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August 12, 2017 18:06

Fountain in the country with their own hands

Construction of the fountain in the country - is not as complicated procedure, as it seems at first glance.Such structures are closed water circulation systems.Each system consists of two parts - the lower, mounted in the clear, and more hidden under the water.

Fountain in the country with their own hands

Fountain in the country with their own hands

Scheme of fountains

Article Contents

  • 1 Scheme of fountains
  • 2 main types
  • 3 decorative aspect of the issue
  • 4 Selecting a suitable location
  • 5 Fountain in the country with their own hands
    • 5.1 Pumping equipment
  • 6 Option №1.Making the fountain from scrap materials
  • 7 Option №2.Making stone fountain
    • 7.1 Video - Building stone fountain
  • 8 Tips professionals
    • 8.1 Video - Fountain of the kettle

If simplify the scheme of the fountain, she would look aroundin the following way.system element, which is considered to be a fountain - it's just a decorative bowl that hosts the nozzle ejection.The form of the cup, as well as the nozzle itself can be

very diverse (remember even the famous Fountain of Bakhchisarai).

Driving fountain for the garden in the Japanese style

fountain scheme for garden

Japanese style throwing out of the nozzle, the water fills the container, where it comes to cleaning the filter through a special hole and fed back to the nozzle.Characteristically, to adjust the level of filling the cup overflow equipped with a special device.

fountain scheme

scheme fountain

main types

By way of implementation of the fountains can be of two types:

  • stationary;

    Stationary fountain

    Stationary fountain

  • submersible.

    Submersible fountain

    submersible fountain

In the first case they are similar to the architectural design, decorating municipal squares and parks.They - it's not just water, "Fireworks", a true work of art.Usually, at the heart of these fountains is any figure - for example, a plant, or a woman with a pitcher.For their production using polymer concrete (artificial stone), which is characterized by durability, reliability and resistance to low temperatures.

submersible systems are created in the very waters and consist of several basic elements:

  • pump;

    Pump for the fountain Sprut FSP- 4503 January 3

    pump fountain Sprut FSP-4503 January 3

  • nozzle, which gives the desired shape jet;
  • pipeline for water supply.

Such fountains are used mainly in suburban areas, and by the look as if an underground spring spews water spray.

decorative aspect of the issue

Note!The most popular is a conventional ink-jet fountain.It jet of water goes up, dividing into several smaller streams.Very primitive, but at the same time original.With such a tiny fountain garden pond will look for new ways.

fountains often form symmetric, that is subject to the laws of geometry.They can be round, rectangular, etc. Regardless of the form in no need of an additional decoration of the design -.. A designated reservoir boundaries (for example, stucco and natural stone), the main thing that came up to the general style of landscape design.

Decorative fountain for the garden and garden

Decorative fountain for the garden and garden

probably should not once again say that the larger area has a plot, the Overall fountain can be built.It is absurd to look to a huge construction on five acres of miniature.

Fountain for garden pond

fountain for garden pond

Selecting a suitable location

The best place to build the fountain is that which perfectly viewed from different points of the garden.Well it would be equipped with a water structure in a recreation area or in the playground.



Note!The fountain is not blocking the approaches to other elements of the garden or the buildings on the site.

When planning the construction should take into account the specific features of the relief portion.It is desirable that the fountain was located in the valley - this gives several advantages:

  • volumes of groundwater will be easier to adjust in the desired direction;
  • air will suck the moisture, which is important on hot days.

Note!Do not install near trees or fountains in the center of the plot, or waterproofing or the whole internal structure is damaged roots, and crumbled leaves clog the filtration system.



Fountain in the country with their own hands

Regardless of the type of construction includes installation of the following measures:

  • digging trenches;
  • its strengthening;
  • tank assembly;
  • installation of the pump;
  • decoration.
    Fountain in the country with their own hands

    Fountain in the country with their own hands

    The steps of the fountain assembly - source

    Installation steps of the fountain - source

For a small design you can use a regular plastic bottle, while the massive fountains require pre-construction of the foundation.For water supply is recommended to use plastic pipes, which do not rust and are connected to the soldering iron.

Note!The main element of any design is Hydraulic equipment that forms the head and throws out the water from the nozzle.

Pumping equipment

Pump for the fountain

pump fountain

Operating fountain life largely depends on the quality of the pump unit, therefore this element is better not to save.Driving the pump is quite simple: through the drain hole in the bowl of water gets into the pipes and drains them to the intake pipe of the pump.That, in turn, creates the necessary pressure and throws it through a nozzle.Thus, the cycle repeats.

Types of fountains

types of fountains

pump power depends on two factors:

  • bowl volume;
  • required ejection force.

