How to Set Up a Pond Fountain

It is said that the sound of flowing water is one of the most effective ways to relieve stress and body pains. A pond fountain can be a good source of rejuvenation especially if you actually own one. Not only it gives a soothing sound but also it has aesthetic pleasures to offer your tired eyes. People will definitely enjoy the sight of water gushing up and down a fountain. What better way to accentuate the beauty of your pond than to install a pond fountain.

The best option for most pond owners is a ready-made pond fountain because it is cheap and practical for home ponds. Since you are planning to revamp your pond, you will some materials like a garden pump. A small pump will be good for a small to a medium-sized fountain. Make sure that the pump you will purchase can expel at least 100 gallons of water per hour. If not, you will not perform its duty as an accent to the pond pretty well. Basing on the size of the fountain, you can buy a pre-formed pond liner that is much cheaper. On outdoor fountain, statuette can add up to the centerpiece of the pond. To be able to have a better pumping power to get strong enough squirts of water, the fountain should have a pond liner that is smaller than the ideal set for the water pump.


To cover up the materials in your pond that you don’t want to be seen, you can use plants and big decorative rocks. They not just hide the blemishes caused by the equipment that are supposed to be hidden; they also make the fountain look more eye-catching.

When setting up a pond fountain, you will need to release your inner designer instinct. First, you must think of an ideal area in your garden wherein you will put up the pond. Being the designer at the moment, you need to make sure that the pond fountain will look gorgeous and relax in the area you chose. Make it as the center of attention around the area. To do this, you must remove all plants that you think will overwhelm the size of your pond. Small to medium-sized topiary plants will look good if put around or near the pond area.

After being a designer, you can now use your gardening skills. The first task is to make the location you chose for your pond fountain to be as level as possible. Take off all tarnishes like weeds, grass, stones and other unwanted vegetation the soil has. Then toss the preformed plastic pond liner in the area and then outline the shape in the mud. After outlining the shape, dig out the whole area of the liner. When done, you need to place the plastic liner into the hole in the ground. Any gap between the liner and the ground should be filled with sand.

If you want more to complement the beauty of the fountain, decorative statuettes would be nice. These can be availed at garden shops or online stores like eBay. A wide selection of these in the market awaits you. Keep in mind the color, size, and theme of your pond fountain before you purchase one.


Having a statue that accentuates the fountain is nice. But you have to prepare for its price. Most fountain statues with built in plumbing system can be very costly. There are statues without plumbing in them. They are much cheaper compared to those that have. However, if you are not into extravagance, then you may need to use your creative brain neurons. Putting up a decorative fountain can be improvised. That is if you have the time and patience.

Once all the decorations have been put, fill the pond liner with water. Then place the pump in the water. It should be fully sunken in water or else it will cause your pond to burn itself out. Plug in all that need to be plugged in, and then watch as the first thin stream water squirts out of your pond fountain.

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