If you’re thinking about adding a water feature to your backyard pond, then you may wonder what type of fountain would be the best fit. There are many different types and styles of ponds and fountains on offer, so selecting one that will complement your space is important.
One option you may not have considered is a floating pond fountain. Floating fountains are becoming increasingly popular for several reasons.
In this post, we’ll explore the benefits of floating pond fountains and why you should consider adding one to your pond.
What is a Floating Pond Fountain?
A floating pond fountain is a type of water feature that floats on the surface of the water. A pump is suspended from a float and a nozzle is attached to the top of the float. Mooring rope is attached to opposite sides of the float and either tied to opposite sides of the shoreline or to cinder blocks or other weights at the bottom of the pond. They add beauty and visual interest to any pond or lake. At the same time, they aerate the water in a pond, which benefits the health of fish and other aquatic creatures. They can also help to circulate the water, which can prevent stagnation. Floating fountains are available in various sizes and styles and can be used for aesthetic and practical purposes.
Decorative (or display) fountains provide the most intricate designs and can often produce great heights. To do so, the use impellers instead of propellers and they use nozzles, somewhat restriction flow. So they do not aerate as much as aerating fountains below.
A display fountain
Aerating fountains produce greater flow than decorative or display fountains, thus aerating better. They have but one display, the V-shape, and don’t go as high as a decorative fountain. They use a propeller instead of an impeller.
A Kasco pump with impeller
A Kasco aerating fountain with lights
Floating pond fountains are easy to install and operate, and they can provide your pond or lake with a stunning focal point. A floating pond fountain is a great option if you’re looking for a way to add some personality to your outdoor space.
The Many Benefits of Floating Fountains
There are many benefits to having a floating fountain, including the following:
- Aesthetics:Floating fountains can add a touch of elegance to any setting. Whether you are looking to add a focal point to your garden or want to spruce up your backyard, floating fountains can do the trick.
- Functionality:In addition to being visually appealing, floating fountains can serve a functional purpose. They can aerate the water in your pond or pool, which benefits the health of your plants and fish. Additionally, the sound of the water flowing can be soothing and help you relax.
- Convenience:One of the most appealing aspects of floating fountains is their convenience. Unlike stationary fountains, floating fountains rise and fall as the water levels change in the pond. They can get placed in virtually any body of water, from small ponds to large lakes.
- Improved Water Quality: While floating fountains do not replace the need for regular water testing and maintenance, they help improve the water quality. The aeration produced by the fountain helps to increase dissolved oxygen levels in the water, which is crucial for the health of aquatic plants and animals. The movement of the water also helps to circulate nutrients and prevent the build-up of algae and other pollutants.
In conclusion, there are many reasons to consider adding floating fountains to your pond. Floating fountains add beauty and interest to your pond and can help to aerate the water and keep it clean. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about adding floating fountains to your pond.