Water Fountains Buying Guide

What's that sound you hear? It could be the trickle of a water fountain, a welcome addition to the yard, patio, or deck in virtually any style of landscape.

Types of Water Fountains

Types of Water Fountains

Visit any public fountain or pool, and you'll see it for yourself: People are drawn to water. It's refreshing, it often adds sound, and in the heat of summer it just feels, well, cool. If you haven't added a water feature to your yard -- or you're looking to enhance what you have -- then a water fountain is the perfect choice. Available in a variety of sizes, water fountains are typically low-maintenance additions that fit in a range of spaces outside. Review these types -- urn, wall, tabletop, tiered, spitter, and birdbath -- and decide which one works for you.

Urn

The focus of an urn fountain is typically a large, bowl-like vessel that catches water. These fountains are usually placed on the floor of a deck or patio, or a level spot in the landscape.

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Design Craft
$266.49 $226.52

Give your garden, balcony or patio a unique addition with this outdoor fountain from Lyle Urns. Featuring four weatherproof vases,... this fountain has a compact design to fit in a small area. This appealing fountain is free-standing with no mounting required as it weighs enough to stand up against wind and the elements. Relax to the sounds of the rippling water on your back porch or while reading on the garden bench. Inspire serenity in neighbors and guests with the peaceful trickling water. The resilient resin construction makes this Lyle Urns fountain weatherproof and long-lasting. Resin construction is resilient and strong Rust color for a neutral and natural look Free-standing with no mounting necessary 120V submersible water pump Weight is 36 pounds Dimensions: 36 inches high x 15 inches wide x 15 inches diameter Color: Brown. read more

Design Craft
$266.49 $226.52

Give your garden, balcony or patio a unique addition with this outdoor fountain from Lyle Urns. Featuring four weatherproof vases,... this fountain has a compact design to fit in a small area. This appealing fountain is free-standing with no mounting... read more

Aquascape
$459.98 $367.98

Dimensions: 25L x 25W x 32H in.. Durable fiberglass-resin composite construction. Includes DecoBasin, water pump, and pipe. Ultra™... 550 pump. 6 ft. .75-in. Kink-free pipe. The Aquascape Small Stacked Slate Urn Fountain Kit helps you add the relaxing sights and sounds of flowing water to your garden or pond. This lightweight, durable fountain has an urn shape with a series of small stones in a natural rock veneer surrounding it for beautiful texture. This kit can also be used indoors so you have a long-lasting water feature wherever you want it. read more

Kelkay
$73.81

Kelkay Mini Fountains are the ideal gift and great for any home or patio. Beautifully detailed designs exclusive to Kelkay. LED li...ghts and low voltage pumps Includingluded. Durable resin-stone construction designed for both outdoor and indoor use. All Kelkay easyfountains are self contained with no need for a permanent water supply. They are easy to unpack and assemble needing no tools. The fountain in a box. read more

Wall

A wall fountain is typically attached to a wall or suspended vertically in some manner. Securing the fountain properly is of paramount importance. These fountains are great for slim spaces or to add a feeling of spaciousness to an outdoor area.

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Design Craft
$160.99 $136.84

Bring a tranquil element to your living room, den or bedroom with this indoor wall fountain. Designed to mount on the wall, this r...esin wall fountain features several levels with faceless figures spilling water from vessel to vessel to create a calming atmosphere. Two bulbs on the fountain's interior create a soothing spectacle wherever you choose to use place this decor piece. Color: Burnished gold Materials: Resin Installation required Number of pieces: One (1) Package contents: Fountain, spec sheet, instructional sheet, 2 bulbs Dimensions: 30 inches high x 17 inches wide x 7 inches deep read more

Adagio Fountains
$1827.84

DGO1043 Features Harmony River collection Flush Mounts are best up against the wall and are also movable Comes complete with polis...hed river rocks, halogen lighting, 1 pump, EZ installation instructions and DVD Made in the USA Style: Modern Fountain... read more

Adagio Fountains
$859.99

DGO1036 Features Whispering Creek collection Frame edges: Square Simple On/Off switch is located on the top Comes complete with po...lished river rocks, halogen lighting, 1 pump, EZ installation instructions and DVD Made in the USA Color and texture of... read more

Adagio Fountains
$1719.99

DGO1039 Features Inspiration Falls collection Frame edges: Square On/Off pull chain allows you to run lights only, water only or w...ater and lights together Dimmer switch allows you to adjust the lighting to produce the desired ambiance Comes complete... read more

Tabletop

Tabletop fountains can incorporate any number of features: they may be vertical, they may have an urn, they may have tiers. The key characteristic is that these fountains are small enough to fit on a table of some sort, be it a side or dining table.

