Water Feature Buying Guide

When purchasing a water feature of any type, you want to make sure that you’re making the right decision for your local weather elements, water type, and more. There are many things to consider, so use this guide as your resource as you determine what type of water feature will work best for you.

Water Type

If you’re working with fresh water for a fountain, your purchasing options are far wider than if you’re selecting a water feature for a pool with chlorinated or salt water. No matter what water type you’re working with, we have something that will work for you.

For fresh water ponds and fountains, you can essentially use any type of metal, stone, or other material.

When you have a chlorinated pool you will want to be careful of the metals you use. Brass, copper and stainless steel are your best options. Stainless steel comes in 304 and 316 (marine grade). Either can be used but we highly recommend the 316 for longer-term use.

When you have a salt water application, you can work with brass or copper. However, if you have the choice, we always recommend copper for salt water applications.

As far as bowls go, our bowls will hold up well in any of type of water, so you can purchase any option that you like best and it will last for years to come.

Weather Considerations for Water Features

Weather plays a big role in how your water feature will hold up. If freezing temperatures and brutal summer sun are part of your local weather, you’ll want to choose more durable options that are easy to clean.

Our hardstone cast concrete bowls are a great choice for, wind, rain, sun and snow. We recommend drying them out and placing bowl covers on them in the winter to maintain their quality and structure.