How to Add A Wall Fountain to Your Home or Garden

More and more people are are bringing nature indoors with fountains. They are both relaxing and pleasing to the eye! Anyone can install their own fountains and most will only take about an hour from start to finish.

Decreases in the prices of wall fountains have allowed more people to be able to afford to add them to their homes decor. Most wall fountains require very little space, yet they add a calming atmosphere to any room.

Choosing the right fountain is much more than just finding one you like, one you can afford or the right size fountain you need. When shopping for wall fountains, you will need to consider their weight and whether or not your walls are sturdy enough to support it!

Wall fountains are made from a variety of materials including stone, copper, clay and fiberglass. Fiberglass is probably one of the best choices, it’s lightweight and very durable. Fiberglass can also be textured to look like stone and many other materials.

You should always read the instructions that come with any item that you purchase. Some fountains may have specific hanging instructions or may even require some assembly. But, there are some typical steps in hanging any fountain.

The first step is to of course decide where you want your wall fountain to be. This may be a step that isn’t a complete choice, since you will need to hang the fountain near an electrical outlet or create a new plug-in!

It’s a good idea to have someone hold the fountain on the wall so that you can step back and get a better idea of how it’s going to look. While they’re holding it for you, mark the wall where the top of the fountain will be.

You will then need to measure from the top of the fountain down to the brackets or hanging apparatus on the back. If the measurement is 10 inches for example, you will need to measure down 10 inches from the mark you made on the wall and mark that spot.

Then you will need to measure the distance between the hanging brackets. Divide that measurement in half and measure and mark each spot from the second mark you made on the wall.

Once you have the correct spots marked, use a hammer and gently tap the screw anchors into place. Insert the screw into the anchor and screw it in leaving it sticking out enough to catch underneath the brackets on the fountain.

Now you’re ready to hang the fountain and plug it in! You should never use regular tap water in your fountains. Tap water contains minerals and deposits that will build up and clog the pump.

The calcium and other minerals in tap water will also discolor  your wall fountain and cause unsightly spots. You should always use distilled water when setting up your fountain or refilling the water level.

Most professionals recommend that you change the water in the fountain at least every six months. Other than that the only water maintenance you will need to do is to add about a cup of water every week or so to replace the water that will evaporate.

It may seem like a “cool” idea to add a little dye to the water for some color or even perfumes. But, you shouldn’t add anything to the water as it will eventually damage your pump.

Wall fountains are very nice additions to foyers as a focal point for any guest that enters your home! Color can be added with vases  hung on each side with either live or silk flowers.

Many home improvement centers also sell lights that are made for underwater use. The bulbs can be changed to create different colors of lighting to enhance the look of your fountain.