Frequently Asked Questions
Should I choose 115V / 120V or 230V / 240V?
These fountains are designed for your typical residential power.
A 1HP motor is the maximum option offered in this voltage by manufacturers.
There are also generally some limitations in cord length when using a 115V/120V unit.
The higher voltage provided by 230V/240V units allows a much further distance between the unit and breaker. As such, they are more energy efficient.
Which horsepower should I choose?
The horsepower of your fountain is essentially how powerful the motor is. Naturally, more horsepower will create a larger spray size and result in faster water circulation.
If you're having trouble deciding, We are happy to make a recommendation based on the size/shape of your pond or lake. Feel free to give us a call.
Which cord length should I choose?
The cord length you choose depends on the distance from your fountain to the plug in location.
Do I need to hire an electrician to install the fountain?
Whether or not you should hire someone to help install your fountain really boils down to two things:
1.) Your level of experience.
2.) If a power source is already available.
If your pond already has a power source available and you are using a 115V unit, the installation process is relatively simple and you may choose to do it yourself if you are comfortable.
If your pond does not have a power source available and/or you are using a 230V unit, we would strongly advise that you consult with a licensed electrician.
How do I anchor the fountain into the pond?
Anchoring To The Bottom:
You will need two concrete blocks and some anchoring line.
Secure the anchoring line to each of the two attached eyebolts on your fountain.
Secure each side of the anchoring line to both concrete blocks.
Make sure the lines are long enough to extend 25 feet apart and at a 45 degree angle outward to the pond or lake bottom.
You will need to use a boat to bring the unit out to the desired location.
Anchoring To The Shore:
While anchoring to the shoreline is usually best suited for smaller ponds, many people choose to go this route in any situation due to the ease of installation & removal.
First, secure the anchoring line to each of the two attached eyebolts on your fountain.
Then, begin tying one end of the anchoring line onto one of the stakes at the edge of your pond. (Be sure the stakes are deep in the ground to prevent movement.)
After you have secured one end of the anchoring line to one end of the shore, carefully set your fountain into the water.
You can then walk the other end of the anchoring line to the opposite side of the shore and anchor it into place with the ground stake.
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