How to make a fountain with his own hands
A bubbling fountain will be an excellent decoration of house, garden or even the backyard of a private home. In principle, to make such a fountain can be then it will look exactly as you want and will fit perfectly in the landscape design. How to make a fountain with his own hands?
Garden fountain can be a different size, view, finish, shape of the jet. It may not even be the actual fountain (that is, beating up the stream of water) and the waterfall or cascade. Actually that is not important. The main thing in any fountain is the pump. which provides its work, and design is a secondary matter.
So to make a fountain that will delight the eyes and will not cause you unnecessary problems, you need to first buy a good pump. There are submersible pumps, and there are those that are installed on the shore. For a small fountain suitable submersible pump, for a larger fountain - located on the surface, and the further the pump will be located from the sprayer, the more should be its power.
If you want to make a fountain for the garden first you need to dig a hole under the future pond, which will drain water. In this hole, a stainless steel or plastic tank will subsequently be installed. The depth of the pit should be such that the edges of the tank are below the ground level of 5 cm. To reduce the amount of water you need to dig into your fountain, do not dig a hole in a windy or sunny place where the water will evaporate intensively.
You can make the fountain without the reservoir. In this case, the sides and bottom of the excavated hole you need to strengthen wire mesh, then insert a formwork of sheet metal, and pour concrete. Code the concrete hardens, as his sparkroom. A simpler option is to carefully level the pit walls and cover them with a special film.
Then install the pump. The submersible pump is placed on the bottom of the fountain on a stand of metal or concrete so that its nozzle is above the surface of the water, and the pump itself does not touch the bottom of the reservoir. If you decide to make a fountain with a pump located on the shore, it should be installed as close to the fountain and connected to the nozzle, from which water beats.
Since most pumps are powered from the AC mains, you need to be very careful when connecting the pump. For greater security, you will need a solid dielectric housing, waterproof cable and waterproof the connectors. In General, it is best to entrust the wiring to a professional. because this is already an insecure matter, and if there is a neighborhood of electricity and water - then the insecure is doubly.
The spray tube of the fountain is mounted in a vertical position. Sprayers are made of different materials, but it is better choose a dispenser made of ceramic, bronze or fiberglass. such sprayers do not deform in the cold. The type of spray will depend on the type of sprayer.
The easiest way, buy the ready set. which already includes a pump, a hose with nozzles and all other necessary parts. Usually such sets are supplied with detailed instructions on assembly, placement and connection, so making a fountain with your own hands in this case will be much easier.
Decorate your decorative fountain you can do it the way you want. Limit you only financial opportunities, the general picture of your site and your imagination. To decorate the fountain, you can use decorative stone, sculptures, lamps.
You can use special lamps, designed for installation on the bottom of the fountain. But having decided to make a fountain with underwater illumination, very responsibly concern to connection of fixtures to an electric system.
You can put pond plants. but it is tedious to choose such plants that are not afraid of falling large drops of water, or position them away from the jets of the fountain.
From time to time will need to clean the pump and change the water in the fountain. so that it does not stagnate or blossom. Rinse the pump about once a week, change the water - once a month.
As you can see, make the fountain with his own hands not so difficult as it seems. If you approach this responsibly, the decorative fountain will decorate your site for a long time and please the eye.