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Large Outdoor Water Fountains

Large outdoor water fountains are perfect for enhancing your patio or lawn area. Fountains were often used in courtyards to cool and moisturize the air, especially in arid regions of the world. They were sometimes used to animate displays or special items. The quiet sound of trickling water can be soothing to the senses.

The fountains can be stand alone, they can continuously recycle a reservoir of water, or they can be connected to a hose or even plumbed into your household water system. Equipped with a filter, they can provide a way to set up a bird bath without it becoming an engraved invitation for neighborhood mosquitos. Fountains can even be part of a koi pond arrangement or an irrigation system for your less drought resistance flowers or vegetables.

Fountains are often an arrangement of three or more basins that allow water from the top basin to trickle into the next, the second to trickle into the third and so on until the last basin is reached. From there a small electric pump will often take the water back to the top to start over. This cycle is ideal for inserting a filter to catch dust, dirt and any insect larvae that might be in the water.

Some fountains imitate natural surroundings such as rocks, logs or other kinds of environmental objects that might contain water or have it flowing over them. An enchanting country fountain could be topped by an old-fashioned pump for the initial flow, followed by a series of wooden tubs. Fanciful molded basins could include flowers, leaves, or geometric shapes that are arranged in pleasing patterns.

If you garden, the fountain might be surrounded by plants, either growing from the ground or set in pots. Tall plants such as dahlias or hollyhocks are ideal background plants. Small plants, such as violets, nasturtiums or aromatic herbs set in pots can further decorate a naturalistic fountain.

Finally, modern fountains that focus on non-representational shapes that display the flow of water and that incorporate leaping sprays of sparkling droplets combined with colored lights can create dramatic displays.

Kotulas 3-Tier Wooden Water Fountain with Pump
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Kotulas 3-Tier Wooden Water Fountain with Pump

Villegas Fiberglass Lighted Stone Springs Outdoor Water Fountain
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Villegas Fiberglass Lighted Stone Springs Outdoor Water Fountain

Bond Manufacturing Y97016 Napa Valley 45 inch Fiberglass Fountain
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Bond Manufacturing Y97016 Napa Valley 45 inch Fiberglass Fountain

Kenroy Home 51029BLU Vessel Floor Fountain, Blue
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Kenroy Home 51029BLU Vessel Floor Fountain, Blue

Lion Concrete Classic Waterfall Fountain
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Lion Concrete Classic Waterfall Fountain

Water Fountain with LED Light - Ceramic Rippling Water Jug Garden Decor Fountain - Outdoor Water Feature
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Water Fountain with LED Light - Ceramic Rippling Water Jug Garden Decor Fountain - Outdoor Water Feature

Fiberglass Lotus Tabletop Water Fountain
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Fiberglass Lotus Tabletop Water Fountain

Tiered Concrete Renaissance Waterfall Fountain
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Tiered Concrete Renaissance Waterfall Fountain

Sunnydaze Spiraling Slate Freestanding Outdoor Water Fountain with LED Lights, 49 Inch Tall
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Sunnydaze Spiraling Slate Freestanding Outdoor Water Fountain with LED Lights, 49 Inch Tall

Skaggs Resin Pillar Outdoor Water Fountain with LED Light
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Skaggs Resin Pillar Outdoor Water Fountain with LED Light

SereneLife 3-Tier Desktop Electric Water Fountain Decor w/ LED - Indoor Outdoor Portable Tabletop Decorative Zen Meditation Waterfall Kit Includes Submersible Pump & 12V Power Adapter
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SereneLife 3-Tier Desktop Electric Water Fountain Decor w/ LED - Indoor Outdoor Portable Tabletop Decorative Zen Meditation Waterfall Kit Includes Submersible Pump & 12V Power Adapter

Sunnydaze Children at The Well Outdoor Water Fountain with LED Light, 39 Inch Tall
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Sunnydaze Children at The Well Outdoor Water Fountain with LED Light, 39 Inch Tall

Peaktop FI0002AA Waterfall Fountain, 41-Inch, Red
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Peaktop FI0002AA Waterfall Fountain, 41-Inch, Red