How Do You Install a Backyard Water Feature?
Adding a backyard water feature can be a rewarding project that adds beauty and relaxation to your outdoor space. It’s easier to hire a professional installer, but if you’d like to learn how do it on your own, here the steps they take:
The first step to getting your backyard water feature installed, is to choose what style, size and where you want to install your backyard water feature.
In order to install your feature, the professional will make sure that your area is prepped. This step includes clearing any debris or obstacles that may be in the way and marking the space with spray paint or string. Ensure the ground is level and adequately based. If installing an in-ground water feature, it is important to excavate to the proper depth and line the area with a non-permeable rubber liner.
With the design plan made and preparation done, a professional will move and construct the water feature in the designated area, making sure it is level and secure. They will also connect any necessary plumbing and electrical components according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Fill the feature with water and give it a test to ensure it is functioning correctly. Adjust the water flow and level as needed. Add any decorations or landscaping around the area such as river rocks, plants or lighting. Last but not least, don’t forget to consider adding fish.
When using a professional, they will follow these steps and more such as assessing there is proper drainage, slope and soil, digging the correct size hole, installing pumps, liners and filters, creating a landscape around the water feature and being sure to do proper maintenance such adding chemicals, winterizing and cleaning the filter.