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5 Types: Impressive Decorative Pool Scuppers

5 Types of Decorative Pool Scuppers Sure To Impress

Adding water features to your swimming pool can do a lot for your swimming experience and your backyard ambiance. They can add a sense of luxury and a unique look to your pool. And the trickle of water is relaxing and therapeutic.

Pool scuppers are one of the most popular types of water features. They are easy to install and are very affordable.

If you are considering adding decorative pool scuppers, the tough part is deciding on design and function. There are almost infinite choices you can make––it can be difficult to know where to start.

The good news is there are options for almost any budget. The information below will help you narrow down the five types of pool scuppers, including their unique aesthetics and functions, so you can decide which is best for your pool.

Scupper Basics

“Scupper” comes from the French word “escopir,” meaning “to spit out.” From a historical standpoint, scuppers were pieces of architecture used to drain water from roofs, ship decks, or other surfaces.

In general, scuppers are spouts that protrude from the vertical edge of a wall or pedestal. They create a flowing waterfall into lower sections or the main pool area. 

Many people install scuppers because they look nice. But, like with traditional uses, they can serve a functional purpose. They help control overflows in particular areas of a pool, which also allows you to maintain a steady level of water in different sections.

This also helps circulate the water in the pool, which can assist filters in removing debris and keeping a level of chemical balance throughout. It also can help drown out sounds from the surrounding areas, like traffic or noisy neighbors.

Types of Decorative Pool Scuppers

There are many different types of pool scuppers. This includes myriad sizes, shapes, and designs.

1. Shape

“V” and “U” shaped scuppers are common. You can get ones that are straight, that empty slowly into the pool. You also can get arched ones that produce distinct water patterns.

2. Width

Scuppers also vary in width. Popular modern pool scuppers can be several feet wide to create a wall of cascading water or narrow ones that produced a gentle trickle.  Almost any width is achievable, depending on your pool layout and design. 

3. Material

Decorative pool scuppers come in a variety of materials, so it’s easy to find one that matches the aesthetic of your backyard. Stainless steel, copper, and bronze are common metal options. If you are trying to achieve a modern look, stainless steel is a good choice. Stone pool scuppers, depending on the type, are a great choice for a more traditional or natural look or to match your pool deck.

4. Placement

You can install scuppers on almost any surface near your pool. Walls or adjacent pool levels are the most common. But you can place them on columns that can give a rustic or “old world” feel to your pool. 

5. Design

Pool scuppers also can be produced using different designs. They can be built into existing structures or be stand-alone. You can even combine pool scuppers and bowls that empty into the water or drain. 

Find Pool Scuppers Installation Near You

Now that you have an idea of the different options, you can decide if this feature is right for you. A reputable pool installation company will be able to further advise you on the best option and customization for your pool.

At Precision Pools and Spas, we have more than 40 years of industry experience installing high-quality pools. Our knowledgeable staff will work with you to design a new pool or renovate an existing one. Reach out to us today for pricing and scheduling of pool scuppers installation or to learn more about our many different services.

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