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There’s nothing more soothing than the tranquil gurgle of a clear mountain stream. It’s the stuff of idyllic yoga getaways and fisher-people’s fever dreams. And, with a personal water feature, it can be your new reality. Imagine relaxing in your living room while the sweet sounds of moving water on your private patio or balcony lull you toward a higher state of being. Take a cold beer or your favorite libation outside with you and pretend you’re in your own, personal oasis, where troubles are forgotten and work is a thing of the past.

Ready to sign up? Olympus Grand Crossing is here to guide you toward this easier, more blissful state of being.

Location, Location, Location

First things first – where will your personal spring, waterfall, or spitting fish statue go? Determining this will help you decide what type of feature is right for your space. There are a few things to keep in mind when deciding: 1) If your feature uses any kind of electric pump, you will need to place it somewhere with access to an electrical outlet; 2)The sound of splashing water can make dark spaces feel even danker, like a creepy cave, which might not be the effect you’re going for; 3) You’ll want to make sure there’s still plenty of room to walk in and out of your apartment and that your balcony is still easy to navigate, even when carrying a tray of drinks for all your oasis guests.

What Water Feature is Right For You?

Now you’ve settled on a location, what design is best for your space? There are a number of things to consider when making this decision too. Do you want your new water feature to be an accent to your overall balcony experience, or will it be the centerpiece? How loud do you want your fountain to be? Will you want to move your fountain occasionally, or are you prepared to keep it in the same space for the long haul? How much space do you have? Answering these questions will also help you decide what size and type of design to choose.

The Options

If your fountain will be the focal point of your space, go larger. A round fountain is a good option here because it can be placed in the center of the space. If the fountain will serve as an accent, choose something with a flat back that can be placed against the wall. If space is also a consideration, choose a tabletop fountain or a wall fountain with a smaller basin. The volume of your fountain’s splash will be decided by the height from which the water falls and the amount of water cycling through it. If you’ll want to move the fountain, choose something lighter in weight.

Take the Plunge

Ready to take the next step? Check out Nelson Water Gardens & Nursery, located less than 3 miles from Olympus Grand Crossing.

Want more tips on crafting your perfect patio or balcony oasis? Check out the Olympus Grand Crossing blog!