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Like plants, planning for waterfalls and fountains should include a huge consideration in space, because you’ll need it. There needs to be enough room for the fountain’s sprays to land in the surrounding water and enough volume so you can avoid constantly topping off the water. The style and variety of fountain you choose is up to you but it’s important to decide the size of the fountain you want before you finalize the size and shape of the pond. Don’t forget about leaving space for the pumps and plumbing for both waterfalls and fountains. Submersible pumps are a popular choice for pumps but be sure to keep them accessible for occasional maintenance. Fish greatly benefit from the extra oxygen that moving water creates but some plants suffer from too much movement so plan a still water region for these plants.

Of course waterfalls, fountains and pumps require electricity as well as any lighting or heating components you might need for your pond. If more lighting or pumps are in your future, be sure to use big enough supply cables and remember to dig big enough ducts under pond edges so cables can be threaded through easily. There are many varieties of electrical fittings that make it easy to do-it-yourself in your wiring endeavors. If you’re unsure about how to the electrical wiring for your project, consider hiring a professional electrician to be safe. There may also be regulations to follow when it comes to electricity in your water garden.

After setting up your electrical wires, the next step is supplying water adequately and carefully. Tap water is usually the best and easiest source for filling up water features as well as topping them off. Avoid using tap water for filling up the pond with large amount of water if you have fish because the chlorine can be dangerous. Water features that need constant topping off can be plumbed right into the water supply through a link that is permanent.

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