Different Types Of Pond Fountains
Fountains are beautiful water features, whether self-contained or as part of a pond. There are several different types of pond fountains. Here are some of them. A waterfall along the side of your backyard pond not only provides the tinkling sound of music falling through space, but it blends in with its natural surroundings. If possible, plan the installation of the waterfall at the same time you construct the pond. Including the waterfall in the pond’s design enhances the overall natural appearance of the water feature. As you create this type of pond fountain, keep in mind that the higher the waterfall, the more pumping power you will need. The pond also needs a deeper area under the waterfall to act as a catch basin to amplify the sound of the falling water. Another fountain that you set along the edge of a pond is a rocking bamboo fountain. Sometimes called “shishi odoshi” or deer scarers, these fountains have moving parts that fill with water and then empty on the rocks. When the container is empty, it pops up again and a stream of water refills it. The fountain often makes a clacking noise as it fills. This sound often startles wildlife and keeps them away from the pond.
Floating fountains rest in the center of the pond. A wide variety of nozzles are available that let you spray the water in a variety of heights and shapes. In general, the water should spray no higher than half the width of the pond. You can add multiple floating fountains to larger ponds to create a diverse water display. As you select a floating fountain, pick one that has a pump that provides enough horsepower to produce the spray you desire.