Collection: Decorative & Aerating Pond Fountains

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We have a wide selection of pond fountains and light kits for every pond size or application. We carry the top brands of pond and lake fountains including Kasco, Scott Aerator & Otterbine and the offer the best service after the sale in the industry.

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Collection: Decorative & Aerating Pond Fountains

We have three brands of floating pond fountains. Also, there are 2 primary styles; decorative and aerating fountains. Here is a brief description of the fountains that we have available: 

Kasco J Series Decorative & VFX Series Aeration Pond Fountains

The J Series is your go to fountain if you want to enhance the class and elegance of your landscape. Each J Series comes with multiple spray nozzles that can be interchanged. The ability to change the nozzles will give you lots of versatility and you can choose the spray patterns that you like the most. In addition to beautiful spray patterns, the fountains will also improve the health of your water with increased oxygen transfer. The Kasco J Series fountains come with a 2 year warranty for 1/2 HP to 1 HP units and a 3 year warranty for all fountains 2 HP and up.

The Kasco VFX Series offers more aeration power than the decorative fountains above. They operate at a higher GPM (Gallons per minute) which means you have more water moving and circulating each minute. The VFX only comes with one spray, which is referred to as the "V" pattern or "Umbrella" pattern. The nozzle can not be changed. This fountain gives you the best of both worlds. You will have a very decorative spray pattern plus the most aeration power you can get from a fountain. The Kasco VFX fountains come with a 2 year warranty for 1/2 HP to 1 HP units and a 3 year warranty for all fountains 2 HP and up.

kasco j series pond fountains

Kasco VFX Aerating fountains

 

Scott Aerator Pond Fountains 

Established as a beacon of American ingenuity, the Scott Aerator Company stands tall in the arena of water aeration and beautification solutions. Originating from a commitment to enhance water quality and aesthetics for ponds and lakes, since 1963 the company has forged a legacy of producing pond fountains that are as varied as they are effective. Whether it's the elegant dance of their display fountains, the subtle flow of their aerating fountains, or the power-packed performance of their high-volume commercial fountains, Scott Aerator ensures that every product is a blend of art and function. Dive into their range and discover how they harmoniously merge beauty with ecological advancement.
 

Otterbine Pond Fountains

Reducing algae and foul odors, our aerators improve your water quality and are backed by a 5-year warranty to insure that they get the job done. Whether it's the pond in your backyard, an irrigation pond on a golf course or farm, a detention pond in your community - anywhere you are looking to improve your water quality and perhaps create some aesthetic appeal, we have solutions to help you take care of your pond and fish. 

Living Water Aeration is a leading retailer of pond fountains, offering only the top quality pond fountains and accessories through their online store. Many years of experience with pond fountains has led the company to identify the top brands and products that customers find the most beautiful, the most effective, and the easiest to maintain.

Otterbine Pond fountains

Commercial And Residential Pond Fountains

Pond fountains are widely used in both commercial and residential landscaping. A commercial pond fountain could be found at a golf course, on the grounds of a country club, in the courtyard of a hotel or corporate headquarters, or in the lake of a resort. Not only do commercial fountains help manage stormwater, but commercial pond fountains also add value to any property.

Residential pond fountains similarly enhance the beauty and value of any residential landscape. They can be found in neighborhood developments and on private property, where homeowners can relax with the tranquil sight and soothing sound of the splashing water.

Benefits Of Pond Fountains

Pond fountains not only add beauty and elegance to a landscape, but they are also beneficial to the water and the eco-system of the pond itself. Like air diffused aeration systems, fountains also introduce oxygen into the water as droplets splash down onto the surface. A fountain can provide sufficient aeration on its own for a small pond, which will increase oxygen levels. Owners of deep or irregular ponds who need to aerate a large area or multiple areas may find it beneficial to incorporate both a floating fountain in the center of the pond and one or more aeration systems. The following are some of the ways that a pond fountain can improve the quality of water and life in a pond.

