Multiple waterfalls with underwater lighting.

There’s nothing quite like the soothing sounds of water to soothe the soul and relax the mind. It brings a sense of calm and creates a serene and welcoming environment.

One of the most common things people include in their outdoor landscape these days is a water feature. A backyard feature is a fantastic way to add beauty and tranquility to any landscape or relaxing outdoor space.

Before installing one, there are several things to be considered. This guide will teach you everything you need to know about backyard features, from the different types available to choosing the right one for your backyard and installing and maintaining it.

Types Of Backyard Water Features

There’s something so peaceful and serene about the soothing sounds of water gently flowing or trickling. It’s no wonder that features are becoming increasingly popular. Not only do they add visual interest and a touch of luxury to your outdoor space, but they can also provide a much-needed sense of calm after a long day and improve your home’s overall value.

This section will cover the various features you can use in your backyard, so you can have a good idea of what you want to include to complete your landscape.

Bird Baths

One of the most popular water feature ideas is the bird bath. A simple bowl or basin filled with water is all you need to attract feathered friends to your yard and is ideal for small spaces.

Bird baths come in various shapes and sizes, and there are several options for what type of bird bath to have in your backyard.

Consider a birdbath with a pedestal base if you have a smaller area. These bird baths take up less space and can be placed on a table or other surface.

For larger yards, bird baths with a base that can be placed directly on the ground are a good option. These bird baths typically have more intricate designs and may even have multiple tiers.

Regardless of what type of bird bath you choose, be sure to place it in an area with plenty of sunshine and is safe from predators, as attracting birds will often attract other wildlife to your yard.


A fountain spraying into the air.

If you’re looking for something a bit more substantial, a water fountain is a perfect addition to any outdoor landscape. Fountains come in many styles, from classic tiered designs to modern sculptures.

A water fountain can be freestanding, built into walls, or integrated into a larger pond or feature. It will depend on the style and location you want your fountain. A wall fountain or water wall can be mounted on your back patio or along your outdoor living space, while a sculpture fountain can act as a centerpiece of a landscape design. If you need some ideas for landscaping garden fountains to spice up your backyard, we can help!

A fountain pump circulates the water, so it is always moving and aerated, which gives the effect of constant moving and flowing water.

Try using recycled materials to create a one-of-a-kind fountain for a truly unique twist. Old metal buckets, washbasins, and even wheelbarrows can be repurposed into beautiful and functional features. With creativity, you can turn recycled materials into a striking statement piece for your yard.

A fountain is perfect for small backyards to add elegance and tranquility to your backyard garden oasis.


A waterfall is one of the most classic features and one of the most popular ones you can have. Waterfalls are popular partly because they provide a dramatic visual impact and functional benefits to other features they can be paired with. Waterfalls are versatile because they can be used to create a focal point in your landscaping or incorporate into an existing pond or pool.

Many types of waterfall kits are available, so you can choose the one that best fits your needs and budget. Waterfall features range in price from a few hundred dollars to thousands, depending on the size and complexity of the waterfall. Waterfall kits typically include everything you need to install the waterfall, including the pump, liner, and waterfall spillway.

In addition to their visual appeal, they also offer several functional benefits. They provide improved air quality, increased property value, and beautify your yard. The sound of running water is relaxing and can help to mask unwanted noise from traffic or neighbors. Furthermore, the moving water provides aeration for pond fish and helps to keep the water clean and free of thick buildup.

Waterfalls can be made from various materials, including rocks and stones, bricks, concrete, metal, and glass (although we wouldn’t suggest this). When choosing a waterfall for your backyard, consider the size of your yard and the overall design of your landscaping. You can use boulders or a rock garden to create a natural-looking waterfall, while metal or concrete can give your waterfall a more modern look.

