Pond Fountain Benefits
Installing a fountain in your pond or lake can make a dramatic statement. Many shoot 10-20’ up in the air and can have light kits for an even more dramatic appearance. Pond fountains have been around for a long time and the quality has continually improved. Variations come from a wide range of motor sizes and water patterns and prices vary from about $800 to upwards of $25,000 for a bigger high-end fountain.
Most ponds around ¼-1/2 acres in size look well with a ½ hp fountain. As your pond size increases, typically the motor size increases to push more water volume and height. Larger fountains include a 1hp, 1.5hp, 2hp, 5hp, and can go up to 40hp or more.
Most pond fountains are considered decorative fountains, but there are some out there that are aerating fountains. Both are similar in design, however, the aerating fountains typically circulate more water with less height.
Decorative fountains or pond fountains can help improve water quality, especially in ponds or lakes that are relatively shallow – like 4’-6’ deep. The challenge is that fountains pull water from 2’-4’ down and circulate that. They are not the best at circulating water in deeper ponds as they don’t take water from the deeper bottom and bring it to the top which breaks up the thermocline. To do this effectively, you would need to use a bottom diffused aeration system instead of a pond fountain.
In summary, pond fountains can provide aesthetic value and aeration, circulation and agitation benefits to your pond. Visit our website to learn more about the many fountain options we offer: https://www.outdoorwatersolutions.com/store/fountains-surface-aerators-c-30.html