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Natures Mark
$19.99

This charming fountain has a pottery color body with 3 brown vases and comes with two amber color LED lights. The fountain composi...tion is 80% plastic and 20% electrical hardware. Dual power options: run this fountain off a standard 3-volt pin AC adapter or 2 "AA" batteries (both not included). This beautiful fountain makes an affordable, inexpensive gift for any occasion, such as Mother's & Father's Day, birthdays, retirement, housewarming celebrations, engagement parties, anniversary gifts for parents, relatives, friends, "get well" gifts, employee gift exchanges and is perfect for any holiday season. It also makes an fantastic grab and go gift for those last minute parties and get together! It's a sensory experience for personal relaxation by listening to the calming whisper of flowing water. Enjoy the serene look that looks peaceful in a dim room or in the evening outside on the patio table: it will enhance any kitchen counter, table, fireplace, coffee table, dinner table, patio table, front desk, night stand, or top shelf. Intended for indoor use and outdoor usage is possible! This fountain is 9.8 inches tall; 4.6 inches long; 4.5 inches wide and packed in a retail color box. read more

Alpine
$41.42 $38.63

Our newest line of fiberglass fountains have the look of natural stone with the strength and durability of fiberglass. Multiple st...reams of water flow creates a relaxing and meditative atmosphere. They can be placed indoors or out. Made of Fiberglass. Skillfully crafted to be balanced and durable. Natural look of Gray stone and aged bark. read more

SereneLife
$54.99 $40.01

This product is sold by: :Compact Tabletop FountainSoothing & Relaxing Water FlowHassle-Free & Simple Plug-in OperationBuilt-in Pu...mp Continuously Circulates WaterPerfect Decorative Accent for Any Room in the HouseCan be Used for Indoor/Outdoor Table Placement read more

Best Choice Products
$54.94

Best Choice Products presents this new tabletop waterfall fountain. Add a soothing, natural element to your home or office décor. ...Earthy and natural, this tabletop fountain features a waterfall and stacked rocks design. This miniature home accent is crafted of molded poly-resin and fiberglass material. The cascading water is illuminated with multicolored LED lights. The base of the fountain is designed with soft footpads, adding stability and protecting furniture from scratches. Quiet and energy-saving water pump plugs into any standard electric outlet with a 6' power cord with a detachable 12V UL adaptor. Add a relaxing and decorative accent to your home or office today, with a Best Choice Products Tabletop Waterfall Fountain. SPECIFICATIONS: Dimensions: 9"(L) x 11"(W) x 15"(H); Cord: 6'(L) ; Weight: 7.8 lbs.; Frequency: 60 Hz; Wattage: 12W; Input: 120V AC; Output: 12V AC; Color: Brown; Material: Polyresin, fiberglass; Assembly required (with instructions) read more

Tiered

Tiered fountains generally have two or more levels; water flows from one level to the next before being recirculated. These distinctive fountains are nice for adding height and depth to a space.

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Pure Garden
$37.99

Dimensions: 8.75 diam. x 10H in., 4.4 lbs.. Comes with river rocks for a natural feel. Durable resin and fiberglass construction. ...Pump included. For indoor use. No plumbing needed. 3 tiers with white LED lights. Plugs in with 58-inch cord. Black colored fountain. Infuse your indoors with the relaxing sound of flowing water courtesy of the Pure Garden Three Tier Cascading Tabletop Fountain with LED Lights. The perfect accent for flat surfaces, this fountain features three stunning flower-shaped basins. An electric pump cycles up to the fountain top, where water spurts out and cascades down the polyresin flower forms, then circulates into a bed of natural river rocks. 4 LED lights and natural river rocks complete the mesmerizing atmosphere. The fountain easily lifts from the base for easy access to the pump and lights. To fill, simply fill the base with water.IMPORTANT: Avoid buying counterfeit products and transacting with unauthorized sellers. Look for our logo on the packaging for every one of our products. Pure Garden is committed to providing the consumer with the absolute best price and value on all our products, which we ensure by applying a rigorous quality control process. Pure Garden is a registered trademark protected by US trademark law and will be vigorously defended. read more

