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The Spillway Swimming Pool Feature Explained

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Deciding to add a pool to your backyard can be a wonderful experience. It is always a good idea to start planning your custom swimming pool before you start. Having a vision of what style of pool you want to be built can help you avoid any surprises during construction. That’s where Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas is here to help!

We’ll be writing a new article every week until Summer starts, and every week we will cover some of the most popular swimming pool features you can incorporate into your custom pool build. This week we’ll be going in-depth into the “Spillway Swimming Pool Feature.”

The Spillway

The spillway is a classic swimming pool feature that allows one water body to spill or cascade into another. Some examples of spillways you may have seen are the features that enable spas to spill into the main pool area. Sometimes the simple features are the best ones! Not only does this create a calming visual effect, but the sound is truly blissful.

The Stacked Spillway

The Stacked Spillway design allows the water to cascade down a stair-like design. It’s easiest to imagine water spilling down a flight of stairs; these stairs tend to be much smaller in size compared to regular size stairs, though. The best part is you get to select the stone material for the Stacked Spillway.

Give Clarity Pool Service a call today and learn more about how we can turn your ordinary backyard into something extraordinary! We’ve partnered with HFS Financial, and if you qualify, there’s a chance you have zero down to start your custom swimming pool project.

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Schedule a Swimming Pool Service Consultation with Clarity!

Whether you're exploring the idea of building a custom swimming pool, or you would like us to maintain your existing one. Clarity Pool Services has you covered! We specialize in custom pool design & construction as well as every maintenance service in between, and after pool construction. We're avid supporters of being water smart here in the Las Vegas, Valley, offering "no-drain" eco-friendly water treatments that restore the quality of your swimming pool water without having to drain, refill, and re-introduce traditional pool treatment chemicals. We have a better solution known as the PuriPool Water Treatment Process. We also offer pool restoration and our bead blasting service that will eliminate unsightly calcium scale and other hard water remnants. Schedule a consultation today with Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada!

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Negative Edge Spillway

One of the best spillways, in my opinion, is the Negative Edge Spillway. With this feature, you utilize the environment and the surrounding area of the property in most cases. It works best when the pool gets constructed on a slope. The higher the pool is built on the hill, the better the effect. The whole idea is to make the spillway look as if it’s spilling into infinity. That’s the other name to describe this spillway too, which is the Infinity Edge Pool Feature. The photo we’ve included will give you a better idea of just one of the ways this ultra-modern pool feature gets utilized. The Negative Edge Spillway doesn’t necessarily have to use environmental height, either. Some designers use this design to create a mirror-like effect that is breathtaking. When you combine the Negative Edge Spillway with beautiful lighting, this feature is comparable to a work of art, rather than just a swimming pool feature.

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Negative Edge Spa Spillway

So, if you’ve ever heard of the infinity swimming pool design, you’ll get the gist of the Infinity spa design feature. The infinity swimming pool feature works best when another body of water sits below it. The body of water allows the mind to imagine that the water is ultimately flowing into it. It’s not always necessary to have a large body underneath the infinity edge, but it sure does add to the effect. The Negative Edge Spa Spillway utilizes the swimming pool as its body of water. It can look spectacular when done correctly.

Reflection Spillway

We briefly touched on the swimming pool feature above. Considered a Negative Edge design, and it is pretty amazing when done correctly. It’s comparable to a mirror when the water is undisturbed. This design allows water to overflow on all sides, which gives it its mirror-like reflective quality.

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If you’re looking for a professional pool builder in Southern Nevada, give Clarity Pool Service a call today to schedule an on-site pool design consultation. We can’t wait to exceed your pool construction expectations!

Transparent Acrylic Swimming Pool Walls

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See-Through Acrylic Swimming Pool Wall Feature

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Clarity Pool Service- Acrylic Swimming Pool Wall Feature

At Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, we pride ourselves on designing and constructing beautiful custom swimming pools. So, when it comes to custom features for your swimming pool, we have you covered! It’s essential that you select a pool feature or set of features that accentuate as well as complement the overall aesthetic design of the pool. The adage “Sometimes less is more” has never been more accurate. Especially where modern swimming pool design is concerned. This article is the start of a series of informative articles that will cover custom swimming pool design & some of the hottest new features that are available, as well as a few that are taking the industry by storm. In this article, we’ll be covering one of those trends that everyone in the industry is talking about, swimming pool designs that feature transparent walls.

