25 Dog Statues That You’re Bound to Love
The only thing better than man’s best friend is having statues to dedicate to them. Dogs hold a special place in our hearts and homes, and what better way to honor them than by adding a statue of your favorite four-legged friend to your garden or home? Having a dog statue outside of your home is not something new, in fact, for thousands of years now people have honored their loyal companions.
From tiny 7lb statues to large and in charge 150 lb. statues, you will easily be able to find the right one for you and your home. Dog lovers unite - these are some of the best and most realistic (and absolutely adorable) dog statues on the market.
Where Can Dog Statues Go?
Anywhere! In all seriousness, your pup statue will be favored anywhere outside (this is the most popular option) and get the proper attention that you want. Dog statues are commonly seen as a greeting guest by the front door, but they also look amazing in gardens resting between flowers or by a fountain or pond. Pro tip - you’ll want to consider the size of your statue and where it should be placed before purchasing, just like you would any new feature. Some of the products listed weigh over 100 lbs. Keep this in mind before making your choice.
Cooper is your loving shaggy mutt that greets you happily at the front door when you come over. This small breed looks like he’s waiting for a treat and is putting on his best performance! He comes in many colors to match the tone of your decor, from black to pale shades of grey. Cooper’s dimensions are 10.25” x 7.25” x 16.25” and he weighs only 30 lbs.
- Nap Time Puppies
Sleeping Puppies make any area just a bit cozier than it already is. Their adorable faces matched with their floppy bodies are sculpted to look as real as possible. These sweet babies weigh 31 lbs. and come in shades that will add extra love to your home. Sleeping Puppies have dimensions of 17.50″ x 12.50″ x 5.75″ - perfect size for any area of your home.
- Finders Keepers
The Dotson, or Dachshund, is the main star of our Finders Keepers pup statue. This is the perfect piece of decor for those who love the gentle small breed - the art simply brings them to life. This little guy weighs only 15 lbs. and his dimensions are 13.5” x 7.75” x 6.75”.
- Fur-Ever Friends
There of course has to be something for people who love both cats and dogs. Fur-Ever Friends, holding paws, shows us that even the most unlikely of matches can be the best of friends. Weighing only 18 lbs., Fur-Ever friends has dimensions of 10.25” x 7.25” x 9.5”.
- Angel Puppy
Our Angel Puppy is a beautiful piece made for dog owners who are either grieving their loss of a pet or just simply love angels and pups. Either way, it is a great way to honor a dog that you have now or have had in the past. Angel Puppy is the perfect medium size that will fit in any home or garden style. He weighs 38 lbs. and his dimensions are 11” x 13” x 13”.
Calling all chihuahua lovers, Chiquito is your tiny home guardian and in size is only slightly bigger than your beloved chihuahua (only 15 lbs. and 14” tall). Did you know that chihuahuas are ranked as one of the topmost aggressive dog breeds? People won’t bother your newly protected home! Chiquito, even though small, is very mighty and will easily be noticed by your guests. This small pup has dimensions of 7.5” x 7.5” x 14”.
Another one for the small dog lovers, Westie presents himself alert and strong with very real (and very hairy) features. This statue is a perfect medium size that will look great by a front door. Weighing a hefty 72 lbs., Westie is a good boy ready to greet everyone! Westie’s dimensions are 18” x 7.5” x 15”.
Petey is an English Bulldog with a lot of attitude, as all bulldogs have. Though they might look a little menacing, they are big gentle babies with so much love to give, as shown in this statue. Petey stands 18.25” tall on a sturdy rock looking tough (and short and stout) as ever. He weighs a whopping 78 lbs. and is there to make a statement. His dimensions are 11.25” x 8” x 18.25”.
- Reclining Dog
There really isn’t anything as adorable as different animals all curled up and sleeping together, right? Reclining Dog lays calmly with a curled-up puppy and kitten, adding some peace to any area. These sleeping babies add a touch of serenity to your home or garden. Reclining dog is sold separately and weighs 44 lbs. with dimensions 19” x 8.5” x 6”.
- Fluffy Dog
Your favorite furry and fluffy four-legged friend looks like she just got out of the bath - Fluffy Dog is everything sweet you could imagine. This adorable face and poofy body weigh a total of 55 lbs. and has dimensions of 13” x 9” x 15”. Shaggy and friendly, this cute little one will make the perfect addition to your home or garden.
- Vintage Dog with Basket
For people who love the vintage look, Vintage Dog with Basket will make your decor complete! The vintage style is in, and it will most likely stay a part of decor for all different types of people. Standing perfectly perched on top of a pillar, Vintage Dog looks simply majestic holding her basket of flowers. Vintage Dog, weighing only 47 lbs., greets everyone in her path politely and lovingly. Her dimensions are 13” x 7.5” x 22”.
- Lab Pup
The Labrador Retriever is probably one of the most loved and friendly dogs in the world as well as one of the most popular owned dog breeds. The lab is gentle and loyal with so much love to give. Show your admiration for this adorable breed with Lab Pup, weighing 40 lbs. with dimensions of 12.5” x 10” x 13”.
- Angus Scotty Dog
Known for a striking attitude, this Scotty Dog shows all of his personality with his alert tail and loving gaze. His hair is structured perfectly, and he looks as real as can be. You might be shocked, but the Angus Scotty Dog weighs a total of 77 lbs. - much bigger than your typical Scotty! His dimensions are 20” x 7” x 15.5”.
Mugsy the Pug looks so realistic to the original pug dog - short and stout with his curled tail and huge eyes. The tufts of hair on his chest poke out and make him look extraordinarily realistic. He sits on his stone and looks up inquisitively at your guests who stop by. Mugsy, despite looking like a pug, is much larger than one. He weighs 51 lbs. and has dimensions of 14.5” x 8.25” x 15.75”.
Chip is tiny and makes the perfect little addition to your decor. This little guy really is a “chip” and only weighs 7 lbs. Chip is perfect for people looking for a dog statue feature that won’t take up too much space. He was modeled to look like an adorable real-life puppy who is waiting for a new family. Look at those eyes! Chip is a total charmer. His dimensions are only 7” x 5” by 7”.
- Golden Retriever Puppy
One of the worlds most beloved pooches, this Golden Retriever Puppy is ready to make your heart melt. His large feet and big floppy ears really give the breed away, along with his soft and gentle eyes. Like the Labrador Retriever, this breed is also one of the most popularly owned and adored. If you love Goldens, this one's for you. This pup weighs 40 lbs. and has 14.5” x 11.5” x 14” dimensions.
Looking majestic as ever, this boxer looks almost like the almighty Egyptian Sphinx. This statue was absolutely made for boxer lovers, or really anyone who adores a classic and alert looking pup sitting with excellent poise. Don’t let the position of the statues fool you, boxers are highly active by nature! They are very charismatic and goofy, and they have a great temperament around other animals. This big guy weighs a whopping 87 lbs. and has dimensions of 28” x 10” x 14.25”.
- Small Retriever
This Small Retriever looks exactly like a pup in his ‘teenage years’. Not quite chewing on everything like he was as a baby, but still not fully grown. This Small Retriever is also small in size of the statue - perfect for small yards and gardens. Shown in grey stone, our Small Retriever statue only weighs 36 lbs. and his dimensions are 22” x 8.5” x 10.25”.
- Greyhound - 12”
This one-foot-tall Greyhound is another classic and majestic piece for those who love the elegance and stature of a real greyhound. These dogs are swift and fast, commonly referred to as the ‘gazelle of dogs,’ and also very cat-like by nature. This statue is another one that looks like it belongs in an Egyptian museum! The Greyhound only weighs 9 lbs. and his dimensions are 7.5” x 4.25” x 12”.
Lucky might look menacing (and his statue looks menacing for a reason). But, don’t let his intimidating looks fool you! Anyone who owns a Pitbull knows that they are just giant babies, but they do offer home protection. This statue in your garden or by your front door should keep trespassers at a far distance and you can honor your beloved Pit at the same time. Lucky weighs 124 lbs. (he’s very large), and his dimensions are 19.75” x 12” x 23.25”.
The Cocker Spaniel is known for his charm, and charm is exactly what this piece will bring to your home. And yes, the Cocker Spaniel is the breed that Lady plays in Disney’s “Lady and the Tramp”! This Spaniel’s name is Prince and he is a gentle and classy piece that will cozy-up any area. Prince’s dimensions are 20.5” x 13” x 22”, and at a pretty large size, he weighs a total of 106 lbs.
- Shepherd Pup
A true guardian and beautiful dog breed, here we have the puppy German Shepherd. Perched on her stone and looking intently, this pup looks like she's ready to play! German Shepherds are very popular and nicknamed the ‘house wolf’. They are adored by many and show so much love - it’s time to show your love back! This loyal and lovable baby weighs 49 lbs. and has dimensions of 16.25” x 12.75” x 12.25”.
Scout is noticeable with his big ears and floppy body. Beagles are naturally droopy and absolutely adorable. They are mild-tempered, smart, and a classic dog breed that is loved by many. Though beagles are relatively small, this statue is rather large! Weighing in at 92 lbs., Scout’s dimensions are 20.5” x 10.75” x 20.5”.
Fritz the Dachshund makes an appearance again. However, this time he’s standing strong, tall, and alert. Dachshunds, also known as the wiener dog, are loved for their mild temperament and being a wonderful family pet. Fritz weighs 50 lbs. and has dimensions of 25” x 8” x 14.25”.
- Antique Greyhound
The Antique Greyhound is simply stunning. What more is there to say? He sits tall and strong - looking like an ancient sculpture placed outside of a castle. Greyhounds are a fan favorite in architecture and many people adore them as family pets. They are very fast but very gentle! Antique Greyhound is a rather large statue weighing 84 lbs. with dimensions of 10.5” x 10.5” x 31.5”.
- Catherine Sibi
Outdoor Fire Pit Ideas for Your Yard
During the summer months, your backyard space can be a place for family and friends to convene to enjoy the warm weather and one another’s company. Making sure that your backyard space is properly furnished is the challenge, however.
It is important to make sure that there is enough seating to accommodate guests and family and it also helps to have a focal point for everyone to gather around. This is where a backyard fire pit can really be beneficial in terms of maximizing your outdoor time and providing that natural gathering spot for when the sun sets and the hours after it.
Knowing not only what kind of fire pit to get but what to do to it to make the most use is of the utmost importance. It might seem self-explanatory, but making certain that you have your fire pit positioned properly can make all of the difference in the world.
Here are a few ideas for what to do with your outdoor fire pit and how to make the best use of it to enhance your outdoor experience and make it so that your backyard is the place to be for friends and family alike.
Make sure to choose a multipurpose fire pit
While a fire pit is meant to do what its namesake says – mainly, house fire – finding one that can actually serve multiple purposes can really stretch your dollar further than ever and make it a better overall purchase. Having a space where friends and family can sit and enjoy one another’s company is all fine and good, but imagine if you could get even more use out of your buy?
That is why finding a multipurpose fire pit is so important. There are some, for instance, that have things like a wooden top that can be added to the fire pit when the flame is out. This turns it into a table where friends and family can gather around and enjoy a late meal or a few drinks when the weather suits.
