Nothing will ruin the enjoyment and aesthetic of your backyard water garden more than staring at unsightly pond equipment and plumbing fixtures. While mother nature might not need water pumps, filters, and UV clarifiers, they are necessary for our pond builds. Not to worry, hiding your equipment is easy with fake rock covers.
Camouflage Pond Equipment With Fake Rocks
Faux rock covers, also called decor rocks or artificial rocks, look and feel like real pond rocks but they are hollow, similar to a shell. Faux rocks will cover your pond equipment and give your landscape a finished look by blending in seamlessly with nature. Many of these fake landscape rocks are hand painted for a realistic and custom look. Besides providing camouflage, fake rocks are made of durable, high-quality materials and offer long-lasting equipment protection. They also provide weather protection by blocking out rain, snow, intense sunlight, debris, dust, and most anything else the great outdoors throws at your equipment.
Selecting the Right Size Fake Rock
Faux rocks are designed to be irregular in shape to give them a more realistic look. Because of this irregularity, sizing is challenging and many pond owners struggle finding the correct size to cover their equipment.
Start by measuring the maximum length, width, and height of the equipment you want to cover. Then compare these measurements to the manufacturer’s internal dimensions. Note that many manufacturers have listed the average interior dimensions at multiple heights to help guide you in finding the perfect rock. If you’re close on fit, we recommend going up a size. It’s better to have a bit more space than be too tight.
Fake Rocks Have Many Uses
Artificial rocks are not just for pond equipment. They offer protection and camouflage to a variety of outdoor eyesores. Faux landscape rocks are a popular covering for utility boxes, pipes, pumps, wellhouse equipment, sewer lines, sprinkler units, outlets, well covers, and even exterior electric devices and plugs. They make a great hideaway for a key. Or use to hide a stubborn tree stump. The options are nearly endless!
If you’re struggling to find the correct size fake rock cover for your landscape, the experts at The Pond Guy are here to help.