Including water features in your swimming pool design is a great way to spice up your backyard and make it feel more like a personal oasis.
There's a lot of variety in water features to choose from, so it really just comes down to personal taste and creativity. Common water features pool designs are scuppers.
Scuppers in a pool serve as overflow ports, directing excess water back into the pool properly. Scuppers are the drains on the side of a boat that direct water away from the deck, hence the name.
Scuppers are a beautiful addition to any pool design.
There are many different kinds of scuppers available, from those that are narrower and better suited for creating a waterfall-like feature in a pool (called a sheer descent) to those that are wider and better suited for creating a series of scuppers aligned along a wall. When it comes to pool scuppers, the possibilities are endless.
The scuppers in your pool or fountain can be aligned or staggered, or you can have just one that stands out.
How Do You Clean Pool Scuppers?
The pool scuppers' material and location will determine the maintenance routine you'll follow.
If you want to know when to clean your scuppers, it's best to take a look at them on a regular basis.
It can be difficult for the stone figures to maintain clean pool scuppers. Use dish soap to clean the stone scupper.
In order to clean the stone, simply combine a few drops of dish detergent with some warm water, and then use a cloth or a brush with some tough bristles to scrub the surface.
However, a mixture of one tablespoon of baking soda and half a tablespoon of lemon juice works well for cleaning copper and stainless steel scuppers. Apply the solution to a soft cloth, and rub the scupper in circular motions.
Soap watermarks can be avoided by rinsing with lukewarm water.
How Do You Clean Copper Pool Scuppers?
There is a wide variety of materials that can be used to construct scuppers. You can pick the ones that complement your garden's aesthetic the most.
Stainless steel, stone, bronze, and copper are just a few of the materials you can choose from.
Pool scuppers can be made from a variety of materials, but copper is among the best options.
Copper scuppers will age beautifully with a patina as they are constantly subjected to the elements. If the copper isn't cared for, the patina will cause it to darken and take on a bluish-green hue.
Fortunately, there is a quick and easy method for keeping copper pool scuppers sparkling. Using a soft cloth, rub the solution made from one tablespoon of baking soda and half a tablespoon of lemon juice over the copper scupper in circular motions.
Then, using a fresh cloth, wipe the scupper clean and rinse it with warm water.
Watermarks can be removed from a copper scupper by thoroughly drying it.
What You Should Avoid?
Steel wool, sandpaper, mineral acids, bleach, or chlorine-based cleaners should not be used.
Pool chlorine should not be added near any stainless steel fixtures. You can put it as far away as you like.
Do not keep stainless steel tools in a sealed area under steel beams, as this can cause corrosive condensation to drip onto the tools, leaving unsightly brown spots.
Do not keep stainless steel appliances in areas where they will be exposed to humidity or dust, and keep all equipment away from sources of chlorine.
To Sum It Up!
It's common knowledge that installing scuppers in your pool area improves the aesthetics and acoustics significantly. They enhance your garden's aesthetic value. If you want to install scuppers in your pool, you should hire a professional to help you. It's possible to install scuppers on your own, but there are a lot of things that could go wrong between the concrete work, the plumbing, and everything else involved.