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Dissapearing Fountain

Posted by WCoast-Artist none (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 22, 14 at 13:18

Hi, I�m new to the Forum and have questions someone may be able to help with. We are landscaping our backyard and our intention is to add a disappearing fountain as one of the features. My intent is to make one out of a glazed ceramic urn/vase. The urn we have selected is about 40" high and 20" wide at its� widest. My intention is to seal the inside with an epoxy sealer or a concrete sealer. I�m also thinking is should fill the bottom � with pebbles to help with stability.

I�d like to put this on a 36" � 48" reservoir. Is there a particular brand/model I should be looking at?
Some sites I�ve looked at suggest a 950 GPH pump for this tall of a pump. One I�ve been looking at is the Pondmaster 950 GPH Mag pump. Any thoughts comments on this are appreciated.

Should I be looking at additional filtration, other than comes with the pump. The immediate area around the fountain will be flagstone. The reservoir will be covered with black Mexican beach pebbles.

Is an auto-water level feature something I should be looking at as well, or do most people just monitor the level and add as needed.

Thanks in advance for any insights.

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RE: Dissapearing Fountain

We added the auto-water feature to our vanishing waterfall. It is quite nice to not have to worry about filling do to evaporation. Though ours is in direct well. We originally didn't have the auto fill feature. It became a nuance.

Yours is going to be a smaller feature. I would imagine it depended on if it's in direct sun...and how hot your area gets. If you would notice a lot of evaporation or not.

We used Berkey Supply. Great customer service...very helpful with directing us to which product served our needs. As well as I like it has a filter to the water holding tank. Which come fall is easy to remove and clean.

Here is a link that might be useful: Berkey Supply

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