Acrylic Walls – The Current Rage in Custom Swimming Pool Design

Pool designs that feature transparent walls are one of the hottest trends in swimming pool design and construction at the moment, our research here at Clarity Pool Service has yielded some pretty exciting results. The toughest part about this popular style is the structural difficulty and challenges that come along with a project of this magnitude. While we’re not here to cast a negative light on the process of integrating transparent walls into your custom swimming pool, we are here to inform you of the process that goes into this fantastic new swimming pool design feature.

The transparent swimming pool wall feature is sleek, it’s modern, it’s more than modern, it’s futuristic, and it’s one of those features that open up a whole new world of what’s possible within custom swimming pool design.

If you want a custom swimming that will leave the Jones’s in the dust, then this is the feature you’ll want to include within your design. The technical term to describe this transparent pool wall feature is “Open Top Windows.” As we mentioned above, this style of pool opens up a whole other world a possibility within the art of custom swimming pool design.

Acrylic Transparent Swimming Pool Wall Sketchup Design

Acrylic Transparent Swimming Pool Wall Sketchup Design

If you’re looking for a custom swimming pool designer that will work directly with your architect or engineer, give Clarity Pool Service a call today.

Are you interested in checking out some other swimming pool design features? Well, check out the Clarity Pool Service custom swimming pool design feature section to explore other options that are available to you.

Custom Swimming Pool Hilight

The following photo album below is a project from a company in France known as Piscines Carre Bleu. Please don’t ask us how to pronounce it, but one thing is for sure, this company can build custom swimming pools. Their website is in French, but we recommend swinging by their site and getting some design ideas. Or, even better, use Piscines Carre Bleu to build your Chateau swimming pool in France.

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Elevated Pools – High Rise Custom Swimming Pools by Hydrologic Blog

The Joule Pool from the Hydro+Logic Blog - Article by Staci Pye
The Joule Pool from the Hydro+Logic Blog - Article by Staci Pye

The design of an elevated swimming pool or water feature is not inherently complicated, dangerous or even necessarily problematic, but it does include some interesting challenges that can be terribly unforgiving of ignorance or neglect. Some basic issues that should be considered whenever such a design is undertaken include the following.

Pool Shell Design and Construction

  • Weight of pool and equipment: The weight of water alone is about 62 pounds per cubic foot. The load of the water, pool shell and structural containment can easily total 350 pounds per square foot or more, depending upon the structure and the actual water depth. A careful structural analysis will be required.
  • Double shell pool/water feature construction: There are two generally accepted approaches to the construction of elevated pools and water features. Both entail the construction of a waterproofed structural well within which will be constructed the pool shell or liner. The first approach of which would be cast-in-place concrete (CIP) or shotcrete and the second of which is stainless steel. Although it is theoretically possible to construct the structural well neat to pool dimensions, a high level of coordination would be required of the structural concrete sub-contractor to insure all pool allowances for finishes, piping sleeves, lights and equipment make this approach very difficult to accomplish, most oversize the structural support.
  • Stainless steel pools: The use of stainless steel seems an obvious choice for elevated pools and water features because of its durability and, if properly constructed, water tightness. The stainless can either be left unfinished and bare or provided with an applied finish. Maintenance of the polished surface of the stainless can be an issue, and several health departments require that it be finished for reasons ranging from both color to slip resistance.
  • Finishes: Tile is an obvious choice, and very popular for this application for both durability and aesthetics. Several stainless manufacturers also offer an adhered sheet vinyl or PVC finish that may have applicability depending upon budget. Stainless is often nominally more expensive than a concrete solution, although regional preferences may make it the only viable choice. Also, some creative design solutions may find translation with stainless difficult to achieve. Further, if stainless is being used above occupied or in otherwise acoustically sensitive applications, it is recommended that an acoustical engineer be consulted; there is an increased potential for the transmission of noise through stainless.

