Keep garden fountains filled by using a faucet adapter

January 31, 2017
fountain in backyard in West Seneca

You don’t notice the tube that keeps the fountains filled. This fountain is in the backyard. Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

by Connie Oswald Stofko

Do you like to keep the water in your fountains splashing on high? Bernie Grosser and Jim Jankowski of West Seneca do. The sound is soothing, especially since there is a noisy convenience store nearby. If some water splashes out of the fountain, it it helps to water the nearby plants.

The problem that the West Seneca residents had was that the water level in the fountains would get low, and they had to keep refilling the fountains.

Now they have a way to keep their fountains refilled automatically. The trick is the faucet adapter, which you can buy at a hardware store.

As you can see in the photo, you can attach two hoses at the same time and adjust them separately. You can attach your  garden hose to one side and small tubing to the other. The tubing goes to the fountain. You can set it to flow at just a dribble so water oozes out, keeping your fountain full. And when you want to water your garden, your hose is still available.

See more views of their landscape here.

fountain in front garden in West Seneca

They have a fountain in the front garden as well. Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

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3 Responses to Keep garden fountains filled by using a faucet adapter

  1. Carol Griffis on January 31, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Wonderful gadget! I have one on my rain barrel. One port for filling my watering can, the other stays attached to the soaker hose.

  2. Donna on February 1, 2017 at 5:40 am

    Interesting and handy.

  3. Connie on February 1, 2017 at 6:45 am

    I never thought of using it on a rain barrel. Great idea!

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