, and a sunporch in French country
  3. Zen Fusion Design: Vertical planters and Japanese lanterns. Also, whimsical stepping stones.
  4. Modern delight: Sunken seating and an in-pool firepit.

Features for Light

Properly designed pool lights can enhance the beauty of your outdoor entertainment space. You can transform any backyard element into an impressive centerpiece with creative pool lighting designs or concealed fixtures.


Is there a piece of expensive outdoor furniture that you would like everyone to see? Up-lights can be placed on ground level to draw people's attention to expensive pieces. Pool lighting can be used to illuminate the statue fountain, which dances in the darkness. You can also create shadows using moonlighting hung on top of tall buildings or trees.

Safety Lights

Without adequate lighting, walking around at night can prove dangerous because of the many steps and tiered structures. To create a safer environment, you can install stair tread lights or solar lights around the pool's perimeter. To highlight the beauty of your pool's lush surroundings, use incandescent lights.


LED pool lights offer added convenience and comfort. They are more durable and easier to maintain. They don't need to be replaced as often as halogen bulbs. The best thing about LED lights is their ability to be integrated into any design. LEDs are suitable for any pool space.

Mood Lighting

Modern technology gives you the ability to create the ideal poolside atmosphere. A fully automated dimmer light allows you to enjoy a quiet night in the spa. Al Fresco is dining under the stars with dimmed pool lighting. There are many lighting options available, including underwater, floating, submersible, and fixed. Combining innovative lighting options can add magic to outdoor spaces.

Unique Ideas for Pool Deck Privacy

  1. Lattice screen for planters and creeping plants
  2. Mirrors on a window frame or door frame that has been upcycled
  3. Vertical gardens or tall container plants
  4. Vertical blinds, cloth curtains, and canvas walls

Outdoor Living

The pool is still the main attraction, but much attention is now given to the outdoor living area. Your backyard is the perfect place to unwind after a hard day. Other than a pool, there are many other ways to spice your backyard.

Outdoor Kitchen

The outdoor kitchen is one aspect of outdoor living that has remained a popular trend. Outdoor entertaining is fun, no matter if you have a large kitchen or a small one. Have a basic outdoor barbecue!

Outdoor Living Room

A fireplace and plush seating make an outdoor living space look elegant. It is important to choose the right accessories. Otherwise, your pool theme may not be reflected in your outdoor living room. If you have a modern pool, choose clean lines and architectural features.


The pool landscaping is the centerpiece of your outdoor living space. It includes the patio and green vegetation. Whether you prefer lounging alone or enjoying a game at the pool, custom seating and lighting can be a great option. You might also consider these upgrades when you are planning to make your pool more attractive.
  1. Gazebos, and cabanas
  2. Swim-up bars
  3. In-pool stools
  4. Sunken patios
  5. Privacy hedges

These outdoor living options can transform your backyard into an oasis-quality swimming pool.

Automate your pool

Smartphones, smart homes, and smart cars are all becoming automated. Your pool is certainly not the last to catch up. You used to have to switch on each pool feature individually in the old days. Advanced pool automation allows you to access all pool controls from one place and flip all switches in a single swipe. This is an amazing feature considering modern pool designs and sophisticated pool equipment.
We have good news for you if you're wondering how to automate your pool features. You can integrate almost all the pool controls with the central hub in your pool automation system. Pool automation is a great tool for those who want to relax by the pool, but don't want to be disturbed. It is no longer necessary to get up every morning to change the temperature or dim the lights. You can now do all of that from afar with pool automation.


You don't have to worry about cleaning your pool while on vacation for a month. You can clean your pool from anywhere with a pool automation system. To make this fully effective, you must program regular cleaning sessions to keep your pool sparkling clean before heading out.

Party Time

You have spent time organizing the seating and ordering the food, as well as following up with invites. Now it is time to host your party. When you see your friends arrive you will remember that there are still things you need to do. You can activate the party mode from your phone and you're good to go! You can light up your entire yard and heat up the spa.
Pool automation can be more than just fun. It can also help you save money on your energy bills. You can remotely monitor your pool using the most advanced backyard automation systems.

Aqua Blue Pools has the best pool features

We want you to know that there are endless possibilities waiting for you, no matter what you choose. Aqua Blue Pools can help you build a stunning outdoor living space or a futuristic, fully automated pool in your backyard. Contact us to receive a free estimate or visit our offices.