Swimming Pool Fountains Buying Tips

by Pool Builders on 07-06-2010 in Articles

Swimming pool fountains are a really lovely way to add to the visual aspect of your swimming pool. There are actually a lot of different fountains available to buy, making the selection an arduous task. If you are looking for a fountain to add luxury and ambiance to your pool, or if you just want to add fun to your children's swimming time, then here are some tips for buying the right one.

There is a great range of swimming pool fountains available. There are simple ones that are easy to install, and will not break the bank, but still look great when being used. There are ones that will shoot water up very high and look really spectacular. Then there are fountains that have the ability to light the water that is coming out of the device, so that it looks really spectacular at night.

Installation of any pool accessory that you are considering purchasing, should be relatively easy. Most pool fountains attach to the return line of the filter system. If this is the case, then ensure that you are also getting the right plumbing connections included with your purchase.

Some pool fountains float, and some just attach by piping to the pool return, therefore remaining in the same place. The floating fountains seem to be the most popular, as they add variety to the pool space as they float around. One thing to consider is the size of your pool. A large cascading floating fountain in a small above ground pool, may not look quite right.

If you are considering a fountain that also lights up, the LED ones are the best. LED is one of the most efficient ways to produce light these days. The other advantage is that they last so much longer than regular lights. One of the most popular brands in the LED floating fountain lights, is the AquaGlow range, which produces a variety of fun, bright and colorful fountains with lights.

If you have bought a fountain, and are having trouble attaching it to your plumbing already in place, there are also kits available with all of the extra accessories that you could possibly require. The parts supplied in these are universal, they are cheap and easy to get. Often it is handy to purchase a universal kit such as this when you buy your fountain, so that there won't be any disappointment when you first try to set it all up.

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