Not only does a multipurpose fire pit serve multiple functions, it can feature a different design aesthetic that you might find to be a nice change of pace. In the instance of the fire pit with the wooden table top, it can tie the space together in a way that the open fire pit might not be able to.
Stretch your dollar a little bit further by giving more purpose and function to the fire pit that you purchase. It can really make more of your outdoor space.
Make sure that every seat has access to the fire pit
One of the most important things about having a fire pit in your yard is to ensure that everyone has easy access to it. That is kind of the purpose, after all. If you have a fire pit that can’t accommodate everyone in the space, you have guests that are left out and it creates a funky kind of space.
Take into consideration the shape of your backyard space. When you purchase a fire pit for your yard, you want it to fit in with the shape of the space. For instance, if you had a square space, you might want a square fire pit to mimic the shape of the space.
The goal here is to ensure that everyone sitting near the fire can have access to the fire pit. If you have a fire pit that is not the right shape, you might keep someone away from the fire pit and leave it as a less than enjoyable experience.
These things might seem like small items, but they can make a world of difference when it comes to the ambiance of the space and how it appeals to your guests.
Make the pit the centerpiece
There is a bit of a misconception that your fire pit would have to be at the very center of your patio space to make the best use of it, but that’s not necessarily true. If you put it directly in the middle of everything, it might feel in the way and change the overall orientation of the entire space.
It might be best to create a designated space for the fireplace. Think about implementing gravel into a certain area of the patio to create a focal point for the fire pit. This creates a seating area for everyone to gather around and keeps the overall flow of the backyard space open and yet designated at the same time.
This allows you to turn towards other areas of the yard and yet keeps the fire pit from feeling like it is in the way. This also helps you to keep designated “areas” on the patio that keeps everything in its place without feeling constricted.
Focus on the compliments
No, I’m not talking about the compliments friends and family will have for you concerning your outdoor space. Instead, focus on the complementary materials that will make the space come together. You can make the outdoor space feel like an extension of your interior design by using materials that are similar and complimentary in terms of the palette.
When you harken to the interior palette, you bring a sense of warmth and comfort into play and make it feel as though your guests are resting on a couch in your living room instead of being outside. Having the right furniture – a bench or outdoor couch, maybe a few chairs with padding or pillows – can really make the space feel welcoming to your guests.
Finding the right fire pit takes far more thought than one might think and it is about far more than just the fire aspect. Making sure that you get a multi-functional piece that ties together with the rest of your design aesthetic can make your outdoor space feel as warm and welcoming as your indoor space.
Friends and family will be clamoring to come over to your house to sit around your fire pit and enjoy the outdoors.
- Bold Commerce Collaborator
Top 50 Outdoor Water Features
Outdoor water features are a great way to add style and elegance to your home. There are many water features to choose from and you’re sure to find one you love, no matter what your design preferences are. Let’s take a closer look at the top 50 outdoor water features and learn which one is best for you!1. Caterina Tiered Water Fountain
The tiered water fountain features a pedestal style basin with a raised tier above for the water to flow from. The height given to the feature by the pedestal makes this the perfect choice for a flower garden, patio, or stone walkway. You can purchase the Caterina tiered water fountain in a variety of colors so it’s sure to match your home’s aesthetic.
This water feature is a statement piece meant to draw the attention of anyone within eyesight. Two elegant tiers flow down into a round basin at the bottom of the water feature. The large size of the basin creates a beautiful sound as the water falls down the tiers and into the bottom of the feature.
3. 6’ Girona Outdoor Fountain
As the name suggests, this water fountain is far from being small. The 6’ fountain is just over 2 feet tall, making it the perfect centerpiece for your outdoor entertainment space. The elegant design is made from fiber reinforced concrete which makes it nearly immune to any damage. The water in this feature creates a very subtle and soothing trickling sound. You can choose from a variety of colors and have the peace of mind in knowing that every 6’ Girona fountain is made in the United States.
4. Longvue Garden Water Fountain
This piece was designed with functionality in mind. A classy tiered design falls into a pedestal basin. The water creates a calming acoustic sound from the egg-shaped finial. This water feature comes in a variety of colors as well so you can get one to match your existing outdoor décor or use the purchase as an excuse to change up what you have. This fountain is so inviting you’ll likely even be able to watch some birds stop by for a quick bath in the tier.
5. Pioggia Cast Stone Tiered Outdoor Fountain with 55" Basin
This tiered fountain is the perfect statement piece that will never go out of style. Choose from 47 different colors to set the tone that you desire and enjoy the eye-catching design. This fountain features a 55” basin below two tiers of flowing water. It will effortlessly become the focal point of any garden or outdoor space.
6. Estancia Wall Water Fountain
This wall fountain is made with every architectural detail in mind. The water begins to flow in one stream from the spout before spreading into multiple streams as it falls down two tiers into the basin below. The basin is a semi-circular shape and the backplate of the feature is an elegant arch. A wall fountain is the ideal way to bring style into a garden or entertaining area that lacks the space for a stand-alone water feature.
7. Large Girona Water Fountain
Similar to the other Girona water fountain, this feature demands attention when it’s put in a space. Water flows out of a center spout and across the fountain. The exterior of this water feature has a ribbed design that comes in a variety of colors. A relaxing and soothing sound of the water in this feature will make outdoors your favorite place to be. The materials used to make this fountain are extremely durable so you know without a doubt that it is money well spent.
8. Moderne Wall Outdoor Fountain
The Moderne wall outdoor fountain is a must-have for any homeowner trying to achieve a sleek and modern design. This fountain features a bold geometric design that’s eye catching and timeless. This fountain is designed to be placed on a wall or along a fence, but the possibilities are endless. The water comes out of a single spiller and falls into the square basin below creating a consistent and soothing sound.
9. Del Ray Cast Stone Fountain
This fountain stands at 2 feet tall and contains two low rising tiers accompanied by 4 copper spillers the water runs down. The 4 copper spillers are a small yet noticeable detail that gives this fountain a unique style. Rather your décor is modern or rustic, the copper will compliment it perfectly. This is the ideal choice for someone looking to incorporate moving water into their outdoor area without being too bold.
This fountain has a tall and slender cylinder shape with one water spout at the top. After the water comes out of the spout it will run down the ribbed sides of the cylinder before recirculating out the top once more. The ribbed cylinder garden fountain is a water feature with elegance in mind. Choose from a variety of colors to make this the perfect fit for your outdoor oasis. The cylinder shape will allow you to fit this into spaces that would be too small for a traditional round and short water feature.
11. Long Beach Wall Outdoor Fountain
This water feature is not for the faint of heart. The long beach wall fountain is designed to go in a large, open space. It’s a fountain that will draw the attention of the space it’s in which means it’s important it doesn’t feel too cramped. The fountain features 3 water spouts that spill into a basin that’s 19 inches deep. This is a modern and stylish water feature that will stand the test of time, even as styles change. Choose from a variety of colors and finishes to customize your outdoor space even more.
12. Westover Two Tier Garden Fountain
This two-tiered water fountain was designed to offer the perfect acoustic sound as the water flows down 2 tiers. The tiers are topped with a simple finial that flows into a cascade of rippling water below. You can purchase a fountain cover to go along with the water feature to ensure it will last for years to come, even through harsh weather conditions. This fountain gives off a classy ambiance that’s perfect for an outdoor garden entertaining area.
13. Auberge Wall Water Fountain
The Auberge wall fountain will transform any wall into the focal point of your outdoor space. This fountain is taller than most with a very stately design. The water flows from a floral spout at the top of the fountain down into a square basin below. Water falling from that height creates a beautiful sparkling pool of water in the basin and a relaxing sound of a stream.
14. Echo Park Garden Fountain
The echo park fountain is a clean and simple design. The simplicity of this fountain makes it ideal for any space. It stands at a little over 2 feet tall and has one standard water spout in the middle of the fountain. The water in the fountain looks rippling and calming as it recirculates through the spout above. Go with a traditional stone-grey color for a sleek and modern look or choose a bolder color to create a centerpiece for your outdoor space.
15. Charleston Outdoor Fountain in Basin
The Charleston Fountain is a modern take on the traditional tiered fountain design. The top of the fountain has a pineapple shaped finial the flows into thin streams of water down the two tiers. The tier rims are not the traditional rounded shape of other fountains, but an ornate rim instead. The basin of the fountain is large enough to attract attention without being so large that it takes away from the intricately designed tiers.
16. Medici Ellipse Water Fountain
The Medici Ellipse water feature is a conversation starter to any outdoor gathering. Designed with modern influences and Italian roots, this truly is a unique piece to add to your garden. The basin of the fountain features an ellipse shape with scrolls on the side that imitate handles. A very simple finial allows the water to flow down, directly into the basin below. The basin sits atop a basic pedestal that stands at just over 3 foot tall.
17. Estate Longvue Outdoor Water Fountain
This fountain is aptly named for its impressive size. Standing at 6’7” in height, this fountain can hold its own against a large natural landscape and other decorative items. A simple finial flows water down into three tiers with a traditional, rounded edge. Below the three tiers there’s a large pool waiting to catch the water. Although the size sound intimidating, this fountain is welcoming to any and all guests you may have. The water is constantly flowing, rippling, and creating a relaxing symphony of sounds. Perfect for a commercial or personal location, the Estate Longvue Outdoor Water Fountain is a purchase that’s sure to make an impression.
18. Williamsburg Chiswell Garden Fountain
The Williamsburg Chiswell garden fountain is small, but don’t let that sway your opinion too quickly. This two-foot-tall fountain has a surprising amount of style in such a small package. The fountain begins with an intricately designed finial. The water flows down into a simple, round basin sitting atop of a square pedestal. The pedestal has small designs carved into the sides, giving it a multidimensional elegance. The finial is the star of the show in this fountain, but that’s not a bad thing! It brings even more attention to the flowing water that creates a slight, but calming sound.
19. Monteros Tiered Outdoor Water Fountain
This is another large fountain that is sure to make an impression on your space. The three tiers sit on a rectangle pedestal creating a total height of over 6 foot tall. Each tier has a traditional rounded shape, but the finial is more modern with a bud-shape. The water flows down the three tiers like rain drops, giving any passerby a calming acoustic show to enjoy. This fountain comes in a variety of colors and finishes that can be combined to make the focal point your space has been missing.
This water fountain is designed with large open spaces in mind. An open space surrounded by tall trees and large open skies is not inviting to guests, but this fountain is a simple solution to that problem. Each of the three large tiers have intricate carvings for those who get up close for a better look. Each tier has a traditional rounded edge creating a rain-like fall of the water from one tier to the next. The large pool below offers a reflective and rippling water display that’s accompanied by the soothing sounds of water.
21. Autumn Leaves Small Water Fountain
This small water feature is ideal for a patio without room for a larger fountain or water display. Water bubbles out of a spigot and falls into a shallow bowl below. The bowl contains detailed carvings of leaves that will bring you back to autumn, no matter the time of year. The shallow bowl sits on top of a simple and elegant square pedestal that gives it the height it needs to transform your small patio or garden space. Choose from a variety of colors and enjoy the simplicity of a fountain that requires no plumbing at all. Even in a small apartment in the city you can enjoy the sounds of trickling water found in nature.
