Fountain standard design example

SIMPLE FOUNTAIN

Above: Most simple type of fountain unit by means of a submersible motor-driven pump.
Advantages: Little expenditure. Low costs
Disadvantages:

  • Relatively large basin depth.
  • Hazard for small children.
  • High water changing costs.
  • High cleaning expenditure since nodrainage.
  • Engineering fully visible Ungraceful appearance.
  • Risk of accidents since cable and pump directly accessible.

Option: Overflow/drain fitting, freshwater supply fitting, cable inlet fitting, underwater lighting, electrical controls, water level control equipment

BETTER SIMPLE FOUNTAIN

Above: Better appointed type of fountaln unIt by means of a submersible motor-driven pump
Advantages:

  • Low water depth at the perimeter.
  • Low water volume.
  • System under grate cover.
  • No risk of accidents.
  • More graceful appearance.
  • Well-appointed dueto built-in fittings for drainage, overflow and cable entry.

Disadvantage: High expenditure for basin, fittings and leads

Option: Freshwater supply fitting, underwater lighting, electrical controls, electronic waterlevel control equipment.

SIMPLE DRY FOUNTAIN

Above: Most simple type of fountain unit with dry-mounted centrifugal pump
Advantages:

  • Relatively little expenditure.
  • Relatively low costs, since appointed fittings not used.
  • No pump dismantling for winter.

Disadvantages:

  • Relatively large water depth Hazard for small children.
  • High water changing costs.
  • High cleaning expenditure since no drainage.
  • System partly visible.
  • Ungraceful appearance.

Option:
Overflow/drain fitting, fresh water supply fitting, underwater lighting, electrical junction box, electrical controls, electronic water-level control equipment.

BETTER SIMPLE DRY FOUNTAIN

Above: Better fountain with dry-mounted centrifugal pump.
Advantages:

  • Low water depth at perimeter.
  • Low water volume.
  • System under grate control.
  • No risk of accidents.
  • More graceful appearance.
  • Well-appointed due to built-in fittings for overflow and drainage.
  • Pump protected in pump chamber.

Disadvantages:
Higher expenditure for basin, pump chamber, fittings and leads.

Option:
Fresh water supply fitting, underwater lighting, electrical junction boxes, electrical controls, electronic water level control equipment.

FOUNTAIN UNDERGROUND RESERVOIR

Above: Fountain unit with underground water reservoir as open system. Indispensable for units without a basin water surface.
Advantages:

  • System arranged largely covered.
  • Large dirt absorption capacity due to the large collecting screen.
  • Little algae formation, since water temperature is lower.

Disadvantages:
Higher expenditure for basin, water reservoir, fittings and leads.
Slightly higher energy costs do to increased pump size.

Option:
Fresh water supply fitting, underwater lighting, electrical junction boxes, electrical controls, electronic water level control equipment.

FOUNTAIN FREE STAND RESERVOIR

Above: Fountain unit with free standing water reservoir as a completely ready or pre fabricated unit with dry pump and all fittings.
Advantages:

  • Little site expenditure since it's a pre fabricated unit .
  • Easily maintained.
  • Large debris screen.

Disadvantages:
Higher expenditure for basin, water reservoir, fittings and leads.
Slightly higher energy costs do to increased pump size.

Option:
Fresh water supply fitting, underwater lighting, electrical junction boxes, electrical controls, electronic water level control equipment.

FOUNTAIN WATER DISPLAY

Nice combo

WATERFALL FOUNTAIN

Important:

  • Trough should be adequately dimensioned.
  • Lip and weir edge should be kept clean.
  • Avoid sitting under trees (leaves and twigs).
  • Try to protect from wind.
  • Ensure pump is correctly sized.
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FOUNTAIN WATER TRAPS

 

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FOUNTAIN LARGE

FOUNTAIN LARGE