Trends in Water Features

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Over the years the trend of building ponds and waterfalls have been the industry mainstay, however recently the outdoor living trend has expanded the market. Block and paver manufacturers have been making it easier to grow the outdoor living market with enhanced products, from landscaping to patios, fire pits to outdoor kitchens, the options are virtually limitless!

Water feature manufacturers have seen these changes and are now creating more unique options that are easy to add to any outdoor space. Formal spillways can be added to retaining walls, pools, or even spas.

You can now buy wall spouts, stainless and copper scupper spillways and  very cool acrylic spillways that change in a variety of colors. With multiple spillway options it has added a whole new dimension to what you can do as a contractor and what you can dream about as a homeowner.

It doesn’t just stop with Formal Spillways either. The addition of lighting to your outdoor space drastically changes it’s appearance at night. Just by adding a few lights to the landscape,  steps, pillars and walls, you can beautifully accent any area to create a dramatic effect!

Although spillways are grouped into a more formal category, and mostly used in block walls do not limit your creative thoughts. Experiment with stone, wood, tile, even wine bottles! Let your imagination run free and create new and outstanding works of art.

Check out all the Formal Spillway options that Atlantic has to offer.


About the Author:
Jim is the National Sales Manager for Atlantic Water Gardens.

Jim has 26+ years of sales experience and 16+ years in the water garden industry.

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3 thoughts on “Trends in Water Features

  1. I think water features and fountains are a great way to really set your garden apart. I like the wall spout idea that you posted about. This spring I’m planning on redesigning my garden and adding a couple of fountains.

  2. Jim, we live in Tucson, AZ and are redoing our ungrounded pool. As part of the do over we are adding a water feature along with pentair laminars and pentair landscape lighting which will all be controlled by an intellibrite controller. Our problem is we want a rainfall decent with LED lighting behind the water fall which will compatible with the Pentair controller. Decent is 4′ long. Can you tell me if anyone makes a rainfall decent like that? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    1. Hi Gary, We aren’t aware of anyone that makes a light like that, but you may want to try rope lights that will link to pools or pool lights that will sync up to it. I hope that is helpful!

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