Columns With Planters and Scuppers

The Advantages of Having Scuppers for Your Swimming Pool

In Pool Features by Platinum Pools

When you add water features to your swimming pool design, you are adding beauty and excitement to your custom-designed oasis.  There is a wide selection of water features to choose from, but it all boils down to your imagination and preference.  Scupper is a popular water feature when it comes to a swimming pool design.

There are scuppers that range from simple to the extreme design.  Scuppers give your pools water an interesting visual and soothing sense as the water is in motion.   Scuppers wake the imagination of the pool designer to take your pool design in different directions, and that is one of the reasons they are a popular water feature to add to any custom built swimming pool.

Why Name a Swimming Pool Water Feature “Scupper”?

Raised Wall With Scuppers

If you look for the definition, a scupper is an opening on a boat, allowing for water to flow off the deck.  Also, a scupper, in architectural or engineering design, refers to an artifact used to drain water from the roof.

When it comes to a swimming pool, scuppers are a water feature that serves to bring water from another section into the pool.  For example, a scupper can bring water from a spa, or it helps circulate the water, keeping it fresh.  The design of a scupper also adds beauty and elegance to the oasis.

Zen Effects

Many experts agree that a great way to relax is listening to the sound of water cascading.  Running water has a relaxing effect, and the scupper is a way to help give the “Zen effect” to your outdoor family room.  So, kick back and relax.

Available Materials

Raised Pool Column With Fire Bowl and Scupper

As mentioned, there are different materials that scuppers are made from, so, you can select any that matches with the decoration of your backyard.  Copper, stainless steel, bronze or stone are some of the materials available.  Have fun picking what fits best and enjoy.

Practical Usage

Scuppers also help to control the overflow of water in an area of your oasis.  The constant flow keeps the water levels of your swimming pool and spa as well.  In other words, you don’t need to drain and level it over and over again.

Does Size Matter?

The size of the scupper will depend on what you are looking for.  You can purchase a standardized sized scupper in both copper or stainless steel.  The PC Spillway Scupper comes in a 3-pack, 2” x 2” x 8” stainless steel or copper, and a plumbed spillway 12-pack, 2” x 2” x 12” with 1/4” flange for non-plumbed, simple spillway applications.

Swimming Pool Scuppers On a Raised Wall

If it Fits, Use It!

When it comes to design, scuppers fit in almost every pool design imaginable.  Even if it is simple or complicated in style, it goes great in:

  • A raised spa
  • On walls that border a swimming pool

This water feature is typically integrated into pairs or sets of three.  However, you can select as many as you want to build your dream pool.

Platinum Pools offers stunning scuppers, as well as other water features, available in various designs and sizes. We also provide other swimming pool add-ons, to help you create your dream pool.  Call us at 281.870.1600 (Houston), 409.898.4995 (Beaumont), or 361.576.0183 (Victoria), and let us turn your backyard into an at-home resort.