22. Cascade Tiered Water Fountain
This is an elegant take on a traditional tiered fountain. Three basins are used to create a tiered effect that allow the water to flow down freely, rather than being put through water spouts like many other tiered fountains. The final tier acts as the bottom basin of the fountain, filtering the water right back out a spout in the top tier. You can purchase this fountain in unique patinas or acid stains. Both options make every fountain different from the last with no two being exactly alike. Not only will you be proud to have this fountain in your outdoor space, but you’ll be able to know that you have the only one exactly like it.
This wall fountain is stately enough to give your outdoor area a very defined sense of style. The modern arched back plate holds a lion’s head water spout that spills into the large rectangle basin below. This fountain exudes confidence, individuality, and elegance all at the same time. One simple stream of water flows to give a slight, yet calming, sound for you to enjoy.
24. Segovia Wall Outdoor Fountain
This is yet another wall fountain that has a shapely arched back plate. Water comes out a simple spout and falls into a small bowl below, before raining into the rimmed basin at the bottom of the fountain. The finishing technique of this fountain makes each one different from the last. That means that you aren’t just purchasing a fountain, but a unique work of art. Put this fountain along an empty wall or a plain garden fence to create a natural focal point for both the eyes and the ears. The Segovia wall fountain is ideal for someone looking to achieve a simple, modern elegance in their space.
25. St Aubin Wall Outdoor Fountain
This fountain uses crisp, clean geometric lines to compliment the rippling and flowing water within it. the back plate of this wall fountain is square, with multiple layers of trim for added dimension. A flower shaped spout pushes water out at an impressive speed. The water falls into the square basin below before recirculating into the spout once more. Place this fountain along a wall, fence, or other flat surface that needs a new focal point.
26. Austin Modern Water Fountain
The name of this fountain says it all – it’s a piece for the modern design lover. The fountain begins with a stately rectangular basin with a tall pedestal rising from the center. The pedestal has geometrical carvings that add to the modern design. A bowl-shaped piece sits on the top of the pedestal with one single water spout in the center. As the bowl fills up, the water flows down two copper water spouts. One spout sits on each side of the bowl so that the water flows naturally, creating a mesmerizing flow of the water.
27. Borghese Water Fountain in Basin
The Borghese Fountain is a unique fountain with an elegant design. This fountain has a round finial with an eclipsed shaped tier and a round basin below. The elegance of this fountain comes from the simplicity of it. This fountain offers the soothing sounds of water and inviting sights of the fountain. Water flows from each side of the tier from a water spout that creates an ever-changing stream to enjoy both the look and sound of.
28. Ball and Wok Water Fountain
This water feature is sure to stand out thanks to the Asian inspired design details. The water flows gently, creating a tranquil sound and breathtaking sight. This fountain is designed to be the focal point of wherever you put it. the fountain begins with a basic round basin. Inside the basin there’s a single sphere with a water spout at the top. The water flows down and around the sphere into the basin below. The sphere works to create an eye-catching design and a truly unique sound. If you’re tired of traditional tiered fountains with water that mimics falling rain, the ball and wok fountain is the solution!
29. Double Obtuse Modern Water Fountain
The double obtuse modern fountain is a sleek and simple water feature that will bring your space up-to-date with the latest style. This fountain contains two tiers that are square, rather than the traditional round shape. The basin below the two tiers is a slightly larger square shape to continue the sophisticated and simple design. Purchase your new modern focal point in a variety of colors to match whatever outdoor décor you already own. The water flows seamlessly down each of the square tiers to create a soothing and soft sound, with an even more soothing appearance.
30. Guillotine Garden Water Fountain
This fountain is designed to mimic the brutalist device used many years ago. The elegant and modern interpretation of such a harsh device is sure to be an eye-catcher and conversation starter. Every edge of this fountain contains long lines and sharp edges. Water flows down the internal walls of this fountain in sheets, rather than in drops or streams as it would in other fountains. There are two tiers of internal walls with a square basin below to catch the flowing water. The elegant and modern water feature will compliment any outdoor space, but it was designed to be a focal point.
31. I Garden Water Fountain
The garden water fountain comes with a 1-year limited warranty, although the sturdy materials make it unlikely you'll ever need to use it! The fountain begins with a square basin. A curved pillar comes up from the basin with a water spout at the top. Standing at just under 5-foot-tall this garden fountain is not for the faint of heart. It’s sure to draw attention and start a conversation, but the simplicity of the design won’t allow it to overwhelm a space.
32. Ribbed Monolith Garden Water Fountain
A pillar rises from a large, squared basin. The pillar features a ribbed pillar that gives it a striking and modern appearance. The classical design has a water spout at the top of the pillar. The water rolls down the sides of the square pillar to create a tranquil symphony while the ribbed accent creates a gorgeous rippling design.
33. Siena Tiered Outdoor Fountain
This two-tiered fountain is unique because the bottom tier doubles as the basin of the fountain. The top tier has a water spout coming out the top to create an abundant flow that trickles from one tier to the next. The area between the two tiers contains detailed shapes modeled after old-fashioned Italian craftsmanship. Choose from 25 different finishes to make the fountain fit your personal style. It’s a stately piece that provides a classy and elegant vibe to any outdoor space. Enjoy the ease of using this fountain that requires no plumbing and only a simple electrical outlet to get the water flowing. A 1-year warranty comes with every Sienna Tiered fountain purchase, but the sturdy cast stone design makes it unlikely you’ll need to use it.
34. Four Tier Renaissance Fountain in Toscana Pool
This is a classic fountain made with renaissance style influences in mind. The design is best described as romantic and classical with more elegant details than you’d expect. Each of the four tiers contain detailed carvings that can be seen as the water flows down into the large pool below. This is a fountain that you would expect to see alongside beautiful dresses and elegant tea parties from years ago, but it still manages to fit in with more modern pieces as well. The tiers create a cascading sound of the water that’s noticeable enough to make an impression, but subtle enough it won’t interrupt your garden relaxation.
35. Palazzo Fluted Tiered Outdoor Fountain
This is a versatile fountain with symmetrical details that will create a picturesque outdoor experience. There are two tiers that flow down into a large basin below. Each tier has ample water flow that gives off a steady and tranquil sound. There are detailed carvings along the outside of each tier that add even more to the elegance of the fountain. Choose from 25 different finishes or stick with an original such as Golden Moss for the most picturesque fountain possible.
36. Venus Outdoor Fountain in Grando Pool
The Greek goddess Venus is a popular figure in history. This fountain features a large statue of Venus and Cherub. Venus is seen holding a pot on her shoulder that acts as a water spout falling straight down into the pool below. At her feet there are three more water spouts flowing from the mouths of fish in the statue. The grando pool gives this fountain a modern flair while the traditional Venus statue keeps the classic virtue. This fountain will make people stop what they’re doing and look in awe. You’ll be inspired each time you step outside and see this water feature.
37. Grande Kensington Three Tier Fountain
The Grande Kensington fountain is one with a robust design that’s sure to make a statement. The water flow in this fountain is minimal so if you’re searching for a strong water flowing sound, this isn’t the fountain for you. Most of the focus of the fountain is on the unique shape of the three tiers. It has a low set pool that’s wide enough to create a gorgeous rippling water effect. Set this fountain in your front garden area to improve curb appeal and impress anyone who passes by.
38. Classic Lion Cast Stone Outdoor Fountain
This fountain is perfect for a garden or courtyard setting. Even if it’s too cold to use the fountain, this fountain makes a beautiful statement piece. It features 4 water spouts, each coming out of the mouth of a lion’s head. The water flows powerfully down into the pool below before recirculating through the lion once again. This is a classic statement piece designed to draw attention. Additional pieces can be purchased to make the fountain even taller or enjoy it as it comes. Every Lion Cast stone fountain is handcrafted which means no two fountains are exactly alike.
39. Provincial Cast Stone Wall Outdoor Fountain
This cast stone wall fountain is the perfect focal point for any outdoor space. The back plate has a unique arched shape with various architectural details going down the sides. Water flows from a shapely spot and into a bowl below, then splitting into multiple streams to fall into the rounded pool below. The bowl features detailed carvings that will catch the eye of all of your guests. The visual and audio impact of the multiple water streams is unmatched by a traditional fountain with one or two streams. Choose from 47 finishes to give this fountain the exact style you’re looking for.
40. Dolphins Garden Fountain with Octagon Bowl
This fountain can be used in your garden, at the entrance of your home, or even in an indoor entertaining space. A wave inspired pedestal holds two detailed dolphins with water coming from each of their blowholes. The water flows down into a bowl below. Around the base of the bowl there are multiple water streams that spray water over and around the dolphins, adding to the elegance even more. The water streams come from carvings that are designed to look like dolphin heads. The fountain exudes class that would be perfect for a formal setting, but you can also enjoy the elegant statue in an informal statue.
41. Venetian Fountain with Fiore Pond
This large outdoor fountain features a pineapple inspired finial and three-tiered design. Each tier fills with water and then splits into smaller streams, falling into the tier below. The bottom of the fountain is made of a Fiore pond which offers a modern and elegant design. This fountain is much more than just a tiered fountain, it’s a statement piece that will transform your outdoor living area.
42. Tuscan Tiered Outdoor Water Fountain
This simple and stunning fountain was designed with Tuscan influence in mind. The water flows up the center finial, down two tiers, and into the basin below. The water spouts have a unique shape that create a beautiful sound as the water flows. Made of cast stone, each Tuscan tiered fountain is a little different than the last. It is available in multiple finishes, although a traditional finish such as Barocco will add to the traditional Tuscan ambiance.
43. Three Graces Outdoor Fountain with Shell Bowl
This fountain is a statement piece to say the least. The top of the fountain features a bud shaped finial that pour water into a small tier below. That tier separates the water into smaller streams which flow down into the bowl below. Between the bowl and the top tier there’s a statue of the Three Graces from Greek history. The water flowing around such an iconic statue figure provides a fountain with classic and timeless influences. Each of the bowls has scalloped edges that help to create a rippling effect in the water.
44. Roma Tiered Outdoor Fountain with 74 Inch Basin
his fountain not only has a 74-inch basin, but it also stands at exactly 74 inches tall. The two tiers of this fountain are wide and deep, covered in cast stone for added stability. There are detailed carvings along each of the tiers and the finial at the top of the fountain. The large basin below gives the water plenty of room to fall, mimicking the sounds of rain drops. This fountain will give your entire outdoor space a luxurious ambiance. As you transform your outdoor living space with this fountain, don’t be surprised if you never want to go back inside!
45. Lion Outdoor Fountain with Lion Pedestal and Plumped Bowl – Large
This water feature is so much more than just a fountain, it’s a full visual display. This fountain will require a 10 ft customized pool before it can be used. It’s designed to be placed at the entrance to your home or business as a way to welcome and impress any guest that enters. The base is made up of 4 large lion statues, while the middle and top tiers each contain 4 smaller lion heads on each tier. The water flows from the mouth of each lion’s mouth on the statue for a total of 12 water spouts. This fountain will require a pool pump and filtration system, but the investment is well worth the reaction you’ll get from guests!
