How nice after a hard day relax by the cool, soothing murmur of the water fountain made with his own hands. Even a small decorative fountain on a country site will be not only decoration of the landscape, but also a favorite area to relax, where you can enjoy unity with nature. To deliver is an incomparable pleasure is not difficult, if to embody the idea, knowing how to make fountain at the dacha with his hands.
Fountains for the garden – the best way to solve the problem of humidifying the air in the hot summer months. No matter what style will be completed hydraulic setting, whether classic, rustic, Oriental, avant-garde, it will be a bright touch to the landscape design. The mesmerizing lilt of water flows, play in the sun with all the colors of the rainbow will not leave anyone indifferent.
The key to successful choice of place for the fountain — sorazmerit with the appearance of the site and the overall harmony of the garden.
When choosing a location is important to consider the possibility of connecting to the power supply for the smooth operation of the pump
When deciding on the location of the fountain, you should start from the existence and degree of slope. It is better if the installation is located in the valley, which will increase the saturation of air with moisture, and also to adjust the volumes of groundwater.
It is undesirable to place fountains:
- too open areas of the site, as direct sunlight will provoke «flowering» water;
- near the trees, because the strong roots can deform the fountain bowl and damage the waterproofing, but the foliage of the trees, the fruits, the seeds and fluff from getting into the pond can cause malfunctions;
- in the immediate vicinity of the house so that the wind did not bring moisture into the walls of buildings.
The most successful place – Playground, nice view from the house and various corners of the garden.
When deciding to create the fountain with his own hands in the garden, it is important to choose wisely or make your own container for hydraulic installation.
As the fountain bowl you can use ready-made plastic tanks of various shapes, which allow to provide reliable waterproofing
To create larger fountains need to dig a pit, the bottom of which will be equipped with a Foundation for future design. The bottom of the excavated pit under the fountain being coated with a layer of sand, the side walls are strengthened with bricks. After this, the inner surface of the tank can be covered with plastic wrap, which is not water tight. Joint sealing surface can be achieved by processing them cold-resistant silicone.
Important point: the level of penetration of the Foundation must be below the soil level. This arrangement will eliminate the possibility of undermining of the ground around the bowl of the fountain
Near the edge of the surface can provide an emergency drain, which will not allow the water to rise above the required level.
Craftsmen, creating a fountain with his own hands in the country, use any junk materials: natural stones, river pebbles, car tires, glass products, ceramic parts
The main requirement for the material – high strength characteristics and ability to withstand temperature extremes.
The finished bowl can be filled with water.
To start the fountain for the garden is impossible without connecting it «heart» – a powerful pump that provides continuous powerful flow. The success of long-term operation of the fountain depends on the correct choice of pump. The General principle of operation of the system is quite simple: the water ejected through the nozzle is collected in the bowl. From the bowl it flows into the drain hole where it will be in the pipeline and as the movement is rough at first, and later more delicate cleaning. The pump from the pipeline already pumps treated water to the injector.
Hesitation on the question how to make a fountain in the country, be sure to include the installation of drainage systems. Tubing for the system can be equipped of plastic pipes with a diameter of about 16mm. Plastic is characterized by excellent performance and long service life. Plastic construction easily connects using a special soldering iron.
Decorative fountains for garden is mainly equipped with circulating pumps where the intake water is from the bowl, passing the round is reset back to the fountain
The pump power depends on the capacity of the bowl of the fountain and also of the alleged power of the jet, which will be bright with fireworks to break out of the water.
To Supplement the system water supply the fountain, you can install the receiver – pressure reservoir. Installation of the receiver allows you to provide constant pressure for admission of water to the nozzle and the stable operation of the system as a whole. With such a configuration, the water in the receiver is pumped by the pump, and then is transmitted to the injector located below.
The effect of cascading fountains based on the same principle.
Water cascade gently flows down a small waterfall on several stages located on different levels
After installation, the pump should be checked for serviceability and only then decorate it with decorative elements.
Installation of additional equipment for the fountain will transform and diversify the design.
Special tips allow you to give the jets of water emitted the most unusual forms: the geysers, tulips, domes, umbrellas, hemisphere
A combination of nozzles and the effect of their forms allows you to create a whimsical water painting.
Extra lighting is wonderfully transforms a fountain for the garden giving it a magical effect. Since light sources are often in contact with water and are placed directly in the body of the fountain, then their choice should be high requirements: protected from water contact, hermetic design.
Decorative lighting, disguised in the bottom of the pond, will delight the eyes in fading light, the glowing effect of the water
Very popular for the decoration of fountains are underwater lighting, and all kinds of floating lamps.
Extend the life of hydraulic structures will help proper care of the fountain: removable design elements for winter it is advisable to dismantle. The tank itself with the onset of cold weather should be emptied of water and securely cover with plastic to protect them from dust, dirt and precipitation.