Water Feature Planning & Inspiration
Including Water Feature to your landscape adds much more than a beautiful feature and amazing sound. We have information on all of the popular types of water features available to enhance your landscape. Read our list of beneifts below and download our Pond Planning guide to get started on your project.
A Great Resource for the professional and novice Pond Enthusiast. Choose the pond that is right for you.
Seeking a Professional Installer?
Browse through our list of Registered Water Feature Installers to find one in your area.
“A Picture is worth a 1,000 words” Browse through our Inspiration Booklet detailing our most popular types of water feature options.
Our Retail catalog features all products available from Blue Thumb (including PondBuilder & Aqua Bella) with retail prices listed.
Helpful Water Feature Calculations
POWER = WATTS
Current (Amps) x Voltage (120v or 230v)
FORMULA: WATTS = CURRENT X VOLTAGE
CURRENT = AMPS
Power (Watts) / Voltage (120v or 230v)
FORMULA: AMPS = POWER / VOLTAGE
Amps x Voltage / 1000 x KWH Cost x 24hrs x 30days
FORMULA: (depth x 2) + (LENGTH OR WIDTH) + 3
Pond Volume (Gallons)
FORMULA: VOLUME x 2 = GPH
Surface Area For Square or Rectangle Pond
FORMULA: LENGTH x WIDTH = Sq. Ft.
Surface Area For Circular Pond
FORMULA: TOP DIAMETER x BOTTOM DIAMETER x TOTAL DEPTH x 5.9 = Sq. Ft.
Surface Area For an Oval Pond
FORMULA: (oval length x .5) x (oval width x .5) x 3.14 = Sq. Ft.
Pump Size – Tubing & Valve Size
500 – 1000 GPH – 1.25”
1000-1500 GPH – 1.25-1.5”
1500-2000 GPH – 1.5-2”
2000-6000 GPH – 2”
6000-10,000 GPH – 3”
10,000-20,000 GPH – 3-4”
Gallons For Square or Rectangle Pond
FORMULA: LENGTH x width x avg depth x 7.48 = GALLONS
Gallons For Circular Pond
FORMULA: DIAMETER x DIAMETER x AVG. DEPTH x 5.9 = GALLONS
Gallons For an Oval Pond
FORMULA: LENGTH x WIDTH X DEPTH x 6.7 = GALLONS