Water Features: FAQs


What type of Water Feature is best?

The answer to this question depends on how much space you have available, your budget, and the amount of time you are willing to spend maintaining the  feature. Use this Water Feature Inspirations booklet to make the best choice for you & your family.


What size is the best?

You usually will want to base this on your available space and budget. We always tell people to build as large as they can afford but not so large that it looks out of place in your landscape. This honestly isn’t a line used to raise the sales price as high as possible. Fact is, most people build their water feature 3 times during its lifetime and the reason is they want it bigger. Build your dream water feature the first time.


Will it take a long time to maintain?

No. In fact, compared to pools & hot tubs there is less maintenance involved. A water garden

or pond is going to require about 15 minutes of weekly maintenance which consists of cleaning

the skimmer net, trimming overgrown aquatic plants, and adding the natural treatments to the pond. The Cascading (pond-less) Waterfalls, Bubbling Rocks, Ceramic Bubbling Urns, and Formal Falls features require virtually no maintenance at all.


What is the cost?

Typically, the installed cost of a water feature will range from $1,000 to $10,000+. The average professional water feature installation is around $3,500 depending on the type of feature and size you choose.


How long does it take for installation?

Most water features can be installed in one day or less with minimal or no damage to your lawn. Some larger water features make take two or three days. Contact us for more information.


Can I have fish and plants?

Yes! As long as you have a water garden or pond. Some of the other water features can support plant life but not fish. Adding fish to your pond will have a positive effect on the ecosystem and creates a new & exciting element to your feature.


Do I need to winterize my water feature?

In some cases yes, but it’s easy and usually just consists of removing the pump.


What is the next step?

Call one of our Authorized PondBuilder Contractors for an in-home consultation and get started today!



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