Installing a water fountain pump is a fairly streamlined and simple project that can bring a welcome change to you lawn. Adding a water fountain to your yard or garden is a lovely touch that creates a nice look and feel to your property. This is a task that can be completed in about half a day and is relatively easy to do.
First select a site for your fountain not too far from an electrical outlet and dig a hole and install a rigid or flexible garden water liner into it. Trim around the edges with decorative rocks, paving stones, or even bricks for a complete look. Fill the water reservoir with your garden hose.
Now take your pump and install a flexible hose to the water outlet port. Make sure that it is attached tightly by using clamps or a zip strip, or, if it is threaded, screw it in firmly. Lower the pump into the pond and position a grate over it, being careful not to break the pump or pinch the hoses. Run the hose up vertically and now fill the pond with water from your garden hose. In order to work properly, the pump must be fully submerged.
Cut the upright hose to the right length, making sure that it is properly supported by a decorative piece or by rocks or tiling. If necessary, you can use a rigid PVC pipe to hold the tubing in place. Determine the type of fountain head you desire. There are many different sizes and styles and each will produce a different look to the water as it flows from your working fountain. Attach the fountain head to your hose or tube.
Making sure that the pond is now completely filled with water, plug the pump into your electrical outlet. When the pump begins to suck up water, keep adding more to be sure that the reservoir is completely full. Adjust the fountainhead as needed. Now your pump is installed and it will need little maintenance.