Do you have a little bit of a green thumb? Then spending time in your garden is probably your favourite past time. Apart from the hours spent pruning your rose bushes, you need to discover other ways in which you can make your garden stand out. What about garden water features? There are so many to choose from that you can find one that complements your prize winning flowers.
Water features have been known to provide endless amounts of beauty to outdoor spaces. They can stand on their own or be added to other areas of your garden. If you already have a pool or pond, then you can do some research as to what type of water features can be added. They are traditionally more popular in ponds, but they can be put in pools as well. Most people who choose to get them in the pools tend to go for the cascading waterfall effect with a hidden cove underneath. This can look absolutely amazing but needs to be done with taste.
What type of designs are there to choose from? The world is your oyster when it comes to designs. You can pick from any of the following:
- The classic cherubs or mermaids
- Steel balls
- Cascading buckets
- Stone features
- “wall” fountain
There really is no limit as to the designs that you can choose. If you consider yourself to be more than just a green thumb and more of a landscaper, then why not design your own feature? That way it will definitely fit in nicely with everything else in your garden.
Can a water feature be added to an existing pond?
Water features can be added to an existing pond in your garden, if they are standalone designs. Anything that needs to be built into the pond, in general, cannot be done. Which is why you will need to find a design that works well with the pond that you already have. Remember that your pond is the home to your fish. If you are going to make any alterations to it, you need to make sure that you do not disrupt them. The best way to do this is to remove the fish from the pond during the installation of the feature. To keep them alive, you will need to take some of the pond water and put it into a holding tank. Fish are very susceptible to their environment, any changes can cause them to go into shock and die. You will need to keep them in the holding tank for a least 24 hours. When you move them back into their pond re-add the water from the holding tank so as to keep everything as stable as possible.
If you are interested in finding out more about water features, ponds and everything else in between you need to come to us at Pool Spa & Filtration. Visit our website www.poolspa.co.za to find out more.