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How to create a fountain with his own hands: everything 5 stages

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Table of contents

  • 1 implement plans
    • 1.1 Stage №1: choose a place
    • 1.2 Stage №2: Choose Style
    • 1.3 Stage №3: preparing the necessary equipment
    • 1.4 Step №4: carry out installation work
    • 1.5 Step №5: we support the operating state of the fountain
  • 2 The benefits of having a fountain in your own cottage
  • 3 conclusion
In the photo homemade fountain, giving a welcome coolness even in the hottest summer days

In the photo homemade fountain, giving a welcome coolness even in the hottest summer days

How to make a fountain with his own hands? Let's find out what you will need for this equipment and step Let's go all the way-from site selection to the final decoration of the finished structure.

implement plans

5 will list the basic requirements to the arrangement of the fountain:

  1. Choose a place;
  2. pick up style;
  3. Purchase equipment;
  4. correctly mount;
  5. Learning to serve.

Stage №1: choose a place

Do you want to build a fountain with his own hands? There are several "no" that should be followed when choosing the placement point of hydro-technical installations:

  1. Plenty of sunlight. Constantly falling direct sunlight provoke algal blooms in the reservoir. It will spoil the appearance of the construction and smell emanating from it, and can also interfere with the operation of the filtration system and of the pump;
An open lawn at the house, plenty of water sunlight - a bad choice to host the fountain

An open lawn at the house, plenty of water sunlight - a bad choice to host the fountain

If the fountain in the country will be at least part of the day to spend in the shade or have a scattering light rail, it is already possible to not have to worry about the water bloom.

  1. The proximity of the trees. It would seem that, where the best place to hide hydro-technical installation from the sun? Under the tree. But here there is another danger: the developing root system, which over time can damage the cup design. In addition, more and fell down, the seeds and the leaves will clog a filter;
  2. The proximity of suburban buildings and garden furniture. Around the working fountain formed a cloud of mist. People it brings a pleasant freshness and coolness, but the wall of a house or other hydrophobic things can spoil. Therefore, the liquid discharge point must be at least fifty centimeters from the man-made objects, or even more, depending on the intensity of the spray movement.
Monitor the distance between the fountain and the nearest man-made structures

Monitor the distance between the fountain and the nearest man-made structures

  1. Lack of energy. Fountain their hands is created by an electric pump, therefore, need socket. The longer it is, the longer will run wire, increasing its cost and the risk of damage during the maintenance period.
The outlet must be near the future construction of hydraulic engineering, in order to simplify the process of launching its pump

The outlet must be near the future construction of hydraulic engineering, in order to simplify the process of launching its pump

Thus, a fountain arrangement place should at least partly be lurking in the shadows, but be well clear of the trees, and artificial structures, and have easy access to electricity network.

Stage №2: Choose Style

Decorative fountains must comply with their appearance stylistic direction of the interior of all the garden:

  • Classic. Strict planning classic garden excellently combined with hydraulic engineering installation, designed as a sculpture of the ancient deities, maiden, mythical monster or an angel;
The pommel is a fountain in the form of sculptures in the classical garden has something in common with the style of other buildings on the plot

The pommel is a fountain in the form of sculptures in the classical garden has something in common with the style of other buildings on the plot

  • natural decoration site requires the naturalness of all structures located on it. There will be well looked geysers, waterfalls, springs in the frame of stones, pebbles or wood;
So it might look a real spring somewhere at the foot of the mountain

So it might look a real spring somewhere at the foot of the mountain

  • modern stylistics. In this case, the fountain may be made of steel, concrete, polymers, glass, natural or artificial stone. It should adhere to the strict forms and the correct shape;
Simple shapes, contrasting color and concrete relevant in modern style arrangement of gardens

Simple shapes, contrasting color and concrete relevant in modern style arrangement of gardens

  • Country. Clay pots, boulders, ancient well or mill wheel - everything that can waft rustic surroundings.
The original decision to comply with country-style - a fountain of the old car

The original decision to comply with country-style - a fountain of the old car

In addition, consider the style and size of the structure, which should correspond to the area of ​​your site. For example, in a small cottage massive structure will look out of place.

