Water Tech (East Brunswick, NJ) makes the Volt FX-2, a vacuum system for use in cleaning fountains and waterfeatures as well as pools and spas. The battery-powered unit attaches to a standard telescopic pole and is ideal for spot cleaning. It comes with a reusable all-purpose filter bag and optional microfilter bags for capturing all types of debris. For details, click here.
Focus Industries (Lake Forest, CA) now offers the Model SL-11-LEDM submersible lighting fixture. Made with a cast-brass body, the unit has a clear, tempered-glass lens and is available with a 7-, 11- or 15-watt LED module with a 12-volt driver on board. It can be used as a 15-degree spot, a 40- or 60-degree flood or a 160-degree wide flood. For details, click here.
Campania International (Pennsburg, PA) manufactures Avignon Fountain Kits, packages that include cast-stone fountain components as well as a pump and all required plumbing components, including hose clamps that double as flow restrictors. They are available in 12 patinas, from Aged Limestone or Brownstone to Copper Bronze or Travertine. For details, click here.
AquaMaster (Kiel, WI) manufactures the Celestial Fountain line. Featuring multiple, interchangeable spray patterns, the units are designed for simple assembly and installation at minimum operating depths of four feet. They feature all-stainless steel power supplies for strength and corrosion resistance as well as energy-efficient, oil-cooled motors. For details, click here.
Crystal Fountains (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) has introduced the WDK100 Deck-Jet Kit, a directionally adjustable, flush-mounted nozzle system with the flexibility to meet a range of design needs for pool decks and water-play areas. Made of cast bronze and brass, the units’ faceplate can be removed for nozzle alignment or cleaning by using a security key. For details, click here.
Blue Thumb Distributing (Saginaw, MI) offers Copper Tree Fountains for residential installations. Depending on the model, each compact, hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind tree fits in a space up to 48 by 48 inches, providing an easy-to-maintain, energy-efficient focal point for either a front or backyard space without taking up much valuable room. For details, click here.
Thumb Distributing (Saginaw, MI) has acquired the LiquidArt line of pondless fountains, including the Round Ripples Pottery Fountain. Handcrafted by clay artisans, the units are 36 inches in diameter and come with 70-gallon water reservoirs as complete, ready-to-install packages. They’re available in two colors – sky blue or oil green. For details, click here.
Aquascape (St. Charles, IL) now packages sets of three Mongolian basalt columns in complete fountain kits. The easy-to-install systems include 24-, 30- and 36-inch-tall basalt columns; a subsurface water basin with a 98-gallon capacity to minimize maintenance and refilling; an energy-efficient pump; and all required pipes, sealant and fittings. For details, click here.
Crystal Fountains (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) has introduced the Spectra Series LED Linear Light for wet or dry applications. The four-inch-wide, low-profile, easy-to-maintain units feature RGBACL lighting technology, which produces light from the purest white to infinite color shades and tones with great precision – and simplified programming. For details, click here.
Stone Forest (Santa Fe, NM) produces ribbed sphere fountains in three diameters: 20, 24 and 36 inches. As water flows over the irregular, saw-cut granite surfaces, it creates a wavy, mesmerizing flow pattern. Installation kits in square and round formats are available for the smaller sizes; the large one requires a custom base. For details, click here.
CMP (Newnan, GA) offers Natural Wonders Waterfalls for adding sheer veils of water to pools, spas and other waterfeatures. Available in lengths up to eight feet, the units feature rear or bottom ports, require flows of only one gallon per minute per inch, can be made to fit any convex or concave contour and come in clear, white, grey and tan. For details, click here.
Roman Fountains (North Venice, FL) manufactures the RRDJ2-XX-DH-LED, a flush-mounted nozzle/LED light assembly for fountain applications. The units consist of high-strength, roto-molded, polypropylene niche bodies with stainless steel grates and nozzle inserts. There are three available spray patterns and a choice of white or RGB lights. For details, click here.
Fountain Supply Co. (Santa Clarita, CA) makes an electronic water-level controller for fountains and other applications. A three-probe sensing unit monitors the water’s level, activating a valve when the water contacts the middle probe and, for safety, shutting the system down if it reaches the bottom probe. For details, click here.