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What are the parts of a water fountain?
Pond fountains are made up of three key components, the pump, water conduit, and basin. These might be the basic elements that make the fountain function, but they’re not the most attractive things to look at, so they’re mostly hidden. This is where pond fountain parts and products such as lights and statues come in to give you the look and feel your want.
How do you make a cheap pond fountain?
Making a homemade pond fountain is actually quite simple, all you’ll need is a few homemade pond fountain parts and products.
- All you need is a bucket (the basin), some tubing (the water conduit), and a cheap pump.
- Cut a hole in the middle of a wooden plank, and place it over part of the bucket.
- Put your pump in the bucket, and attach the tubing through the hole in the wood plank.
- Submerge your bucket by putting bricks in the bottom, and place some rocks on top of the plank to keep it in place.
What to put in a fountain to keep the water clear?
A pond fountain should naturally help keep your water clear by aerating and adding oxygen to it. If your water still isn’t as clear as you would like, then there are some specialist pond supplies you can use. A great option is Kasco Macrozyme Beneficial Bacteria which helps control and eliminate sludge, and gets rid of bad smells coming from your water. This is a great natural pond fountain product that will help keep your water clear.
How long do pond fountains last?
High-quality pond fountains can last indefinitely, however, you will need to replace the pump roughly once every 1-3 years. Generally, the pumps aren’t overly-expensive to replace, and essentially it’s just part of the maintenance process. Asides from maintaining the pump, you can use the right pond fountain parts and products, keeping it in perfect condition to maximize its lifespan.