June 8, 2007, Newsletter Issue #16: The Stone Fountain Versus the Fiberglass Fountain

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If you’re looking at one of the larger outdoor fountains, you’ll find that many of them are either a cast stone concrete or made of fiberglass. Each type of fountain material has its advantages and disadvantages. The choice you make depends on your personal needs and restrictions.

A fiberglass fountain will be much lighter than a cast stone fountain of comparable size. The fiberglass fountain is prized for its amazingly light weight.The cast stone concrete fountain can be more expensive than its fiberglass counterpart.The cast stone fountain is more susceptible to damage from freezing temperatures during the winter due to its porous material. However, you can take steps to prevent damage. The cast stone concrete fountain is more substantial and natural in appearance, though the fiberglass fountain can be manufactured to appear very realistic.

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