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Looking at five different backyard water feature ideas

 

When building your outdoor space, these five backyard water feature ideas may be just what you need. They are several different types and sizes. We will look at five in this article and let you decide what will work for you.

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Three Pillars Table fountain

Three Pillars Table Fountain

This small table top fountain is made for the inside. You can use it outside if it is out of the weather. It will make for a great center piece for any table. You can run the power cord through the hole for the umbrella.

The relaxing sound that you will get from the cascading water down the three different size pillars into the river rocks in the base bowl will be enjoyed by you and your guest. Four foot pads will keep from harming any surface that it sits on.

Materials

The base and pillars are made from a polyresin material. The base and pillar will come apart for cleaning and access to the pump and light. It is randomly painted black and brown, each fountain will be a little different.
The pump is designed to be quiet in operation and is submersible.
River rocks will line the lower bowl area.
A LED light will shine on the river rocks for a multicolored reflection.

Size

Your fountain will be 7.5 inches tall and 9 inches square.

Price

$49.95

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Solar Frog Fountain

Ceramic Solar Frog Fountain

With a solar powered pump this fountain can be installed anywhere there is sunshine. The solar panel has a ten foot cord to allow the fountain to sit in the shade while the panel collects the suns rays.
The pump will run when it gets power from the solar panel, there is no backup battery so when the sun does not provide power the pump does not run.  Water will come out frogs mouth back into the bowl for recycle.
The deep bowl will not require constant refilling from evaporation. Just add water and sunshine your fountain is ready. There will be no cost to operate just an occasional cleaning of the bowl and lines.

Materials

Ceramic bowl and frog.  Solar panel and submersible pump.

Size

Approximately 13.5 inches around and 7 inches high.

Price

$86.95

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Marsala Wall Fountain

Marsala Wall Fountain

This  fountain is made for mounting on a wall outside.  The water will cascade down the front into a bowl.  Three slots on the top bowl let the water fall down to the big bowl for recycle.

Will plug into a regular ground fault 110 outlet with the 5 foot cord.

Can be purchased in four different colors French Limestone, Weathered Iron, Florentine Stone and Lead.

Materials

Made of a polystone material.  This is a Polyurethane resin mixed with crushed stone.  This will give it the feel of stone without the weight of concrete.

Size

This fountain will be 25.5 inches tall, 18 inches wide and 10.5 inches deep.

It will weigh 10 pounds without water.

Price

$145

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Andra Fountain

Andra Fountain

This all weather fountain will pump the water up with a super quiet electric motor.  No external hoses or plumbing will be needed.  Plugs into any 110 volt ground fault circuit.

There is a leaf design in the base of the bowl that gives this fountain its character.  The bowl will also serve as a bird bath when not running.

Materials

Made of a cast stone concrete this fountain will last in all weather.

Has a electric pump motor that has a whisper quiet operation.

Size

This fountain is 20.25 inches tall and 19.5 inches square at the edge of the bowl.

Price

$279.99

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Pineapple Tiered Fountain

Pineapple  Tier Fountain

This three tiered fountain will enhance your outdoor space with the sound of the water and its Pineapple design.

Materials

The fountain is made of a polyurethane resin mixed with crushed stone.  It fells like stone, has the durability of a poly resin material.  Poly stone as it is called is very durable in all weather conditions and weighs about 20% of what a concrete fountain of this size would weigh.

Size

It is 54.8 inches tall and 32.8 inches around at the biggest point.

It weighs 69 pounds without water

Price

$549

Accessories

The big accessories available for your fountain will be for cleaning,storing and water clarification.

Cleaning-Protec fountain care will get rid of the scale and stains that are caused by water over time.

Storing-Covers for fountains too big to bring inside during the winter months.

Water clarification-Foun Tec is for algae control and mosquitoes.  It is not safe for fish.

Conclusion

Use this guide to decide what backyard water feature ideas will work for you.  These fountains are very different is style, size and how they work.  Look for more articles of this type on my blog if you do not see what you are looking for here.

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