Pondless Waterfalls And Streams

One feature that has become increasingly popular in recent years is the pondless waterfall. They are relatively easy to install and maintain and offer many benefits over traditional ponds. Because there is no standing water, a pondless waterfall is much less likely to attract mosquitoes, which are always a menace when dealing with water (unless the pond is professionally installed). They also require minimal maintenance since there is no need to regularly clean out a skimmer basket.

A pondless waterfall can be adapted to any size yard, living space, or garden and can be installed without needing expensive excavations. This makes them an excellent option for smaller spaces and, if you prefer, minimal maintenance.


Ponds are another popular and common option for your backyard. They’re also our favorite! They can be used for various purposes, including aquatic plants, which keep the water clean and oxygenated and provide a home for fish and other aquatic creatures to create a holistic and peaceful oasis. Ponds also provide health benefits like reducing stress, improving mental health, and helping your environment, like providing a place for wildlife to thrive. Some familiar aquatic creatures that people add to their ponds include goldfish and a large variety of koi.

If you’re considering adding a pond to your backyard, you should keep a few things in mind.

First, consider the type of pond you want. Ponds can be either above-ground or in-ground. Above-ground ponds are usually easier to install and maintain, but they are not as durable as in-ground ponds. In-ground ponds can be made from concrete, fiberglass, or liner materials and incorporated into your yard better since they are ground level.

Second, ponds come in all shapes and sizes, so you’ll need to choose one that fits your space and needs. Small ponds are perfect for yards with limited space, while large ponds can become the centerpieces of your outdoor living area.

Third, ponds require regular maintenance to keep them clean and functioning correctly. Maintenance includes regularly removing debris, cleaning the filter, and adding fresh water due to evaporation. With a bit of care, your pond will provide years of enjoyment!

If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out these amazing pond ideas.


A stream water feature flowing in a backyard.

In terms of a backyard feature, streams are about as natural as it gets. After all, what could be more tranquil than the sound of running water? Streams also have the benefit of being highly customizable, allowing you to choose the length, width, and depth that best fits your space. They can easily be incorporated into other landscape features like ponds or pondless ones.

A stream is hard to beat if you’re looking for a water element that offers beauty and functionality. Streams are often lined with rocks, which adds to the aesthetics and helps to contain the water flow. In addition, plants and small fish can add color and life to a stream. Best of all, streams are relatively easy to create and maintain. With some planning, you can have a stream in your backyard in no time!

Bubbling Rocks

Bubbling rocks are a popular and straightforward backyard feature. They are typically made of stone or ceramic and have a hole in the center. Water is pumped through the hole, causing the rock to bubble and gurgle. They also don’t require much maintenance – all you need to do is keep the water level topped up and give them an occasional rinse with a hose to keep them clean.

Bubbling rocks are often included in pond designs because they help to aerate the water, which is great for preventing algae growth and improving water quality and clarity. Plus, they add an excellent, relaxing sound to your backyard. So if you’re looking for a beautiful and low-maintenance feature, bubbling rocks would be a great addition.

How To Choose The Right Backyard Water Feature For Your Outdoor Space

With all the different types of backyard features on the market, it can be tough to decide which one is right for you. They come in all shapes, sizes, and styles, so how do you choose the right one for your home? This section will cover six factors to remember when selecting the right one for you.

Consider Your Needs

If you’re looking to add a backyard feature, you want to first think about your needs. What do you hope to get out of it? Are you looking for something that will provide a relaxing ambiance, or are you interested in something more functional, such as a pond for your fish?

Do you want your pond to act as a swimming pool, or are you looking for a simple small fountain to accent your landscaping? How much maintenance are you willing and able to do? Perhaps you want the soothing sound of water around you as you cook dinner in your outdoor kitchen. What you want out of your system is what matters most.

If you’re looking for a dramatic focal point, a large fountain or waterfall would be an ideal choice, potentially using LED lights to enhance its setting even more. For a more subtle effect, consider installing a small pond or stream. If you’re hoping to construct a relaxing oasis, look for features that include calming elements like running water and more soothing LED lights.