Sunnydaze Decor
$49.49 $39.95

Dimensions: 9.5W x 9D x 8H in., weights 2 lbs.. Constructed from polyresin. Submersible electrical pump. Indoor/outdoor use. Water... flows down tiers where it collects in bottom pool. 4 pot tiers with LED backlights. Textured brown-stone finish. No assembly required. Manufacturer's limited 1-year warranty. The Sunnydaze Decor 3 Tiered Flowing Tabletop Fountain with LED Lights features four stacked polyresin pots in a textured brown-stone hue. The top three pots are carefully cut at their rounded rim to allow water to spill from one to the next until it finally gathers in a great bottom pool and is recirculated to the topmost spout for yet another gentle cascade. The relaxing sight and sound will add a sense of calm to any home or office setting and the simple plug-in design makes it easy to set up wherever you like. Plus, four LED lights in the top tier illuminate the fountain, highlighting its beauty even in the darkest corners of the room. read more

Alpine
$65.99 $36.49

Skillfully handcrafted from resin. 3 pouring tiers with a natural, rough texture. 3 tiers for tea candles (included). Kettle-like ...black basin with pump. Creates a relaxing, meditative atmosphere. Includes river stones, candles, and pump. Dimensions: 9L x 9W x 11H inches. Set the mood for meditation or romance with this remarkable three-tier fountain. The Pouring Tiers Tabletop Fountain is handcrafted from durable resin materials and features three pouring tiers and three tiers for tea candles (included). Each pillar has a rough texture that imitates natural weathered stone. Included river stones can be arranged in the top of the basin enhancing the rustic character of the fountain. As water cascades from one spout to the next it makes soft sounds to relax your mind and refresh your spirit.Ideal for home or office this striking indoor fountain is a natural humidifier and a beautiful decoration. It can improve concentration by covering up distracting ambient noises and helping raise alertness and focus. Pump and all necessary parts are included for easy assembly and operation.Soothe your mind and warm your heart with this beautiful combination of fire and water. Order the Pouring Tiers Tabletop Fountain today. read more

Sunnydaze Decor
$69.49 $44.95

Dimensions: 5L x 7W x 10.5H in.. Polyresin and fiberglass construction. Indoor use. Recirculating pump. Features LED lighting and ...foot pads. The Sunnydaze Tiered Rock and Log Tabletop Fountain with LED Light can be placed on an indoor table to fill your home with the relaxing sounds of gently flowing water. This fountain is crafted in a rustic log design and includes LED lighting for nighttime illumination. Foot pads help keep your surfaces protected. read more

Spitter

A spitter fountain combines a decorative element -- think a small statue of a frog or a flower -- with a mechanism that shoots water into a fountain or another feature, such as a pond.

Birdbath

To be both a birdbath and a fountain, the water must circulate. This attribute is great for a birdbath, though -- the movement of water keeps it from getting stale and helps to prevent insect breeding.

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Springhill Nursery
$90.30

Provide your winged friends the water they need for drinking and preening with this classic bird bath and solar fountain! The bird... bath has the traditional look of metal, but is made of lightweight but sturdy resin with an attractive antique bronze... read more

Thumbprintz
$48.49

Beautiful art by Dylnn Roll creates an animal themed design in multi colors for this printed woven rug. The rug is woven, sewn and... printed in the USA. Made from 100-percent polyester, the rug is durable and has naturally weather resistant properties. A... read more

Kay Berry
$149.99

Welcome birds to your backyard with this durable Cast Stone Birdbath. Based on ancient artistic techniques, this weatherproof bird...bath encourages birds to stop and take a dip, creating a great outdoor accessory for nature lovers. read more

Outdoor Essentials
$186.00

Fiberlite Bird Baths from Outdoor Essentials appear to be naturally sculpted from rock, but they're actually hollow. Which means t...hey can be used to cover fixtures and unsightly yard areas. In addition, they're strong yet light weight, making them easy... read more

Product Features

Product Features

While water fountains aren't quite plug-and-play, they're pretty close, especially if you do your homework on the various product features that affect ease of use and maintenance. For example, power source might be a deciding factor for you, which means you'll have to look carefully at installation to ensure you have the proper supply close by. Other product features to review include lights, base, material, flow control, and fogging. Use our short overview to help review what you need.

Power Source

Most water fountains are powered by electricity; a few are battery-operated and some are solar-powered. The usefulness of the latter power source depends on how much sunlight your fountain will receive.

