You may feel that your water garden needs a few additional features which could
require electricity, lighting and additional construction. There are a few
safety concerns that you should be aware of when you are working around a pond
that has already been constructed and when using electricity.
When adding an electrical outlet that you are going to use in the water garden
you should keep your outlet within four feet of the water garden. Water proof
covers should be added to all outdoor electrical outlets to ensure that the
water does not kick a breaker and shutoff any important filtrating or
oxygenating equipment that you may have plugged in.
You should never use extension cords for any of the features that you want to
add to the water garden as extension cords used over long periods of time can
cause fires. When at all possible you should cover electrical cords with some
type of conduit so that there will be no chance of cuts in the cord and anyone
If you are going to move lights, fix your filtrating system or change the
current on your water fall features, you first should unplug anything that is
plugged in to electricity to prevent shock or injury.
When installing lights in or around the water garden, be sure to choose a low
voltage light that will save you money on the electric bill plus they are safer
in case of any accidents happening when you have electricity and water combined.
Any lights or light sockets that you buy for the water garden should be water
proof.a water proof light will not let any water in around the bulb or the
outlet in the case of rain or when the water is splashed from the pond.
Every time that you change a light bulb in or around the water garden it will be
a good time to consider reviewing the sockets that you have installed in the
water garden to check for any rust or corrosion in the sockets.