Types of Floating Fountains
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There are several types of floating outdoor fountains used in commercial and residential settings.
- Heavy duty commercial floating fountains are typically used to aerate very large lakes and ponds and for eye-catching appeal. They require more horsepower that typical residential floating fountains and require professional installation and maintenance. Serenity Health's 5.1J F is an example of an adjustable floating fountain for larger ponds. With 5HP and six nozzles for interchangeable fountain patterns, fountain heights range from 26-50 feet in diameter.
- Residential garden ponds typically require floating fountains ranging from, 1/2 to 3 horsepower (HP). The larger the garden pond, the more horsepower is required for adequate water flow. Conversely, a small pond is overwhelmed by too much flow. The 2400VFX floating fountain offers a beautiful aerating pattern adjustable for 5'-15' wide. A separate photo eye provides a timer and a separate light offers nighttime viewing pleasure.
- Solar floating fountains are ideal for garden ponds in sunny locations. Most solar-powered floating fountains are both functional and decorative. Some solar-powered floating fountains have solar panels built into their surface; others use a remote solar panel and battery station. For instance, the Floating Lily Solar Pond Fountain uses natural sunlight to power a six-volt pump via a solar panel on the surface of the panel. No special installation is needed; the fountain is ready to use right from the package.
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