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When talking about water features for the garden pond, pond fans involuntarily think of the classic fountain. In the meantime, however, digital technology is also in demand here - that is why modern water features have little in common with the traditional fountain.
What was the classic garden pond in the 1980s has now developed into an individual design element of the most diverse variety: it ranges from the pond biotope in the natural garden to the swimming pond, koi pond and mini pond in the wooden tub, all the way to the modern water basin. The staging of the moving water has also developed considerably. Previously, there were only spring stones, streams and one or the other small fountain. Today, however, water and lighting technology leaves nothing to be desired.
Modern water features
A waterfall made of stainless steel goes well with modern designed ponds (Oase Waterfall Set 30)At first glance, modern water features make what the classic fountains used to do: they hurl water vertically into fountains or diagonally upwards. The biggest visual difference is revealed in the dark, because many of the current water features have integrated lighting that illuminates the water jets in style. Because energy-saving LED technology is usually used, the electricity bill is hardly ever loaded even during continuous operation - the supplied 12-volt DC transformer is sufficient to supply the pumps and LEDs of the water features with sufficient voltage.
Another major difference to the past is the digital control electronics. This allows the pumps and LEDs in some systems to be individually programmed so that both the spray rhythm and the height of the individual fountains and the color of the lighting can be individually set. In addition, there are of course also preset programs for each model, which follow a fixed rhythm or control the water play randomly.
New on the market are modern waterfalls made of stainless steel, which fit very well in a rectangular water basin - a design element that is finding more and more friends. The waterfalls, like all other water features, are also supplied by a submersible pump with water.
By the way: In addition to the visual and acoustic effect, water features also have a practical use that fish pond owners in particular appreciate. When the water re-enters the pond, the moving water snaps numerous air bubbles that enrich the pond water with oxygen. On an additional pond ventilation you usually do without.
Modern LED spotlights set your garden pond in the dark and come out with little power (AquaClassic oasis)Even light installations play an important role if you want to stage your garden pond in a contemporary way. As with the water features, LED technology is becoming increasingly important for pure pond lighting. Modern lighting systems use little power and are waterproof, so you can install them both under water and at the edge of the pond or elsewhere in the garden. They can be precisely aligned, so that you can specifically move the flowers and leaves of the water lily, the waterfall or the filigree foliage of the sedges on the edge of the pond in the right light. As with most water features transformer, cables and all connectors are waterproof, so you can sink the entire power supply simply in the garden pond.
In the following picture gallery we present current water and light plays for the garden pond.
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Water and light games for the garden pond (6)
Surprise moments are provided by water jets, which at irregular intervals send short illuminated fountains of water through the air. The control technique involves a random program that can change the beam width and the color of the illumination with each new beam. The system is operated with 12 Volt voltage and needs thanks to innovative LED technology little power (oasis Water Jet Lightning).
Classic fountains are very easy to install in the garden pond. A submersible pump at the pond bottom conveys the water through a telescopic tube into the spray head, which only has to be aligned to the desired height. Depending on the product, attachments can be used for different spray patterns (Oasis Aquarius Fountain Sets).
This innovative water feature consists of five nozzles, all of which can be individually aligned. LED light rings effectively stage every single jet of water even in the dark. Since the entire unit - except for the underwater transformer - floats on the water surface, the installation is very simple - only the power supply for the 12-volt transformer must be connected to the socket (Oase Water Starlet).
On uniform or changing fountain heights of 30 to 140 centimeters, this water feature can be adjusted.Its nozzles are aligned vertically upwards. The brightness of the LEDs adapts to the fountain height, so that even in the alternating mode, the entire water jet is always illuminated. The water feature can be placed with its robust base plate on any surface and is programmable via remote control. Again, the power-saving 12-volt technology is used. The device is available in three- and five-jet versions (Oasis Water Trio / Quintet).
Even with the right lighting, a garden pond can be effectively staged in the dark. Many modern lighting systems are based on 12 volt LED technology and therefore consume very little power. This set produces warm white light and can be both underwater...
... as well as on the edge of the pond - for example, to illuminate the filigree structures of the ornamental grasses by the pond in the dark (oasis LunAqua Maxi).