Although the idea of using pots as garden fountains is not a new idea, I came across a way of building them that I hadn’t seen before and would like to share that with you. The idea is simple. First you will have to choose the pots you will use for your fountain. You need a basin, a base and the pot you will use as the fountain. Choose the shape of the main fountain not only for its appearance but also how it will function. Smooth pots with very little taper on the bottom will be quieter as the water will cling to sides as it falls. Some pots have ridges or rings that will cause the water to fall off producing more sound.
The style choices are endless when it comes to both types of water features. You can find a wall fountain that looks contemporary just as easily as one that could enhance a 50s retro theme. There’s even art fountains that are available that are unlike anything you may be familiar with. Floor fountains also come in an array of materials and trims. Popular choices today include copper, glass, stainless steel, slate, mirror and stone. Some floor water features are simply straight, others are curved and you’ll even find some with designs like bamboo designs etched in glass.
My favorite style of fountain is made out of stone. You can go to Mexico and see large, handmade đài phun nước hồ cá, and these are the most beautiful. Some mass-produced fountains from China are even made of stone, but you can’t really tell because they crush the rock and mix it with resin to fit in a mold.
The quality of these has gotten a lot better, and they have the clear advantage of being more easily handled than concrete ones. Some do look like concrete and stone, though they tend to look much more realistic at first glance than they do after a week has passed. Then it is pretty clear that they are faux. These are also a lot easier on employees who work in tores, as they don’t have to worry as much about their backs. We would sell these at our store but just don’t like their looks as well as the real thing.
Pump cleaning is actually one of the easier tasks, but also one of the most important. Clean your pumps regularly, preferably once a month in soft water areas and twice a month in hard water. Take the pump apart following the manufacturer’s instructions, then soak the parts in vinegar solution. This will dissolve any mineral deposits that could interfere with water flow. However, keep in mind that pumps have a life limit–a well maintained pump should last up to three years before it needs replacement.
There are many kinds of solar water fountain designs out on the market. Besides the tabletop solar fountain design, you can choose a wall-mounted fountain, which can be hung on your home/office walls. Why are fountains like these so nice? They are nice because they don’t use the space you may need for your shelves or tables. Instead, they are a wall ornament.
If you can’t decide whether you get a floor or a wall fountain, why not get both? There is no rule that says you can only have one per room! Of course, you could always put one in your bedroom to help you sleep better or in your bathroom to create a tranquil spa atmosphere.