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Considering a Water Feature? Know These Details First

Photo of a great water feature

There is always a chance of error when someone does something without thinking. To make sure that doesn’t happen to you, we want you to understand these important details if you are considering a water feature for your home.

So, what are these important details? They are things you should keep in mind so that you don’t end up with a water feature that just doesn’t match your expectations or requirements. Despite how straight forward a water feature might seem, there are still ways in which you could end up making the wrong choice.

With that said, here are the things you need to keep in mind.

Size is Important

Obviously, the size of a water feature is very important because it determines whether or not it’s going to fit through the door to your living room or garden, depending on whether you want it inside or add an outdoor water feature to your yard.

In addition, there is also the concern of the sound it will make. Bigger fountains usually tend to have a louder sound to them than smaller ones. Neither is better or worse, as it’s just a matter of preference, but it’s still in your interest to get the one that best serves you.

Not All Features Have a Switch

Today, we live in an advanced enough society that we can afford to have switches for the pumps that power our water features. This allows us to directly control the intensity at which the water runs down the feature or how slow.

It’s a matter of preference but having the option of choosing surely means a great deal!  When you buy your own water feature, make sure that you are getting one that comes equipped with such a switch.

Prepare Yourself for Visitors

Exterior water features will definitely attract visitors.  So, if you plan on bringing one into your garden, you’d better be prepared for having guests over all the time. We’re not talking about your neighbor or family, however. We are referring to the little birdies that like to chirp away and bathe in nice little pools of waters, such as fountains. Fountains make excellent bathing dishes for the little fellows, so you’re in for a really nice treat if you also like birds the way you like your new fountain.

Water Features Need Attention

You might think that you can just leave a water feature in one place and it will take care of itself but that’s not always the case. You see, when you have a water feature in your garden, the ground beneath and around it tends to remain soaked from the excess water or just usual spillage that can occur.

This ultimately ruins the ground and even invites threats like termites into the picture. If you are getting a water fountain, you need to make sure that it is well tended to on a regular basis, as well as the ground around it.

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