Removing a Water Feature

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated September 24, 2014)

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Usually a water feature is supposed to bring an additional touch of elegance and beauty to any yard. The thing is though, that this is often not the case. Often, what one person may think of as beautiful, another will think is absolutely horrible. In situations such as these, where we inherit an existing water feature, the only choice we feel that we have is to remove it. While it is true that removing a water feature can be a rough job, it doesn't need to be anywhere near as difficult as it is made out to be. Here are a few things to consider, that will make this task a little easier.

  • Remove the feature yourself. One thing that you can do to remove a water feature, is to remove it yourself. Often there are two basic types of water features, the fountain and the pool. The easiest ones to remove will be the pool (or pond) water feature. This is because all you will need to remove is any pump, liner, and then fill in the hole. The more difficult type of water feature to remove is anything that uses pipes. Simply put you will be unearthing all the pipes, disconnecting them from the main line, and then removing and refilling the remaining holes.
  • Restore the feature. Often, it is easier to simply restore the water feature to its former glory. The easiest way to restore a feature is to clean it from top to bottom. This will require that you clean or change the water, replace the filter, and possibly cleaning the feature itself. For fountains, the easiest way to clean the feature itself is to shut off the water, and then use a pressure washer to remove any lime buildup.
  • Change the feature. Another option that you have is to replace the existing feature with a different one. This means that you may need to remove the existing feature and replace it, or to incorporate it into a new feature.
  • Hire a professional. The single easiest method for removing a water feature is to hire a professional to do it. This individual will have all the necessary expertise to get the job done, while also guaranteeing the job. Carefully interview your potential hires to ensure that you not only get an experienced professional, but someone who will give you a fair price, while guaranteeing their work.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

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What is four less than 4?

2012-09-30 06:16:38

mark damsell

i would like to hire a proffesional to take my water feature out


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