Once you have a good idea of what you’re looking for, you can start narrowing down your options.

Size and Scale

Second, you’ll want to consider the size and scale of the feature you’re interested in. For example, a large backyard pond will require more space and maintenance than a small fountain. Similarly, a backyard waterfall will be louder than a simple bubbling rock fountain, so you must consider how you want to enjoy it.

The best way to determine the appropriate size is to consider how the entire system or feature will be used and what role it will play in your overall landscaping design. Choose a more prominent feature if you’re looking for something that serves as a centerpiece.

A smaller fountain or pondless waterfall will do the trick to add a tranquil ambiance. Work with a professional pond contractor to ensure you select the correct size system or element for your home.


Third, in addition to size, you’ll also want to consider style and design. Do you want something sleek and modern, or do you prefer something with more of a natural look?

Think about the style and layout of your home. If you have a traditional home, then you’ll probably want to choose a feature that has a more classic look.

If your home is modern, you might want to choose something with a more contemporary look. Consider your home’s overall theme and design when selecting the style that suits you best.


Fourth, think about functionality. Do you want your water feature to be purely decorative, or do you also want it to be functional? If you’re looking for a backyard feature to double as a koi pond or swimming pool (aka a swim pond), you’ll need to ensure it is large enough and deep enough to accommodate your needs.

If you have kids or pets, you’ll want to make sure the feature you choose is safe for them to use. And if you’re interested in using your water feature as an actual pond for fish, you’ll want to choose one that includes filtration and aeration systems. By considering all of these factors, you’ll be sure to select the suitable backyard water feature for your home.

Location, Area, and Atmosphere

There’s more to selecting a feature than simply finding one you like and plopping it down in your yard. You need to consider the climate, the size of your yard, your geographical environment, and how much maintenance you’re willing to do.

If you live in an area with a lot of mosquitos, which is common in South Carolina, you might want to steer clear of still water, which can become breeding grounds for them. A properly constructed pond, however, will actively move and filter its water.

Likewise, if you have young children, you’ll want to ensure the feature is safe for them to play near. And if you’re not wanting to spend hours each week keeping the water clean and free of debris, you might want to call a professional to help you create a convenient feature.

If you live in an area with high rainfall, you must choose one with an overflow. Passing storms throughout the summer can be expected throughout the southeast, especially here in Augusta, so this is something to consider.

A koi pond will be a great choice if you are interested in attracting wildlife to your backyard.


An Amen Corner Ponds employee performs maintenance on a small pond.

Features require some regular cleaning and care, so if you’re not prepared to put in a bit of time, it’s best to choose a low-maintenance option.

For example, while all features will need some level of care, those with pumps and filters will require less upkeep than those that rely on gravity (which we don’t recommend). Size and surroundings will also be significant factors in how much maintenance you will require. We’ve discussed the various types of features, so consider the work that accompanies each before deciding on a water feature.

Pond contractors like us here at Amen Corner Ponds often have maintenance services, so it would be worthwhile to look into the cost of these services if you do not want to have to be performing regular maintenance yourself.

How To Install A Backyard Water Feature

Now that we’ve gone over the various feature ideas and factors to consider before buying one, your next step will be installation. This section will cover what you need to know when installing your new water feature.

Remember that this will change depending on the type of feature you install. However, this broad overview will help give you an idea!

Prepare Your Backyard

First, select a location for your feature and prep that area. It can be beneficial to choose a level spot, so your feature is easier to build. If you want to add a stream, it does help to pick a place that has a sloped area next to it. Otherwise, you’ll have to build up the site to install the stream.

Also, unless you plan on installing an overflow, choose a location with good drainage so water doesn’t pool into one area of your yard and create a swamp-like space. It helps to be in a spot where the sun will hit it for at least part of the day, especially if you plan on having wildlife inside the feature.

