fountain basics a comprehensive guide

Before you Start

Things to consider before you start your next fountain project.


A GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) is an automatic device that offers personal protection against electrocution. Installing and utilizing a GFCI outlet is especially important outdoors and near water.


The size and scale of your fountain should complement the other features of your yard, including your landscaping and terrain.


Consider how the fountain will enhance your landscape. Examine all potential sites while considering accessibility, safety, and shade.


Direct sunlight enables rapid algae growth. If you wish to minimize algae growth, you will need to choose a location that is partially or completely shaded. Consider placing an umbrella or awning in the area near your fountain if natural shade is unavailable. Also consider using one of our Low Water Shut-off Fountain Pumps. Learn more about this patented feature in Fountain Pumps.

Types of Fountains

No yard? You can still have beautiful water features indoors or on your patio, porch, or balcony. Fountains are simple water features and range from a bubbling vase to a core-drilled boulder, to a formal fountain. With a little imagination, you can turn tons of everyday materials into a fountain, or you can purchase a statuary fountain.

traditional statuary fountain

Traditional Statuary

DIY fountain

Container Fountains

with Fountain Pumps

DIY container fountain

Container Fountains

with Kits