A pond fountain adds visual height, creates ambience and can add artistic elements to an otherwise static
water feature....the pond fountain may be a
simple water jet sent up from the pond surface, or a more complex arrangement
that is only limited by our imagination.
Water can be projected in all directions and from almost any structure, while the water flowing over their surfaces, enhances their
natural beauty, colour, form and shape.
A pond fountain is often the focal point
or may be sculptural artwork, but it can also be the backdrop to set the
scene. While others can be entertaining
The keys to
successful pond fountain design....
Pump sizing and
water flow are critical in the design of a great water feature.
The volume of water, the type of spray or water jet and the pressure at
which they are pumped through or over the feature are all factors that need to
be considered in creating a successful pond fountain
Finer spray jets can lighten the look and sound from the feature. Sometimes a simple bubbler or just a steady
low pressure flow of water over the water feature enhances the richness of their
The sound of water is critical to a
successful pond fountain design...
any pond fountain, the
sound of water can have a very powerful influence on how we feel.
the purpose of the sound is an important component of the design. A soft
babbling of the water could evoke feelings of peace and serenity, while
a larger flow of water from a greater height may be used to drown out the traffic noise around us or can be
used to draw attention.
Be aware that in
a smaller confined space, such as a courtyard, the sound of the water is
significantly amplified and may become an overwhelming disturbance. If
you wish to hear the water from indoors
then a larger pond fountain is ideal. However, if you seek a quite place to sit
outside,relax and read, then a much softer sound is preferred.
splashing water does more than delight ones' eyes, it also introduces the
calming melodious sounds of nature, while improving the pond health through
Other factors to consider when choosing
a pond fountain...
- Ensuring that the base of the pond is
large enough to capture the water that falls from the pond
- Wind can easily blow smaller water
droplets away from the pond, resulting in increased water loss or even creating
water hazards with wet pathways.
the pump flow, decreasing the height or distance of the water jet or reducing
the water pressure can all help to minimise the risk.
increasing the size of the nozzle outlet from the water jet can also result in
larger droplet sizes that are less likely to be buffeted by the wind.
- Many aquatic plants such as Water
lilies would not be suitable if they are placed too close to the splashing
water. Their floating leaves would be
continuously covered in water and they would suffer, through their inability to
breathe and they may also be damaged by the force of the water.
with upright stems can tolerate some splashing, as the droplets trickle back
down into the pond.
plants are plants that grow with their leaves below the water. This very feature makes them ideal for use
near the base of the pond fountain (not directly
under a heavy waterfall) because they do not distract from the design of the
Oz Watergardens have access to many
fountain suppliers. If you seek fountain nozzles, pumps or would like
help with a blocked fountain please give our team a call on (03) 9737 9663 or send us an email