Once you have selected a location, you must excavate a hole for your feature. The hole size will depend on your chosen element and if you have selected an in-ground water feature. Many features come as a kit and will contain instructions for the size and depth of the hole you’ll need and all the necessary equipment.

A koi pond will require a much larger hole than a small fountainscape.

You will also need to ensure a source of electricity is nearby, as most features require electricity. It is common to run an underground power line or insulated electrical line to protect the electrical wiring from damage. If you don’t have one available, you can run an extension cord from the house to the pond area until you can run a line out to the water feature.

Install Your Liner

After excavating the hole, you will need to install a pond liner. This liner will help to keep your feature from leaking. Once the liner is in place, we advise adding gravel and rocks if you’re building a pond. The weight will help shape the pond and pin the liner down.

There is some debate in the koi pond world about whether or not to add gravel to the pond. We add it to all the ponds we build because of the benefits it brings to the ecosystem.

Assemble Your Backyard Water Feature

Again, most feature kits come with instructions, especially those from Aquascape. We highly suggest you follow the step-by-step directions provided because each feature differs.

Building a pond will require more skill than a small fountain, so depending on the feature, it’s advised to contact a pond expert before starting.

Add Plants, Any Additional Features, And Water

A small pink flower in brown soil.

Before filling the feature up, add in any plants, lights, etc. You can add plants after the pond is filled, but it’s much easier to do so before it is full of liquid. Lights and other features are challenging to try and add after the water feature is full of water.

Finally, fill the basin with water. Ensure that you have added enough water before plugging in the pump. You must connect your feature pump to a power source to keep the water circulating.

Following these steps will ensure that your installation is smooth and successful. If you have any questions, contact us or any qualified pond contractor!

How To Maintain A Backyard Water Feature

Any water feature, whether a pond, fountain or pondless feature, will require some basic maintenance to keep it functioning correctly, which is hugely important to keep it running smoothly and prevent costly repairs.

Like cleaning a home, various factors will impact the proper way to clean a feature. Size, type, and level of dirtiness will change how to approach cleaning the feature. Here are a few tips on how to best maintain your water feature:

Cleaning Your Water Feature

The way to clean your feature will depend on the type.

Bird Baths

For small, simple features like birdbaths, you must empty the water and give it a quick scrub with soapy water. Refill the water, and you’re all set!

Pondless Waterfalls And Streams

To clean a pondless waterfall, begin by draining the feature of water. Draining can be done using a sump pump. Next, pressure wash the feature to remove excessive buildup.

Now that the feature is drained and cleaned inspect the element as a whole. An inspection will allow you to find any issues that need to be repaired. For example, if you have lights that need to be replaced, this is the perfect time to do so.

Once everything is good to go, fill your pondless feature back up, and you’re all set!


Cleaning a fountainscape is very similar to a pondless waterfall and stream. Begin by first removing all of the water from the feature. Once complete, pressure wash the feature to remove any excess buildup.

Next, inspect the fountain for any issues. If everything looks good, fill it back up and plug it in.


Cleaning a pond is probably the most time-intensive since it’s a much more prominent feature.

Begin by draining the pond of the water. If you have koi or any other fish in the pond, save some of the water in a holding tank. As the pond is cleaned, you’ll want to keep your fish in the water they’re familiar with. You’ll need to grab a net to catch your fish to put into the holding tank. We suggest letting the water drain a little before attempting to catch them since it will reduce the areas they can hide!

Once the pond is drained, pressure wash the entire pond. This includes any streams, waterfalls, and the pond basin itself. If you have gravel in your stream and basin, don’t worry about scrubbing them completely clean. There are beneficial bacteria on these rocks that will aid in the feature’s ecosystem. Pump out the water that builds up from pressure washing since this will be pretty dirty.

Additionally, if you have a filter system, you’ll want to clean that as well. The filter system includes cleaning the pump, skimmer basket, and any filter pads you may have. Unlike the air filter on your HVAC unit, filter pads do not need to be replaced multiple times yearly. They do need to be cleaned multiple times per year, however. Once complete, your pond should be pretty clean and free of water!

