||My neighbor spent a lot of money on their pond and waterfall, and yet only can enjoy it for 5-6 months out of the year here in Colorado. Can you get more "bang for the buck"?
Absolutely! The goal of a modern water feature is to provide enjoyment and tranquility for its owner 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Your feature should provide enjoyment year around, simply changing its face through the seasons. A pond in winter can be as serene and beautiful as in summer, its waterfall running and turning to ice sculpture, its surface sometimes frozen sometimes open through the warm and cold of Colorado's winter.
Artificial lighting incorporated into your water feature will add new drama and excitement to your outdoor evenings, 365 days a year.