The benefits of a fountain extends beyond purely aesthetic. In addition to enhancing the curb appeal of your home, a fountain helps add property value.

There are also several health benefits of fountains. Your fountain will increase humidity levels outdoors to get rid of dust and other allergens in the air. Adding a fountain to your backyard is a great way to create a tranquil and relaxing environment.

It is important to set a fountain properly. To help you get started, we have put together a list of things to consider when installing a fountain.

Power Source

When selecting a fountain, it is essential to consider the power source. There are two types of fountains: hardwired fountains and solar-powered fountains.

As the name suggests, a hardwired fountain draws on an electric power source to operate. Many states require homeowners to hire a certified technician for installation to ensure it is done correctly.

On the other hand, a solar-powered fountain utilizes the power of the Sun to function. The solar panels of a solar-powered fountain convert solar energy into electricity. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, consider a solar-powered fountain.

A significant drawback of solar-powered fountains is that they do not function as effectively on cloudy days as they do on sunny days. However, that shouldn’t be a problem here in Scottsdale, as the city gets around 330 days of sunshine each year.

Lighting Options 

Stylish lights will not only enhance your backyard’s aesthetic appeal, but provide illumination when it’s dark outside.

There are three types of lighting options to consider.

➢       Submersible lights: These lights are designed to sit underwater. They are usually used for large fountains.

➢       Solar lights: These do not require electrical outlets. They are perfect for areas that experience frequent power outages.

➢       External lights: This includes: path lights, spotlights, or even hanging lights. You can install them around the perimeter of a fountain.

Water Source

Most fountains are connected to the home’s water supply, while others can be filled using a water hose without the need for a permanent connection. These fountains use a pump that re-circulates water through them continuously.

Pondscapes is a renowned pond company. If you need help choosing a suitable water feature for your backyard we have you covered. To schedule an appointment for installing a fountain in Scottsdale, call (480) 987-7781.