Buying or Building A Water Fountain: Things to Consider
Article by: Michael Guista
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great deal about fountains has changed over the last decade. Now
there are really high class ones made of copper, , 5 Steps To A Better Lawn And Garden bronze,
concrete , Feng Shui and Water Features , and stone, , New for 2006- Granite Flexible Preformed Rock Pond Kits and some fairly nice ones made of resin and
fiberglass. There are several things to consider, though. As a
pump , Easter Lilies, and the Number One Gardening Question Right Now wholesaler, I speak with fountain owners all the time and
also look at lots of samples of fountains at trade shows and in
magazines. Before purchasing a fountain, there are quite a few
questions to ask. What looks good in a store might not look good
at your home , Feng Shui and Water Features or business. Or it might look good for the first
month or year but then you'll get tired of it. Fountains are
usually around for a long time; in fact, concrete , A Review of Popular Vacuum Cleaner Products and stone , Choosing and using storage boxes in the home ones
last centuries and are hard to remove once they're installed.
Here are things to consider. Bronze Fountains These are
at the high end of fountains, and can retail for ten to twenty
thousand dollars. They are plain classy. But will one of these
fit in where you want to put it? Do you have the right yard , Fall Bird Feedings or
business or location , New for 2006- Granite Flexible Preformed Rock Pond Kits for such a classic kind of display? Also,
do you like the aging process (the verdigris patina) that bronze
undergoes. Can you afford one of these? If you answered yes to
these questions, a bronze fountain might be right for you. It
will last your lifetime, your kids' lifetimes, their kids'
lifetimes, etc. And they are durable enough to be moved from
house , Outdoor life and garden living to house. , Growing Great Tomatoes Copper , The Benefits of Deck Awnings Fountains Like bronze fountains,
these too tend to be classy, especially the name brand ones like
Water , The Benefits Of Wooden Flooring Wonders, which mix copper , October in the Flower Garden - Preparing for Winter with glass , Training Beautiful Flowering Shrubs into Unique Flowering Trees and slate. These make
especially nice wall , 5 Steps To A Better Lawn And Garden fountains. We have been selling Water , Outdoor life and garden living Wonders room , How to Prune Plum Trees with good acoustics? Some rooms , How Come No One Told Us About This When We Were Buying A Hom make the pump
, 5 Steps To A Better Lawn And Garden noise really echo, especially small rooms , Keep Your Valentine Roses Looking Fresh with walls , A Smart Spin for the Container-Challenged that are
close together. Do you know someone or can you hire an
electric , Do You Know How Important Your Air Conditioner Filter Is? ian to hide the cord in the wall? These fountains are a
bit too expensive to buy if you're going to let the cord run
outside , Japanese Gardens vs. Western Gardens the wall , Rose Winter Care Tips for everyone to see. Finally, it is a good idea
to go listen to them run at a store before purchasing. Some of
them make little water , A Review of Popular Vacuum Cleaner Products noise and some make a lot. To increase
water , A Primer of Popular Traditional Furniture Styles sound you might have to turn up the pump , Improving Your Health & Quality of Life with Flowers to the point of
there being slight splash. But if you are careful and go to a
store with Water , 5-Minute Fabric Decorating Tips for Unlit Fireplace Candelab Wonders or other copper , Easter Lilies, and the Number One Gardening Question Right Now fountains on display
before purchasing, and are happy with what you see and hear,
these are great fountains. Concrete , Are you in search of the best advice in relation to bed shee Fountains These still
provide the most bang for the buck, primarily because concrete
, A Primer of Popular Traditional Furniture Styles is so inexpensive. In fact, a huge part of the cost of concrete
, Keep Your Valentine Roses Looking Fresh fountains is in transporting them to stores for sale and in the
labor , New for 2006- Granite Flexible Preformed Rock Pond Kits of painting , The Orchid Myths - What is the Truth them. The concrete , Japanese Gardens vs. Western Gardens itself is the least
expensive part of the fountains' manufacture. There are some
differences in how they are made, though. Some companies, like
Brandelli's, use a "light" mix: their fountains are not nearly
as heavy as those produced by, say, Avila's. Also, some
companies like Brandelli's, use a stain over concrete, , A Review of Popular Vacuum Cleaner Products whereas
others, like Avila's or Lomelli's, use paints , The Benefits Of Wooden Flooring (usually more than
one at a time) or stains. Also, most concrete , Japanese Garden Design: The Practical Use of Stones and Boulders companies (though
not all) reinforce their fountains with steel. This makes them
strong but also means the concrete , Butterfly Gardening must be sealed. If not
paint , Improving Your Health & Quality of Life with Flowers ed (as most fountains from Mexico are not), then they do
need to have a clear sealant put on them. Otherwise the water
, Looking for the latest advice in relation to black lights. will seep through to the steel, which will rust. Eventually, the
fountain is likely to crack. One final word of advice , Keep Your Valentine Roses Looking Fresh on
concrete , Avoiding leaks when installing vinyl retrofit windows , beware of "cute." Cute fountains (mama dogs with baby
dogs, boys peeing) sometimes don't look so cute over time. Ask
yourself , Get your Lawn Mower prepared for winter. if you'll still think the fountain is cute years later.
