|A calming corner created on our outdoor patio|
|Ceramic pot as the base of the water feature|
You need to start with a pot of some kind. This is a rather large ceramic pot but it could just as easily be a small pot of either ceramic, terracotta or even painted plastic. You may even already have one that is not taken up by a potted plant and is just waiting for this moment. All it needs to have is a hole in the bottom for the electrical cord to come out of and lead to the power source.
|Top view of the inside of the pot|
These are the items, that I needed for my water feature. The black water pump & a water spout, some polystyrene that you could recycle from packing materials, the red bucket which is the water reservoir and the pot. You can pick up the pumps and water spouts from your local nursery or like me try and find a second hand one. This is the one I picked up for $8 from our local Recycle Centre. The bigger your water feature the more powerful your pump needs to be. The pump I have can push out 11 litres per minute if the length of the water spout is 0.5 metres which is about how long mine is.
|Putting it all together|
|Almost ready to go|
|Finished and working|
I would love to hear of your creations as you make your own water features.