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Fountain Design - Basic Components

  Pool  
Control Panel
Pool
The size and shape of the pool may be determined by the fountain effects, or the fountain effect may be designed to fir the pool. The water depth should be not less than 18" for easy installation of the equipment.  
Control Panel
Nema rated electrical panels incorporate the controls for the pumps, lights and water level equipment. Panels also house operating timers, as well as timers and relays for sequencing valves.
Pool Filter  
Wind Controller
Pool Filter
Pool filters will maintain water quality. Filter size based on pool capacity must be calculated to enable proper operation of the filter to ensure clear water. Well mounted "IEA" filter returns, circulate filtered water to corners of pools or other aresa where water does not move.  
Wind Controller
A sensing head mounted up-wind from the fountain with the control mechanism in the control panel can reduce the height of the fountain jet in moderate winds by opening a by-pass valve or shut down the jets pump completely in heavy winds.
Fountain Effects
Fountain Effects  
Suction Drains and Debris Screens
Spray jets should be selected to give the pattern and effect desired.  
Suction Drains and Debris Screens
Suction drains with debris screens must be provided to prevent damage to pumps and clogging of spray jets.
Lighting  
Overflow Drains
Lighting
A standard of two lights per single nozzle is recommended for proper illumination. The wattage is determined on the size and height of the water effect and whether colour lenses are used.  
Overflow Drains
Overflow drains remove excess water brought on by rainfall or accidental overfilling of the fountain.
Pumps  
Sleeve Fittings
Pumps
Pumps are selected based on water and pressure requirements for the selected fountain effects. Submersible pumps or dry pumps are available for use on fountains. Dry pumps should be equipped with suction strainers.  
Sleeve Fittings
Mechanical 'IFS' stub-ups provide watertight sleeves through pools for attachment to spray jets.
Junction Boxes  
Water Level Controls
Junction Boxes
Waterproof 'EBJ' junction boxes complete with 'EGS' watertight cord and mounted on red brass 'EP' conduits. The type of junction box will be determined by the number of lights and electrical circuits it will service.  
Water Level Controls
Electronic water level sensors monitoring water make up valves and low water shut down will replenish the water lost due to evaporation. Non electric hydraulic water level controls are also available.




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