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8 Tips for Choosing Outdoor Water Fountains or Features

Water features are common in gardens across Australia. In fact, when selling houses, Australian residents tend to find that a modern water feature can improve your prospects of selling quickly due to its aesthetic appeal.

But how do you choose what kind of water features or water fountains you want in your garden?

In this article, we’re going to take a look at our top tips for choosing a water feature and use our experience selling high-quality water features to help you get all the information you need.

#1 Define the Purpose of the Water Features

When we speak to our customers, including both trade and retail customers, we always ask what the purpose of the water feature they are installing is. This helps us to get a sense of what their water feature will need to be able to do.

In the world of water fountains, there are, of course, water features with intense aesthetic appeal that are installed for precisely this reason. However, some people may be considering water features to improve their water quality.

Water features with aeration technology can help to introduce more oxygen to the body of water, improving its health and ensuring that it is a balanced ecosystem. Aeration can promote life, like fish and other aquatic creatures, and keep sludge, algae, and other problems at bay.

At Love My Dam, we offer aerating and non-aerating fountains, as well as specific aeration devices, like the Matala Air Station Diffuser.

#2 Consider Your Outdoor Space

A water feature can take up considerable space, so you need to be sure you have enough room for it in your dam. Additionally, you will need to make sure that the spray from the water fountain isn’t going to cover dining areas or other social areas of your garden.

If you have a large lake or dam on your land, you might already have taken advantage of our floating lounge products, like the Ohana Lounge. These lounges will suddenly become a lot less relaxing if a water feature is spraying the occupants!

Consider the size of your dam, other products you’re using in the space, and how the water features will fit in with your configuration.

#3 Consider Your Budget

At Love My Dam, we’re committed to catering to your outdoor water needs. We offer a range of products in our collection, including the Matala Floating Fountain on its own or in a bundle with a fountain, lights, and extra fountain nozzles. If you’re installing water features on a tighter budget, you might decide to skip the lights and other extras and just buy the water feature on its own.

#4 Look Into Maintenance

A water feature requires at least some ongoing maintenance. As a piece of equipment with lots of working parts, you will need to keep it free from blockages and buildup, which could impact the way it works.

If you’re installing your water feature in a natural body of water, be aware that natural build-ups, like algae, organic matter, and plants, could get caught up in the fountain or nozzle. You will need to maintain a healthy ecosystem within your dam to ensure that your fountain continues running smoothly.

If you’re struggling with aquatic weeds clogging up your water feature, then consider our mechanical DeSkuzzer to remove them and get your fountain back to its former glory in no time.

#5 Consider Different Materials

Not all our customers have dams, and some are choosing to work with a high-quality designer/landscape expert to build a feature into their space. If this is the case, you will need to consider the kind of materials you want your feature to be made of. Natural stone pedestal fountain styles are often popular, particularly with those inspired by lifestyle television programs, but natural stone isn’t the only option.

You might choose a ceramic solar fountain or a pebbled-filled pond with accompanying features. Take the time to look for styles you like best and ensure that the fountains/water features that are installed suit your preferences.

#6 Examine the Energy Efficiency

A water feature can cost a lot to operate if you are using one with poor energy efficiency. Ensure that when you’re deciding between products, you’re looking at how much they cost to operate.

We’re proud to say that the water fountains we offer at Love My Dam, like the Matala Floating Fountain, are incredibly low-cost to operate, making them energy-efficient for your home or business venue.

#7 Inspect the Sound and Aesthetics

A water feature is going to introduce at least some sound pollution into your yard. A fountain that is too loud may impact your property value and annoy the neighbours, so consider this before installing. You might be able to get a good idea of the noise caused by a feature by looking at other customer reviews.

In terms of aesthetics, water fountains tend to be aesthetically pleasing when kept in good working condition. You can also enhance the look of your water feature by introducing lights to the space. We offer bundles of fountain features and lights so that you can have an awesome nighttime show, too.

Learn more about our water features and light bundles.

#8 Look Into Installation

Lastly, even though a water feature can improve your dam’s health and the aesthetic appeal of your property, you won’t get very far if you don’t know how to install it. Whichever style you choose, ensure that you look into the installation process and possible installation experts so that the job gets done properly.

If you want support with the installation of your products from Love My Dam, then our professional staff are always on hand to support you. You might also want to check out Scotty Tucker’s YouTube channel for more information on healthy water ecosystems and aeration products.

Choosing the Right Water Feature for Your Space With Love My Dam

If you’ve already looked at our featured products on our website, then you will have noticed we have a lot of choices. Water features are a great investment for your dam, particularly if you’re looking to boost the movement of the water in your dam and enhance oxygen levels. However, if you don’t know what you’re looking for, then it can be a challenge.

That’s where we come in.

At Love My Dam, we’re all about increased consumer awareness and educating our customers. We want you to get the most out of not just our products but also your dam. So, if you’re struggling to find the right water feature for your dam or you want more information on how a water feature could boost the health of your water body, then we’re here to help. Don’t hesitate to contact the team today.


A water feature, whether a style reminiscent of something from a home renovation show with mesmerizing qualities and seductive shimmer or a simple floating feature from our site, can improve the aesthetic appeal of your backyard and the health of your water.

By ensuring moving water and introducing more oxygen to your dam, you can keep the ecosystem in the water balanced and improve the quality of life for the aquatic organisms living there.

We’ve offered our top tips for choosing a water feature based on our extensive experience. If you’re still stuck, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.