Bubble Rock Features

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A bubble rock is an entry-level water feature that is fast and easy to install and low maintenance. bubble rocks are the versatile feature that can fit into any landscape – from contemporary to naturalistic!

Components of bubble rock feature

Bubble Rock Basin A Bubble Rock Basin is a heavy duty plastic liner that has a support system and lid that is able to withstand heavy material. It allows for easy access to the pump and valve(s) and retains large volumes of water compared to a aggregate filled basin Pond Basins Must be installed during construction process
Submersible Pump A submersible pump is used within the basin to recycle the water from the basin back to the bubbling feature. Submersible Pond Pumps Must be installed during construction process
Bubble Rock Any stone or Port that has a hole down the center that allows for water to bubble over itself. Can be natural stone, artificial stone or any planter. Bubble Rock Must be installed during construction process
Non-Kink Hose Non-Kink hosing is the best option for a bubble rock as it has high flexibility and is not exposed to the elements. Only a small amount is needed for most applications Non-Kink Tubing Must be installed during construction process
Valve(s) A Valve is used on a bubble rock feature to adjust the amount of water that is bubbling from the rock. Some like there to be a heavy flow while others prefer less just enough to wet the stone. Ball Valves Optional – but commonly used
Decorative Aggregate Decorative aggregate is used to cover the basin lid. Any stone an inch or larger can be used - generally. river rock or polished stone are common choices to use. Decorative Aggregates Must be installed during construction process – but done at the end

Step 1: Trace the outline of the basin on the ground. Dig a hole the size of your basin. Ensure the ground is level and firm.
DIY - How to make Bubble Rock Water Feature
Step 2: Place basin in the dug-out hole and back fill. Basin should be level and sturdy. Additional block supports can be used to support the top grate if necessary.
DIY - How to make Bubble Rock Water Feature
Step 3: Place Bubble rock(s) in the center of the basin in a sturdy position
DIY - How to make Bubble Rock Water Feature
Step 4: Connect pump, tubing and valve to the bubble rock(s) using the access hole in the basin. Test pump pressure and adjust valve, accordingly
DIY - How to make Bubble Rock Water Feature
Step 5: Lighting can be added within the drilled hole or as spot lighting placed beside the bubbling rock (uplighting).
DIY - How to make Bubble Rock Water Feature
Step 6: Cover the basin using pre-washed decorative stone. Plants can be added beside the rock feature for a natural touch.
DIY - How to make Bubble Rock Water Feature

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