What Makes A Good Commercial Outdoor Fountain

Discover the key to selecting the perfect Commercial Outdoor Fountain. Learn what makes one stand out in durability and design.

A good commercial outdoor fountain combines durable materials, efficient water flow, and captivating design. It should withstand weather conditions while providing visual appeal and a soothing ambiance.

Acknowledging the dynamics of commercial spaces, we pay close attention to the user experience the fountain will offer. A well-designed commercial outdoor fountain can set the mood for a space, providing a serene atmosphere for patrons and visitors. It can also be an interactive element, often becoming a playful feature that invites the community to gather and connect. By incorporating elements such as ambient lighting and textures, we aim to create multi-sensory experiences that elevate the Fountain from merely a visual spectacle to a harmonious addition to the commercial landscape.

Designing a Memorable Commercial Outdoor Fountain

Newport Outdoor Water Fountain

When we design a commercial outdoor fountain, our primary objective is to create a centerpiece that embodies beauty, elegance, and a captivating ambiance. The water fountain should serve as an aesthetic focal point and blend seamlessly with its environment.

Aesthetic Appeal:

  • Colors: We choose colors that complement the outdoor space, often opting for natural hues to harmonize with the landscape.
  • Textures: Combining textures can add depth to the fountain's appearance, making it visually attractive from every angle.

Quality and Durability:

  • Materials: We utilize high-quality materials such as lightweight concrete for ease of installation and long-term durability under outdoor conditions.
  • Construction: Each element is crafted to ensure a uniform and elegant appearance that withstands the test of time.

Design Inspiration:

  • Style: From classic to modernist, we draw inspiration from various artistic movements to create resonant designs.
  • Customization: Our fountains are tailored to the unique aspects of each commercial space, be it a hotel, shopping center, or corporate park.


  • Sound and Movement: We carefully consider the acoustics to produce a soothing sound profile. The water's motion is designed to captivate and entice onlookers, enhancing the overall sensory experience.

Focusing on these elements ensures that our commercial outdoor fountains add to the location's appeal and embody an air of sophistication and tranquility.

Choosing the Right Materials for Durability and Appeal

When selecting materials for a commercial outdoor fountain, we prioritize durability to withstand the elements and visual appeal to captivate onlookers.

Evaluating Material Options

We understand that the choice of material for an outdoor fountain is crucial to its longevity and aesthetic impact. Cast stone is a popular choice due to its strength and ability to mimic natural stone. However, it is heavy and may require a solid foundation. Fiberglass, on the other hand, offers durability while being lighter and easier to move.

Metals like bronze and stainless steel are esteemed for their robustness and enduring presence in outdoor spaces. Bronze develops a patina over time, adding character, while stainless steel retains its shine and resists corrosion.

  • Cast Stone: Strong, weighty, mimics natural stone
  • Fiberglass: Durable, lightweight, versatile in design
  • Bronze: Strong, develops patina, classic appeal
  • Stainless Steel: Durable, corrosion-resistant, modern look

Combining Different Textures and Colors

We advise a thoughtful combination of textures and colors to enhance the fountain's visual interest. The interplay of textures can bring depth and complexity to the design, while a harmonious color scheme will ensure that the fountain complements its surroundings.

Using a natural-looking palette helps the fountain blend with the outdoor environment. For instance, the verdigris of aged bronze can echo the hues of greenery, while the gray tones of cast stone might reflect the colors of nearby rock formations.

  • Textures: Contrast smooth stainless steel with rougher textures like cast stone
  • Colors: Choose colors that fit the environment; bronze for warm, earthy hues, stainless for cooler tones

By carefully selecting materials that combine durability and appeal, we ensure that the commercial outdoor fountain remains a centerpiece for years.

Where to Place Your Commercial Outdoor Fountain

Garda Three Tier Pond Fountain

When we select the perfect spot for a commercial outdoor fountain, our primary objectives are visibility, cohesion with the surrounding environment, and impact on the aesthetic and ambiance of the space.

