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Frequently Asked Questions Answered on Outdoor Garden Water Fountains

How To Decide Which Type Of Water Fountain Is Best For My Space?

This can be real difficult to answer. Depending upon where you want to install a fountain several options are available. Some of the deciding factors while picking up the right type of water fountain could be.

1) Availability of electricity
2) Amount of direct sunlight
3) Floor space available
4) Theme of surrounding interiors
5) Quality and quantity of human traffic around
6) Your budget
7) Purpose of installing the fountain

As you can see there are several factors that will decide what sort of fountain design you must go for.

1) For example if you want to install the fountain in your backyard then you'll have to take care that leaves falling into the water reservoir get removed frequently to maintain quality of water.

2) Also if your fountain is in a high human traffic area then it's necessary that you keep it safe from kids.

3) If your space is too small then wall mounted or a tabletop fountain will serve the purpose otherwise our interior space will become overcrowded creating discomfort.

How Much Does It Cost To Build Your Own Water Fountain?

The answer to this question is a variable one One thing is sure that there is no upper limit to this number because there is so much variety of ways by which you can build a fountain that you can add little more to it and the cost will keep on increasing.

If you are building a water fountain on your own then there is a simpler way though.

You can buy a water fountain kit to get started and add or modify to this set up the time goes on. The only disadvantage of using a fountain kit is that you are restricted to using their readymade cascade through which the water will fall or flow. Apart from this using a kit is the bets way to get started.

Simple water fountain kits are available in the market starting from as low as $30 to all the way up to $1000 and above.

How To Build a Small Water Fountain Yourself?

Building a small water fountain can be a fun activity. Small fountains come in a variety of shapes and sizes. However building one yourself can be a challenging ask.

But once you understand the basics behind any type of fountain, all it boils down to assembling some systems together and finish the job.

Any fountain will have three systems that are functioning together.

1) Water collection at the bottom
2) Pump to carry collected water on top level
3) Water cascade that forms the beauty of the fountain.

Once you find out how to manage all these simultaneously, you'll have a beautiful fountain in no time at all.

One of the fastest and easiest way to build your own fountain is to buy a fountain kit from market and start building it as per the instructions.

The biggest benefit of this is that everything will be available right way in this kit and you'll see results in matter of hours.

The only limitation of using a kit is that you'll have to stick with their cascade design.

What Are the Benefits Of Using A Solar Powered Water Feature?

Well, one obvious benefit is that it will anywhere where you have bright sunlight even when you are out of electricity.

many amazing designs are available where you can have the solar panel away from the water feature itself and the fountain cascade is indoors. This allows you to connect the water feature pump using a cord to the solar panels.

Another design is where you will have rechargeable batteries that will get charged using the electricity generated with sunlight and you can use them during night hours as well.

The best part of solar powered water features is that after the initial investment of buying these, the cost of running is zero, unless you break any of the parts.

Here is a small video showing how solar powered water fountains work


How Do I Calculate The Power Of Pump Required For Installing In My Water Feature?

When buying a pump for your water feature it's necessary that you look for two major units of measurement.

1) GPH - This stands of "Gallons Per Hour" or simply how many gallons of water per hour this pump will throw. In most cases pump with 50-100 GPH is enough for an indoor water feature.

2) Max Head - This is the unit of measurement in feet. A max head 3 means that the pump will "lift the water 3 feet above it's level. In short check your water cascade design and decide in this value. 

Normally go for a max head more than what you require because at the end of the pipe nozzle the strength of the water will somewhat get reduced and in order to experience a good amount of flow into the cascade a lot of water will be required.

Here is a "Head Pressure Calculator" to make things easier for you to decide which pump is best for your water feature

How To Stop A Garden Fountain Pump From Blocking Up?

The obvious answer for this is to use a filter at the beginning of the water pipe that is submerged. You can create a filter yourself by visiting this website.

Actually there are many wonderful and easy to use arrangement you can use like a filter.

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