In a small area and a fountain will be more profitable to look small

In a small area and a fountain will be more profitable to look small

Stage №3: preparing the necessary equipment

For the manufacture of the fountain, you will need:

  1. Storage tank. In principle, the home can accommodate a lot of a wide variety of containers and materials under the arrangement of the bowl hydraulic device. It all depends on your imagination and the ability to use the means at hand. However, the most widespread, effective and simple to realize are the following two options:
    • Using the finished plastic container. This product is characterized by the most necessary to set quality objectives: full waterproofing, frost resistance, ease of use, affordability, variety of shapes and sizes;
The simplest cup for home fountains can be purchased at the nearest hardware store

The simplest cup for home fountains can be purchased at the nearest hardware store

In winter necessary to remove the plastic container, draining all the water from it and to hide hozblok. Otherwise crystallized therein provoke fluid cracking.

    • Construction of structures made of concrete and bricks. In those cases, when it comes to large fountains, much more rational to dig a pit, fill it with the bottom of a concrete solution, the walls are made of brick and cover everything with plastic film;
In order to make large fountain will require the excavation, concrete, polyethylene film

In order to make large fountain will require the excavation, concrete, polyethylene film

The bottom at the same time must necessarily be below ground level. This will eliminate the risk of cleaning the land around the baptismal font.

  1. Pump. Home fountains can not do without pumping equipment as well as the creation of the natural circulation of the liquid requires a lot of space and complex engineering calculations. Typically, one of the two following types of devices:
    • Submersible. Mounted directly in the bowl structure. Water intake in this case carried out of the tank, after which it passes coarse and fine filtering, gets to the injector and ejected outward. The main advantages of such a system: ease of installation and small size;

It is desirable to dispose a pump at a certain elevated position to avoid falling sludge in it, which may Osprey display device failure.

Diagram showing the principles of the placement and operation of the submersible pump

Diagram showing the principles of the placement and operation of the submersible pump

Technical characteristics of the submersible pump, which can be found on store shelves, you might consider using the model «AL-KO SUB 6500 Classic»:

Parameter Description
country brand Germany
Type of equipment draining
The number of fluid permeable 6.5 cubic meters per 60 minutes
The mechanism of functioning Centrifugal
Ejector built-in
Power 250 W
The required voltage 220
type of instalation Vertical
Length of cable 10 m
Height 274 mm
Depth 213 mm
Width 150 mm
Weight 4000 g
Color Black and red
cost of 2700 rubles
Model «AL-KO SUB 6500 Classic»

Model «AL-KO SUB 6500 Classic»

    • Surface. These devices are installed on the outside of the bowl. Water for your fountain then sucked through the filter from the tank through the hose, whereupon pressure is applied to the nozzle. Such aggregates are much more durable due to the lack of direct contact with water and simpler maintenance;
Diagram showing the principles of operation of placing and surface pump

Diagram showing the principles of operation of placing and surface pump

Technical characteristics of the surface of the pump, which can be found on store shelves, you might consider using the model «AL-KO Jet 3000 Classic»:

Parameter Description
country brand Germany
Type of equipment draining
The number of fluid permeable 3.1 cubic meter for 60 minutes
The mechanism of functioning Centrifugal
Ejector built-in
Power 650W
The required voltage 220
Switch Electronic
Height 200 mm
Depth 360 mm
Width 170 mm
Weight 6400 g
Color Black and red
cost of 5000 rubles
Model «AL-KO Jet 3000 Classic»

Model «AL-KO Jet 3000 Classic»

  1. filtration system. As typically represented in the form of two filters: a fine and coarse. The fact that the suburban fountains outdoors are in the process of their work. Consequently, they all the time gets garden waste that is capable of hitting the pump to break it. Filtration of the water prevents this possibility;
Appointment filtration system - increasing service life

Appointment filtration system - increasing service life

I recommend additionally spend more on lighting design. With the help of LED strips and spotlights fountains for home and garden can be transformed into these islands of fairy tales, which will decorate your site not only during the day, but after sunset sun. A particularly interesting effect is obtained by placing the light source directly in the bowl under the water column.

