Pond water feature FAQs

Pond Water Features

Are you thinking about adding a pond water feature to your garden? Before you dive in, it’s important to have all the information you need to make the right decision. With so many options and considerations, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.

What is a water feature?

A water feature is any type of decorative addition to a garden that has water as an element. Typically, it includes a pond, fountain, waterfall, or stream. It provides visual interest and also brings the natural sound of trickling or flowing water to your outdoor space.

What types of water features are there?

We stock three main types of water features:

Pond water spitters

A great way to add movement and sound to your pond. It typically consists of a fountain head with either a single or multiple streams of water that shoot up into the air, creating a pleasing effect. They come in various shapes and sizes, ranging from small spitting frogs to decorative sculptures.

Liberty battery powered features

Brings a sense of life to your pond without the need for complicated electrical wiring. These water features can be powered by either single-use or rechargeable batteries, making them highly convenient and portable.

Liberty mini features

Small, low-profile water features that add a touch of whimsy and charm to any pond. From fountains to intricate-designed sculptures. Great for adding movement and sound without taking up too much space.

As some of these are solar powered, they can save you money on electricity, although this is dependent on the weather. It also depends on where the feature is placed, i.e. does it have direct access to sunlight?

How much electricity does a water feature use?

Most water features require electricity to operate. However, the costs are generally low and shouldn’t significantly impact your energy bills. They also tend to not consume excessive amounts of water. In most cases, you will only need to replenish the water when the weather is hot or windy.

You may be thinking it’s worth turning the system off to save power. This isn’t recommended as most features are intended to run 24/7. Turning it on and off often can actually put more strain on it. So, as long as there is enough water in the fountain, there is no need to turn it off.

Do water features need to be cleaned?

Water feature pumps require regular care and maintenance. It’s recommended to clean them every so often, using a sponge or toothbrush to remove any dirt or debris. This can help prevent the build-up of hard water deposits.

As winter approaches, you should drain and winterise your feature to prevent any damage caused by freezing temperatures. You may also choose to keep your water feature indoors during these months.

Are water features difficult to install?

Most water features can be set up quickly with little effort. Depending on the type of feature you choose, installation may require some basic tools such as a drill and pliers. If you’re opting for a battery-powered or solar-powered feature, you won’t need any complicated wiring either.

Instructions should be included in your product’s packaging. If you’d prefer to hire a professional, look online for local installers in your area.

My water feature isn’t working – what should I do?

If your water feature isn’t operating as expected, there are a few other things you can do:

  • Read the instructions provided.
  • Check the water pump – Make sure that the pump is plugged in and check the water levels.
  • Check the filter – Make sure that the filter is clean and not blocked.
  • Check for airlocks – If your water feature has an airlock, make sure it is cleared.
  • Replace the pump – If none of these solutions work, you may need to replace the pump.

If you still have issues with your water feature, feel free to get in touch with us.Water features add a unique touch to any garden and can create an oasis of peace and relaxation. With so many options available, there is sure to be something that suits your needs and budget. Check out Blagdon’s range of water features for the pick of the best.

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