A water feature on a patio is a great idea, water brings a feeling of calmness and peace and can act as a focal feature.
Water features for patios can be simple plug in features complete with pump, water wall, spillway and a trough can require no extra wiring and not connection to a water supply.
As long as have a power supply many water features can simply be plugged in, filled with water and turned on.
Simple Water features for Patios
When we look in some magazines, the expense of some water features and fountains may deter the average house owner. However a patio water feature can be simple and cheap.
A simple bowl or large pot with water in it can add interest to any area, try floating a few flowers in a large water bowl, a simple and elegant feature for the patio at next to no cost.
For smaller areas look for fountains that do not not ‘splash’, simple bubblers can create a great effect if the design is right.
Consider a solar powered pump for a patio water feature or fountain, easy to install, no wiring and no running costs, always a good idea.
Fish Ponds for Patios
Think you would like to grow plants, or perhaps fish, then you will need something a little deeper, for plants its not so important, but for fish you need a good depth so that the water remains cool.
A fish pond on the patio may sound like a good idea, but it might be very costly, and very heavy.
Larger Fountains for Patios
With many designs to choose from its simply a matter of finding the right water feature for your patio area.
More complicated installation may be required if you are considering a wall mounted water feature for a patio or decking area. Attaching a heavy water feature to a wall may require special fixing points or even strengthening of the wall.
However even large formal fountains can be incorporated into outdoor living area designs successfully.
Lighting water features on a patio is an excellent idea, the whole concept of outdoor living can be enhanced with appropriate lighting. Lights may be a part of the water feature or part of the patio structure.
So selection of a water feature for your patio relates to a number of factors
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