A Garden

In gardens, we ensure that the placement of our fountain serves as a focal point that draws the eye. An open area or a terminus of a garden path where the fountain can be surrounded by lush greenery makes an ideal spot for visitors to pause and appreciate the tranquility.

Patio (Dining)

For patios, particularly those with dining areas, we position outdoor fountains to enhance the dining experience without overwhelming conversation. Placing it at the periphery of seating areas allows for the soothing sound of water to complement the ambiance without being a distraction.

Zen Gardens

Fountains in Zen gardens are placed to embody harmony and meditation. We often tuck them into a corner or set them as a central element where they can serve as the heart of the garden, offering a serene backdrop for contemplation.

Near Entry Ways

When we consider entryways, a fountain should welcome visitors with its grandeur. Our fountains near entrances are placed to be an immediate focal point, signifying prestige and offering a calming presence as guests arrive.

Types of Commercial Outdoor Fountains

Andalusia Outdoor Wall Water Fountain

Commercial outdoor fountains add beauty and tranquility to public spaces and come in various styles to suit different settings and preferences. Here’s a brief overview of each type mentioned:

  1. Wall Fountains: These fountains are mounted directly onto a wall and are ideal for locations with limited space. Water flows over the surface of the wall, creating a serene effect. They are commonly found in courtyards or gardens where the wall acts as a backdrop, enhancing the aesthetic appeal.
  2. Tiered Fountains: Traditional and very popular, tiered fountains have multiple levels where water cascades from one level to the next. They are often the centerpiece in large plazas or gardens, providing a dramatic visual and auditory experience.
  3. Fountains with Basin/Pool: These fountains feature a large basin or pool at the bottom where water collects. The design can range from simple, with a single jet of water, to complex, with multiple sprays or sculptures from which water flows.
  4. Modern Fountains: Characterized by clean lines and contemporary materials like metal or glass, modern fountains often incorporate unique geometrical shapes and innovative water patterns. They are well-suited for urban environments or as part of a minimalist landscape design.
  5. Large Fountains: Designed to be a focal point, large fountains are typically expansive and can be quite elaborate. They are intended for large public spaces to create a significant impact and are often seen in city centers, large parks, or at major commercial entrances.
  6. Small Fountains: Perfect for smaller spaces or as an accent feature, small fountains are compact and can fit into tiny courtyards, patios, or gardens. Despite their size, they still bring the soothing sound and movement of water into the environment.

Each type of fountain offers unique features and can be selected based on the available space, design theme, and desired impact in the commercial outdoor setting.

Benefits Of Commercial Outdoor Fountains

\Commercial outdoor fountains offer numerous benefits that enhance the ambiance and functionality of public spaces. Here are some key advantages:

  1. Aesthetic Appeal: Fountains serve as striking visual elements that can transform ordinary landscapes into picturesque settings. They add a creative touch and can be made to match the style of the building around them, which makes areas look better and feel more welcoming. 
  2. Ambiance Enhancement: The sound of flowing water from fountains creates a soothing atmosphere that can help reduce noise pollution from nearby traffic or urban activities. This calming effect makes them ideal for relaxation areas in parks, corporate buildings, and urban centers.
  3. Cooling Effect: Fountains help moderate the temperature by adding moisture to the air, especially in hot climates. This natural cooling effect can make outdoor areas more comfortable during warm weather, encouraging people to spend more time outdoors.
  4. Air Quality Improvement: Water fountains help to trap and disperse dust particles and other pollutants, improving air quality. This is particularly beneficial in urban areas where air pollution can be a concern.
  5. Economic Value: A well-designed fountain can increase the desirability and marketability of commercial properties. It can attract more visitors or tenants by enhancing the area's overall appeal, potentially leading to higher property values and business opportunities.
  6. Stress Reduction: The presence of water is inherently relaxing, and numerous studies have shown that spending time near water features can decrease stress and improve mental health.

These benefits make commercial outdoor fountains a valuable addition to any space, contributing to the public's well-being and enhancing urban and suburban landscapes' visual and environmental quality.

