Water fountains are not particularly cheap, especially if you need to have it installed by a professional or its size makes it unpractical to move it around. Keep in mind that you will have to live with your choice of outdoor water fountain for quite a long time, so choosing wisely is a must. There are thousands of water fountain models, from classical waterfall ponds to LED illuminated modernist water sculptures, and depending on the size of the space you are creating and the availability of water and power some will be more suitable than others. Take your time choosing a water fountain you absolutely love, as you will enjoy many days enjoying it.
If you are looking for a small water fountain that you can install yourself, the best options are usually solar powered fountains, such as the Wishing Well outdoor water fountain, or this one if you don’t want something that takes up too much vertical space. The major benefit of a solar powered water fountain is that you don’t need to worry about cables, and as long as the sun is shining and the solar panels are under direct sunlight you can enjoy the pleasant noise of running water. If you really love a particular model but it doesn’t come in a solar version, remember that you can easily convert water fountains into solar powered ones by replacing the pump.
More complex water landscaping projects can include ponds, with or without fish and plants, which need to be dug into the ground and maintained correctly. As this sort of fountain is more likely to become dirty with algae, creating the right eco-balance is very important. You may want to look into ultraviolet lights and filters to purify the water without harming the fish. Since this sort of project can be pricey you may want to seek professional advice in order to get it right the first time, and future proof it. However, if you are good at DIY you can build your own pond water fountain using cheap home improvement supplies.
If you don’t have a lot of space, a cascade wall water fountain can hit the sweet spot between practicality and style. They don’t take as much space as traditional floor models, but they offer many of the same benefits and come in a variety of styles and materials that has nothing to envy standing water fountains. In order to make sure your house doesn’t suffer from leaks or humidity problems due to the fountain, make sure to install it following manufacturing instructions and check it regularly, particularly if you notice that the water disappears too quick.
Finally, if you have a very small patio, or want something to decorate your garden table but without the hassle of a real water feature landscaping project… outdoor tabletop water fountains are a great and affordable choice to bring some water energy into your garden without emptying your pockets. This kind of small water fountain is often solar powered, but you can also find battery operated models if you want to enjoy the relaxing noise of water while having dinner alfresco after the sun has set.
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