Updated October 10, 2020 by Chris Gillespie

The 10 Best Water Features

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This wiki has been updated 2 times since it was first published in September of 2020. A water feature is a great addition to a living space as it gives a focal point and can create a zen-like atmosphere, thanks to the calming effect of the sight and sounds of flowing water. There are many different designs, from large outdoor models, suitable for landscaped gardens, decks, and patios, to smaller indoor options that can sit on a tabletop or on a shelf in a lounge or an office. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best water feature on Amazon.

10. Alpine Corporation Modern Industrial

9. Bits and Pieces Water Lily

8. Alpine Corporation 4-Tier Rock Fountain

7. BBabe Stone Patio Bell

6. Sunnydaze Soothing Matrix

5. Blumfeldt Ocean Planet

4. Alpine Corporation Jar Fountain

3. Adagio Water Serene

2. Design Toscano Asian Decor

1. Alpine Corporation MLT102

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Garden Fountains For a huge range of outdoor and indoor fountains and water features, Garden Fountains ships throughout America. Check out their website to see their latest designs, and browse based on your ideal style, material, size, and pump options. garden-fountains.com

Editor's Notes

October 09, 2020:

A water feature can be installed indoors or outdoors and can vary in size from a desktop or shelf water fountain to a large waterfall. Modern options are usually self-contained and use a pump to circulate water from a built-in reservoir and, as such, only require filling and connecting to a power supply. They can be made from any number of materials and often include stone, resin, stainless steel, and glass. Choosing the most suitable one for you often comes down to personal taste, but with the range of options available, they can be matched to your outdoor furniture and seating, too.

Smaller indoor models are usually designed to be placed on a flat surface and are often found in offices living rooms and bathrooms. The Sunnydaze Soothing Matrix and the Bits and Pieces Water Lily are both around 10 inches in height with the latter incorporating LED lighting and a spinning glass sphere. The Adagio Water Serene is also designed for indoors, is wall-mounted, and a good choice for a bathroom. The Alpine Corporation MLT102 and the BBabe Stone Patio Bell are both larger fountains, suitable for indoor and outdoor use. They feature accent lighting and have fully adjustable pumps that allow the flow rate to be set at your desired amount.

Dedicated outdoor models tend to be larger and heavier due to their concrete, stone, and resin construction. The eye-catching Design Toscano Asian Decor stands at five feet tall and is composed of tiered bamboo pillars with a hand-painted finish. The Alpine Corporation Jar Fountain is made from concrete and has a weighted base for stability, and is available in four colors. The Alpine Corporation Modern Industrial, on the other hand, is made from lightweight zinc, giving it a very modern appearance, and due to its high reservoirs, it mimics the sounds of a real waterfall.


Chris Gillespie
Last updated on October 10, 2020 by Chris Gillespie

Starting his career in the building industry, Chris built and managed a plumbing and heating company in northern England. After 13 years, seeking a more fulfilling lifestyle, he moved to southeast Asia, eventually settling in Vietnam, where he teaches writing and comprehension at a number of international universities. Drawing on his previous experience, and his passion for kitesurfing and windsurfing, Chris is knowledgeable in all things water related both recreationally and within the construction industry.


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