Maintenance and Cleaning for Longevity

In our quest for enduring commercial outdoor fountains, we prioritize maintenance and cleaning as essential practices. By following tailored cleaning tips and understanding how to manage environmental factors, we can ensure fountains' longevity and pristine appearance.

Regular Upkeep and Cleaning Tips

  1. Daily Maintenance: We should remove debris, such as leaves and trash, daily to prevent clogging and maintain water clarity.
  2. Weekly Tasks:
    • Check the water level and adjust accordingly to safeguard pump function.
    • Inspect and clean the pump inlet or pre-filter using a soft brush to prevent blockages.
  3. Monthly Duties:
    • To prevent deposit build-up, thoroughly clean the fountain basin and surfaces with non-abrasive cleaners.
    • Scrutinize the pump’s performance; clean its components using mild dish soap and a soft brush.

Cleaning Solutions: We must choose non-harmful, fountain-safe cleaning agents to preserve both the material of the fountain and the pump mechanism.

Managing the Impact of Weather and Wildlife

  • Weather Considerations:
    • Wind: It can bring airborne debris and dust. We need to provide more frequent cleaning during windy conditions.
    • Humidity: High levels could facilitate algae growth. Routine treatments with algaecides, as per manufacturer’s instructions, are advised.
  • Wildlife Interactions:
    • Birds and other animals can introduce waste and debris. Install deterrents if necessary to limit their influence on the fountain’s cleanliness.
    • To keep them working and safe, lights and other electrical fixtures need to be checked often, especially after a storm or heavy wind. 

By staying vigilant with these maintenance and cleaning practices, we can uphold the beauty and operation of our commercial outdoor fountains, ensuring they remain centerpieces of attraction for years to come.


We focus on aesthetics, functionality, and sustainability in designing our commercial outdoor fountains, aiming to enhance commercial landscapes and create inviting spaces for visitors. Our fountains are designed to be visually appealing, durable, and easy to maintain, focusing on matching the property’s style for cohesive elegance. Functionally, they improve the visitor experience by providing soothing sounds and cooling effects and may improve air quality. Environmentally, we incorporate water-saving technologies and eco-friendly practices to conserve resources and support our clients’ sustainability goals. This holistic approach ensures our fountains are valuable assets, boosting properties' beauty and utility while upholding environmental standards.

Explore our diverse collection of commercial fountains and find the perfect addition to your space. Check out our collection to see how our designs can bring beauty, functionality, and sustainability to your property.

Frequently Asked Questions

In our experience, the best commercial outdoor fountains blend durability, low maintenance, and visual appeal. Let’s explore the key questions buyers frequently ask about these features.

What are the essential features to consider when selecting a commercial outdoor fountain?

When choosing a commercial outdoor fountain, we must prioritize robust construction, ease of maintenance, energy-efficient pump technology, and a design that complements the commercial space's aesthetic.

How does material quality impact the longevity of an outdoor water fountain?

The material quality directly affects a fountain's resistance to wear and tear. High-quality materials like stainless steel, reinforced concrete, or durable resin cast withstand weather elements and maintain their appearance over time.

What maintenance considerations are there for large outdoor fountains?

For large outdoor fountains, we consider cleaning ease, easy access to the pump and filtration systems, and the required maintenance frequency to ensure long-term functionality and aesthetics.

What are the best waterproofing techniques for outdoor fountains?

Effective waterproofing techniques for fountains include using sealants like silicone or polyurethane to protect against water penetration and employing waterproof paints or coatings specifically designed for outdoor water features.

How does size influence the choice of a commercial outdoor water fountain?

Size dictates the visual impact of a fountain, the type of pump required, and the volume of water that must be circulated and maintained. We must ensure that the fountain's size is proportional to the space and fit for the intended use.

Which materials are most durable for outdoor water features in commercial settings?

Materials like stainless steel, bronze, and stone are among the most durable for outdoor fountains in commercial settings. They resist corrosion, with stainless steel being notably effective in saltwater environments.