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Tips for Selecting an Outdoor Water Fountain

Water Features | May 9, 2019

In a world with so many types and styles of water features, it can be hard to pick the perfect one for your home. Water fountains can be designed to suit almost any kind of property, and the right water feature can raise your property value, provide a visual and auditory experience, and complement your home’s aesthetic. At Fontana Landscapes, our years of experience as water feature designers and installers have equipped us to provide tips for selecting an outdoor water fountain.

How to Choose the Right Outdoor Water Fountain

In order to select the right outdoor water fountain, it is important to keep a couple of things in mind. Some tips that will help you to pick the right water fountain for your home include:

1.     Know Where the Fountain Will be Located

The location of the fountain is key. If the water feature is located on a deck, it will require a different type of fountain than if it is in the middle of a yard or driveway roundabout. If the placement of the fountain is flexible, have a couple of locations in mind that would work for different types of fountains. If the fountain will need to be mobile and self-contained, the types of fountains that are available will be vastly different from stationary outdoor fountains.

2.     Pick a Fountain Style that Complements the Property

Outdoor fountain styles are almost unlimited. Whether the fountain is modern, abstract, minimalist, classic, historical, industrial, or casual, is should suit the property. If a home has a modern, minimalist aesthetic, a historical Greek sculpture fountain might seem a bit out of place. Make sure that the fountain adds to the home rather than taking away from the overall theme or look. For a look that goes with nearly any property type, consider some natural looking fountain styles. Rocks, logs, moss, and aquatic plants can come together to create a fountain that complements the aesthetic of almost any home.

3.     Know What Type of Fountain will Work

Some types of outdoor water fountains shoot water straight up in the air, while others create a cascade of water that flows from one piece of the water feature to the next. Some common types of fountains include:

  • Wall fountains
  • Bubbling or overflowing fountains
  • Cascading fountains
  • Floor fountains
  • Tiered fountains
  • Pond fountains
  • Jet fountains

4.     Consider the Fountain’s Maintenance

Do not forget about the maintenance that will be required for any type of fountain. Whether it is a pond, a series of urns, or even a bird bath, any water fountain will require a certain level of maintenance. Some types of fountains require less maintenance than others, so make sure that you do your research before making a purchase.

If you would like to learn more tips for selecting an outdoor water fountain, or if you are interested in any of our other water feature products or services, please contact Fontana Landscapes at 778-990-9773 or fill out a contact form on our website.


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