How Much An Outdoor Water Fountain Costs To Install In Des Moines

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How Much An Outdoor Water Fountain Costs To Install In Des Moines

People In Des Moines Are Investing This Much In Bringing A Beautiful Decoration And Relaxing Sound To Their Yards

It’s a great idea to look up the cost of an outdoor fountain. Once you know, you can properly budget to get the fountain that fits with your style and backyard.

In this post, you’ll find out how much an outdoor water fountain costs. You’ll also discover the main reasons the cost changes.

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“Besides a koi pond or pondless water feature?” asks Angela.

Adam nods. “Yeah, I’d rather start off with a smaller water feature, like a fountain. Then we can see how we feel about it. If we want a larger one we can always add it to the fountain area.”

“Ok, that sounds good to me. How much does a water fountain cost?” asks Angela. Adam shrugs. “I’m not sure. Let’s check that one pond contractor’s website where we found those 5 styles of fountains.”

Angela beams. “That’s a great idea! Here, I’ll look it up on my phone and we can read it together.”

Here’s what the couple discovers:

Outdoor Water Fountain Costs

Outdoor water fountains can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $20,000 and higher. The average cost of an outdoor fountain is $3,500. The main reasons it changes is the size, the types of fountains, the total number, where you want to put them, and additions.

The 5 Main Reasons Fountain Costs Change

Size. Larger fountains take more time and labor to install. They’re more difficult to work with due to their size. They also cost more because more materials go into making them.

Types of fountains. Some fountains are larger than others, take more materials to make, and are made from different materials. These can change how much an outdoor water fountain costs. These can also change how hard and long installation takes, which changes the cost more.

The total number of fountains. You can get one fountain or a group of them! While it does increase the cost it can also make it more enjoyable for you and your guests.

Where you want to put them. It’s easier to put a fountain in the ground than it is to put them in an existing water feature or hardscape. We may need a different process and equipment to install your fountains.

Additions. Lights in and around your fountains, landscaping, and a rainwater harvesting feature are a few additions for fountains. They can increase the cost and how much you enjoy your fountain.

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“Alright, let’s do it!” says Angela excitedly. Adam chuckles, “I love the excitement, that’s how I feel too! But, we should slow down a bit and dig around for more information on fountains first.” Angela nods and the couple starts digging for more.

More fountain posts coming soon!

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