17 page highly detailed plan with color pictures, parts list and step by step construction process. These plans are downloadable.
In an afternoon this pond fountain with interchangeable spray heads can be built for less than $200.00 with materials from your local hardware store. Using the 1/2 hp pump the spray can shoot 30 ft in diameter. This will be a very rewarding project that will save you money and provide a beautiful addition to your pond. I made my first pond fountain 11 years ago and it is still working trouble free. I never even removed it during the winter when the pond would freeze.
My neighbor built a house across the road and his pond fountain cost over $2,000 and he actually included the costs in the mortgage. It constantly broke and mine kept on working! These plans are in response to so many people asking about my fountain that had such a huge spray and changing patterns. Do it yourself pond fountain plans. Enjoy!
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Jul 2013
Plan was detailed,, well written and illustrated .The fountain outperforms my expectation
Posted by D.T. Jr. on 19th May 2013
If you have the ability to assemble Ikea furniture, you can simply follow the instructions, and have a very nice fountain.
I have a little more experience with framing and electrical than the average home owner, but I found these plans very useful as an inspiration. My own fountain based on these plans adds:
1. A framed "skirt" made out of 2"x6" lumber to hide the foam board.
2. A waterproof 6"x6" electric box mounted to the top, and fed through the bottom to allow access to wiring. I used spray foam to seal the bottom access after all wiring was completed.
3. A set of 3 LED submersible pond lights I found on Amazon for about $40. The 6"x 6" electric box allows for room for the transformer and dusk to dawn photo eye.
4. Flexible 1.5" PVC (pool store) to go from the pump to the float. Makes moving in and out between the seasons MUCH easier.
Also, do your research on the pump! The one shown is 1/4 hp with a flow rate of just over 3,000 gph. There are currently 1/3 hp pumps with better flow rates and lower energy requirements (starting and running amps). I also chose to put my pump inside a 5 gallon bucket with holes drilled from the top in the event that the pump hits the bottom of the pond.
Posted by TC on 18th Jun 2012
Very good & simple directions, thanks
Posted by L.B on 10th May 2011
I ordered these instructions for my husband to build a fountain for our pond. He was able get all the materials and make the fountain in just one day. He made 2 different spray heads for it and if we want to switch from one to the other it only takes a few minutes for him to go out and unscrew it and put on the other one. Great idea!!