Indoor Fountain or Pond ideas

I am looking for Ideas concerning building my own small water fountain/pond. Can someone steer me in the right direction as far as what type of materials are used to make these for less weight
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Yeah.... don't do it. If you insist buy something prefab. Water in houses is best kept in pipes.

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snipped-for-privacy@wmconnect.com (Barry) wrote in

My first recommendation is to not build it at all. It seems like a nice idea until you discover how much noise you get from running water -- you will be leaving it turned off almost all the time.

Weight shouldn't be a problem, unless you plan on something very large. At that point, the weight of the water will be the major factor.
Try a pre-fabricated unit from a garden shop for a month or two. You will probably change your mind about the entire idea.
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Hi Barry!
B > I am looking for Ideas concerning building my own small water fountain/pond
B > Can someone steer me in the right direction as far as what type of material
B > are used to make these for less weight
As weight is a problem go with polyresin fountains/accessories, though I'm not sure how long they hold up through winters and the sun (ultra- violet rays will fade). Yearly application of a protective clear coat spray helps, even for metal.
One very important factor is the pump. They have a capacity of gallons per hour -- how much water they move per unit time, plus some of them have a height chart. Water is heavy, so consult the chart! And just because one pump has a higher GPH rating does not necessarily mean it will pump more than one with a lesser rating up the same height. Had to buy a new pump this year (old one died at the end of last season). Found an ~200 GPH pump had less than half the capacity at a height of 4' than a 170 GPH! (The pump was for a fountain.)
Back to the pond, I use two water faucet Y's to control the water flow to the water features: ___ 1 b / ---- a/ \ ___ 2 Pump ---- \ 3
"a" and "b" are the Y's, "1", "2" and "3" are the outputs. There are adapters to go from the hose fittings to a larger diameter tubing. There is also a 4-way splitter but the only one I saw was a brass one for $14. Could get the Y's and adapters for about the price of the one brass splitter.
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On 09 May 2004 22:45:45 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@wmconnect.com (Barry) wrote:

Buy one. Google will find you plenty, or look in your Yellow Pages for Ponds and Fountains.
Jeff
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(Barry) wrote:

The subject says "indoor". Let me offer a word of caution. A friend bought a house up in the CA hills that had a really nice indoor water feature. Unfortunately, it also attracted rats and he had to build a clear plastic shroud to keep them out of the house!
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