Next, inspect the pond. An inspection includes checking for the liner’s cracks, holes, or low edges. Also, examine any accessories within the pond, such as lights or aeration systems.

If you have plants, this is the best time to repot them. Many pond owners let their plants overgrown, so we repot many aquatic plants during our cleanings at Amen Corner Ponds.

Pond contractors, including us, often provide regular cleaning services. A cleaning service will help you get a clean feature without having to do all the labor yourself! If you do not have the time or ability to regularly clean your feature (especially if it’s a pond), reach out to a professional contractor to schedule a cleaning.


A pond on a winter's day.

As the temperatures drop in the fall, it’s essential to winterize your system to prevent damage from freezing water. While snow and ice may not be as common in South Carolina, temperatures can still dip below freezing, so you still want to know how to take care of your system.

Bird Baths

This one is easy because you need to drain all the water from it, and you’re done.


Unless we have an abnormally cold winter here in South Carolina, there’s not much winterization needed. Ceramic or concrete fountains can potentially crack if the water freezes because it will expand. It’s easier to drain it down for the winter than hope that it doesn’t freeze and find out the hard way.

Leave water in the basin of the fountain.

Pondless Water Features

To winterize a pondless waterfall or stream, we suggest just adding a net overtop if there are trees around it to help keep leaves out of it. Otherwise, leave the pondless feature as is.


Winterizing a pond is crucial if you have fish in it. In-ground ponds are better for winter temperatures because the ground provides enough warmth for the fish, who will typically sit in the deeper section of the pond since it’s warmer down there.

Continue to run the stream or waterfall if you have a pump in the skimmer. If you have a pump at the pond’s bottom, we suggest turning it off. Otherwise, it will cool the entire pond since it will circulate everything. If you have a large pond, consider adding an aerator to the feature during the wintertime for the fish. If you add one, it’s best to keep the aerator on the highest shelf within the pond, so it doesn’t circulate the warm water at the bottom of the pond.

Finally, if it’s especially cold winter and the pond freezes, place a pond heater on the pond.

The Benefits Of A Backyard Water Feature

Most people agree that a backyard water feature is aesthetically pleasing, but what else can they provide? This section will cover the benefits of having a backyard feature.

They Add Beauty And Tranquility To Any Backyard

A backyard water feature can take many forms—from a simple reflecting pool to an elaborate waterfall and pond. No matter your size or style, a feature will add beauty and tranquility to your backyard.

Flowing water is a naturally soothing sound, and adding aquatic plants and wildlife will create a miniature oasis in your backyard. Moreover, a well-designed feature can be the centerpiece of your landscaping, providing a stunning backdrop for outdoor entertaining. So whether you’re looking for a dramatic centerpiece or a tranquil retreat, a backyard water feature will add appeal to your home.

They Offer A Great Way To Relax After A Long Day

There’s something about the sound of running water that is inherently calming. Whether it’s a simple fountain or a trickling stream, the sound of water can quickly wash away the stress of the day. Many clients we work with love having coffee, dinner, or drinks next to their outdoor feature.

A Backyard Water Feature Can Increase The Value Of Your Home

Adding a feature to your backyard is a great way to create an inviting outdoor space that will increase the value of your home. A well-designed water feature can serve as a focal point for entertaining and even provide a natural habitat for local wildlife. Elements such as a stone pavers patio, bubbling fountains, and colorful plants can all come together to create a one-of-a-kind outdoor living space.

Trust us; you will find yourself being the envy of your neighborhood with a yard like this. Many homeowners also opt for adding LED lights around the pond to enhance the look and feel of their features. Not only will your new backyard retreat add value to your home, but it will also provide you and your family with years of enjoyment.