Improvement of water quality: More and more commercial sites are adding stormwater ponds to their property. These ponds collect run-off from parking lots and high ground, run-off that often includes dirt, debris, and even garbage. In a stagnant pond, these substances settle to the bottom and release gases and metals that contaminate the water. A pond fountain improves the quality of water by de-stratifying the water column as it pulls water into the pump. In addition, the droplets that splash back into the pond contain oxygen, and oxygen-rich water supports the bacteria that biodegrade pond sludge.

Decrease in insect populations: Stagnant ponds are the favorite breeding ground for mosquitoes and other insects. With growing insect-related health concerns, like the Zika virus, many pond owners are turning to pond fountains as a means of decreasing or eliminating insect populations. Fountains introduce constant movement in the water, making it unfriendly to breeding insects.

Reduction of algae: The splashing water of a pond fountain forces surface-dwelling algae down below the surface, depriving it of the sunlight it needs to grow. In addition, the extra oxygen introduced by a fountain decreases excess nutrients in the pond, which helps with controlling algae.

Improvement in the quality of pond life: Owners of fish ponds often add a fountain not only to beautify the pond but to promote a healthier environment for their fish. One of the biggest dangers for fish is a decrease in the level of dissolved oxygen in pond water. The oxygen introduced by a pond fountain can significantly improve their habitat, making it easier for the fish to survive and thrive.

Types Of Pond Fountains

There are many types of pond fountains to choose from and multiple options for spray patterns. Decorative fountains are selected primarily for their aesthetic appeal, and they come in different sizes, from a few feet high to a dramatic 20 feet or higher above the surface. Decorative fountains often come with interchangeable spray nozzles that create a variety of spray patterns, from starbursts to cascading tiers to a single majestic jet.

While the splashing water from a decorative floating fountain provides a degree of valuable surface aeration, the spray from aerating fountains provides more GPM (gallons per minute), meaning higher volume, more splashing and more movement of the water than decorative fountains. Aerating fountains that spray in a v-shaped pattern perform a higher degree of oxygen transfer than decorative fountains and may be a better choice for a large body of water if aeration is a primary goal.

Top Brands

Living Water Aeration is proud to offer products from leading manufacturers of pond fountains.

Kasco Marine is a Wisconsin-based company that specializes in floating decorative and aerating fountains in addition to other products that promote healthy natural water environments. In business for over 40 years, they continue to grow in popularity. Their products have been best sellers for Living Water Aeration since 2004.

Scott Aerator is a Michigan-based manufacturer in operation since 1963. They are a family-owned business committed to making the highest-quality pond fountains and water aerators on the market for more than 50 years.

Otterbine is another experienced manufacturer of high-quality pond fountains and water aeration systems. Drawing from research in wastewater engineering and lake management, they have developed highly effective aeration systems that are safety-tested and approved.

Choosing A Fountain for Aeration

The depth, shape, and size of the water features all have an influence on the choice of fountain.

Depth: It is generally recommended that a fountain be used for aeration in water that is less than six feet deep. Since a fountain pulls water from the upper strata of the water column, water below a depth of six feet may not be circulated as well. For deeper ponds, subsurface aeration is recommended.

Shape: A pond fountain works well to aerate a round pond. However, if a pond has an irregular shape, the water doesn't circulate as well, and a fountain may not be able to aerate all areas of the pond. In that case, subsurface aerators can be placed in outlying areas.

Size: Pond fountains in larger ponds need more powerful motors. 1.5 HP per acre is a good rule of thumb for choosing a motor for an aerating fountain. The size of the pond also determines the height of the spray. A fountain should spray water to a height of no more than half the width of the pond to prevent too much water being removed.

Temperature: A fountain is not designed to operate in freezing weather, so experts recommend removing a fountain during the winter to prevent damage from ice.

