LARGE POND FOUNTAINS
For larger ponds, special fountains are needed. In addition to needing a fountain large enough to accommodate the size of the pond, many ponds also need a fountain to work as an aerator, which helps fish, plants, and keeps the pond environment healthy. With a large pond fountain, you need to choose one that is made from high quality parts. Interestingly, you will even find some large pond fountains that work with salt water.
Typically, large pond fountains come in ½ and ¾ horsepower. Again, these fountains are designed to provide aeration, along with de-stratification and circulation. Then, considering the beauty produced by the fountain, and you have an all-around system that works. The most important thing when choosing a large pond fountain is choosing one that is energy efficient and one easy to install.
One such option features more than 300 gallons per minute pumping rate, and comes with a 100-foot power cord. With this large fountain, you could easily use it for a pond at an apartment complex, on a golf course, an aquaculture facility, or even a large, private pond, anywhere that aeration and decoration are important. You should also look for a fountain that has a weatherproof timer and GFI panel, protective screen to prevent plug-ups, and 50-watt brass, encased lights are a huge bonus.
To give you an idea of the price for a large pond fountain, if you went with a ½ horsepower, one that has a 300 gallon per minute capability, 115 volt, 5.0 amp, and 4 x 12 foot spray pattern, you would be looking at $1,000 to $1,200. For a ¾ horsepower pond fountain, one with a 400 gallon per minute capability, 115 volt, 6.7 amps, and a 5 x 15 foot spray pattern, the price increases to $1,200 to $1,400. Then, for the light kit, which adds even more beauty, the cost with transformer for both ½ and ¾ horsepower fountain would be right around $1,000.
Although a large pond fountain and light system is an investment, the results are mesmerizing. That means during the day and in the evening hours, you can create a magical place for people to enjoy. For instance, placing a few garden benches near so people can enjoy lunch outside by the fountain is perfect. This type of pond and fountain will increase almost any property valuation.