Installing an indoor water feature is not overly complicated, but it does require a bit of knowledge, the right tools, and the ability to follow instructions. There are a number of advantages you’ll gain from installing a water feature indoors, the biggest of which is that you don’t have to worry about winterization, especially if you live in an area that gets cold during winter. Ponds can be installed downstairs or upstairs, but each requires a special approach.
The Basics Of An Indoor Water Feature
When installing an indoor water feature you will want a waterfall, some plants and perhaps a few fish. It is essential for it to be constructed in a manner that doesn’t have any leaks, and is aesthetically pleasing, which is why the job should really be left to a professional. It is also critical to decide in advance where you will position it, and choose carefully, because once it is set in place it will be extremely difficult and costly to move.
The reason for this is simply because water is heavy. For instance, one gallon of water weighs over eight pounds, so you can imagine how much even a small pond weighs. You also have to consider the weight of the substrate and veneer that was used in the pond’s construction. If you’re determined to move the pond, you can do so, but it will have to be drained and the substrate removed, after which you’ll have to move it piecemeal. This is extremely time consuming and tedious, which is why the first thing a professional will do before installation is find out exactly where you want it. This is not an area where you want to be indecisive.
Consider The Waterfall Spray
Another thing to consider is the waterfall and the water it will inevitably spray out. It may not sound like a lot, but a droplet here and there on floor will add up. This is especially a cause for concern if the pond is situated on a floor made of hardwood. While most hardwood floors are designed to withstand moisture, you don’t want to push it. The pond itself will need to be regularly cleaned so that mildew can be prevented, and you will want to keep caulk on hand is it will be indispensable for an indoor pond.
Pay Attention To The Windows
Whether the pond is located upstairs or downstairs, you will want to keep the windows secured. The reason for this is because predators are relentless and will attempt to kill your pond fish in any way they can. An open window is an invitation to birds that will swoop in, grab your fish and then leave, without you initially knowing what happened. Cats can also enter the windows and access the pond particularly if it’s on the first floor.