Water Features And Options
Our Swimming Pool designs and Water Features have come a long way since we built our first pool in 1980! Today, 20th Century Pools offers a wide array of unique and exciting features for your pool.
Fastlane® – A fully-adjustable, quality swim current for any pool.
For far too many people exercising in a backyard pool means six strokes and a flip turn, over and over and over and over. The Fastlane produces a smooth, quiet, powerful current that’s perfect for any backyard pool. Set the water speed to the pace YOU want, and swim at home.
It provides all the benefits of swimming – cardiovascular fitness, muscle and joint strength, low-impact workouts – in the privacy of your own backyard. Fully adjustable for swimmers of all abilities, from beginners to Olympians, it’s also perfect for water aerobics, aquatic therapy and water jogging/running. Read More
Infinity Edge Pools
20th Century Pools is proud to have pioneered one of today’s most popular and visually stunning pool features — the “infinity edge or disappearing edge”. On infinity edge pools, one side of the pool has a “negative edge pool”, meaning that it is even with the water level in the pool. Water spills over this edge into a catch basin below, where it is then pumped back into the pool.
Waterfalls, Fountains & Other Water Features
Our attention to detail is one of the things that sets us apart from other pool builders. We know that your swimming pool should be more than just functional — it should add interest and beauty to your backyard. Incorporating a water feature, such as a waterfall or fountain, into your pool’s design can help accomplish this.
Water features come in many different styles. It’s common to see a raised spa that pours over some type of spillway into the pool below. You might also consider a bubbling fountain rising from a step or shallow pool, water spouts arching water across the pool’s surface, or a dramatic waterfall constructed of rock and surrounded by lush landscaping elements. Any of these unique water features will help transform your swimming pool into an elegant backyard resort.
The use of natural and/or manmade rock can have a dramatic effect on your swimming pool design. From simple pebble work in a wall or deck to dramatic boulders flanking a pool or defining a waterfall, the use of rocks helps to create the kind of serene and breathtaking atmosphere you’d find in nature. Possibilities for incorporating rock into your swimming pool design are endless.
Beach Entries, Reef or Baja Steps
Historically, swimming pool entries were basically all the same: three or four small steps leading down into the “shallow end” of the pool. But today, many homeowners are enjoying a more “natural” design, such as a “beach entry”. Much like a beach that gradually descends into the ocean waves, a beach entry pool features a deck that gently slopes beneath the surface of the water and becomes increasingly deep as you move forward.
Some pool owners are also incorporating a “Reef or Baja step” into their pool. This is simply a large rounded step, generally only a few inches to a foot or so deep, that allows swimmers and loungers alike to dabble in the water without becoming entirely immersed.