They Are A Great Way To Attract Wildlife To Your Backyard

If you think of an oasis or a watering hole, water sources have always been the center for attracting wildlife. Birds, butterflies, and bees are all attracted to water, so a backyard pond or fountain can provide them with a vital resource.

In addition to smaller flying creatures, moving water creates a microclimate that can be perfect for amphibians like frogs and salamanders. If you’re looking to attract specific types of wildlife to your backyard, research what kinds of water elements they’re attracted to. For example, hummingbirds are attracted to moving water, while dragonflies prefer still water. You can create an aquatic environment with various fish if you have a pond.

By providing a water source, you’ll not only be able to enjoy the beauty of nature in your backyard, but you’ll also be helping to support local wildlife populations.

The Best Time To Install A Backyard Water Feature

An Amen Corner Ponds employee works on installing a water feature.

While this depends on where you live, the warmer months generally make the best time to install a backyard feature. However, as long as it’s not an abnormally cold winter, you can install some features here during the colder months!

Here at Amen Corner Ponds, we typically build new features during the summer and fall because springtime is usually the maintenance season.

If you plan to install a feature, consider the conditions in which you must work. Down here in South Carolina, it gets hot during the summertime. While we’re used to working in the heat, not everyone is.

You also want to consider how long it will take to install your feature. An average-sized pond usually takes 3-5 days for a professional pond company to install but can take up to 3 weeks if it’s a large pond with several additions. We’ve run into many homeowners who started building their ponds only to realize how long it takes.

If you want to install a feature yourself, we suggest beginning with something smaller, like a bird bath or fountain.

The Cost Of A Backyard Water Feature

If you’re considering adding a feature to your backyard, the cost is probably one of your top concerns. There is a ton of variety in features, and their price tags can vary widely. In this section, we will cover the different aspects that affect the cost of water features.

Shape, Size, and Functionality

In general, smaller and simpler features will be less expensive than larger and more complex ones. You can also save money by choosing a do-it-yourself kit instead of hiring a professional to install your water feature. The size of your water feature will also be a factor in maintenance. More minor features will require less effort and expense to keep clean and functioning correctly.

For a simple bubbling fountain kit, you can expect to spend around $800 – $2000. This price estimate is only for the equipment, not for the actual installation of it, which generally starts at approximately $3,500 (which would also include the kit itself).

You’ll be looking at a much higher price tag if you want something a little more dramatic, like a waterfall or koi pond. The cost will always vary depending on the size and complexity of the project.

Generally speaking, though, having a professional install a pondless feature starts at $8,500, and a pond begins at $12,500. These will often include pumps and systems that are not cheap!

How To Reduce The Cost Of A Backyard Water Feature

There are several ways you can look to reduce the cost that comes with installing or maintaining your backyard feature. You can save money by choosing a do-it-yourself kit instead of hiring a professional to install your water feature. A feature only used for decoration will cost less than one that creates an entire ecosystem.

Purchasing a pre-formed basin pond kit is often cheaper than having one custom-built. If you want to save money, you can use recycled materials like old barrels can also help reduce the price. Generally speaking, though, most of the time that homeowners try to save money on the equipment (or installation), they end up paying for it over the lifespan of a pond.

When it comes to maintenance, it’s important to factor in the cost of electricity and regular cleaning. Depending on the feature, there may be times when you can shut off the power running to it. All told, a feature is an investment.

What Affects The Cost Of A Backyard Water Feature

Factors we’ve previously mentioned, like size, shape, and functionality, play the most significant role in the cost of a feature. The cost will depend mainly on the project’s type, size, and complexity. A simple bird bath may only cost a couple of hundred dollars, but a more elaborate waterfall or pond can quickly run into the tens of thousands. In addition, you’ll need to factor in the cost of running electricity to the site and hiring someone to install the feature if you’re not going to do it yourself.

For a simple feature, the annual maintenance, if done by yourself, may run a couple of hundred dollars. Annual maintenance costs will be a few thousand for more extensive features that are professionally maintained.

