waterfalls with artificial rocks
Waterfalls with Artificial Rock
There is nothing that makes a pool more special than a waterfall. So, you think waterfalls are only for the rich or major hotel chains? Wrong! You can have a waterfall with artificial rock at a fraction of what you think you have to pay. Here we will tell you what you need to know about waterfalls with artificial rock.
Artificial Rock versus Real Rock Waterfalls: Now, of course no one is preventing you from hauling in real boulders or anything but, we thought you would want to know that waterfalls with artificial rock is really popular. They also have many other perks to them. If you think artificial rock is less durable than real rock well that would be a myth. They are less heavy to haul and therefor that saves you money. You can't tell the difference even in touching it. It's easy to handle and maintain and will give your pool years of family fun and cooling off. And what's better is here at Orange County Best Pool Service we know how to maintain them for you and fit any issues that arise with the plumbing to your waterfall.
Types of Waterfalls with Artificial Rock: There are a few kinds of waterfalls with artificial rock to choose from. There is everything from foam and plastic to concrete and mortar. We recommend that you choose a high quality concrete and mortar type for better durability and with mortar they can be installed permanently. The better quality waterfalls will have modular pieces so that they can fit a variety of settings. You may want something with the steps near it so you can get in and out by the waterfall. You may want to place seating within the waterfall. All the intricacies will require a team that know what they are doing. Now, the waterfall can be installed by rock makers and specialty companies.
But the maintenance can certainly be done by us as well as some installation of a lot of waterfalls.
Custom Rock Work: There is nothing like showing your personal style in a waterfall with custom rock formations. It takes a little more time to do because it can entail back filling of the rock molds to get them to take on a certain shape but they can be well worth it.
Most custom and high quality waterfalls with artificial rock are made with a fiber mixture that makes them look real and keeps them light in weight. They are stronger then regular concrete which means they are going to last for many years.
How are they Shipped? Normally these types of waterfalls with artificial rock will be delivered by tractor tailor and can be lowered by two people. Lift gates are normally not needed.
Will the Waterfall Fit any Shape Pool? The waterfalls can be trimmed custom to fit the curve of a pool. The waterfalls already come to fit a flat wall.
How Much do they Typically Weigh? They are extremely durable and weigh anywhere from 50 -80 pounds.
Waterfall Height Process: There is a bit of knowledge about how to install a waterfall to make everything flow as it should and that's why we're here. Waterfall sheets should start to flow thick as they come down and narrow as they hot the water. There is a trick to this though. If you install it too low you just get fast running water as it's more attached to gravity. It you install too high, the sheets break up and you don't get that even flow of water you need to make a perfect fall. Typically you would install it no more than 3 ½ feel above the water line to create a beautiful looking and sounding natural water fall. You want the sound to be perfect too. Too low and it's a dribble and too high it's deafening and splashing everyone who doesn't want to be splashed.
At Orange County Best Pools, we are skilled technicians and are there for all your pool projects. You needn't call so many companies for the variety of pool issues you may have. Call us today