Lighting A Pond Fountain

Pond fountain lights are a favorite accessory as they add a lot to the visual appeal of a pond at night. Living Water Aeration offers a variety of lighting kits, available in sets of 2, 3, and 6 light fixtures with waterproof cord and connections. The fixtures come with a choice of colored lenses, and the lights are installed above the surface of the water to light the fountain from below. The following are a couple of things to consider when lighting a water feature.

Type of bulb: Living Water Aeration offers LED lights with a variety of colored lens caps. Kasco's RGB lighting, a new product, has color-changing LED bulbs with the capacity to create nine different colors and three different sequencing patterns. Users can also adjust the brightness of the bulbs. The lighting system is operated by remote control, and it can also be coupled with a music device so that the light sequence changes with the rhythm of the music.

Quantity of light: The ideal number of lights will depend on the size of the fountain. Lighting manufacturers recommend a 3 LED light kit for 2 HP units, and 6 LED light kits for 2 HP to 7.5 HP units. Using a 6 LED light kit with a 2HP unit will yield a brighter display.

Other Accessories

In addition to lighting, Living Water Aeration provides other pond accessories, including rocking piston sub surface aeration kits, cleaning supplies, sludge remover, and dye. Living Water Aeration professionals are available to help customers figure out not only which type of fountain is best suited to their pond, but also which accessories will be the most beneficial for their needs.

Maintenance

Pond fountains need relatively little maintenance, but owners should be prepared to keep an eye on the pump intake in order to keep it free of leaves and other debris. In most ponds, clogging is not an issue, the fountains include a grate over the bottom and most small sticks and leaves that get near the motor are pulverized instantly. If the intake gets clogged, the motor could overheat. Excessive mineral buildup can also damage the pump, especially the seals and bearings. Therefore, it's recommended that the fountain be taken out once per season and flushed with clean water. In cold climates where ponds ice over, as mentioned previously, fountains should be removed for the winter.

If you have questions regarding which fountains or aeration parts would be best for your specific needs or concerning shipping times etc... you can contact our customer service department at 1-888-775-2402.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the warranty period of the pond fountain?  

The warranty period for our pond fountains is two or three years from the date of purchase, depending on the size of the fountain and manufacturer. This warranty covers any factory defects that may occur during normal use of the fountain. During this period, we will repair or replace any defective parts including, motor, control panel, cord, float or nozzle. You can find more information on the manufacturers' website. 


What is the expected life span of the pond fountain?  

If you maintain the unit properly, 10 to 15 years and longer is not uncommon for equipment like this. Obviously, we can not guarantee these products will last for a lifetime, but if the motor goes, you can replace it using your existing control panel, float, cord etc.. and will not need to but an entirely new fountain. 

How easy is the pond fountain to install?

Installation is fairly easy, most 115v fountains will not require an electrician or special tools, they are plug and play. The control panel has a 115 plug that you can plug into any NEMA 5-15R household 3 prong electrical receptacle. For fountains that are 230v you may need an electrician on hand to wire up your control panel to your power source. The rest of the installation process does not require any special expertise. You will have to assemble the float and attach the motor. Then you will put the fountain in the pond, either empty or with water. You have 2 options for securing the fountain in place; mooring or anchoring


How easy is the pond fountain to maintain? 

It is recommended to inspect and clean the equipment at least once a year. It is easiest to clean the unit immediately after removing it from the water, when the equipment is still wet. If you use a power washer, avoid hitting the mechanical seal area directly on the pump. If you are in a climate where the pond freezes over, you will want to store the fountain in a dry location during the off-season. Every three years you will want to replace the seals and the oil in the motor to increase longevity and avoid repairs. 


What are the benefits of a pond fountain?

In addition to increasing the beauty of your landscape, pond and lake fountains have numerous benefits, including aeration, which is adding oxygen to your water, it circulates the pond and improves water quality. Aeration will help with excess nutrients and sediment and help control algae blooms. Having a fountain in your pond will also ensure a healthy eco-system for the aquatic life in your pond.