Bubble Rock Features
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!
A bubble rock can be:
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||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.||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.||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||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.||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.||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.
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.
Step 3: Place Bubble rock(s) in the center of the basin in a sturdy position
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
Step 5: Lighting can be added within the drilled hole or as spot lighting placed beside the bubbling rock (uplighting).
Step 6: Cover the basin using pre-washed decorative stone. Plants can be added beside the rock feature for a natural touch.