Tips for Choosing Your Fountain

Posted by Dynamic Water Feature Specialist on


Choosing a water feature for your home or office can be a surprisingly difficult process. Even when you feel you know what you want, there can be obstacles in the way, anything from the wrong pump to a disagreeing spouse! So imagine how hard it can when you don’t know what you want. So here are a few ideas to help you make the choice for where you’d like the serene waters of your garden to flow from?


There are a plethora of sizes and shapes for fountains and water features, and each one of is borne from a different well of inspiration. When looking for a new fountain, you can look back into your own past to find ideas for what would make you the happiest and most serene and feel confident that a fountain will be able to accommodate.

Were you into a animals as a child? Try a lion or turtle fountain. Did you want to be  a fireman or cowboy? There are fountains for those options too. Did you marry your childhood sweetheart? If so, there are plenty of childhood crush fountains out there as well. The trick is to use your own past to direct you to what makes you the happiest to see every day.


To the practical person, the only thing that matters is whether or not things will work like they’re supposed to work. Since water fountains have a variety of looks, features, and functions, it can seem daunting at first to know what you need, but the practical person stays with function over form.

They might start with questions like these: How does the pump work? Is the cord long enough? Would solar power be a better option? How often do I need to refill it? Can it withstand extreme weather? Am I able to move it without a forklift?

Of course these questions are important for any and everyone interested in water features, but the practical perspective takes these types of questions into consideration first because concerning themselves with aesthetic.

Whatever your approach, it’s always good to remember that fountains exist to bring happiness and serenity to those near it. There are no wrong answers as long as you’re happy with what you have!

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