A pond fountain
or waterfall adds such a beautiful focal feature to any pond. Many
people think that pond fountains or waterfalls are expensive, but
that is not necessarily true. There are some types of pond fountains
or waterfalls that are very economical, and of course, there are more
expensive types, as well. It all depends on your budget. You can find
pond fountain kits starting at around $25 and running up into the
thousands of dollars.
If your budget is limited for pond fountains, then you might consider
a small resin statue with a small stream of water. These small pond
fountains are can be whimsical, elegant, and lovely. You can buy statues
such as frogs, elves, gargoyles, and angels. If you want a more contemporary
style, there are oriental styled pond fountains made out of bamboo.
All of these pond fountains run around $20 to $30 and are perfect
for smaller waterscapes.
If you have a larger budget and are looking for a large and elegant
pond fountain, then you also have many choices. Again, you can choose
a large statue pond fountain or a floating pond fountain. Floating
pond fountains are reminiscent of hotel fountains. These fountains
are usually attached to pumps that are filtering and aerating the
water in the pond. Many times, if you have a larger pond, you will
need to purchase a pump to keep the pond filtered and aerated. It
is easy to buy an extra head attachment that becomes a pond fountain.
There is a hose that extends away from the pump which sends out the
filtered water. This is where you add either a pond fountain head
or a waterfall head. If you want a fountain to spray up farther than
2 feet, then you will need a more powerful pump. Of course, there
are other parts associated with a pond fountain kit, but it is still
simple enough that you can put it together yourself.
One of the effects that you can add to a pond fountain is lighting.
This adds an especially elegant and stunning touch to your fountains.
You can add colored or white lights, but colored lights are especially
striking. At night, this will be so impressive, that anyone who happens
to catch a glimpse will want to stop and stare at your pond fountain.
Adding lights to the pond fountain is a simple and inexpensive way
to bring more focus to your waterscape.
Adding a pond fountain to your pond is well worth the time and money
spent. You will be able to enjoy the sounds of gently falling water
and gaze at the droplets as they glint in the sun. The sounds and
sights of a fountain are relaxing and help to ease the everyday tensions
that most people encounter. Invest in a pond fountain, and you will
never regret the decision.