The sky’s the limit when it comes to installing dramatic focal points in homes. If you have the desire, room and skills to build indoor wall water fountains, the hardest part of the project will be deciding where to put it. Take a risk. There’s no reason you can’t install a waterfall in your dining room or bedroom for that matter. Think about the area of your home that most deserves a natural makeover and get to work.
You should prepare all these following materials to build indoor wall water fountains:
- Masking tape
- Plastic pool
- Pool liner and clips
- Rubber tubing
- Carpentry tools
After all the materials are ready, you can start your project with the first step. Remove carpet from the project area. Tack plastic sheeting to the floor to protect it from water leakage. Identify an adjacent electrical outlet or install a new outlet dedicated to powering your water pump. Nail green board or a waterproof wall covering to your drywall where the fountain will be installed.
Use masking tape to create an outline of the floor and wall area you’ve designated as your waterfall installation field. Place a plastic pool liner in the middle of the area. Caulk it to the floor and wall so the pool can’t shift. Mark the height on the wall where you want the water to emerge.
Install thick rubber tubing. Use brackets, anchors or other hardware to fasten the tubing to the wall. Run it vertically from the base of the pool to the height you marked in Step 2. Double-check the tubing to make certain there is no crimping from sections being fastened too tightly to the wall.
Place a rubber pool lining into the waterfall basin, immobilizing it with clips. Attach the tubing to the pump and tack the electrical cord to the floor or wall. Pour water into the pool. Test the pump to make sure it produces enough water pressure to suit your needs. If not, this is the time to substitute a more powerful pump.
Stack bricks, rocks or other natural elements around the base of your wall waterfall. Build upward and against the back wall, connecting rocks with the cementing agent of your choice, according to the manufacturer’s directions. Insert some larger rocks jutting out at varied intervals from the water fountain’s back wall. This will periodically interrupt the flowing water and create more splashing.
Install plants at the base of your wall water fountain. Choose live climbing plants if there’s some ambient light — even low-maintenance greenery won’t thrive if light is totally absent. Or decorate the water feature with silk greenery to avoid bugs and algae formation. Insert pegs into crags and crannies on the face of your waterfall if you’re using live greenery to help guide ivy and other climbers up the wall for added beauty.
Don’t forget to test your pump several times so you’re satisfied with the rate at which water is falling. A pump that’s too powerful will shower your floor and furniture. Indoor wall water fountains add ambiance to any space with the soothing sounds of water trickling down a wall of tile, stone or glass. Homemade wall fountains are not difficult to make, but you need the right materials so your indoor fountain will last for years.