Lights

Some fountains are illuminated, either when night falls or when a switch is turned on. This is a wonderful way to add subtle accent to outdoor spaces such as patios or decks.

Base

Any water fountain will need a secure, level base to sit on. This can be a surface such as a deck, or it may be a small selection of pavers that provide stability.

Material

Water fountains can be found in a variety of materials: from metal to stone to various types of tile. Some material choices may be designed to weather differently than others; copper, for example, will turn green after certain exposure lengths.

Flow Control

Many water fountains have a flow control, which enables you to speed up or slow down the flow of water. That gives you the ability to change the sound based on your personal preference.

Fogging

Some water fountains also have a fogging feature, which turns some of the water in the fountain into fog. If you entertain frequently, this feature is fun to have during parties.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Luckily, water fountains are fairly easy accents to find a place for and to install. They don't demand too much attention, and they blend in easily to a variety of gardening and outdoor decorating schemes. But before you rush out and buy a water fountain, there are a few purchase considerations that make practical sense to consider. Size is perhaps the biggest factor that will determine where your water fountain can go, but cleaning, decorative elements, and style are certainly important, too. Use this guide to help you.

Size

Water fountains can be miniscule tabletop versions, or they can be multilevel sculptural elements that serve as a focal point in the landscape. Whatever your preference, make sure you have the space in your yard or on your deck to accommodate the fountain.

Cleaning

All water fountains need to be periodically cleaned. One that comes apart easily will make maintenance less of a burden.

Decorative Elements

A range of decorative elements is used to dress up water fountains -- natural imagery such as leaves made from metal, for example, or painted tiles inset into the structure. Choose what best suits you and your landscape.

Style

As with decorative elements, style is a big factor in ensuring a good fit for your water fountain in your landscape and with the other architecture in your yard. Particularly if the fountain will be next to a house or shed, its style should complement the existing structure.

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Better Homes and Gardens
$169.78 $85.77

Contemporary Fountain:Easy to assembleLightweight and easy to moveIncludes UL rated pump with adjustable water flowWeather resista...nt finish for increased durabilityGood for indoor and outdoor use read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$123.25 $106.03

Tier Fountain, Gray:Water trickles down graceful tiersFeatures soothing water soundsConstructed of a durable painted polyresinHas ...a weather-resistant finishLightweight and easy to moveEasy to assembleIncludes a UL rated pump with adjustable water flow read more

John Timberland
$449.99 $399.95

Decorate a garden area with this three-tier traditional fountain featuring a decorative leaf motif. Finished in a faux stone for a... natural, appealing look and feel. Relaxing and tranquil, this design can also be displayed indoors. read more

ACE
$60.99 $20.51

Artfully detailed and beautifully colored with crack-resistant paint Falling water creates aeration and aids in gas exchange Safe ...for cold weather and temperatures Stepped adapter fits up to 5/8 inch tubing Pump sold separately read more

Alpine
$161.99 $83.34

The Alpine Fiberglass Pots Cascading on Tree Branch Indoor Waterfall Fountain adds an eye-catching and awe-inspiring visual elemen...t to a space. Use it indoors, outdoors or in your garden. This Alpine waterfall fountain is skillfully crafted to provide... read more

$424.99 $297.49

Add a touch of elegance in your home with this beautiful hand knotted rug. Featuring a wool construction, it offers comfort and du...rability. The rugs striking ornamental pattern is sure to add something special to your decor. Material: Wool Style:... read more

John Timberland
$199.99 $149.95

Bring a peaceful feel to your outdoor space with this modern column fountain. It features a textured base leading up to a large sp...here. The LED lighted design will look lovely in a patio or garden at any part of day or night. read more

John Timberland
$199.99 $149.95

This contemporary outdoor floor fountain brings a sense of style and charm to any exterior space. Showing off a sandstone finish, ...the tiered pot design of the fountain ensures a relaxed aesthetic. LED lighting creates a warm, glowing ambiance in the... read more

Generic
$168.00 $89.56

This solar powered Four-Tier fountain is made of natural terracotta and creates a relaxing outdoor environment with the soothing s...ound of natural running water. read more

Brass Baron
$1,499.98 $749.99

Brass BaronMajestic in beauty and size, the crane is one of nature's spectacular creations. Presented as fountains or sculptures. ...This Crane Pair Fountain features choice of a Verdigrisgris (green-grey) patina finish or a Bronze patina finish and is... read more

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