46. Old World Curtain Rain Outdoor Water Fountain – Tall
This fountain is designed to stand alone in the center of your outdoor living setting. The water rains down from the center of the fountain in multiple steady streams, creating a tranquil visual and audio experience. The design of this fountain is minimal in every way, but the impact it will have on your space is major. It fits any style or ambiance you’d like to achieve thanks to many color options available for you to choose from. The old-world charm has stuck around for many generations and there’s a reason – it’s timeless! No matter what design changes you decide to make in the future, this fountain will compliment them perfectly.
47. Oak Outdoor Water Fountain with 55” Basin
This fountain features 2 tiers. Both tiers are covered in designs of leaves that were carved by experienced craftsmen. Water flows through the top finial, down each tier, and into the 55” basin below. The intricately carved designs of this fountain will grab your attention visually, while the tiered design provides a wonderful sound that will fill your garden or patio. This is the type of fountain that truly is timeless and fits any style. Rather you want a modern elegance or an old-timey class, this fountain has it all. Pass it down for generations to come so everyone is able to enjoy the wonderful signs and sounds of your oak outdoor water fountain.
48. Nerius Wall Outdoor Fountain
Available in 47 finishes, this wall fountain is truly beautiful. Every aspect of the design was thought of and made to give your space a unique charm and timeless elegance all in one fountain. There is a lion’s head in the center of the fountain. The mouth of the lion acts as a water spout, spilling water into a small tier below. Once the bowl has filled, the water runs into the rectangular basin. Wall fountains are ideal for an outdoor space with an empty wall or a fence that’s lacking style. This fountain is unique enough to draw attention, but not so bold it will become an immediate focal point if you don’t want it to.
49. Napa Garden Water Fountain
This fountain is a rendition of the traditional flat flowing fountain that’s so widely loved. Water is pumped through the center of the fountain and gently slides down the sides. This creates the subtle sound of falling water and the visual appeal of constantly flowing water down the fountain. If you’re looking for a subtle addition to a small or otherwise silent space, the Napa Garden water fountain is the perfect choice.
50. Verona 2-Tiered Outdoor Fountain with 55 Inch Basin
This is a poignant structure that’s literally overflowing with class. The top finial flows water into the two tiers below, that then run into a large 55-inch basin. This fountain can be used to add class to your garden, patio, or backyard. Place this in front of your home to invite guests in and give them a taste of your style. Choose from 47 different finished to personalize your fountain even more. This fountain isn’t one that contains detailed carvings or statues, but the simplicity of it is what makes it so beautiful the water flows in small streams that create a rain-like noise. Made of cast stone, this fountain will last for years to come.
No matter the size of your outdoor living space, garden, patio, or entryway – there’s a fountain that’s perfect for you. Rather you want intricate and classic, or sleek and modern, there’s plenty to choose from! Consider the other design details on the inside and outside of your home before choosing a fountain. Most of these fountains are low maintenance and require nothing more than a basic electrical outlet. An outdoor water feature is the easiest way to give your home a boost of style and elegance!
- Catherine Sibi
Top 25 Henri Studio Fountains
An outdoor water fountain can give your garden or courtyard the kind of design aesthetic that will have friends and family finding every manner of excuse to visit your home. Create the kind of peaceful getaway that many will be jealous of.
Finding the right outdoor fountain doesn’t have to be a task, either. Here are 25 of the best outdoor fountains available on the market today.
The Small Contemporary Tier Outdoor Fountain in Grando Pool is not visually overpowering like some of the outdoor fountains you will read about, but it is the perfect size to work as a focal piece in any outdoor setting as well as be a complimentary piece.
The tiers are distressed and aged to give the fountain the kind of old world look that will take you through a time warp each time you visit your own yard or garden. The water flows peacefully from the very top of the fountain down through the two tiers and into the basin below.
The recirculating electric pump will keep the water flowing in a tranquil manner for as long as you could possibly need, setting the mood each and every time.
Radiance is the perfect word for this fountain. Crafted of a faux-wood that makes you feel as if you are in the middle of the rain forest, the water flows in a beautiful cascade out of the various slots at the top of the fountain, draining down into the basin below.
The recirculating pump is made to keep the water flowing in a peaceful manner for hours and hours so that you can enjoy a peaceful setting each and every time that you step outside to visit it. You will set the perfect ambiance in your yard or garden that will have friends and family looking for every possible excuse to visit.
Give your yard a distinct rain forest quality when you decorate with the Radiance Outdoor Fountain and feel like you have stepped into the lush greenery of the rainforest. With the sturdy construction, you will only have to worry about where it looks best and never about the quality of this outdoor water fountain.
There is no better way to bring the old world feel to your yard, garden, or over-sized driveway than with this outdoor fountain. The beautiful basin catches the water as it flows from four different lions head carvings. The carvings are all ornately done in the most detailed beauty, the water surging forth from their roaring mouths.
Best of all, this Lion Cast Stone Outdoor Fountain is fully customizable with nearly 25 different textures and colors to choose from. You can find the design that best fits your scheme and motif, allowing it to fit seamlessly into any setting.
This beautifully crafted design feels like something out of an Indiana Jones movie thanks to its squat, old world design. The water cascades down the back plate, trickling over the edges and down into the basin below. You can turn a courtyard or garden into the place to be when you install one of these wall water fountains.
There is also the option for complete customization. With over 20 stone patterns to choose from, you can install it to fit the design aesthetic seamlessly into any outdoor setting. Make your courtyard or garden the place to be when you install one of these beautiful outdoor fountains.
Meet the ultimate in luxury. This outdoor water fountain is ready to make a tantalizing focal point for any courtyard, garden, or large drive. It begins with a hand-crafted look, ornate carvings and designs decorating the entire thing from head to toe.
The water flows down from the smallest tier at the top, down into a larger middle tier and finally coming to rest in the large basin at the bottom. With a number of different stone options to implement, you can fully customize this outdoor fountain to fit any design motif.
Have visitors staring in awe each time they visit when you make this wonderful outdoor fountain the first thing that you see.
This outdoor fountain looks as though you took it from the most luxurious park or town square there is but the fact is that anyone can install this gorgeous fountain into their own courtyard, garden, or large drive to act as a focal point for visitors to stare at in awe.
Each of the three tiers has its own unique design and shape to make it stand out even amongst the beauty that the rest of the fountain ahs to offer. The huge basin catches all of the falling water and even allows for seating on its ledge.
There are few options out there that can match the unique appeal and level of luxury that this fountain can provide.
The magical sound of the flowing water, coming from the top of the fountain and flowing down into the basin below will have you finding all the excuses that you can to get out into your courtyard or garden. It creates the kind of tranquil setting that is a complete getaway.
With 25 different finishes, you can find the style and look that best suits your courtyard or garden, fitting the color of the scenery to a tee and making it feel as if the fountain had been there the entire time. Best of all, it is made from completely sturdy cast stone so you can rest easily knowing that it is made of the most durable construction.
This fountain makes you feel as if you are sitting in an old garden on the Italian countryside, sipping on wine and enjoying the scenery. Each tier features ornately carved lions heads that spew water forth, dripping down to the next tier below before finally coming to a rest in the basin at the bottom.
With 25 different finishes available, you can tailor it to your garden specifically so that you can get the right design motif going. This fountain will never feel out of place when you use one of the many options that are available for the finish. This beautiful fountain can become the focal point of any outdoor setting.
While not as overpowering in size as some of the others on the list, this small contemporary fountain will certainly pack the kind of aesthetic punch that you are looking to achieve for your courtyard or garden.
This Valencia Pool features multiple smaller tiers with a leaf motif from which the water spurts, draining down into the basin below. It creates the kind of captivating, tranquil display that makes any garden or courtyard the kind of destination that friends and family will be clamoring to visit.
Choose from one of the 25 different finishes to complete your custom design and bring this wonderful contemporary tier fountain to your home.
If you are looking for a design that makes you feel as though you have traveled into the heart of eastern Asia, this is the design for you. The four-tiered design has a beautiful rippling effect as the water flows down into the basin below.
Made from the kind of dependable cast stone that you have come to trust, this outdoor water fountain will stand up to the test of time, remaining a beautiful focal point in any portion of your yard or garden. When you add in the fact that there are 25 different finishes to choose from, you can achieve the ultimate design aesthetic and really make your garden or yard feel like an oasis.
This beautiful fountain evokes the kind of romantic feel that is reminiscent of the Mediterranean. With its sculptural, lush elegance, classic proportions, rich details, and more than generous water flow, you can create the kind of focal point for your yard that you have been looking for.
Best of all, the water flows from the top of the fountain, down over the secondary tier, and into the basin below. The ornate carvings give you the kind of detail that makes it feel as if it were hand carved by an ancient artisan.
This fountain is perfect for a complimentary piece or as a focal point in your yard or garden. Achieve the look you are looking for by adding this outdoor fountain to your property.
One of the smaller of the options available on this list, that does not mean that this stone outdoor fountain does not pack the kind of aesthetic punch that you could hope for. The lions heads at the top of the pillar are carved in exquisite detail, water spewing forth into the uniquely crafted basin below.
Constructed of the strongest cast stone available, as well as 25 different finishes, you can find the design that best suits your garden or courtyard and create the outdoor oasis that you will love. Deliver the sort of tranquil aesthetic that will have friends and family finding any excuse that they can to visit your backyard oasis.
Combine the beautiful essence of your favorite European artistry and the sophisticated, sharply cut style and balanced proportions, you will bring a level of grace and beauty to your garden or courtyard that you have never experienced before.
The water flows peacefully from the top of the fountain, down into each ornately carved tier below, creating a peaceful sound that you will come to love. The water then comes to a rest in the large basin below, with an edge that makes for ample seating area.
The sturdy construction will stand up to the test of time and with over 20 different finishes, you can get the precise look that you have been after.
As opposed to the other fountains on this list that are your standard vertical design, this fountain flows horizontally. The tall, geometric design starts on one end, flowing into the wide bowl in the middle before coming to a rest in the geometric basin at the opposite end.
The water continuously flows throughout thanks to the recirculating pump, so you can experience the tranquility that the flow provides for as long as you desire. And with 25 different finishes to choose from, you can get the level of customization that will fit your outdoor setting perfectly.
Give your garden or courtyard the kind of old world, East Asia design that will make it feel like a historically peaceful setting. It is a simplistic design, yet the kind that will draw eyes to it due to its overall elegance and beauty.
Water flows from the very top of the fountain, down into the two tiers below before coming to a rest in the basin at the bottom of the fixture. The water flow provides the level of tranquility that makes any setting the most relaxing possible.
Thanks to the recirculating pump, you can keep enjoying the relaxing scene for as long as you possibly could need.
There are few outdoor water fountains that match the level of exquisite design that the Rebecca Outdoor Fountain provides. Straight out of a Tuscan courtyard, this fountain features an ornate carving of a woman standing in the middle of an oasis.
The water flows from the jugs that she carries thanks to a recirculating pump that will keep the tranquil water flowing for as long as possible. This beautiful fountain makes for the kind of centerpiece that will draw the attention of anyone who visits your property. It is simply exquisite and luxurious from top to bottom.
