A simple and inexpensive fountain – cost estimate around 12-15 euros or 20 usd
The fountain shown here is not a strong water surging fountain although it continuously pumps water – just enough to create the soothing sounds of a small spring running on the rocks. It is a simple set-up and it was built as a focul point for the low long and narrow table that will be centered in front of the fountain.
Here is a pic of the first try – after choosing not to use the green plastic piece and opting to not have it just bubble…wanted some kind of trickle instead.
What you need to build your own…
- plastic container with lid
- 2 paver stones
- plumbing stuff – tube, washers – used what was left over from my kitchen plumbing installation – cost unknown.
- small plastic container – drilled a hole in the bottom of a yogurt container.
- drill or razor
Oh and by the way, the pump is electric although a solar pump would be ideal. Hope to replace it later with solar to do away with cost of electricity and outside wiring.
Need another week of walking the dogs to bring home more rocks, will be planting all around the fountain as well….more pix coming in the next days.
If you have questions or would like more information, please leave a comment.
Happy balcony gardening!