There’s nothing like the sound of splashing water after a long day.
A fountain is soothing. It masks distracting sounds, like traffic in front of your house, or the neighbor kids’ water balloon battles. It attracts birds and butterflies who love to sip and splash in the water.
What’s the cost for this bliss? It depends, of course, on the size and type. And there are so many to choose from.
Fountains fit most anywhere. They add drama to a front entryway, peace to a patio, extra oomph to a pond or pool. But they don’t have to add drama or oomph to your budget.
Simple fountains with a soothing trickle can be as inexpensive as $100. Larger, more elaborate fountains with drilled stone pillars or multi-level basins can run from $1,500 to $3,000. The landscaping around them can be as simple or as elaborate as you like.
There are fountains for every budget and style of home. Imagine yourself living in an elegant Roman villa? There’s a fountain for that. Are you more the rustic Adirondack cabin type? There’s a fountain for that, too.
Extra Costs? Barely A Trickle
Maintenance costs are minimal. The water recirculates, so it doesn’t add to your water bill. Most fountain pumps are relatively small, so there’s little impact on your electric bill.
The maintenance itself is no big deal (especially if you leave it to the pros at Neave Aquatics). Simply keep your eye on the water level — you don’t want it to run dry, or your pump will burn out. Keep leaves and debris out. And in the cold climate of New York and Connecticut, remove the pump for the winter.
Other costs depend entirely on the type of fountain you choose. Here’s a look at a few types of fountains:
Typically made of stone or concrete, outdoor decorative fountains are available in a huge array of styles and price points, one to suit every need.
This is a popular choice for commercial properties such as golf courses. Floating fountains appear to rest gently on the surface of larger ponds or reservoirs.
Great for small patios or sunrooms where space is at a premium, these are available in mass produced or fully customized designs to perfectly match your architecture.
Probably the best value, floor fountains are free-standing structures that can be placed virtually anywhere. They come in a variety of styles and sizes and can be used both indoors and outdoors on a patio or deck.
Using a lower pressure gauge than other fountains, bubbling fountains are ideal for a more subtle look. As the name implies, the water “bubbles” at the top of the fountain for a calmer sound. These can be installed in pools, ponds and as free-standing structures.
We’ll Set You Up
Ready to hear that soothing trickle?
We’ll start with a conversation to determine the atmosphere, style and budget that works for you.
Our service is unmatched in the New York and Connecticut areas and includes custom design, installation and maintenance packages. And we don’t forget about you — we’ll come back to winterize your water fountains, too.
If you’re in the Hudson Valley, call us at (845) 463-0592. If you’re in Westchester County, call (914) 271-7996; from Connecticut, dial (203) 212-4800. Or, fill out our simple web form, and we’ll contact you about setting up your free consultation.
Pour the cold drinks and put your feet up. Your bubbling bliss is just a phone call away.