Though an outdoor fountain brings a certain old world feel, this outdoor fountain has a futuristic feel to it. The top of the fountain rains water down into the basin below, recirculating the water throughout thanks to the circulating pump.
You can enjoy the tranquil peace that this fountain provides while choosing from 25 different finishes that will allow you to provide the complete level of customization that will provide you with the perfect outdoor setting.
Give your property the beautiful focal point that you have been clamoring for with this luxurious outdoor fountain.
There are few fountains that can match the level of exquisite and luxurious that this fountain can offer. The tranquil, peaceful water starts its flow at the very top of the fountain. From there, it flows down multiple tears of ornate, classical carving before coming to rest in the rounded basin.
Thanks to 25 different finishes, you can find the customization that you desire to make your garden or courtyard the peaceful oasis that you have always wanted. This classical water fountain makes for the perfect complimentary piece as well as the kind of focal point that will draw the attention of anyone who visits your yard.
You can turn your courtyard into an old world gathering. These corner fountains go into the corner of your yard, resting perfectly at the adjoining L-shape. The water flows down from the back plate, cascading through several different slots and down into the basin below.
As the water continues to flow thanks to the recirculating pump, you can create the level of peaceful tranquility that will make your courtyard the go-to place to gather. And with 25 different finishes available, you can customize the fountain to fit your design motif so that you can get the exact look that you have always been after.
Create a wonderful getaway with this peaceful, exquisite outdoor corner fountain and you will never want to find another gathering place again.
You can capture the attention of any guest at any time with this exquisitely carved outdoor fountain. Each of the tiers has a hand-crafted feel to it, giving you the level of detail that feels like it can only come from a skilled artisan. This fountain possesses the level of elegance that will bring relaxation and beauty to any outdoor setting.
Best of all, it is constructed of cast stone to stand up to the test of time and the 25 different finishes will allow for the ultimate customization. You can provide the kind of look that you desire for your outdoor oasis when you use one of these gorgeous outdoor fountains.
Create the kind of aesthetic that you would find in the most beautiful of public squares right in your own yard or garden.
Thought this is one of the smaller options on the list, it certainly packs the kind of garden design that will leave friends and family flocking over at any opportunity. The Toscana Pool acts as the base of the fountain, holding the water as it cascades down from the tiers above.
With a simple, yet decorative design, you can turn your garden or courtyard into the kind of outdoor getaway that you have always been looking for. Best of all, it is compact enough to fit not only in a garden or courtyard but in a patio as well.
This is the perfectly-sized outdoor fountain to improve the tranquility and feel of your property and provide the kind of focal point that any yard needs.
Bring the wonderful aesthetic of a classical European courtyard to your own garden or patio with this classical Finial Outdoor Fountain. The Valencia pool acts as the base to this wonderfully classic design, the water flowing down over the tiers above before coming to a rest in the basin.
There are 25 different finishes available so that you can create the exact type of design motif that you have always desired. When you find the focal point that you have always been looking for in terms of your garden or courtyard, you can draw the level of attention that you have always craved. It makes for the perfect setting.
This beautiful outdoor fountain looks as though it could be in the lobby of any high-class hotel in the world, but you can bring it to your courtyard or garden to act as a focal point. The water flows from the very top of the fountain, draining down into the three ornately-carved tiers below before finally coming to a rest in the basin at the bottom. The basin also has a wide enough lip that makes for a great seating area.
The streams of water come from four different slots carved into each tier, flowing peacefully and tranquilly down into the basin below, creating the kind of oasis escape that you have always dreamed of having. This is the perfect addition to any outdoor setting.
Simple in its design, this beautifully elegant outdoor water fountain looks like something you would find in the courtyard of some majestic British mansion. The water flows generously and tranquilly from the top of the fountain, down over one single tier, before coming to a rest in the large bowl basin below.
With 25 different finishes available, you can find the kind of aesthetic that you have been looking to find for your garden or courtyard. Create the best focal point that you could have hoped for and have friends and family clamoring to visit your yard as often as they can.
Forget the standard tier water fountains of old: this is a uniquely designed water fountain that will draw the attention of anyone who visits your courtyard or garden. The very top tier is where the water originates from, flowing into the uniquely positioned rounded tiers below before coming to a rest in the rounded basin at the bottom.
Truly one of the most unique designs on this list, you will find that no matter what the finish is, you will be able to find the kind of design that will fit your garden or yard to a tee.
- Catherine Sibi
Top 25 Campania Fountains
An outdoor water fountain can provide a level of peace and luxury that few outdoor other outdoor fixtures can hope to achieve. Adding an outdoor water fountain can make your garden or yard feel like a destination that friends and family members will be clamoring to see.
Here are some of the best outdoor water fountains on the market today.
Bring the aesthetic of old Italy into your yard with this beautiful, distinguished fountain. Water flows from the top of the fountain down over two tiers into a large stone base. The basin even has a big enough ledge that you can sit on it and enjoy the wonderfully tranquil sound of the water flowing.
With 14 different textures and colors, you can give this fountain the look and color that fits your outdoor design scheme best. Made from reinforced concrete, you know this fountain will stand the test of time and be a focal point on your property for a long time to come.
It is hard to top the beauty and luxury that this outdoor fountain provides. You can make any portion of your yard look like an exquisite estate when you make this fountain the ultimate outdoor decoration. Best of all, it comes in 14 different designs and textures so that you can fit your outdoor design motif perfectly.
The water flows from the very top of the fountain, down two tiers and ultimately settling into a huge basin at the bottom that even has a ledge big enough to sit on. With the recirculating water pump, you will never have to worry about the flow becoming an issue for this fountain. Luxurious from top to bottom.
This outdoor fountain is not as big or eye-catching as some of the others on the list, but if you have ever wanted to bring a look of the Renaissance to your garden or yard, this is the fountain for you. It is much smaller in statue than the others but delivers rustic character like no other.
With a design that looks as if it were chiseled by Michelangelo himself, you can make your yard feel like a small backyard Italian villa no matter where you place it. The water flows from a hole near the top of the fixture, draining into a small tier which then drains into the basin. The recirculating pump keeps the water flowing through and through so you can enjoy the peaceful tranquility that this exquisite fountain has to offer.
San Pietro Tiered Outdoor Water Fountain
One of the lighter options on the list, the San Pietro Tiered Outdoor Water Fountain has an unassuming yet beautiful design. With its simple design featuring a top-level tier and an elevated basin, it is perfect for those with a religious affinity as well as those who appreciate mother nature.
With the wide array of color and texture options – up to 14 different choices, including English moss, copper bronze, aged limestone, verde, travertine, alpine stone, lead antique, among others – you can customize it to fit your outdoor design and have all of your friends and family visiting just to see the fountain.
Best of all, with the built-in recirculating pump, you can rest assured that the water will keep flowing in a tranquil way for a long time to come.
This outdoor wall fountain is sizeable in width, stretching much wider than some of the other options and almost giving off the appearance of a bench. The ledges are certainly wide enough that you and several guests can sit on it comfortably without having to worry about getting wet.
With 14 different colors and textures, you can be sure to get the right color to fit your outdoor design motif. But that won’t matter because all eyes will be drawn to this gorgeous water fountain anyway. With the three-spout design, you will feel as if you ventured into a public fountain, the water creating a peaceful and tranquil setting at any time, day or night.
This wall outdoor fountain stands out from the rest for one simple reason: the corten steel piece that provides a pop of rustic color to stand against the darker background and basin. It provides a modern aesthetic, providing the sleekness and smoothness of the black with the rustic color of the corten steel.
The water continuously flows from the center of the steel piece, draining into the large basin and recirculating throughout. You can enjoy the peaceful tranquility of this beautiful fountain at any time, day or night, and your friends and family will be making up excuses just to come over and sit next to it.
With exquisite beauty and unique tranquility, this outdoor fountain stands out among the rest.
This is one of the biggest options on the list, great as a centerpiece for a larger back yard or driveway. At 78” tall, this towering fountain is majestic to look at despite its relatively simple design. With three tiers that flow into the large basin below, you will get the feeling that you are in a beautiful town square. Visitors will even feel compelled to toss pennies in!
The best aspect is that this fountain is fully customizable. You can choose from up to 14 different textures and colors so that you can get the look that suits your property best. There are few fountains on the market that can match the elegance and beauty that this fountain has to offer.
The backplate features a shapely design as well as a rimmed basin to give it a bit of rustic charm as the water shoots from the top of the fixture, into the single tier and down into the basin below. This is one of the smallest of the fountains on our list, meant to act as more of a complementary piece than a focal point.
It is reinforced in cast stone concrete so that it will stand up to the test of time. It also features no need for plumbing since the recirculating pump will keep the water flowing throughout the fountain all day and night long, creating that peaceful and tranquil setting that you have always wanted.
While this is undoubtedly one of the most visually simplistic designs on the list, it certainly makes up for it with its luxurious feel. The large basin can be designed in one of 14 different colors or textures and features a large center where the water continuously flows from.
Just because it provides a simple aesthetic does not mean that this is a boring fixture. It is beautifully rustic and can make for an excellent center point to any piece of property. Sitting near it will bring you a level of peace and comfort that you could not be able to achieve otherwise.
If you are looking for a majestic aesthetic out of your outdoor water fountain, this is the one for you. The backplate is a beautifully carved semi-circle connected to a modest semi-circle basin. But the ornately carved lion’s head is what really draws the eye. Water flows from its roaring mouth into the basin below, giving it the feel of something out of your favorite medieval story.
You can make your backyard feel like a scene out of an Italian classic when you place this near a mossy wall. If you set up a table and chairs nearby, you can enjoy the company of friends or family while enjoying the peaceful tranquility that the recirculating water provides. Your loved ones will be finding any excuse necessary to come over and sit in your yard again.
This fountain is certainly one of the most unique on the list. The large stone cylinder – which is customizable in up to 14 different colors and textures so that you can make it the perfect outdoor complementary piece – stands at the top of a basin that is only slightly larger at the base.
The water flows peacefully from the top, dripping down over the sides and cascading down into the basin below. The flow of the water over the stone will leave you feeling so relaxed, it could possibly become your favorite napping spot. A unique look with the peacefulness that a water fountain brings is a great combination to have.
This is one of the cooler-looking fountains on the list. The large, round basin is standard among the outdoor fountain, but it is the single tier that stands out. It has four separate copper spillers to add both a splash of color to the fountain while providing four different streams of water to provide that peaceful and calming experience.
With over 13 different colors and textures to use for customization, it is easy to see why this outdoor water fountain would be so popular. It is simplistic yet exquisite, soothing yet luxurious enough to attract the attention of anyone who sees it. This is a great focal point for any yard or patio area.
One of the very smallest on this list at just a shade over 250 pounds, this little fountain makes for a wonderful complimentary piece to any garden or backyard. Standing on a square base with a curved bowl sitting at the very top, the water flows up from the center of the bowl, cascading out to the edges to provide a level of peace and comfort that is difficult to match.
Assembly is easier than ever thanks to step-by-step directions and all the necessary hardware being included and the recirculating pump will keep the water flowing all day and night, regardless of how much time you spend outside. This is the perfect accent piece and will give your yard a luxurious pop.
