Ah, what a lovely run of warm weather we've been having here on the East Coast!! Puts me right in the mood for lazy summer days listening to my fountain, sitting on a chair in the sun.
Here's a fountain project you can make yourself!
- large pot (this one is fiberglass)
-fountain pump and hose
-smaller pots for inside the fountain
-large ceramic saucer
-GE silicone sealant
-drill and drill bit for ceramic
First, take the silicone sealant and completely coat the interior of the large fiberglass pot. Get right in there and spread it around with your hands.
-also run a bead of silicone around the bottom drain part of the pot and spread it evenly with your finger.
While I was at it, and messy, I added a decorative row of small ceramic tiles for color.
When you buy a fountain pump, you will need a larger one than you think. This one moves 60 gallons of water an hour (if I remember correctly) The higher the bubbling you want, the stronger the pump you'll need.
To assemble, put the pump in the bottom of the pot, I added the wire basket frame to the bottom next to protect the pump and ensure I would have good circulation for the water. On top of the frame I stacked terra cotta pots upside-down until they were the height I was looking for. The tubing goes through all pots, through the center of the saucer and will be trimmed to just the height of the fountain at the top of the saucer.
This year I'm going to upgrade to a larger pump and add some taller pots for more of a cascading fountain. I'll post the update, of course.
Like this one from marthastewart.com