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
This beautiful fountain is compatible with our Classical Stone Fountain Surround.
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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) bases down to the ground 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 three 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 an underground reservoir. This is plastic, dug into a hole in the ground. The reservoir supports the weight of the fountain. You cover the lid of the reservoir with pebbles. The pump sits in the water in the reservoir underground and pumps the water back to the top through a pipe through the centre of the fountain.
3) Use the optional surround to create a waterproof reservoir or mini-pond at the base of the fountain.
With this option, the water is visible in the pool 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, this is more suitable for the advanced DIY customers or as a builders project.
To view a PDF file containing detailed installation instructions, please click on the following link: Classical Stone Fountain Instructions
All versions are supplied complete with the correct pump:
Dimensions: Three tier
- Standard version - Height 205cm(81ins); Bottom bowl diameter 112cm(44ins); Weight 430kg; Pump 1500 litres / hour
- Pond version - Height 205cm(81ins); Bottom bowl diameter 112cm(44ins); Weight 430kg; Pump 3000 litres / hour
The height of the base pedestal is 70cm and the diameter is 100cm
This eight piece surround is made using a white sand concrete with quartz stone and a steel re-enforced base. Suitable for the three tier water feature (the surround would look best with the full 3 tier version, however it will look great on any version or even on it's own).
Height 28cm(11"), Diameter 210cm(6ft 11")
The diameter for the large bowl is 112cm (Height 28cm; 127kg)
Suitable for outdoor use