This classic fountain is made using a white sand concrete with grains of marble and a steel reinforced base and is suitable for use on its own or in a pond.
There are two main versions available as: Standard version and a Pond Version. We also offer a 'Tall' version. With the Standard Version water is pumped from the bottom bowl to the top of the feature. The Pond Version is suitable for installation in a pond or pebble pool and is supplied with a larger pump and regulator plus valve fittings, allowing water to be pumped from the base of the fountain instead of from the bottom bowl. If you need a pebble pool to go beneath the Pond Version we recommend the FiniaTM 1800
I'm confused! Could you explain all these options?
It really depends if you want the water to fall all the way to the ground or not.
The simplest option is for the water to be pumped back to the top from the lowest bowl (ie the bowl of the fountain about 2 feet off the ground). The pump sits in that lower bowl (hidden from view in the centre column). In this case, the water never falls to the ground. It's the cheapest option and easiest to construct. You don't need to do any ground works, other than provide a secure base for the fountain to stand on. The electric cable (10m, supplied) is threaded down through a hole in the central column of the fountain so you can exit it through the ground invisibly.
If you want the water to fall all the way to the ground, you have two options.
1) Stand the fountain in a pond.
The pond becomes the reservoir and the pump sits in the pond, pumping water back to the top of the fountain through a hole in the central column. The lower bowl of the fountain fills with water until full then water tips down into the pond.
2) Use the optional surround to create a waterproof reservoir or mini-pond at the base of the fountain.
(See the lower of the two smaller photos above.) With this option, the water is visible in the bowl created by the optional surround at ground level. Instead of digging a hole for the reservoir, you need to construct a concrete base, then use concrete to join together the components of the optional surround. The concreting you do will make the base pool waterproof, so clearly this is a more advanced DIY option than the other options.
To view a PDF file containing detailed installation instructions, please click on the following link: Classical Stone Fountain Instructions
Both versions are supplied complete with pump:
Dimensions: Two tier - Tall Version
- Standard version - Height 155cm(61ins); Bottom bowl diameter 112cm(44ins); Weight 358kg; Pump 750 litres / hour
- Pond version - Height 155cm(61ins); Bottom bowl diameter 112cm(44ins); Weight 358kg; Pump 2000 litres / hour
This eight piece surround is made using a white sand concrete with quartz stone and a steel reinforced base. Suitable for the three tier water feature (might look out of proportion with the two tier).
Height 28cm(11"), Diameter 210cm(6ft 11").
The diameter for the large bowl is 112cm (Height 28cm; 127kg)
Suitable for outdoor use
Thanks to Mrs C for this photo of the fountain in her garden.