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A guide to water features

When creating a Balinese-inspired garden, adding an outdoor water feature is fabulous to incorporate tranquillity and calm in your space. Running water adds sound and texture to your slice of paradise, imitating the moving water in streams and creeks we find so calming.

Flowing water soothes the soul; there’s a reason why the sound of rain and waterfalls is the white noise of choice for so many to drift off to sleep. Like the philosopher Loren Eiseley once said, “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.”

Just before you switch tabs and add a water feature into your shopping cart, brush up on our Guide To Water Features so your water feature installation can stand the test of time.

Where to position a water feature

According to feng shui, position your water feature in the farthest north, south or east corners of your outdoor space. If you believe in the practice of feng shui, this positioning will help bring prosperity and wealth into your home.

Your pond or water feature should be situated in the sun or at least a lightly shaded area. They thrive the best in partial shade so that any plant life can get enough sunlight. A water feature can survive in the dark, but you run the risk of more algae growth and an unstable water temperature.

How to install a water feature?


There are many different types of water features – fountains, wall water features, ponds or bubbling rocks, for example. Depending on your specific water feature will determine how to install it. But, so you have an idea of what to expect, we will outline the general steps to install a water feature below.

Step 1

Prepare the surface for the outdoor water feature. This may look like digging a hole for a pond and lining it with an underlayer or removing some pavers and laying stones down. Place your water feature base in the desired location and secure it based on its specific instructions.

Step 2

Time to install your pump. Feed the power cord for the pump through the side chamber hole and plug the hole with a waterproof epoxy repair. Set rocks around your pump to keep it in place if it doesn’t have something holding it steady. Add any other decorative features to the inside of your water feature.

Step 3

Be sure you are happy with your water features location, plug in your pump to your outdoor electricity socket and fill it up! Test the fountain and the pump to ensure it moves water through correctly. You can easily hide any plastic lining with plants and stones.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the serenity that washes over you. Browse our range of water features or visit us in-store. If you have any questions about the installation of your water feature in Perth, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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