Picture a day where you’re feeling the warm temperatures on your skin and the sounds of a pool or lake are creating a gentle melody. The temperatures don’t seem so bad when the sound of water can be heard, even on days when it’s really hot. There’s no need to go all the way out to the lake or wait to jump in the pool, as you can enjoy the sounds of water right at home. Your imagination is the key to having a water feature that suits your tastes.
The first step to adding a water feature is picking a prime location. You’ll want a place that can be easily seen from your house and its patio or deck. The closer you get to hour house, the easier it is to hear the water running while indoors. The water feature needs to be in an area where a pump will be able to have power access if needed. Re-circulation happens in the water feature, and the feature will be fine if the pump isn’t used. Once you have a spot in mind, you’ll need to actually choose the water feature type.
There is more than one type of water feature that exists. The simple ones are self contained and can just rest on a deck once plugged in. More complex water features have more elaborate designs and feature things like waterfalls and ponds that use a lot of water. People generally prefer to have the sound of water without all of the water that is associated with a large pond. A waterfall water feature that doesn’t use a pond is a good choice. This feature has a reservoir loaded with rocks to prevent standing water from accumulating. You can choose a pond if you wish, but some considerations must be made.
There will always be the presence of algae in the pond. Even though the water may not show any signs of algae growth, it will still be present in the waterfall and on the rocks. Due to the fact that smaller ponds get higher temperatures than larger ponds, the larger ones are easier to handle. In order to keep the water clean in a pond, plants must be used. The oxygen levels of the water are kept in check and the water is cleaned of algae when water plants are present in the pond.
With a water feature in mind, you just have to get started on installing it. The process of installation will begin by either simply plugging in the feature or digging a hole and moving rocks around for it. Once you plug in the feature for the first time and get a good lock at how the water is moving through the system, you’ll start to feel relaxed. The sound of the water moving around is such a joy to hear. Pull up a comfortable chair, get a nice drink, and have a good time.
Improving Landscaping With Water Features
Plants and hardscapes don’t have to be the only things that you use in landscaping. Your yard will have a better visual style with the addition of a water feature. Something like a simple pond as a water feature will bring in the presence of frogs, birds, and other forms of wildlife. You’ll also have a peaceful place where you can sit back and relax. Be sure that you’re ready to install a water feature before you actually do it. The process of adding a water feature can be a time and energy intensive event. There is also the cost of the feature to consider. You can get an better idea of whether you should get a water feature after giving us a call.