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Adding Garden Water Fountains

1. Start from the Beginning

Before choosing your fountain style and installing it in the garden, do consider the material it is made up of and whether it can withstand the climatic condition of your area or not.

A water fountain comes in almost all types of materials like – Stone, Copper, Bamboo, Acrylic Resins and Fiberglass; so choose wisely and accordingly.

2. Pre-assembled or DIY Fountains

If you don’t want to go for luxurious and expensive pre-assembled water fountains, then it’s time to work with DIY garden fountains.

For this one you need to have – a water pump, other fountain parts (as per the type of fountain) and a little bit of plumbing and electrical knowledge.

With all these a beautiful and gorgeous garden fountain can be easily made at a cheaper cost.

3. Electric vs. Solar

When it comes to water fountains, there is a slow but firm preference for solar powered water fountains as compared to electric ones. Here are some of the benefits they as compared to electric water fountains:

  • Continually run the water fountain and save a little in extra utility costs.
  • Non-polluting and environment friendly.
  • Installation is easy and without electric cables. Provide a safe environment for kids, pets and wildlife to play.
  • Virtually maintenance free and self-sufficient.
  • Pumps are very quiet which mean you can listen to the sound of the water when you are relaxing.
  • Can be placed anywhere in the garden that has direct sunlight.
  • A solar fountain in the pond will provide much needed oxygen to the fish on a hot day.

4. Maintenance and Care

Fountains re-circulate water, though a certain amount of evaporation do occurs. Here are some tips to keep the garden water fountains operational for long term.

  • Make sure the water level remains at the required level in water fountain to keep the pump operating efficiently.
  • In colder regions, fountains should be drained of all water for the winter (with the pump stored indoors).
  • Stone and ceramic fountains should also be brought indoors to avoid cracks and other damage caused by severe temperature fluctuations.