Outdoor Water Elements: Installation Guidelines

A water source and an electrical outlet are two crucial items that many people do not think about when determining where they want to put in their garden fountain. kay-91120__49459.jpg Occasionally new owners get so caught up in the romance of their new purchase that they forget vital details. Most power cords are 12 feet long and call for a 120v outdoor outlet, though an extension cord can always be added. It will be necessary to replenish your fountain with water so make sure there is a source of water close by. It is tough to move water from one place to another. If you have given thought to it before installation, having a hose nearby will make the task of filling the fountain much simpler. A water fountain autofill is yet another solution, but will require the help of someone who knows how to set it up since the water has to go through an external line.

The Plusses of Disappearing Water Fountains in your Yard

The term “pondless fountain” is just another way to refer to a disappearing fountain. It is referred to as “disappearing” due to the fact the water source is below ground.

Any area where there are people, such as a walking path, is ideal for a disappearing fountain since it adds pleasant sounds and a lovely visual effect. They are available in an array of distinct styles including waterfalls, columns made of granite, ceramic pots, and millstones.

A disappearing fountain could be the most appropriate choice for you for a number of reasons. There is no large pool of water that could pose a risk to anyone since the water comes from below the ground. Therefore, it is safe for children to play near it. Evaporating water is also not a concern since the water supply is not exposed to heat. This means you will use less water than if you had another type of fountain. The time you spend on maintenanceis also minimized since algae does not grow underground and debris can not get into the water source. Lastly, it is easier to find a place for it due to its small size.

The Pull of Multi-Level Water Fountains

For a long time now, multi-tiered fountains have been common, especially in gardens. The nations in the southern portion of Europe tend to have a lot of these types of fountains. Common places to spot them are in courtyards and city squares. Tiered fountains come in a wide variety of designs, from elaborately carved styles to relatively plain types.

Although they can be found just about anywhere, they seem particularly at home in more classic environments. It should appear as if the fountain has been part of the decoration since the beginning and should blend in accordingly.

Explaining Self-Contained Water Features

People appreciate contained fountains for their easy installation and lower cost. You do not require any more components because they all come included with the instructions for your fountain. Yet another name for a fountain having its own water source is referred to as “self-contained”.

Stand-alone water fountains are quite easy to install making them the perfect option for your patio or veranda. They are effortlessly transportable too in case you later decide to move it somewhere else.

The spot you want to situate your fountain will need to be level, so your landscaper will need to first decide if this is the case.

Do not worry if the land is not flat, your landscaper can usually even it out. The time has come to position your water feature in place and fill it with water. The remaining step is to plug it into a socket, a solar panel, or batteries.

Since it is free-standing and does not need an external water source or plumbing, a self-contained fountain is optimal for anyone looking for ease and convenience. Many fountain owners want them to be the focal point of their yards and position them right in the center, although they can really go anywhere in the garden. A number of popular materials can be used for fountains including cast stone, metal, ceramic, and fiberglass.

The Broad Array of Outdoor Wall Water Fountains

Having a wall fountain in your garden or on a terrace is great when you seek to relax. Additionally, it can be designed to fit into any wall space since it does not need much room.

A spout, a water basin, internal piping, and a pump are essential for freestanding as well as mounted types. Traditional, modern, classic, and Asian are just some of the styles from which you can consider.

Stand-alone wall fountains, otherwise known as floor fountains, are noticeably big and feature a basin on the ground.

On the other hand, a fountain attached to a wall can be incorporated onto an existing wall or built into a new wall. A cohesive look can be achieved with this style of fountain because it seems to become part of the landscape rather than an added element.

Style Ideas for Outdoor Water Features

Gardens are great places to pause from the day-to-day drudgery and get some fresh air and appreciate nature. While it is not a simple process to build one, you will be happy you did once you are able to relax and enjoy it. The value of your home will go up with a lovely garden area, as it will boost the “curb appeal” of the property. A water feature is not the only way to improve your landscape; consider adding trees and bushes, paving your driveway, or even putting in some eye-catching statues.

A water fountain can make a considerable difference to the beauty and tranquility of your garden. It will change a plain area into a beautiful place of peaceful tranquility. You are not the only one who will enjoy the serenity the sounds of the water create; you might also notice an increase in the number of birds and other friendly animals visiting. The rest of the garden will instantly become just background to the beautiful new fountain.


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