Custom Features

St. John Custom Features for Your Pool

Custom pool features can bring a whole new dimension to your Houston, Pearland, Fulshear and far beyond Texas backyard pool. From something like a simple laminar to a more extravagant feature like a natural waterfall, the concept of moving water attracts attention and gets people talking. By incorporating water features into your poolscape, you’ll not only add an artistic element but more depth and character, as well. Let the water features and pool-building experts at St. John Pools create the design you’ve always wanted.

Sheer Waterfalls

Waterfalls make a classic addition to any pool and are always popular with children. Our custom designed pool waterfalls offer endless options - from natural rock waterfalls to flagstone waterfalls and spa spillovers.


Create a romantic getaway or a place for pirate's treasure – in your own pool! A grotto uses rocks and boulders to create a small cave where water runs-off, giving your pool an exotic, tropical element.

Rock Waterfalls

Waterfalls and grottos are most popular with freeform and lagoon-style pools, waterfalls can be constructed of a variety of stone and stone-look materials and in any size and scale. An especially popular trend is a larger-scale waterfall .


Bubblers are fun water features that spout up from shallow pool surfaces like steps and beach entries. When combined with the right aesthetic lighting, they can create striking centerpieces to a variety of swimming pool styles.

Deck Jets

Deck jets are graceful streams of water that arch into the pool or spa from the pool deck, walls, or surrounding landscape.

Tanning Ledge

A sunshelf or tanning ledge is a flat ledge typically located at the entrance of the pool. This is the perfect location for a lounge chair or the sun-worshipper who wants to avoid getting overheated from the sun or fully submerged while still enjoying the pool.

Fire Features

Adding fire features to your pool creates a beautiful and dramatic ambiance. Watch the dancing flames come alive at night, making for an attractive focal point in your backyard space.

Spa Spillover

A spillover is cascading water that spills over from your spa to your pool. This water features creates a soothing water sound with an elegant, majestic look.

Pool LED Lighting

The use of LED lighting in your backyard poolscape adds a whole new dimension to the look you're trying to achieve. Whether you're incorporating LED accent lighting throughout the project or into custom features like rainfalls, bubblers and steps, a little illumination goes a long way.

Swim Up Bars

Swim-up bars are a great way to bring the fun of having a cocktail or food served to you in the pool, because if you don't have to get out, why would you? These areas feature built-in bar stools made of stone, tile or precast finishes and a bar that can be adorned in glass tile or beads. The options are endless.

Negative Edge

Step straight into your pool or spa without missing a beat with our negative edge option. A negative edge creates a smooth, refined look for your outdoor space.

Rolled Edge Spa

An rolled edge spa is a great way to relax your aching or tired muscles or to relax away the cares of the day. Seamlessly attached to the swimming pool, rolled edge spas are the perfect personal retreat in the privacy of your backyard.

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