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How to Install a Water Bubbler

Spruce up a backyard with this low-maintenance water feature.

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  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $1,000 - $2,500

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate

Highlights:

Step 1: Prepare the Area

Set the water-feature basin in your desired location and use spray paint to mark the perimeter. Set the basin aside and dig a hole deep enough to accommodate the basin so that it will be flush with the ground.

Step 2: Set the Basin

Add sand to the hole and level it. Set the basin in place. Using the help of several assistants (or, in our case, an earth-mover with forklift attachment) center the pre-drilled rock on top of the basin (Image 1). Use small rocks to cover up the rest of the basin. Fill basin with water (Image 2) and start the pump.

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Resources

  • Patio pavers from Silver Creek Stoneworks
  • Retaining wall from Rockwood Retaining Walls
  • Composite decking from The Deck Store/GeoDeck

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