Water features descriptions, the 3 main types of water features for your home or business. This helps you understand the differences between a pond or a pondless water feature.
Water features descriptions with the 3 main types of water features for your home or business. This helps understand the differences between a pond or a pondless water feature. Planning for a any type of water feature is a big decision and usually isn’t a spur of the moment decision. A lot of people dream of having a water in their yard for years. There is three different kind of water features a fountainscape, a pondless water fall or a large koi pond. Below explain the different types of water features.
This is a great entry way to get into a water feature without becoming overwhelmed. There are different types of decorative features you can buy including spillway bowls, basalt columns, urns, spheres and of course bubbling boulders. They all have an underground basin or resivor that holds the water and recirculates with the pump that is in it.
Pondless waterfalls are a great way to spruce up your yard or front entrance. Unlike a pond there is no open body of water which can be fit into existing garden areas without using up a lot of space. A pondless waterfall has an underground basin where the water collects like a fountain but larger. This also acts as your filtration to collect debris on top of the rock and filter out the water leaving your waterfall clear. Once the basin is in the stream gets built next with liner put In and naturalizing boulders around the edges. Small gravel covers the liner to protect against any tares that could happen with sharp objects or animals. Toward the top of the waterfall is a spillway or bio falls which is your biological filter. Water fills from the bottom up and goes through a series of filter mats before it comes down the first water fall. Now that the stream is built you can add lights at any time to be able to enjoy this feature any time of day.
Koi ponds are not something most people jump into it becomes more of a lifestyle and something that is thought of for months before and sometimes years before it is installed. Ponds are typically built by excavating the soil and building shelf's in prep of installing the liner. Once liner is in boulders are set around the shelves and small gravel is filled in at the bottom. Rock is a key factor in the bottom of the pond to help cover liner and protect against puncturing the liner. These features usually have a skimmer that acts as a pump housing as well as a mechanical filter for your pond. As water gets pulled into the skimmer it skims off the top debris of the water picking up leaves and any other type of debris. This is also similar in intake bays for larger swimming ponds or for much larger bodies of water. Just like the pondless a spillway or bio falls is added at the top of the stream to filter the water. Often times it is very important to add water plants to the pond not only to look natural but will also help the eco system to insure a nice clear pond.
We hope this quick explanation of water features helps you select the perfect water feature for your home or office.
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