You can easily build an indoor fountain yourself. We’ll tell you how to do it and what to look out for.
Create your own little oasis of relaxation in your home by building a happy, bubbly indoor fountain yourself. In addition to their beneficial effect, indoor fountains have the advantage that they filter dust out of the air and at the same time increase the humidity in the rooms. This is a welcome side effect, especially in winter, as the humidity in rooms is usually too low due to the dry heating air, which in turn promotes infectious diseases.
So that the indoor fountain also fits optically into the picture, it should correspond to your personal taste. Since the indoor fountains offered in the trade often do not do this, you can easily build your own “wish fountain” yourself.
The first steps
The construction of an indoor fountain is not rocket science and can be done by yourself in no time at all. But first, you should think carefully about what your indoor fountain should look like. What materials do you want to use? Are you more the type for wood and gravel or would you rather have a bubbling stone? Please note: Depending on the structure and material, the water noises also differ. In the next step, you determine how you want to build the indoor fountain: Which holes need to be drilled? How do you attach the individual elements? Where are the hoses laid and the pump attached? You can get inspiration from retailers – also find out which ideas can be implemented at all.
The construction of an indoor fountain
For every indoor fountain, you need a good vessel, a well filling that covers the substructure, pump protection, a pump, and a good object from which the water gushes out. If you plan a little more space, you can also attach a fountain attachment or a fogger. The size or depth of your indoor fountain also determines which pump size and power you need. It is best to get advice from a specialist retailer.
When you have all the materials together, you can start building your indoor fountain: Set the pump to the lowest setting (otherwise it will be a fountain!) And position the pump in the intended well vessel. Place the pump protector of your choice over it. Most models should not rest directly on the pump, but rather be attached to the edge of the good vessel, otherwise, there will be annoying vibration noises.
If a cover plate does not lie directly on the edge of the vessel, it must be additionally stabilized. The source object can then be attached. Finally, the pump protection is concealed with a good embankment. Now the water can be poured in and the last decorative elements can be draped. According to this principle, you can easily build a wide variety of indoor fountains yourself.
Build a stone ball fountain yourself
In the case of a ball fountain, the water usually gushes out of an opening at the top
If you have decided on a so-called ball fountain, i.e. an indoor fountain made of stone, in which the water gushes out of an opening usually at the top, you will need the following: a water pump, a water bowl, a stone, and a good stone drill. Be sure to make the hole in the stone large enough for the water hose or water pipe for the pump. Otherwise, you can let your creativity run free in the design.
Build an Asian indoor fountain yourself
This indoor fountain has a Far Eastern flair
Indoor fountains are often designed in an Asian design. Our example is based on a simple water cycle inside. The substructure lies in the water tank and is completely invisible thanks to the white stones. The water is pumped through a small bamboo fountain. You can distribute various Asian decorative elements around the outside as you wish.
Tip: If you want to integrate plants in your indoor fountain, you have to create a second water circuit and separate basins. In the so-called two-circuit systems, one water circuit contains clear water that flows through the pump and the good system, while the other contains a nourishing solution that is only intended for planting. These should not mix.