While most of the outdoor water fountains give you that rustic, ancient feel that takes you back hundreds of years to old Greece or Italy, this is a more modern piece and fits in best with the modern times. The clean, rectangular design provides neat edges that best fit the modern aesthetic.
The water flows smoothing from the center of the backplate down into the basin below and the recirculating pump provides that continuous flow needed to keep your yard feeling peaceful and tranquil for many hours at a time.
Placed against a wall, this outdoor water fountain will give your yard the modern look while providing a rustic quality that only an outdoor fountain can hope to match.
Charleston Tiered Outdoor Water Fountain
The Charleston Tiered Outdoor Water Fountain is ornately designed with detailed carvings all around the basin as well as the top tier to make it appear as if it were created by a world-famous sculptor. The beautiful appeal of this brings you to any European garden, feeling as if you have just visited London when you are only in your backyard.
It stands at nearly 84” tall to provide the kind of eye-grabbing look that makes it the focal point of any backyard area. This makes a great piece to place chairs or benches around, your guests enjoying the beautiful peace of the flowing water while taking in the breathtaking design. One of the most exquisite outdoor water fountains on the market.
Though somewhat compact, this water fountain provides a clean, simplistic design that will give off the appeal of old Arabic designs. This is a great piece, especially in more temperate climates because the water flows down from a small curved bowl at the top to a large basin at the bottom, allowing you to run your hands through the cool water to keep yourself from feeling the heat.
There is no plumbing needed for this outdoor water fountain thanks to the recirculating pump that keeps the water flowing throughout the fixture at a continuous rate. It is also constructed of reinforced cast stone so you know that it will stand up to the test of time.
Much like the aforementioned Charleston Outdoor Water Fountain, this fountain features ornate carvings and designs on both the upper and lower bowls as well as the pillar that holds everything together. The difference here is the huge basin at the bottom with ledges wide enough for a comfortable seat close to the flowing water.
This huge piece is sure to catch the eye of anyone in the area and can make a great center piece for either a large backyard or a large driveway. Regardless of where it goes, it will instill an air of luxury to your property that is hard to top. These fountains scream exquisite while providing the relaxing flow of water thanks to the recirculating pump.
Steering away from ornately carved designs and old-world charm, this piece features cleaning carved lines and a more simplistic, though modern design. The large, geometric backplate spits water out from the top and down into the large square basin below. This water fountain has a timeless appeal to it that is perfect for modern homes as well as those wishing to capture a more old-world feel.
It plugs easily into any 3-prong outlet and the recirculating pump will keep the water flowing peacefully for as long as you could ever want. It makes a great complimentary piece for any wall and will draw the attention of anyone who comes to visit your outdoor space.
Though somewhat smaller than the other options on this list in stature, it delivers a big punch in terms of luxury. This beautiful water fountain features beautifully carved designs on both the top tier and the basin where the water flows continuously. There is nothing like the peaceful feeling that is brought on by quietly cascading water.
Constructed from reinforced stone concrete, this United States-designed and manufactured fountain is built o stand up to the tests of time, ensuring that you have a beautiful, peaceful complimentary piece for your yard for a long time to come. It is difficult to top the level of exquisite that this fountain can provide.
Bring old-world Italian to any outdoor setting by implementing this beautifully designed water fountain. The backplate has been carved to feature a graceful arch and features a beautiful tiered look, the water flowing from the top of the backplate down over two tiers and into a semi-circular basin.
A bit smaller in stature, this fountain is meant to stand as a complimentary piece that draws the eye to it. Plus, the consistently flowing water will keep your yard or garden feeling like a tranquil, calming oasis. The right outdoor water fountain does not have to be overwhelming in stature to provide a big impact and this outdoor wall water fountain certainly fits that bill.
Bring a wonderfully exquisite aesthetic to your garden, backyard or oversized patio area with this beautiful outdoor fountain. Water flows continuously from the top tier, down over the secondary tier, and into the basin below. This is a scaled down version of some of the beautiful European fountains that adorn town squares.
With a number of different customization options available – over 13 different textures and colors are available for the ultimate level of customization – you can get the exact right look that you desire for your yard or garden, giving it the perfect design aesthetic.
Create a wonderfully tranquil setting with this beautiful water fountain and feel as though you have taken a European adventure each time you walk into your backyard.
This is one of the most unique designs on the list. The basin is ornately carved to feature the kind of design that your friends and family will not be able to stop talking about. The urn-shaped piece at the top is raised in the center of the basin with water not only coming from the top of the urn as well as from four different holes around the base of the urn.
The water flows continuously thanks to a recirculating pump so that you never have to worry about that peaceful flow being interrupted. This makes for a stunning centerpiece to any property and you will find yourself venturing outside more and more just to see its beauty.
This water fountain features the same ornately carved basin as the Navonna Outdoor Water Fountain but has a zen pillar in the middle of the basin that flows water from four different holes into the basin below.
This creates a relaxing, more welcoming outdoor space where you can relax and enjoy the tranquility that is provided by this beautiful fountain. It is constructed of cast stone concrete so you know that it will stand up to the test of time and remain a focal point in your yard for years to come.
Inject a luxurious, rustic feel into your yard with this exquisite outdoor water fountain.
Though squat in size, this beautiful outdoor wall fountain provides clean designs as well as an ornately-carved lion head that spews water through its roaring mouth. The water flows into the basin below, providing the continuous sense of peace and tranquility.
Customizable in over 13 different styles and colors, you can create the perfect complimentary piece to any outdoor space, drawing the eye to this beautiful outdoor water fountain and making it the focus of guests.
Though simplistic and modern in design, thanks to clean cuts and a square basic, the corten steel provides a pop of color and rustic appeal that will draw the eye. The water flows from the center of the corten steel into the basin below, creating a peaceful and tranquil sound.
Customize this beautiful water fountain in a number of different colors and styles to best fit your outdoor design motif and have all of your guests fawning over its beauty, simplicity and tranquility each time that they visit.
Outdoor Fountain Guidebook
Property and homeowners are often thinking about new ways to add value and beauty to their landscapes, whether it be by planting seasonal gardens, investing in trees and shrubs, or even changing the terrain. However, one of the best ways to beautify a region and make any property unique without needing to plant anything is by investing in an outdoor fountain.
Outdoor fountains come in numerous shapes and sizes. They can be made from dozens of different materials, have more than one basin, and can even raise property values when done correctly. While wonderful to look at, outdoor fountains require a great deal of preparation and maintenance to operate. For those who are new to fountains, the duties of the owner can seem overwhelming and confusing, but they are actually quite simple.
This guidebook is a thorough study of outdoor fountains. Different sections will discuss the type of structures available, how they are to be cleaned and maintained, the proper way to winterize a structure, where to place a new fountain, and even recommend some high quality brands for new and seasoned owners alike.
While reading, owners should consider their own responsibilities and how much time they have to dedicate to a fountain. It sounds like a lot of work, but with practice, most owners only have to spend a few hours every year getting their fountain ready for months of luxury. This sounds like a deal that’s too good to be true, but outdoor fountains, once someone can afford one, are a beautiful asset to any home, garden, or landscape.
Without further ado, it’s time to dive into the styles.
Chapter One: Styles
People often think the style of their fountain says something about them, and in a way it does. However, style should be chosen based on what will look great in the yard or garden, as well as by how practical it is. Individuals who are looking for something small and simple, for example, would want to stick to a garden or self-contained option, while someone who wants something opulent might like cascading or endless. There are also a multitude of materials to choose from, and each one has its own maintenance requirements. Here are some of the most common and gorgeous styles currently on the market today.
The style of a fountain refers to its overall design and shape. The earliest fountains in Mesopotamia used natural springs to fill water basins, forming a spouting fountain. The Romans used a similar practice by utilizing their built aqueducts to forever have water cascading into a pool. In contemporary times, people now have numerous options when it comes to style. However, some are more popular than others.
The first style of fountain individuals tend to see is the garden. A garden fountain may range from simple to elegant, but refers to any structure that is placed directly in a garden. This style tends to be smaller than the others because it needs to fit around flowers, bushes, and trees. Many people like to decorate these options by deliberately flanking the fountain with colorful flowers to draw more attention to the area and make the fountain look like a natural edifice. Because this style refers to only the location of the structure, a garden fountain can also be another type such as spouting.
A spouting fountain is one in which water is pushed up or forced into the air. One of the most popular designs for this style is of a fish spitting water, or a single pipe that shoots up in a large jet. This style typically has a single basin filled with water and only one place for it to emerge. Because of the simplicity of this design, they are favored by individuals who would like to add some whimsy to their yards without spending a lot of money or performing a lot of maintenance.
Endless or Disappearing
These are the sorcerers of fountains. An endless or disappearing option is a structure where the central water basin is located underground so viewers can’t see where the liquid is coming from. Any design might be up top, but users can never see the pond below. This makes it look like the water is coming from nowhere instead of a simple pool. Oftentimes an endless fountain makes use of the cascading style as well for added dramatic effect.
A cascading fountain is one where water flows down like a waterfall, typically over a precipice or geometric design. The most popular design for these is columns, where water emerges from a spout at the top of the column and then flows down the sides. Cascading fountains tend to be more expensive than other options because they require more materials, but they are a beautiful addition to any home.
Similar to the garden style, a wall fountain is any water feature that must be attached to a wall to work properly. This design is commonly seen indoors but is becoming more popular outside when connected to fences, walls, and even trees. In wall fountains, water typically cascades down a flat surface into a small basic, where it is then pumped through a hose and returned to the top. This style tends to be one of the least expensive options because wall fountains are small and manageable for homes.
A self-contained fountain is an option where every piece of the fountain is held within one structure. This means users don’t need to install any extra hoses, outlets, or lay any groundwork or foundations. These are appealing to the average homeowner because they come with their own pump and are easy to cover in the winter. Because this phrase refers to a broad style, it is possible to have a self-contained fountain that is of another type as well, such as cascading or even garden. These outdoor fountains can be placed just about anywhere, including on decks or patios.
Besides the style of an outdoor fountain, people also need to consider what material they desire. Material is important as it affects the cost, longevity, and maintenance of the structure, especially over a long period of time. Although fountains can be made of almost any substance, the most frequently seen are stone, metal, plastic, fiberglass, and ceramic.
The earliest human fountains from Mesopotamia were made of stone, so it’s only logical that people continue to enjoy them. A stone fountain is traditional, long lasting, and surprisingly easy to care for since stone doesn’t discolor or fall apart easily. The only catch is stone is one of the most expensive materials because of its longevity and desirability. Even a small stone fountain can set an individual back several hundred dollars, but the gain is well worth the original investment.
Metal fountains stand the test of time, being one of the most durable models, comparable to stone. A metal piece can be any shape or size and actually tends to have some of the most detailed and intricate designs because of the ability of artists to shape the liquid material. Since metal fountains can range drastically in size and function, they tend to be in the middle of the fountain price range. One of the biggest factors in choosing a metal fountain is whether the owner is willing to keep up with maintenance, as regular treatments are needed to keep the metal from rusting over time.
