Waterfall & Fountain services often provide a nice visual and auditory addition to residential and commercial garden areas. A fountain can enhance the aesthetic appeal, in addition to calming views, and the sound of falling water that soothes one’s soul. Nevertheless, fountains and waterfall aqua sources should be properly installed and maintained in order for the system to run efficiently and healthily. Doing so helps encourage an environmentally healthy ecosystem while keeping the pond free from bad scents, mosquitos, and unhealthy fish or turtles. The question usually is, how can one maintain, repair, or construct a waterfall & fountain services on their property?
Backyard Fountain & Waterfall Construction
Water features are often the pinnacle of almost any community or property – whether it’s a tiered fountain, wet-wall waterfall, or commercial business complex with multiple water features – we can offer custom installation and maintenance plans to suit your aquatic needs. We understand the dynamics of community parks, homeowner associations, and other properties with water features. If you need a foundation poured, plumbing installed beforehand, or want to have a custom Waterfall & Fountain services designed, we can help.
Backyard & Commercial Fountains
From municipal community parks and cities that need assistance to residential HOAs’ with all types of water features, including Spouting Fountains, Wall Fountains, Disappearing Fountains, Solar Fountains, and all other types of fountains – we service them all. Additionally, we have numerous maintenance routes set up throughout the state for outdoor water fountains management, repairs, leak detection, and even work on fountain UV lights, filtration, and pumps and more. If you’re interested in a pondless fountain or waterfall, we can design and install whatever you have in mind.
Floating Pond & LAKE Fountains
Lake Maintenance Inc. (LMI) managers are experts in the installation, construction, and maintenance of aqua aeration systems which includes Floating pond fountains. (Fountains who float on top of ponds) These are considered beautiful additions to any lake, pond, or aquatic landscape. Some don’t realize that aerators provide a number of additional benefits for water purification. Not only do fountains provide an aesthetic appearance to a property, but they also help with algae control as well as weed management by decreasing organic waste muck and lowering the nutrient load.
COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL FOUNTAIN INSTALLATION & MAINTENANCE
Depending on how your fountain was constructed, the maintenance goals may follow. The unique makeup of every fountain will determine the total plan required. Because of this, creating a proper maintenance program to effectively manage larger aqua systems requires an extremely high level of experience in applied garden fountain management. We know better than anyone that not every property owner or apartment complex manager is equipped to do this.
WATER QUALITY MONITORING & TESTING
Whether your golf course ponds have waterfalls leading into them or water fountains throughout the property it’s imperative to maintain the water feature so that it is kept clean and free of harmful bacteria due to stagnant water. The Lake Management team offers regular on-site testing and monitoring services for water quality, fish health, as well as offers landscape services.
The team at Lake Management Inc, offers on-site testing services for water quality, fish health, as well as offers landscape services. Regular testing and monitoring of the water quality provides us with the date required to keep aquatic ecosystems healthy.
NOT ALL POND-LESS WATERFALLS & FOUNTAINS ARE THE SAME
Depending on the use and goals of your bodies of water, there might be different aquatic management strategies needed. For example, a waterfall or fountain surrounded by heavy vegetation along an apartment complex walkway to the main office, might be a priority to manage more often than a retention-basin in the back of your property with a floating-pond-fountain. We treat and manage each as they are constructed and what type of equipment they are using.
WATERFALL CLEANINGS & ALGAE TREATMENT SERVICES
Lake Management Inc. has a fleet of aquatic pond technicians that operate with equipment capable of testing the different aqua sources for algae issues and removal of natural and other debris with waterfalls and fountains. This fleet of equipment including a small net and pump enables us to check the water level quickly. We can easily navigate all sorts of aquatic systems to keep your aqua sources clean and prevent your golf course water trap and pond from being a breeding ground for unwanted plant species.
FOUNTAIN PUMP REPAIRS
UV LIGHTS REPLACED
ADD FLOATING & SPOUTING FOUNTAINS TO YOUR PONDS & LAKES
Add extra beauty, and additional healthy aeration to you water features by adding floating / spouting fountains. In addition to making your ponds and lakes more beautiful, adding a fountain to your water features also allows for better monitoring, testing, and anticipated restoration of your water features. We constantly monitor water levels and quality, as these are the foundation of any long-term integrated pond and fountain maintenance program. It is essential to know the biological and chemical demands placed on your aqua sources. We use this information to pump water into your system and encourage fish growth in order to bring balance to the overall landscape.