Note!For the operation of the circulation pump requires electricity, so the connection should still take care when planning.Do not despair if you can not power the electric power unit - a small domed fountain can be done without the aid of a pump.

Similar models have a more natural look, but they can be fitted exclusively on pokatistom relief.Here, the water circulates on the principle of multiple communicating vessels located at different tiers.

When planning, you can use ready-made variants, which have been repeatedly tested in practice:

  • fountain of stones;
  • construction of improvised materials.

consider their production technology.

Option №1.Making the fountain from scrap materials

Tools required:

  • electric drill;
  • metal scissors;
  • insulating tape;
  • shovel.


  • iron sheet;
  • stones of appropriate size;
  • acrylic bathtub;
  • land;
  • circulation pump;
  • decorative items (lamps, sculpture, plants and so on.).

prepared all the necessary, you can start to work.Proceed as follows.

How to make a fountain out of the bathroom

How to make a fountain out of the bathroom

Step 1. Initially selected stones (they can be found in the pond or country road).They should be round or oval.

Step 2. Next sees a hole on the bath size.

Further breaks hole on bath size

Next sees a hole the size of a bath

Step 3. Bath set, the drain hole is sealed airtight.

Bath set , the drain hole is sealed hermetically

Bath set, the drain hole is sealed hermetically

Step 4. non-ferrous metals (copper, aluminum and so on. D.) Wide are cut out inserts, necessary to protect the children's playground or recreation area of ​​the spray.The inserts are placed and decorated stone.

Step 5. At the bottom fit smaller stones, set the backlight (if scheduled).

Step 6. Set the circulation pump, a bowl filled with water.It held the final decorating design (depends only on your personal preferences and taste - there are no restrictions).

Making the fountain from scrap materials

fountain Production of scrap materials

Note!Beautifully will look natural stones combined with sculptures - a frog, a leopard, a dwarf, and so on.Sculptures will merge with the stone and will focus on the original decor.

Also, you need to pick a bright vegetation (preferably put it in a vase), as well as items made of wood - the usual branches, wheel, windmill blades.

Option №2.Making stone fountain

Making stone fountain

Making stone fountain

Tools required:

  • mounting a syringe to fill the joints;
  • hammer;
  • wrench;
  • -saw hacksaw;
  • electric drill;
  • metal scissors;
  • electrical tape;
  • cutter.


  • board and batten to reinforce the structure;
  • stones (flat);
  • copper pipe;
  • PVC pipe;
  • gravel for drainage system;
  • coupling;
  • pump;
  • sealed container bowl.

Building this kind of fountain consists of the following steps.

Step 1. beginning sees a hole depth of 5 cm more than the height of the container.Also doing is a small ditch to the wall outlet.

First pit breaks

First sees pit

Step 2. bombarded with 5-centimeter "cushion" of gravel.

Step 3. It is placed container and PVC pipe, both elements are connected.The ditch is filled with earth.

Stacking containers

Capacity Stacking

Installation of pump

Setting pump

Step 4. The installed capacity of the pump, are marked and doing outlets.

Step 5. capacity is connected to the copper pipe.

Step 6. On the bottom of the tank is filled with gravel, fixed pump.

Step 7. Fountain strengthened - a bowl stacked slats and boards.

Fountain closed mesh

Fountain closed mesh

stacked rails

Stacked rails

Step 8. Flat stones stacked on top of each other, are marked places for making holes in each of them.

Setting stones

Setting stones

Setting stones

Setting stones

Setting stones

Setting stones

Step 9. caves, stones strung on a copper pipe.

Step 10. Deco design - is the final stage of work.Large gaps between the stones are laid small stones to fill the gaps using adhesive based on silicone.

When the glue dries, the bowl is filled with water, connects the pump, pressure adjustment is carried out, and all - the fountain fully operational.

Video - Building stone fountain

Tips professionals

  1. If the structure is massive enough, it will need a foundation.It should be possible to deepen - below the line of the plant layer.This will prevent the undermining of the soil.

    Construction of the foundation for a small fountain

    foundation Fitted out for the large fountain

  2. In the winter should disassemble all removable parts, even if they are able to withstand low temperatures.Also from the cup you need to pull all the water.
  3. In addition, the cup should be closed film (the film is fixed on all sides).
  4. If necessary, the design can be equipped with additional capacity, which is called the receiver.This can be a plastic tank with a capacity of not more than one hundred liters mounted slightly above the nozzle.The tank is filled by a pump, and only then by gravity water is directed to the nozzle.So the pressure is constant, and the system, respectively, to run smoothly.

    How to make a fountain

    How to make a fountain

And finally - one more thematic video.

Video - Fountain of the kettle