Outdoor water fountain
A house with a small garden around will give more value on environment. Especially for those who like Japanese design, plants and water become important elements. Garden gives coolness and health as well as the beauty inside or outside the house.
Them, what about water fountain? It can a beautiful decoration in the middle of the garden, patio or savana. The sound of water splashing create a peace and coolness.
A huse with water fountain must have these two elements; softscape, it is plants element, and hardscape, it is a part of decorations like stones, lamps, chairs, fish pool and water fountain. But not all people make their dream come true about having fountain because some obstacles, like not having enough space, too small land etc. I’ll let you know that, water fountain does not need to be big. It can be built in small or minimalist size and still gives you coolness, peace, and relax. You also have to pay attention to the size, shape, color, materials, and the budget.
The fountain can be made indoor and outdoor. Now it focuses on outdoor water fountain. The water fountain with a pool around must be presented as beautiful and interesting as possible although the pump is off. The decorative performance can make it more stunning, for example, you can have tiered fountain with 15cm gap per level. There are some materials you can use in making fountain. It can be from cement and some stones. Pay attention to the attachment of the stones. It muat be water resistant. It is more complicated but more natural. You can also use rubber or liver vnyl chloride materials. Or you may also use fiberglass. The water fountain can also be made from concrete. The result will be good and satisfying. It can design rough and wavy like stones. You can add some stones around it. Put a buried pump and pipe through the pool.
The position of the fountain must be suitable with the pool shape. Most people put the fountain in the midle of the pool because it will create small wave. To make it better effect, it is usually decorated by stone frame, small statues, or mask attached to the pool walls. And make sure that the fountain is far from your plants because the water splashing from it will influence the plants’ growth. Even they died as there is too much water.
There are some types of water fountain:
- Standard Fountain
This type is designed with water sprayed from the pipes intalled perpendicular to the pump below. The bigger the capacity of the pumpp, the higher the spray of the water. There are paralelled pump design. One pump is used for some pipes.
- Cascading Saucer
This fountain uses a small pump connected to a big container/bowl put on the pool. Water filled into the bowl and flow outside. If the pump capsacity is bigger, you can have water buble effect inside it.
- Ornamental Fountain
The water is sprayed through a decorative object on the water surface. There is a pump connected to flexible pipe installed inside the object.
In order to have it in a good condition, you have to do the followings to maintain water fountain:
- You have to pay attention to the water fountain cyclus. Otherwise, there are some plants like algse grow that make the water dirty.
- You have to clean decocartive element regularly to miantain its beauty.
- You have to dry the waer fountain regularly and rub it tomake it clean.
- The fountain has to be built on even, stable land with strong base. Even, you have to hire a professional worker to make a good water fountain.
Key words: fountain, garden, outdoor, environment, pool
Description: A house with a small garden around will give more value on environment. Especially for those who like Japanese design, plants and water become important elements. Garden gives coolness and health as well as the beauty inside or outside the house.