simple way to add sound and movement of water into your landscape
that is practically maintenance free.
Rubber liner or preformed liner
grid comes in three sizes 24-36-48
Concrete blocks (usually three)
cutters used to cut hole in metal grid
Fountec or Algae Destroyer for maintenance
Decorative rock placed on top of metal grid and around edge
Things to consider when deciding on the
location of your water feature.
condition: you will need to be able to dig a hole approximately 16 to
18 inches deep
source: the pumps for most features have a 16 to 18 foot power cord,
and they need to be plugged into a GFI outlet.
liners vs. Rubber liner:
disguise (to place rock around)
shape or size of reservoir can be made.
c.easier to set
boulders and pots on
d.you can make
your water feature more natural looking
is a lot cheaper than preformed
f.We offer a
variety of liner sizes: 5 on up.
a.faster to set
b.not as much
work to install
disguise and make look natural
deep enough for fish
e.shape & size
can not be altered
Creating a water reservoir for your
The size of the reservoir (the
hole) that needs to be dug depends on the width of the rock or pot, as
well as the height. You will want to allow for at least a 12-inch
buffer all the way around your rock or pot. Another thing to take into
consideration is the amount of water to be pumped. The bigger the
splash the bigger the reservoir.
Example: a column or pot that is 3 foot
tall, and 12 wide needs a minimum of a 24 x 16 inch reservoir = small
flow (water trickling over the edge) but
If you want more splash or sound than a
bigger reservoir is needed (as well as a bigger pump)
If using a rubber liner dig the hole
with a 2 to 3 inch ledge. This ledge will be used to support the round
metal grid. We recommend the depth being around 16 inches. As this is
the size of the concrete block used to support the pot or rock.
brick in a triangular pattern on the bottom of hole to support rock or
- make sure you put it where it is easily accessible so it can be
5.Lay metal grid
over hole, mark where pump will be so that a hole can be cut (with
metal cutters) so you will have access to pump.
from reservoir, and cut hole
tubing to pump, and work it through one of the holes in the grid as
you are installing the metal grid.
boulder or pot on grid, on top of the concrete blocks: gently tip back
boulder or pot and attach tubing and gently place boulder or pot back
in an upright position
10. Plug in pump
decorative rock around feature
congratulations your water feature is done
13. remember, you
will need to apply Fountec or Algae Destroyer by Aquarium
Pharmaceuticals to prevent algae growth
14. Never add
bleach to water this may damage pump.