Remember, concrete , Save Yourself From Allergens and Enjoy the Comfort fountains can last hundreds of years. And
they are difficult to move so pick something that will stay put.
The traditional Italian 3-tier fountain is always a safe , How A Light Bulb Works and Other Interesting Tidbits bet.
Resin and Fiberglass Fountains The quality of these has
gotten a lot better, and they have the clear advantage of being
more easily handled than concrete , Finding a Murray Lawn Mower Part for Your Machine! ones. Some do look like
concrete , September Gardening Tips and stone, , 5-Minute Fabric Decorating Tips for Unlit Fireplace Candelab though they tend to look much more realistic
at first glance than they do after a week has passed. Then it is
pretty clear that they are faux. These are also a lot easier on
employees who work in tores, as they don't have to worry as much
about their backs. We would sell these at our store but just
don't like their looks as well as the real thing. Stone
, September Gardening Tips Fountains These look incredibly good or mediocre. The
handcrafted , October in the Flower Garden - Preparing for Winter stone , Using Popular Rose Varieties In Your Garden fountains out of Mexico and many of the large
ones out of China are beautiful. , Environmentally Safe Ways to Remove Weeds But there are also
mass-produced stone , A Review of Popular Vacuum Cleaner Products fountains, which use crushed stone , Make A Room Divider To Match Your Decor mixed
with resin. These just don't look like real stone , Hot-Weather Fish Feeding Facts to us even
though they are. Making Your Own Water , Outdoor life and garden living Fountain There are
lots of ways to make your own fountains. The easiest way,
perhaps, is to place , Environmentally Safe Ways to Remove Weeds a pump , A Review of Popular Vacuum Cleaner Products in a small tub or on some liner.
Then place , New for 2006- Granite Flexible Preformed Rock Pond Kits a wire or plastic , How A Light Bulb Works and Other Interesting Tidbits grate on top of the tub or the
liner, and layer pebbles, rocks, etc. over the wire or plastic
, Feng Shui and Water Features grate. Your pump , How to Prune Plum Trees and plumbing , Feng Shui and Water Features will be hidden! No one will no
where your water , How A Light Bulb Works and Other Interesting Tidbits is coming from. You can then connect black PVC
piping to the pump , The Benefits Of Wooden Flooring (black sprinkler pipe is incredibly
inexpensive yet professional looking) and let the water , A Smart Spin for the Container-Challenged rise up
seemingly out of rocks in your yard. , Training Beautiful Flowering Shrubs into Unique Flowering Trees You won't have to worry
much about pets as the water , Easter Lilies, and the Number One Gardening Question Right Now source is covered with stones. , Gardening is Good Therapy
Likewise, you won't have to worry about kids drowning. You can
also build a little waterfall , 5 Secrets To Growing Beautiful Roses over such a pit if you want, just
throwing in boulders to hide your electric , Training Beautiful Flowering Shrubs into Unique Flowering Trees and tubing, etc. Some
people use bamboo , 5-Minute Fabric Decorating Tips for Unlit Fireplace Candelab for spouts. You can also drill holes through
slate (we've found it's really easy if you soak the slate for a
day first). Slate is so porous, however, you ought to seal it
once you're done drilling. You can also find rocks in nature
, Environmentally Safe Ways to Remove Weeds that already have holes in them. How Big of a Pump , Considering A New Mattress do I
need? Basically, if you buy a fountain at a store you should
have instructions on the best size pump , Feng Shui Decorating Guidelines for that particular
piece of garden , Avoiding leaks when installing vinyl retrofit windows art. If you are making your own fountain, here
is a rule of thumb: for every inch of width you need to pump , Holiday Gifts for Handy Types 100
gallons per hour. But note that a100 gallon per hour pump , October in the Flower Garden - Preparing for Winter is not
pump , Fall Bird Feedings ing the same volume at one foot head (elevation above the
pump , The Orchid Myths - What is the Truth ), two feet head, three feet, and so forth. If you are
making your own fountain, it is likely you will have to guess
which size to buy, and you might be wrong the first time you
build one. Most pumps , A Primer of Popular Traditional Furniture Styles are adjustable but often can be adjusted
down only a bit. However, magnetic-driven pumps, , A Smart Spin for the Container-Challenged the most common
kind, are inexpensive and durable. You can find them online , A Review of Popular Vacuum Cleaner Products at
many wholesale pumps
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