The type of fountain you pick for your pond depends on what outcome you are trying to achieve.

If you are more focused on improving the health of your water and its inhabitants (such as fish and plants) then an aeration fountain would be the better choice for you.

Aerators work by producing bubbles that "aerate" the water, providing vital oxygen for your pond's ecosystem.

If you are looking for an aesthetic touch to your pond or lake, you may want to choose a display fountain. These fountains do provide some of the same benefits as aeration fountains - however, they are designed more for a visual appeal/decorative touch.

They often have multiple tiers, lighting, and other features that make them attractive to look at.

The right horsepower choice for a pond fountain depends on the size of your pond and the desired height and width of the fountain spray.

As a general rule of thumb, for a pond up to 1,000 gallons, a 1/4 to 1/2 horsepower fountain pump is sufficient. For ponds between 1,000 to 5,000 gallons, a 1/2 to 1 horsepower pump is recommended. Ponds larger than 5,000 gallons may require a 1 to 2 horsepower pump or more.

It's important to note that larger horsepower does not necessarily mean larger spray height or width, as the height and width of the spray is also determined by the fountain nozzle design.

If you don't have a power source installed near your pond, we strongly recommend hiring a licensed electrician.

You may choose to go DIY to save money, but it is important to consider your own skills and resources before doing so.

Safety should always be your top priority.

230V Power - Distance from pump to breaker is not an issue in most cases.

115V Power - You must take into account the distance from pump to breaker.

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