The majority of issues that fountain and waterfall managers face can be traced to some kind of imbalance in aqua quality and the inability to keep the water clean in water feature. Excessive nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus can play a major role in creating the following nuisances:
- Waterfall & Fountain Algae Blooms
- Poor Fountain & Waterfall Flow Rates
- Foul Odors and Aquatic Algae Presenting
- Poor Health of Aquatic Life (If a natural water feature)
Alkalinity, pH, dissolved oxygen, and other parameters play an equally important role in an aquatic system’s health. The biological and chemical oxygen demand on your pond or lake at a specific time will tell us quite a bit about its current conditions and the likelihood of issues developing in the future.
SUCCESSFUL POND & FOUNTAIN STRATEGIES START WITH GOOD PLUMBING, EQUIPMENT, & LOCATION
Successful strategies for water feature management begin with determining a baseline consisting of these things
- What Type of Plumbing Was Used When Building the Fountain / Waterfall?
- What Type of Pump is Being Used?
- What Type of Valves Were Installed?
- What Type of Liner Was Used During Construction?
- Does the Water Feature Have Wildlife or Vegetation Around it?
- Is the Water Feature Directly Under the Sun?
- Is there Potential for Water-Loss Due to Splash or Evaporation?
- How Deep is the Water Feature?
Our recurring maintenance programs are tailored to meet the specific goals and demands of your fountain, waterfall, or pond. Using this approach, we will maximize the chances of long-term ecological sustainability and balance in your aqua source, while doing our best to keep your costs down. We also specialize in Koi pond maintenance and installation, if you are considering going beyond fountain and waterfall construction. We can incorporate multiple water features into one if needed, or keep them separate.
If you own a pondless waterfall, stream or similar we can help you repair, maintain, or reconstruct the water features on hand.
CUSTOM CONSULTATIONS Waterfall & Fountain SERVICES FOR ALL TYPES OF WATER FEATURES
Waterfall & fountain maintenance FAQ
FOUNTAIN & WATERFALL FAQ
Waterfall and Fountain management is when a company oversees the associated water features on your commercial or residential property. Managing both large and small bodies of water can present difficulties to some – which is why we are around. From weekly maintenance, to custom equipment repairs, and health checks of your water quality, we encourage you to reach out today if you have any questions or concerns with your water features.
The best thing you can do when any water feature is losing water is to turn the water feature off and let it sit for 24 hours to determine where the leak might be. For example, if your fountain only loses surface water when it has to pump water, the leak could be located in the plumbing, pump/other equipment, or due to water splash (if you have a waterfall or similar).
If you turn the pump off and you’re still losing some, the leak is most likely in the basin (regardless of whether it’s a pondless waterfall or not). In this case, your next step will be to drain the water and determine whether the leak is worth patching up, or whether you need to replace the pond liner.
Yes, although we prefer that you pick up aquatic plant life first from the plant supplier. We’ll then use pumps to rinse water, remove debris, and install the plants in a way that adds beauty to your lake or pond. Contact our company team. We’ll keep your ponds in good condition in any location, so you can relax and enjoy the landscape for at least five years with maintenance scheduled every week.
Typically we suggest having your pond or fountain constructed with powerful filters and pumps – to make managing and maintaining the algae in your water feature is easy on yourself.
Although we understand this isn’t always the case, sometimes there’s no room for big pumps and filtration, therefor you need a pond and fountain maintenance company (similar to that of a pool company) to help you clean your water fountains, garden ponds, and more.
Typically we suggest having your waterfall or fountain (be it with a disappearing pond or not aka pondless) constructed with powerful filters and pumps – to make managing and maintaining the algae in your water feature easy for yourself.
Although we understand this isn’t always the case, sometimes there’s no room for big pumps and filtration, therefore you need a pond and fountain maintenance company (similar to that of a pool company) to help you clean your water fountains, garden ponds, and more.
It really depends on the size of your water feature and if there are fish / turtles involved and what type of equipment your using.
For residential properties with small – medium size ponds / fountains, one can expect to spend at least $99 – $150 per month.
For larger commercial ponds and fountains, the cost starts at about $160 – $500 per month depending on additional factors.
For small lakes and large ponds, the cost can be $500 – $1,500 per month.
For large lakes and retention basin maintenance, the cost can go up exponentially depending on the amount of maintenance needed, and how many times per week we are required to visit the property.
It depends on the size of your water bodies, safety features, types of plants, whether there are fish/turtles involved, and the type of pump and other equipment you’re using.
For residential properties with small or medium-sized ponds/fountains, one can expect to spend $99 to $150 per month.
For larger commercial ponds and fountains, the cost varies from $160 to $500 per month.
For large lakes and retention basin maintenance, the cost depends on the maintenance needed for dirt and clog removal and the number of visits. Contact our company for the best maintenance service offer.