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The possibilities to augment a swimming pool environment with water features are legion. Water features can be designed to accent the overall landscape or to integrate with the swimming pool itself. Waterfalls and fountains can be constructed of architecturally-cut stone or metals for a more traditional or modern look or can utilize stacked stone, boulders, field stone, or other more rustic materials for a more natural look. Water walls are vertical surface fountains, usually raised walls, in which the water slowly sheets down the face. The fascia material on the face can be made to agitate the water throughout or intermittently to create whitewater or alter flows. Vertical fountain displays like bollard jets, deck sprays, or laminar flow jets give a volumetric element to the waterscape. These can all be accented with colored lighting for a dramatic effect. Raised spas can have a spillover feature or a manufactured manifold “sheer” effect to create a heartier spillway into the pool. Sculpture can also be utilized inside and outside the pool to create fountains or water features and are an exquisite accent.