Lightweight Resin or Plastic
Sometimes small fountains are made of a lightweight resin or plastic. Because of the relatively low weight of these products, they tend to be designed to be attached to walls or partially buried in the ground. These are inexpensive options for individuals who would like a fountain but can’t afford something more costly. The biggest downside to having an outdoor plastic fountain is that the material can become bleached by the sun and is more prone to breaking down over time. However, they are great option for those who would just like to try something out.
Fiberglass is actually a type of resin plastic that is reinforced with microscopic shards of glass to make it more durable and long lasting. Fiberglass fountains have tons in common with typical plastic options, including being lightweight and more affordable. These come in numerous designs but tend to be small. They are also susceptible to sun bleaching and breakage, but are great for individuals who would like to test having a fountain. Maintenance is also extremely easy and neat.
Ceramic is great to use indoors and outdoors, making it a versatile and colorful choice for fountains. Ceramics are easy to clean and can be finished with all sorts of colors, meaning people who want to add splashes of color to their landscape can do so without planting more flowers. Ceramic fountains are heavy enough to stand on their own and tend to be small to medium-sized. Most are spouting fountains and can feature several basins of water. Because ceramic is easy to clean and maintain, this is a great option for individuals who want something durable and long lasting without spending a bunch of money on stone features.
Chapter Two: Maintenance
Maintenance is a crucial part of outdoor fountain ownership. No structure can withstand the rigors of the outdoors without regular cleaning, upkeep, and repairs. This is because many harsh elements can affect a fountain’s operation, including wind, rain, dirt, and even animals. Bacteria and algae can also grow around the water line, causing unpleasant odor and even fountain clogging. To avoid these issues, it’s important to check on the health of the fountain every other week to make sure it operates efficiently.
Cleaning the Pump
The pump is the most central part of a fountain because it is responsible for keeping water in constant motion. Without it, the fountain would only be a decorative pool. There are numerous issues that can occur with the pump that will cause it to clog, run at reduced capacity, or stop working altogether. Obstructions are the most common issue, closely followed by algae growth and then general damage.
In most outdoor fountains, the pump can be removed. Since not all fountains are the same, this guide will cover the basics of pump removal before diving into how to clean one.
The first step in removal is turning off the power. Almost all outdoor fountains run on some form of electricity to generate enough energy to keep water flowing. In most standard models, shutting off the power should be as easy as flipping a switch or unplugging the structure from a secure outlet. As an extra safety measure, always remove the plug from the outlet in addition to flipping a switch. This reduces the chance of accidents.
Next, locate the pump and gently disconnect it from the surrounding mechanisms. Make sure it isn’t tangled in algae or other growths. Most pumps sit underneath the central structure. Owners of large outdoor fountains with a pond can usually find the pump near the middle, typically sitting on a flat surface. People with smaller models might need to gently turn the fountain over and remove the pump from underneath.
Now it’s possible to clean the pump. The best way to do this is in a large sink so the faucet can be used to rinse out individual sections of the structure. Using a soft sponge, a clean toothbrush, and some dish soap, gently scrub the interior and exterior of the pump. Most pumps have a panel that can be removed to access a small inner propeller. If possible, remove the panel and clean out debris from around the wings of the propeller as well. Once done with the cleaning, the pump can be returned to the fountain.
Checking the Pump
While cleaning is necessary, it’s also important to make sure the pump is in good working order. Some of the most common issues fountain owners experience is poor water flow, spitting, splashing, and stagnation. Many of these problems trace back to the pump, which operates much like the heart in the human body.
On average, pumps should not break down for several years. If it’s removed and there are pieces missing or broken segments, the pump will need to be replaced. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to glue it back together, although many people try every year.
If the pump isn’t working correctly but there doesn’t seem to be any broken pieces, then the issue is most likely a clog caused by improper cleaning or too much algae growth. Follow the steps for cleaning the pump seen above and then test the fountain. If it’s still struggling, the most likely cause is poor water pressure or not enough water. Try refilling the fountain to slightly higher than normal and try again. If it’s still not working, flush the pump and hose lines and check for worn out filters.
How to Flush Hoses
When treating the pump doesn’t work, the next step is cleaning and flushing the hose line. Clogs and damage can occur here as well because they are often full of sitting liquid that carries bacteria and the beginnings of algae and slime. Dirt and debris can also become trapped in the hoses.
The first step to flushing is disconnecting the hoses from the rest of the fountain. Next, inspect the entire hose to see if there are any visible clogs. If there are, use a wire bristled pipe cleaner to reach the clog and break it into smaller chunks. It’s then possible to run water through the hose from one end to the other, flushing out the broken clog and any debris. If the obstruction is unreachable, then run a pressurized stream of water down one side to break it up and flush it out.
Treating the Central Pool
Once the pump is taken care of, it’s time to turn to the main body of the fountain. Thankfully, this section doesn’t require too much maintenance beyond basic cleaning, although it is the part most likely to get dirty. Animal waste and mineral deposits tend to foul water and be disgusting, so remember to clean the exterior of the fountain once every 1-2 weeks for the best appearance. Nobody wants to deal with algae or pond scum in their fountain!
Besides regular cleanings, the best thing to do for a fountain is replenish the water at least once a week. Experts recommend draining out old, dirty water and replacing it with liquid that has been treated with additives to inhibit algae growth and hard water mineral deposits. People who don’t have time to drain the fountain every week can instead try every two weeks. Just remember to adhere to a schedule so greater issues like pump and hose clogs don’t happen!
Chapter Three: Cleaning
Cleaning is one of the most significant steps when it comes to maintaining an outdoor fountain. Failing to do so can result in damage, algae, mold or mildew, and mineral buildup over time. These can clog the central pump and pipes and even cause the entire fountain to fail when left unchecked.
As a general rule, outdoor fountain owners should strive to do a complete clean once a year, and several smaller maintenance washings every few months during the active season. Once cold weather approaches, it’s time to winterize the fountain instead. Cleaning is a part of winterizing, but there are many other steps involved.
A Basic Cleaning
Many people underestimate how much work goes into ensuring an outdoor fountain is spic and span. The first step is to always check the water level and see if the fountain has been losing pressure and liquid. The water pump should be covered with water at all times. If it isn’t, it’s important to check whether or not there is a leak or a way for liquid to seep out of the fountain.
Once the water level is ascertained, large debris like leaves and sticks can be skimmed from the surface and disposed of. Then the the fountain needs to be drained. Draining is essential because the basic, pump, and internal components need to be scrubbed to avoid buildup and future damage. Draining can be done in under an hour for most outdoor fountains.
The easiest way to drain a fountain is actually by using a hose and more water. Simply fill a standard garden hose until it is full, and then turn the faucet off. Keep the hose full of water and slowly pull it towards the fountain. Insert one end into the basin and then release the other so water is pouring out. Thanks to science, the pressure of the water ensures the fountain will drain completely using this maneuver. Otherwise, if the fountain has a plug, simply remove it and allow the water to spill out.
Rinse the basis using a hose and a clean cloth. Take out the pump and wipe it off as well, being sure to eliminate buildups of dirt and debris. The hoses might need to be rinsed as well. Distilled water is better to use during cleaning than regular tap because it doesn’t contain as many minerals and won’t leave stains.
Scrubbing Pads and Pressure Washers
If your outdoor fountain happens to be slate, cleaning it will be as simple as draining it and scrubbing it with a soap pad like you would use on metal pots and pans. This will loosen dirt, algae, and hard water buildup and leave your fountain sparkling clean. Be sure to rinse away any soap residue when you are finished scrubbing or it could end up creating foam in the water when your fountain is refilled.
One of the easiest ways to clean your water fountain isn't a cleaning solution at all but a cleaning device. Rent or use your own pressure washer with a fan tip to strip away stains, mildew, mold, and hard water. Remove the pump as well and give it a cleaning in a bucket of warm water with a tiny bit of dish soap. Fill your fountain again and you'll be all set for another year of summer gardening.
Bleach and Water
If you want to use a cleaning solution that is stronger than dish soap, a reliable option is mixing bleach and water. The exact formula should be two tablespoons of regular bleach mixed well into an entire gallon of clean water. You should wear gloves and a face mask to avoid touching the bleach or inhaling its fumes, as it can be quite dangerous even in small qualities.
Bleach is best used as a soak for mineral stains. You can scrub this mixture into stone fountains and similar models and allow it to sit for a few minutes to eat through lime, calcium, and other minerals. Once finished, rinse the bleach away thoroughly with clean water. If you need to clean the central pump, remove it from its place then submerge it in the bucket of bleach and water. After a few minutes, mineral stains will once again loosen while algae and other growths will have been destroyed.
After using bleach and water, rinse every part of the fountain thoroughly before attempting to start it again. Afterwards, you can refill the fountain and it will ready to go.
Vinegar and Water
Similar to bleach and water, using vinegar and water is a great way to inject extra power into cleaning an outdoor fountain. While bleach is a base, vinegar contains acids that eat away at mineral deposits, algae, and mold before it has a chance to clog and destroy the fountain.
To use vinegar as a cleaner, combine a single cup of it with one gallon of water and mix thoroughly. Then, use a scrubbing brush and apply the liquid mixture to areas of the fountain suffering from mineral deposits and other buildup. Allow the vinegar to sit for five minutes and then thoroughly rinse it away using clean or distilled water. If any stains remain behind, use baking soda as a mild abrasive to scrub away any remnants of deposits and organic growth.
It is possible to clean the central pump using vinegar and water. Simply place the pump in the mixture and allow it to sit for five minutes. Remove it and rinse it thoroughly with clean water. If stains and buildup remain, scrub them away using a soft sponge, pad, or brush. Avoid using abrasive materials because scratches in the pump can be weaknesses that will become full blown damage later on.
Extra Tips for Cleaning
It’s strongly recommended that you don’t allow your fountain to become so dirty that you need to use bleach, vinegar, and other solutions to scrub out stains and algae. Remember to keep leaves, twigs, petals, and other debris out of the fountain. If you can, shut the fountain off at least once a week and use a pool skimmer to pull out these objects.
Keep the pump fully submerged under water so it functions properly. This means the water needs to be deep enough in the basic that the pump will be able to keep water flowing on a regular basis. Owners who live in hot, dry climates will experience more evaporation, so it’s important to check the water level on a regular basis and then refill the basin as much as needed.
If mosquitoes are a problem, consider buying small tablets of mosquito killer that can be slipped in the water. These tablets will eliminate any mosquito larvae in the basin and will stop the parents from coming back. The best style to use is called mosquito dunk, which is harmless to birds but should be kept away from pets and other animals. Regular cleaning can also stop mosquitoes from roosting and hatching in the fountain.
Fountain owners who follow all of these tips and tricks for cleaning will be able to enjoy their outdoor fountains as much as possible and keep them clean and beautiful throughout the summer!
Chapter Four: Winterizing
Outdoor fountains need adequate preparation for winter in areas where the climate drops below freezing temperatures. This is because, although the exterior is meant to withstand the elements, the water itself when freeze when not moving. When ice is formed, it expands and can crack whatever is containing it. This phenomenon is what causes potholes in roads, and the same concept applies to an outdoor fountain. The worst part to lose is the central pump that runs the fountain, which is responsible for water moving.
