Resting by your poolside is the greatest pleasure of summer. If you own a pool, you should take every chance to enhance its appeal and charm with custom water features like a cascading waterfall. It works as a focal point in your backyard and creates a unique ambiance inspired by tropical or Mediterranean landscapes. Here are some stunning waterfall ideas that can transform your backyard into a little paradise.

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A Stone Waterfall

Bring nature to your backyard by adding a stone waterfall that’s slightly off the beaten path. Use large stepping stones to create a beautiful cascade.  Surround it with mulch and let the waterfall end in your swimming pool. Keep the entire landscaping lush green with colorful flowering plants and shrubbery that enhances the beauty of your space.

Waterfall from a Height

If you live in hotter climate regions, a large waterfall from a higher point will add a cooling mist into the air. It will make your backyard pool look surreal. Choose natural boulders or flagstone to create the natural look of your waterfall feature. You can also add a rock grotto under the waterfall and illuminate the entire pool with LED lights for a magical effect.

Vessel-Shaped Pools

When you want to integrate unique landscaping designs into your backyard, rely on creativity and innovation. Even if you have a small pool, you can add a vessel-shaped cascading waterfall stacked near one of its corners. Lay a thick cover of grass surrounding the boulders and waterfall for additional impact.

A Waterfall in a Koi Pond

If you have a charming stone and cedar landscaping in your garden, you can add an enchanting waterfall feeding into a Koi pond. Surround the pond with lush landscaping in vibrant textures and colors. You can also add a pavilion or gazebo for alfresco dining in a stunning outdoor space.

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Infinite Pool Waterfall

An infinity-edge pool, a hot spa and a custom waterfall cascading down the pool waterfall into a reservoir is the perfect setup for a private retreat. You can also include colorful flowers, trees, and a row of boulders in this landscaping idea to add a touch of privacy and beauty to space.

Dynamic Waterfall

Whether you prefer a tropical ambiance or a Mediterranean feel, the right type of swimming pool and water features can enhance any landscape. Create natural scenery using natural stone and faux rocks. Add a touch of technology with customizable LED lighting that flows in smooth colors and patterns into your pool. You can also choose high-tech equipment to control the speed of your waterfall to create a dynamic effect.

Flank the Waterfall with a Slide

With vibrant colors, textures, and features, any simple backyard can turn into a playful area for your family. Flank your pool waterfall with waterslides for kids and they will never complain about their time in the pool. Also, use planters with colorful blooms on top of the waterfalls to create a mesmerizing effect.

These are some stunning cascading waterfall designs to suit every backyard.