It is a beautiful summer day. The sun is shining brightly. A gentle breeze blows from the west and rustles the leaves of the trees in the back yard. You walk out to the deck and take your place in a comfortable deck chair, your cool drink placed on the table beside you. What could make the day better? Sitting next to an outdoor water fountain! Flowing water fountains creates negative ions which in turn enhance your relaxation.
How about the gentle sound of trickling water as it cascades over the sides of a beautiful outdoor water feature. The sound and sight of a water fountain is both beautiful and relaxing. An outdoor water fountain will not only add beauty and atmosphere to your home, but value too. It will be a great conversation piece at your outdoor parties and gatherings. The water fountain you choose can be anything from a small, free standing one to a large, elaborate installation. The possibilities are endless. It is all up to you and your wallet.
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Really Cute Water Fountains for Your Outdoor Space
Free standing units are available at most home improvement stores but your selection is pretty limited. I prefer to order online where there are an abundant choices for any type of water feature.
Once it is delivered to your door, just hook it up and sit back and relax. There are many different free standing units available. Here are another couple of my favorites outdoor water fountains:
This John Timberland Modern Sphere Zen Outdoor Floor Water Fountain is 39 1/2″ with an LED Light. I like it because it seems so graceful.
This Sunnydaze Ceramic Vase Outdoor Water Fountain features LED Lights & Electric Submersible Pump – 22 Inch – Blue. I am such a sucker for this blue and of course a Caribbean blue! This one is available in a beautiful red also.
And for my flamingo friends this awesome Flamingo water fountain! This is another John Timberland water fountain featuring Oceanside Flamingos on Rock Outdoor Floor Water Fountain that measures 28 1/4″ High and has cascading leaves as the fountain part. This would look great on your patio deck!
More Items for Your Outdoor Patio Area
What if you want to be more elaborate and have a larger budget? No problem. You can buy all the required parts to create your own masterpiece. Start with a fountain tub of your choice and add pumps, tubing, rocks and bricks of all types. Gnomes, angels, animals and cherubs are waiting for you to place in and around your fountain to add your personal touch and creativity. You can create your fountain on your patio to add all the charm and atmosphere you desire. Make it your personal peace space.
There are things to remember when you add your fountain. Most will require one or more electric pumps to circulate the water. Be sure the pump you purchase is UL approved for immersion in water. You will need to be sure the cord for the pump is routed in a safe manner and plugged into a GFCI receptacle. If there is any question about the electrical requirements for you particular fountain be sure to check with a licensed electrician before you install it. A fountain can only be enjoyable if it is safe.
Be sure to get animal safe Fountain Algaecide and Clarifier
If you are putting your fountain on a wooden deck you want to be sure it will support the added weight. Smaller, free standing units are probably not too heavy for most decks, but if you create your own it could be quite weighty. If you have any doubts check with a building contractor or you local building inspector. You may also need to add chemicals to your fountain to keep the water running clear.
Now, sit back and enjoy your new deck water fountain. I love sitting by my water fountain when I get home from a hard day at work. It kind of washes the stress away and a glass of wine helps too. LOL