Stone fountains are great conversation starters in your garden. If you want to add novelty and character to your outdoor space, here’s how you can create your own stone fountain.
Before starting, you need to excavate the area first to install the rock fountain. Make sure to hire a certified electrician for the installation of a GFCI outlet on your house’s wall, close to where the rock fountain will be placed. You should also make sure that no utility cables are underground before you begin excavating.
What You’ll Need
- Back brace
- Carpenter’s level
- Metal grate
- Assorted rocks
- Preformed pond liner
- Tubing for the pump
- River rock
- The stone fountain piece
Step-by Step Guide:
- Place the preformed sand liner on the ground upside down, then trace around it to know exactly how big of a circle you’re going to dig out.
- How deeper should you go? You can use the preformed liner as your guide. It’s fine to be slightly off since you can always use sand later to correct any mistakes.
- Then, insert the pond liner, making sure it stands about an inch from ground level. Then level the liner and install the fountain pump.
- Afterwards, you can place your stone fountain carefully on the grate so you can thread the tubing and plumb the fountain.
- Finally, you can fill the pond with water. The jets of the fountain water aren’t supposed to be powerful but instead should be reminiscent of a bubbling spring.
- Although at this point, your fountain is perfectly functional, there are several details and finishing touches you can add to beautify it.
- Make sure to cover the grate with rocks as this can be unattractive to a lot of people. The idea is to make sure the grate is hidden and the fountain looks like it’s rising from the ground.