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|Setup Of Garden Water Fountains|
The setup of most garden water fountains can be accomplished in only a few hours following a few simple steps. These steps are outlined in the literature and are written for teh consumer of average ability to understand and implement. There are several broad categories of outdoor fountain that have similar setup techniques. You are familiar I am sure with the type of fountain you have on hand, if not, ask. The two main types of outdoor fountains are the wall and pedestal types.
Garden Wall Fountain Setup
Garden wall fountains are meant to be placed up against a wall, fence, post or other supporting structure. This is support is necessary due to the upper portions of the fountain being separate from the lower section in most cases. Also, wall fountains for the garden are made to take up less space then pedestal types. This is because they are usually situated along pathways where people pass by and are not meant to command a large space. It is always important to consider this fact when setting up, or before purchasing, these types of fountains to ensure you have a structure in place that will provide adequate support. In addition, the pictures you see online in almost every case only show a photo from the front, which is of course the most attractive view, but from an installation viewpoint it can also be important to consider the rear of the fountain which typically has a horizontal bar in the back of the top section that is used to secure a wire to it from the supporting wall or other structure.
A brief description and overview of the parts ad process of a common garden wall fountain can give us a better understanding of what we may be faced with during fountain setup.
Example Setup Process
After you have decided where to place the fountain, support the water fountain on a hard stable surface such as a concrete pad, paving stones, bricks or compact peat gravel. Make sure the fountain is level with the ground. If it is not level place a shim under it to level it out.
Setup of Pedestal Type Outdoor Water Fountains
The setup of pedestal type outdoor water fountains is roughly equivalent in complexity to that of garden wall fountains.
Typical Setup Process
Final Thoughts On Fountain Setup
As you can see from the above mentioned processes the setup of a garden water fountain is not overly technical or complicated. However, there is some labor involved especially to lift and situate heavy pieces. It also is beneficial to review the entire instructions beforehand so you do not miss steps that would require you to take apart the fountain and re-assemble. The beauty and excitement of an outdoor fountain is well worth the effort it takes to set them up.
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