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.
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 area where water does not move.
Spray jets should be selected to give the pattern and effect desired.
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 color lenses are used.
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.
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.
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.
Suction drains with debris screens must be provided to prevent damage to pumps and clogging of spray jets
Overflow drains remove excess water brought on by rainfall or accidental overfilling of the fountain.
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.