How to Winterize a Fountain
Winterizing an outdoor fountain is a simple, although time-consuming process. While it takes some time to get used to, experienced fountain owners will soon be able to fully winterizing their possessions within a single day. All it takes is a couple of simple steps to keep a fountain safe for the entire season.
First, it’s best to drain all of the water out of an outdoor fountain before freezing temperatures arrive. For many, this means eliminating moisture in September or October, especially for those who live in the north. Once the water has been drained, the pump needs to be removed if possible and stored for the winter. The pump can be kept in a basement, shed, or garage but should be thoroughly cleaned. This means scrubbing out any dirt, debris, and algae that managed to grow in the wet environment.
Some outdoor fountains can actually be taken down and stored in their entirety. If this is an option, it’s one of the best things that can be done. Most large installations can’t be move, but smaller options that sit in gardens can be disassembled, have the internal piping removed, and then be set aside in a garage or shed for safer wintering.
If it’s not possible to move the fountain, then a cover is necessary. Most fountain covers are a protective waterproof fabric made of synthetic materials. They are UV-stabilized to prevent degradation from radiation over time, and often have a drawstring around the bottom. The drawstring is essential as it forms a final layer of protection against harsh winter elements like snow and ice. While it is possible to order customized covers, they are also available in standardized sizes that make it easy to find an option for every fountain.
Covering the fountain should be one of the easiest steps of winterizing the structure, but owners will discover there are numerous types and styles of covers out there. The best type is a one made of a waterproof material, as these will stop ice and snow from seeping through the cover and affecting the fountain during the winter months. Some additional requirements for a cover include being waterproof and having a zipper or drawstring to seal the cover around the base of the fountain.
People who purchase a premade fountain should be able to find a cover on the market since many manufacturers make covers specifically for their fountains. Individuals who ordered a custom fountain or decided to DIY one will have a more difficult time, since a standardized option might not fit. To order the right cover, two measurements are needed: height and diameter.
Measuring the height and diameter of a fountain is a simple and easy process. For height, use a flexible tap measure and keep one end at the very bottom of the fountain. Measure all the way to the upper tip of the structure and then add 1-2 inches to ensure there is enough room inside. Since almost all covers sold in the United States are measured with inches, this is the most desirable unit of measurement.
When it comes to diameter, owners need to measure the fountain at its widest point, which is usually around the basin. Measuring in inches, wrap a flexible tape measure around the entire widest point and then add 1-2 in. to the result. With the two measurements of height and diameter, it’s possible to order a standard cover from a hardware store or fountain manufacturer. If one can’t be found in the right size, then covers can be special ordered from certain retailers.
The final necessity is making sure to get a cover that has a zipper, drawstring, or Velcro around the base to hold the cover in place during even the nastiest of winter weather. To cover the fountain, simply air out the cover and place it over the fountain. Seal the bottom in place with a tight seal and then leave the fountain alone. The process is then complete!
Chapter Five: Where to Place Them
Not everyone has the landscaping capabilities to sculpt the quintessential Baroque garden, but there are still plenty of opportunities for fountain placement in the average yard.
Safety is perhaps the most important consideration when choosing where to place a fountain, especially for those who have pets or small children at home. Active children and rambunctious pets should be kept away from open basins as much as possible, so avoid having them in locations where it’s easy for creatures to slip and fall inside. Also consider that active creatures can damage the exterior of the fountain, so try to find a balance between being beautiful and practical.
Another thing to consider is that pets might try to drink from the fountain, which is terrible if the water has been treated with chemicals or is constantly recirculated through the pumps and hoses. It isn’t a healthy water source, so consider putting an outdoor fountain away from a pet’s typical prowling area. Some people choose wall-mounted outdoor fountains or options that sit high up like a birdbath to stop animals from drinking.
Finally, remember that outdoor fountain placement will have an effect on the surrounding environment. Fountains placed too close to plants and gardens can cause too much water to splash on the growths, killing them. Putting a fountain on a wooden deck can result in mold and mildew, while setting the structure underneath trees means tons of debris will fall inside. Always consider nearby environmental factors before choosing a place for any outdoor fountain.
A major highlight of fountains for many people is getting to enjoy the soothing sound of trickling water from the comfort of their own homes. For some, the fresh smell of the running water is also a benefit. To be able to enjoy this wonderful sound, it’s important to place the fountain somewhere that the owner will be able to here. In general, it’s recommended that the fountain not be near bedrooms, just because some have trouble falling asleep with the white noise. However, for those who actually enjoy it, placing an outdoor fountain near a bedroom window is a great way to fall asleep easier at night.
In some cases, home and property owners use fountains to mask unwanted noises, usually from streets or construction areas. If this is the case, the fountain should be placed between the source of the noise and the property’s owner favorite area to relax. For the optimal sound, the fountain should be adjusted slightly so the angles produce the best noise. Some experimentation might be necessary, but it’s worth it. Just remember not to place a fountain to close to other loud noises like construction, because then it could be drowned out.
Electricity is a crucial element of getting a modern outdoor function to work. Most models operate using an electric pump which needs to be plugged in to a source like an outlet. Remember that wires need to go somewhere, and the fountain can’t be too far or too close to the source. Also consider that wires, even those protected by a plastic or rubber coating, can be damaged over time by animals and the weather. They can additionally be a nuisance when it comes to mowing the lawn.
The best case scenario is to place the fountain within a few feet of an outlet or to run wires underground so they are less likely to be damaged. Many manufacturers are now producing solar outdoor fountains as well, while more minimalistic designs don’t require any power at all. Keep these factors in mind when making a selection to find the best outdoor fountain for you.
Water fountains are a crucial element of Chinese Feng Shui both inside and outside of the home. Ancient philosophers believed the water element possessed a unique ability to affect the qi or chi of a home, bringing prosperity and good luck to the homeowner. Depending on the fountain owner’s sensibilities, they might wish to create a more harmonious yard and home by incorporating these philosophical elements into their own garden design.
There are some “do’s” and “do not’s” of Feng Shui when it comes to outdoor fountain placement. In general, the best place to put any water structure is by the front door of the home with the water flowing towards the house. This symbolizes money and prosperity going to the family instead of away from it. A fountain that faces east is great for improving health, while southeast is for money and north is for career. Surprisingly, practitioners of Feng Shui claim it’s a bad idea to be able to hear the fountain in the bedroom, although this is practical advice for people who can’t sleep with white noise.
There is a long list of things people are not supposed to do when it comes to placing outdoor fountains. They are as follows:
Don’t place a fountain south of the home, because the south symbolizes fire.
Don’t block the entrance of the home with the fountain.
Don’t place two fountains in front of the home.
Don’t let the fountain break.
Metallic fountains are ideal because they enhance water.
Filling a metallic or wood fountain with coins brings extra luck.
Never have a fountain where the water looks like someone is crying.
Don’t have a fountain with sharp edges.
These are basic rules but will limit outdoor fountain placement for those who choose to follow them.
Ultimately, the best location for an outdoor fountain is one close to an electrical outlet where debris won’t fall into the basic and the fountain itself is easy to maintain. This means owners have many options about the actual placement, but might be limited by their home’s shape, size, and current gardening situation.
Chapter Six: Different Manufacturers
Because of the popularity of outdoor fountains, numerous manufacturers have entered the marketplace to take advantage of demand. However, not all of them are of the best quality, and many are known to break down after a few years. For individuals seeking a long lasting model with many different shapes, sizes, and styles, here are a couple of reputable options.
Gist Products, also called Gist Concrete Products, is a manufacturer of numerous objects intended to decorate landscapes, gardens, and other outdoor spaces. Besides offering benches and statues, this company is well-known for its creative fountains that include designs such as massive spheres resting atop pedestals. Artistic value and quality are important to Gist Products, and the company takes pride in developing products that appeal to the creative spirit inside its customers.
Campania International is a reliable manufacturer that engineers and sells fountains for the North American market. The company opened its doors in 1983 and has been producing models ever since, including a broad range of spouting and cascading options. There are two features that stand out about Campania International: its penchant for tiered fountains and their overall durability. For anyone who would like an enclosed model or a style with multiple basins, this is the company to choose.
Henri Studios possesses over 50 years of experience designing and producing creative fountains and outdoor features for landscapes. The company serves markets worldwide and strives to improve the Zen of outdoor living spaces by using original designs and handcrafted water features. Besides being soothing, each outdoor fountain is highly durable, meant to last a lifetime when maintained properly.
Al’s Garden Art
Al’s Garden Art is also called Fiore Stone, and is well known for its high quality stone fountains and decorations meant to last for a lifetime, similar to Henri Studios. These are luxurious fountains manufactured and produced in Southern California, making them a popular choice for individuals who would like to enjoy a water feature during the wicked summer months. Many of the homemade features from this company follow the traditional Tuscan designs of the founder’s heritage, giving the fountains a timeless and classic feel.
Giannini Garden Ornaments is a company based on Southern California with a well-established reputation for producing solid, durable, and beautiful fountains and decorations for yards of all styles. Water features are this manufacturer’s specialty, and the company creates handmade, uniquely designed water features meant to suit an individual’s personal preferences and styles. For a truly unique or individualized piece that won’t be found anywhere else, this is the company to contact. They also possess over 900 premade and assembled fountains in their warehouse, so it is possible to choose a popular design and have it shipped instead.
Phoenix Precast Products
Phoenix Precast Products develops a wide variety of precast outdoor products like water features, benches, and statuary. The company operates out of Phoenix and remains popular locally while also expanding its consumer base to include more nearby cities and regions. This company is well-known for its supportive staff and development of beautiful water features that are manufactured in house in the United States.
Harmony Fountains specializes in affordable water features that can be purchased by individuals will different budgets and style preferences. They craft exquisite garden fountains and take pride in making handmade custom pieces for their customers. As of today, Harmony Fountains handmade water features are a division of Ever Sky Enterprises LLC.
Kenroy Homes is a hands-on producer of luxurious outdoor water features and other elements of home décor. It features a staff of trained professionals who help customize handmade pieces and can much adjustments as needed to match client preference. At present, there are over 100 employees in this role. Kenroy Homes is committed to sustainable solution interior design, meaning the manufacturer prefers environmentally friendly options.
The Alpine Corporation is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of outdoor water features and other décor in the United States, meaning it has numerous options for people to choose from when it comes to finding the perfect outdoor fountain for a home. These world class fountains include plenty of different shapes, designs, and materials, meaning the ideal fountain is just a couple of clicks away for anyone interested in finding the right piece for their yard.
Outdoor fountains are a beautiful addition to any home or landscape but do require a certain amount of preparation and maintenance to keep lovely throughout the year. Once a design has been chosen, it’s important to consider placement, installation, and what the fountain needs in order to retain its natural luster and poise. Owners need to be prepared to clean the basin, hoses, and pump regularly, and be able to winterize the structure before the ice and snow arrives.
This guidebook has provided a brief yet thorough overview of the trials, tribulations, and duties of fountain owners, but don’t forget to enjoy the benefits. Once a fountain is in place, it offers its owners and even other viewers hours of enjoyment and relaxation. After all, what is more soothing than the gentle sound of running water?
- Ashley Wilkes