Columns With Planters and Scuppers

Options to Put on Raised Walls & Columns

In Pool Features by Platinum Pools

Not so long ago, we published on the subject of raised walls and their functions on an oasis.  Although most of the land in Southeastern Texas is flat, a raised wall can fill any void, such as slopes or elevated areas. When it happens, a homeowner must consider where your swimming pool should go. It can be at a high part, a low position, or the middle of a slope.  Despite its function, raised walls are also a piece of beauty that can hold different pool features.

Having a raised wall on a swimming pool is more than just a function to keep it balanced. There are many other reasons why designers include raised walls in their designs. In most cases, we recommend to:

  • Build low walls
  • Make the walls part of the oasis
  • Use the walls to hold water features
  • Make a wall stand out
  • Make a wall blend with the decoration of your backyard

On the other hand, columns for raised walls bring a different characteristic to the whole décor.  It is incredible to understand that those columns in the center or on each corner of a raised wall need a lift.  So, by using the imagination, the columns also can be a place to house some of the following accessories:

Swimming Pool Scuppers

Adding scuppers on raised wall or columns create a visual enhancement and adds a soothing backdrop of sound to a pool. Scuppers come in various designs and sizes, selecting the size and design best for a support column.

Sheer Descents

Adding a sheer descent gives a dramatic focal point.   A homeowner can adjust the water flow to create a wide range of effects.  It can be adjusted to fit perfectly on a raised wall or column.

Fire Bowls

Add a spark of decoration to your backyard with an outdoor fire bowl. Fire pieces add a unique flair to any pool setup. The fire bowl connects to a propane tank that supplies the bowl with gas for continuous glow hours using fire glass.

Fire glass for a gas fire pit comes in various colors.  Amongst the advantages of fire glass are:

  • No discoloration
  • No melting
  • Non-toxic
  • No burning
  • Smokeless
  • Produces no ash or soot

Fire & Water Bowls

Adding fire and water bowls is decorative and creates a soothing ambiance.  It is an exciting pool addition that transforms your backyard into a resort. 


Recently, one of our clients decided to place concrete figures on top of columns supporting the swimming pool, giving a majestic look to the oasis.

Plant Bowls

Many of our clients love to place planting bowls on top of columns as well.  Some may already have a water feature.

Outdoor Lamps

Another way our clients look for extending use in their backyard is by placing lamps on a raised wall’s support columns.

Remember that our designers at Platinum Pools are ready to design the custom-pool of your dreams. Call us at 281.870.1600 or visit our website for a free quote.