Illuminating Your Water Features: The Magic of Lighting

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Have you ever pondered the impact of lighting on your water feature? At Just Add Water, we frequently encounter this question, and we’re excited to illuminate the subject for you!

Consider your water feature as a dual-character entity – one that shines during the day and another that comes alive at night. In the daylight, the beauty of your water feature, whether it’s a pondless waterfall or a koi pond, is evident. The sunlight reflects off the water, the fish dart around playfully, and the overall aesthetic is naturally pleasing.

But as dusk falls, without the right lighting, your stunning water feature can disappear into the shadows, its allure concealed until dawn. This is where the magic of nighttime lighting comes into play.

Imagine your water feature transforming into a mesmerizing light show after sunset. The water continues its rhythmic flow, creating an ever-changing spectacle that’s even more captivating when bathed in the glow of strategically placed lights. It’s a sight as hypnotic as a flickering fireplace, where the dance of the flames holds your gaze. In the same way, the movement of water under the lights creates a tranquil and bewitching atmosphere that enhances your outdoor living space.

Our innovative lighting system can elevate this experience even further. Offering a variety of colors, it allows you to customize your water feature to reflect the season or any special event. Picture your water feature bathed in patriotic red, white, and blue for Independence Day, or a haunting orange for Halloween. The lights add a whole new layer of excitement and versatility to your water feature.

Our lighting installation focuses on accentuating the most appealing aspects of your water feature. For example, waterfalls take on a whole new dimension when illuminated from behind. The light dances with the cascading water, creating a breathtaking, almost ethereal spectacle.

And if you decide to keep your water feature running during the winter months, the combination of lights, ice, and snow creates a radiant glow that transforms your outdoor space into a magical winter wonderland.

In essence, investing in lighting for your water feature not only enhances its aesthetic appeal but also adds a unique ambiance to your outdoor space. It brings your water feature to life after sunset, adds a festive element during special occasions, and elevates the overall charm of your outdoor area.

Ready to bring this magic to your water feature? Contact us today at Just Add Water for a consultation about pond lighting. Let’s work together to illuminate your water feature and transform your outdoor space into a mesmerizing spectacle, day and night. Don’t let your water feature fade into the night – light it up and let it shine!

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Just Add Water is a locally-owned company that serves the state of Iowa for over 17 years. Our team is very enthusiastic about upgrading the yards and properties for all of our fellow Iowans, and we have the experienced crew to do so!

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I’ve worked with Just Add Water for two water features. They have always been good listeners and eager to get the work up to my specs. The Just Add Water Team is very creative and loves what they do! They take on any challenge, find a solution and get it done!

If you are looking for a professional approach to beautify your yard, I highly recommend Chris, Will, and their team for the project!

John Olsen


The crew & office staff at Just Add Water make the perfect team to create a water feature that enhances your life. If you are just looking for advice, or if you need repairs to an existing water feature, or if you want something totally new for your landscape… Just Add Water is the place to go.

They removed our old pond and invented a beautiful fresh look with a pondless system of 3 waterfalls. We’re very pleased and truly impressed with their artistry and sincere demeanor. Give them a chance. You’ll be glad you did!

John Gray


We hired Just Add Water to create a waterfall feature in our backyard. What we didn’t expect was the overwhelming beauty that happened when they were finished! Chris came to our house on a Sunday, no less, to plan our design, and his crew worked on a Saturday after a long week to do our project.

Amazing, stunning, and much more than we ever dreamed! Professional, and over-the-top design, you won’t be disappointed!!

Joan Campbell