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Outdoor Water Feature Design and Maintenance Tips

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Outdoor water features can transform a basic backyard into an incredible outdoor oasis. If you’re interested in designing a water feature for your yard, there are a few things you want to keep in mind. For more information on how to design and maintain a water feature, check out the following guide.

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When designing a water feature, the first thing you want to do is figure out the basics. Where are you building your water feature? How large do you want it to be? What shape do you want it to take? Outdoor water features can come in many shapes and sizes perfect for all types of yards. For those looking for something close to the ground, consider a pond. Other who are interested in streams and waterfalls can enjoy the relaxing sounds and fluidity of these water features. Finally, fountains are a great way to add a touch of luxury to a space or to a body of water that already exists in your yard.

For help choosing the perfect water feature for your yard, consider your surroundings. Will a certain water feature be more suitable for the location you’re interested in placing it? Will it be aesthetically pleasing to look at and will it fit in nicely? You will also want to think about wildlife that may find itself interacting with your water feature. These outdoor water features can attract various critters, including birds, butterflies, and frogs. If you intend on building a feature, plan ahead for the presence of wildlife.

Once you select and build your water feature, remember to maintain it carefully. To improve the longevity and function of your water feature, regular maintenance is required. If you live in an area where leaves collect, skim these leaves from your water feature on a weekly schedule. You will also want to remove algae that collects with a bristle brush, as algae buildup can damage your feature. Additionally, keep an eye on any pumps or filters that come with your feature and test the water on a weekly basis to be sure everything is in order.

Now that you know how to design and maintain a water feature, you’re ready to have one installed. At Long Island Poolscapes, we can help build the perfect outdoor feature for your yard or for your pool. For more information on our services, reach out to us at 631-698-8873.

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