Spotlights can be installed even under the bottom of the tank vodoy-

Spotlights can be installed even under the bottom of the tank vodoy-

Step №4: carry out installation work

Now consider how developing are fountains in the country with their own hands in the so-called "fontanelle". This design is a snap to assemble, and in winter you can hide in hozblok.

Let's get started:

yvolarylova1 step №1:
  • We see the pit size corresponding to the prepared plastic container;
  • Around dig further recess 100 mm
yvolarylova2 step №2:
  • The bottom of the pit filled with sand, which is then tightly ramming. You can use the vibration plate, and you can do your own feet, as the amount of work is not very big;
  • Once you get flat area, set in a hole made reservoir;
yvolarylova3 step №3:
  • Take adjustable spirit level and horizontal structure;
  • The space around the bowl and fill with sand and then repeat the procedure ram. In the result, sandy ring surface must be 50-80 mm below the edges of the plastic container;
  • Fill the cup with water so that it does not reach to the top of the vessel to 40-60 mm
yvolarylova4 step №4:
  • Set at the bottom of the container stand under the pump, and then his own;
  • Connecting the unit to the power supply and start checking the parameters of the water column;
  • adjustable power equipment, if necessary, so that all the water ejected from the nozzle back into the bowl
yvolarylova5 step №5:
  • Take airtight waterproof fabric and cut it from a circle whose diameter is equal to the cross section of the entire pit considering zoster sandy ring;
  • Inside the slotted strip so as to obtain an opening corresponding to the size of the tank;
  • We laid on top of the web design, and hanging on the center strip lowered into the bowl
yvolarylova6 step №6:
  • From above in order to maintain some form of laid structures of steel rods;
  • We cover all the fine mesh
yvolarylova7 step №7:
  • On the border of the design lay boulders largest sizes. In this case, the line itself should be clear, it should be diluted even plants, to give a more natural appearance;
  • The inner part of pebble fill smaller fraction;
  • In the center we set up a few more large rocks so that they do not overlap beating from the pump jet

Fountains with their hands, you can decorate an incredibly large number of ways that only your imagination limits.

Step №5: we support the operating state of the fountain

Stationary fountains require a certain care and maintenance:

  • Adding water. The liquid gradually evaporates from the cup, which has a negative effect on the operation of the system, so it must be replenished from time to time;
  • Cleaning the filters. Clogged filter system simply ceases to pass liquid to the pump, which is why the fountain no longer work;
Cleaning the home of the fountain of the filter - a dirty business, but necessary

Cleaning the home of the fountain of the filter - a dirty business, but necessary

  • winter dismantling. Before the onset of frost all the equipment is dismantled and folded in a dry warm place, and the pit is covered to protect it from dust.

The benefits of having a fountain in your own cottage

What is the use of this design in the suburban area. What good it will bring in the summer days of your stay there?

  • Decorate an interior garden. Placed correctly and decorate garden fountain will be a real "highlight" of the family possessions, a place of pilgrimage for visitors and delight the eye of households;
Decorative fountain will allow your site to stand out favorably against the background of the neighborhood

Decorative fountain will allow your site to stand out favorably against the background of the neighborhood

  • Optimizes the temperature and humidity surrounding space. It will be a real "oasis" in the summer "desert" of your suburban area near where nice even just to stand up, enjoying the coolness provided.
Home fountain is not only a decoration, but not bad humidifies the air

Home fountain is not only a decoration, but not bad humidifies the air

conclusion

You are familiar with how to build a fountain with his hands at his dacha. The process is quite feasible without the help of experts, enough to have the desire and highlight the implementation of the conceived a little free time.

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Decorative Hydraulic arrangement advantageously complement your site in comparison with the neighboring

Decorative Hydraulic arrangement advantageously complement your site in comparison with the neighboring