Waterproofing

One of the major keys to successful elevated pool and water feature design is effective waterproofing.  Two layers of waterproofing should be considered, one at the structural level and the other at the finish level.

The structural or primary waterproofing system should include the entire natatorium or pool/water feature area, including the well within which the pool or water feature shell is to be constructed, the surrounding deck as well as all ancillary areas anticipated to be wet.  The waterproofing material should be consistent with the application, coordinated with and if possible compatible with the secondary waterproofing material under the pool finishes.

The Architect is typically responsible for the base waterproofing system.  A drain or drains should be provided at the lowest point at the structural or primary level of waterproofing to carry away leakage and relieve hydrostatic pressure, if any.  This drain should daylight at some point, or be provided with a sight-glass, in order to monitor leakage.

  • With a stainless solution, this second level of waterproofing is the stainless steel shell itself. No other waterproofing should be required.
  • With a concrete solution, a waterproofing system will be specified that will maximize the compatibility between substrate and finishes.
  • Leaks, although rare, remain a possibility. Ideally Piping or conduit should be located in a drained containment area, if not possible, the use of drip pans under the pool and piping may be considered.
  • Ample overflow and/or deck drainage capacity at least equal to the makeup water flow should be provided. On high rise applications, the potential for sway should be considered and appropriate measures taken to contain any consequent slosh.

In summary, successful elevated pools and/or water feature design depends upon meeting the inherent challenges and demands of structure, appropriate material selection, waterproofing, drainage and acoustical control.

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Clarity Pool Services found this amazing article at http://hydrologicblog.com/

We decided to repost this article here at the Clarity Pool Service website due to the unique and downright interesting nature, as custom swimming pool contractors, we’ve yet to have the opportunity to build a high rise or elevated swimming pool design. It piques our interest, though, and if ever offered the chance, well with great power comes great responsibility, and that is all on the subject of building a project such as a highrise custom swimming pool. We want to thank Staci Pye of the Hydro+Logic Blog, and we appreciate the article as well as the insight on this complicated subject. You can find the original article by Staci Pye here at http://hydrologicblog.com/elevated-pools/

If you’re interested in learning more about Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada, and our “traditional” new custom pool design process, check out this information.

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At Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, we specialize in custom pool design and contracting services. From concept to completion, we’ll ensure that your custom pool project is done professionally and is finished promptly, all while delivering the superior customer service and support that we’ve become known for providing.

If you’re in the market for a custom pool contractor, we invite you to browse the Clarity Pool Service website for an informative overview of our pool building process. We’re Southern Nevada’s premiere authority on custom swimming pool design and construction services. We recommend starting here at our “New Pool Construction” section. At Clarity Pool Service we believe that an educated client is a great client. During the pool design & construction process, we will require you to make both aesthetic and functional decisions about your residential or commercial swimming pool project. These decisions will ultimately lead to the end swimming pool product. So, the more you learn and understand our pool building process, the better your custom pool project turns out.

We’re not just a custom pool builder, at Clarity Pool Service we offer comprehensive solutions for all your swimming pool needs. From regularly scheduled maintenance, bead blasting, PuriPool water treatment, and pool renovation services. Clarity is your preferred custom pool builder and pool maintenance service. Give us a call today to speak with one of our swimming pool specialists. Thank you for choosing Clarity for all your swimming pool needs.

If you still need some additional information on Clarity Pool Service, visit our new pool construction section now! You’ll be able to learn more about the Clarity Pool Service construction process.

Schedule a Swimming Pool Service Consultation with Clarity!

Whether you're exploring the idea of building a custom swimming pool, or you would like us to maintain your existing one. Clarity Pool Services has you covered! We specialize in custom pool design & construction as well as every maintenance service in between, and after pool construction. We're avid supporters of being water smart here in the Las Vegas, Valley, offering "no-drain" eco-friendly water treatments that restore the quality of your swimming pool water without having to drain, refill, and re-introduce traditional pool treatment chemicals. We have a better solution known as the PuriPool Water Treatment Process. We also offer pool restoration and our bead blasting service that will eliminate unsightly calcium scale and other hard water remnants. Schedule a consultation today with Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada!

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