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Pyramidal Pots Water Fountain

You don't need a lakefront property to enjoy the benefits of backyard water. Stacked pots filled with a pump to the brim produce sounds reminiscent of lapping waves. The vessels' rolled rims -- and resulting cascades -- amplify the sound of the water, and their colouring corresponds with a nearby begonia.

How-To

  1. Collect three "display" pots and two "support" pots. As shown above, the measurements should not matter so long as the bases and tops correspond. (The display pots we used to measure as follows: 12 inches wide at top, 6 inches at base; 17 inches at the top, 8 inches wide at base; 23 inches at top, 12 inches at base. The smaller support pot is 8 inches at top, 6 inches at base; the larger one is 12 inches at the top, 10 inches at the base.)
  2. Plug the drainage hole of the largest pot with foam sealant. Place the pot on a level surface. Cut a length of 1-inch-diameter flexible plastic tubing that, when inserted into a 375-gallon-per-hour pump, extends through both support pots and 6 inches above the base of the smallest display pot. Insert the tubing into the pump.
  3. Place the pump in the base pot, running the power cord over the rim toward a grounded exterior outlet. Invert the larger support pot over the pump, propping it on wooden shims to allow water to flow underneath; feed the tubing through the drainage hole. Spray foam sealant around the tubing to seal.
  4. Position the second display pot; feed tube through the hole. Seal with foam. Repeat with the remaining support and display pots. Add a flow-control valve a few inches from the end of the tube. Add water until the pots overflow; plug the pump into the outlet, adjusting pressure as needed.

Just to let you know, this page was last updated Monday, Oct 03 22