Maintenance Cost Of A Backyard Water Feature

One of the high associated costs usually comes from regularly cleaning your feature. A pond cleaning can range anywhere from $950 to $2500, mainly depending on the size and level of dirtiness. If you perform proper upkeep of your system, it will bring the cost of the cleaning down since it won’t be as extensive.

Fortunately, there are ways to minimize the maintenance cost of owning a backyard feature. Many pond owners use plants to help filter the water, reducing the need for extra maintenance. And since running water helps discourage mosquito breeding, your backyard water feature can help reduce your overall pest control costs.

Backyard Water Feature FAQs

A stream flowing with stones visible under the surface of the water.

This section will cover some of the most frequently asked questions regarding backyard features.

Does A Backyard Water Feature Need Maintenance?

Depending on your feature type, all features will need regular maintenance to maintain cleanliness and function properly. Koi ponds, for example, will require regular upkeep for the aquatic life that inhabits the pond.

All features will need occasional cleaning, and deposits may need to be removed from the pump for larger systems. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully so you know how to maintain your backyard feature properly.

Are Backyard Water Features Expensive?

The cost of a backyard feature depends on the size and type of unit you choose. Generally, it ranges from a couple of hundred dollars for a small piece like a birdbath to tens of thousands for larger and more complex features like ponds or pondless water features. There are even recreation ponds that can run in the hundreds of thousands of dollars!

Installing a pond or feature will help you initially save money. However, a portion of our business here in South Carolina is repairing and renovating ponds that were not installed professionally.

Is A Backyard Water Feature Worth The Investment?

If you want to add a calming, welcoming, and active wildlife environment to your outdoor landscape or living space while increasing the overall value of your home, then yes, they are worth the investment.

What Should I Keep In Mind When Choosing A Backyard Water Feature?

When selecting which type of feature you want, you’ll want to consider what exactly you want out of it. Think about the size of your backyard, how you want to enjoy your feature, how much maintenance you want, and if you’ll stock fish in it.

How Can I Save Money On My Backyard Feature?

One of the easiest ways to save money on your backyard feature is to install it yourself. You can also look for bundled deals at home improvement stores or online. If you want to be cost-effective, choose a smaller feature that doesn’t require a lot of electricity or water to operate or a lot of maintenance.

Are There Any Special Considerations I Should Keep In Mind When Installing A Backyard Feature?

You will want to confirm that you are in compliance with local and state building codes and check if there are permits required to build if you are creating a larger feature that requires more substantial work. Some areas may have restrictions on water use as well.

Ensure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions or contact a professional pond company. You’ll also want to ensure that the area where you will install the feature is level so that the water flows evenly over the surface.

What Are Some Common Problems With Backyard Features?

Some common problems include leaks, overall dirtiness, and pumps burning out. It is common for excessive amounts of algae to grow if the feature is not built correctly.

How Can I Avoid These Problems?

The easiest way to avoid these common issues is by having a pond professional install your feature. Also, regular maintenance will help keep everything clean and identify any future problems. If you install the water feature yourself, read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully, so you know how to maintain your feature and avoid these problems properly.

Have The Water Feature Of Your Dreams Using Amen Corner Ponds’ Pond Installation Service

So there you have it—the definitive guide to backyard water features! After reading this guide, we hope you feel inspired to add a backyard feature to your outdoor space. There are so many types of water features to choose from, and each one offers unique benefits.

Whether you’re looking for a way to boost your curb appeal or create a relaxing oasis in your backyard, a feature is a great option to include in your outdoor landscape. Not only are they beautiful and inviting, but they have the potential to provide numerous mental health benefits as well as provide an inviting space for wildlife right in your backyard.

Suppose you’re ready to take the plunge in creating your backyard retreat. In that case, Amen Corner Ponds offers numerous services to take care of your outdoor pond installation and maintenance services throughout the Augusta area to bring your dreams to life. Feel free to contact us today!