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Picture of Fishpond fountain

a garden fountain / pond quite a simple build, took about 3 working days

 
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Step 1: The Trough

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a 750 litre stock trough without ballcock

Step 2: Position and concrete base

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If you don't position and get the nod from the "boss" you know it will be in the wrong place for her!!

Step 3: Put in stand and start brickwork

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Had to trim back of bricks to get good mortar gaps

Step 4: Add bowl and rest of bricks

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Bowl is heavy, I needed help from a friend --that makes sure he'll never visit again!!

Step 5: Cut and trial fit top bricks

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I drew the trough outline on the concrete first as a template

Step 6: Tada finished beer incoming!!

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What a cool fountain, and how easy was that to make!

buck2217 (author)  Barbara Pevafersa10 days ago
It was pretty easy Barbara, the only problem was to get the circular shape and nice mortar gaps I had to cut a small piece from the back af every alternate brick. easy enough with an angle grinder. The build took 2 days including the base etc. Have a look at the other fountain I made from a spa too, that was made for next to nothing
seamster7 months ago

Nice fountain, simple construction. Excellent project, thanks for sharing it!

buck2217 (author)  seamster7 months ago

have a look at the other fishpond fountain I made too (what to do with an old spa)

tofu9118 months ago
I like how it glows in the night.
Something you can do to make better is get solar panels from walkway lights and run rgb led strips on inner rims of waterfall to enhance the whole thing
Great job did this professionally for awhile.
mdhteach8 months ago
great job... thanks for getting it to post... beautiful!