I know so many people who spend countless amounts of money on meditation and massages. They say that it helps them relax. I have found a much more cost-effective way of relaxing and it is through the serenity of backyard fountains. If you think you need a large open backyard for a fountain, you would be mistaken. If you have a small patio, you can still enjoy a table top fountain. You would be surprised at how soothing the sound of bubbling water can be after a hard day!
If you have ever considered the purchase of a fountain, the following tips are going to help you make the best choice for your home.
There is a wide selection of fountains on the market with varying prices and materials. You will find fountains constructed of bamboo, copper, rock, fiberglass, and resin. It is important that the fountain you choose is going to be able to withstand the natural elements over time. Here is a wide selection from OutdoorFountainPros.com.
In addition, do not feel as though you have to spend a lot of money on a fountain. If you are handy and creative, you can make your own fountain! All you need are a few containers and a pump. There are many tutorials online that will guide you through the process. With a little creativity and plumbing work, you will have a fountain to be proud of! Just be sure that you follow all of the manufacturer’s instructions for the best results.
If you are looking for a fountain that is going to be truly cost-effective and environmentally-friendly, a solar powered version would be the best choice. While no fountain is going to break the bank on utility cost, this will save you some, and who is ever going to complain about saving money?
To keep your fountain running for years, there is a certain amount of maintenance that must be done. As the water is recirculated, it will evaporate over time. With this in mind, it is essential to keep the water level to prevent damage to the pump. In addition, it is best to add an algae treatment to the water to prevent growth and buildup which can damage your fountain. In colder environments, it is best to drain your fountain and bring it indoors.