If you have a pond and would like to make it stand out from similar small bodies of water in the area, it is time to consider adding a fountain to its appearance. However, it is all too common to choose a fountain that ultimately does not provide the aesthetic appeal or function to the pond that is desired. As a result, it is important to allow for the information shared below as you are choosing your new fountain.
Determine What It Is That You Need Or Expect From The New Fountain
It is important to note that there are a wide variety of fountains that are available to choose from. While some people want their fountain strictly for aesthetic purposes, others need some sort of functionality from their acquisition. For example, if you hope that the fountain will provide aeration of the water around the pond, you can only do so reliably if your pond is no more than six feet deep.
While it is possible that the oxygen level in the area might slightly improve as the result of the continued movement of water droplets, that improvement is not something you should assume or count on. Instead, it is better to look to the new fountain as an attractive and memorable addition to the pond.
Choose A Unit That Is Easy To Remove During the Winter
Regardless of how effective the aeration of your fountain is, it will rarely be sufficient by itself to offset the challenges wrought by winter. For instance, that water could freeze up, resulting in significant damage to the fountain. Even if you live in a warmer area that is not prone to freezing or if the temperature only drops to below freezing at night a few times each season, there is still an increased chance of damage to your new fountain after a single freeze.
Therefore, it will be a good idea to make sure that your new fountain is easy to remove when it gets cold outside, assuming that you don't want to pay a professional to do so for you. In addition, it is a good idea to assess how easy it will be to maintain and clean it as needed. If you are shopping for an easy to maintain fountain, a resin unit is a popular choice. Although it is more fragile than its concrete counterpart, it is easier to clean and typically requires a gentle cleaner and a soft rag.
In conclusion, accessorizing your pond is a great way to add individuality and unique appeal to the pond on your property. Therefore, it is best to be aware of the concerns discussed above so that you will ultimately be pleased with your purchase.