Bobé Water & Fire Features (Phoenix, AZ) manufactures Rain Fall, a waterfeature that captures the sight and sound of natural precipitation. Available in standard and custom lengths in straight lines or curves, the systems mask background noise, cool the air around them and come in four finishes: copper, stainless steel, bronze and black onyx. For details, click here.
Bobé Water & Fire Features (Phoenix, AZ) now offers Pure Flow, a scupper made with quarter- and eighth-inch-thick marine-grade stainless steel. The pressurized units shoot water out up to 36 inches and have 1.5-inch threaded inlets in the back or can be customized with the inlets in the bottom. They come in six widths ranging from six to 48 inches. For details, click here.
Fountain People (San Marcos, TX) manufacture Dandelion water effects in both spherical and hemispherical configurations. Made of machined brass, cast bronze and copper, the fixtures are designed to create curved contours covered in flat circles of water. They operate with very small orifices, so filtration is recommended to minimize nozzle maintenance. For details, click here.
Grand Effects (Irvine, CA) has introduced a line of Water Plantiers made of either concrete or copper. Designed to be mixed and matched with the company’s Fire Bowls, Water Bowls and Fire/Water Bowls, the units offer substantial room for planting, provide water flows at ten to 12 gallons per minute, can be automated and come in multiple sizes and colors. For details, click here.
Fountains Unique (Laguna Hills, CA) manufactures wall scuppers in a Deco style that works in a range of settings, from classic to contemporary. Available with three faceplates (diamond, round or square) and three pipe diameters (1-1/2, 2 or 2-1/2 inches), the units can be customized in several polished finishes, including chrome, brass and nickel. For details, click here.
Atlantic Water Gardens (Mantua, OH) has launched a line of flexible hardscape basins. Designed for use in formal waterfeatures that include open basins (particularly custom block reservoirs for which frost-proofing is a concern), the UV-resistant units are available in tan or grey in four-, six- and eight-foot widths and include pre-punched bulkhead fittings. For details, click here.
Synchronorm (Bremen, Germany) publishes Depence, a software system that aids in the design and programming of professional fountain shows and displays. Featuring a three-dimensional visualization system that can simulate fountain, laser, video and lighting details with real-time accuracy, the system allows for one-click fountain-height adjustments. For details, click here.
Solus Décor (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) has added water bowls to its product lines. The plug-and-paly units come in 26-, 36- and 48-inch models, either with a scupper or domed. Each is made almost entirely by hand using concrete mix designs that include recycled materials and offer durability, color-fastness and heat retention. For details, click here.
Safe-Rain (Toledo, Spain) has introduced Waterboy Plus, a dry-deck fountain kit made of stainless steel and featuring a controllable LED lighting system for creation of easily programmable water and light displays. Available with or without solenoids for a range of control possibilities, the units include angle correctors for mounting on slopes. For details, click here.
Aquility Systems (Gainesville, FL) announces StealthFull, a hidden auto-fill system designed for use in fountains, ponds and other waterfeatures where it’s important for the device to be as unobtrusive as possible. The compact sensor mounts under the surface and has a fail-safe feature that minimizes losses to leaks while eliminating overflows. For details, click here.
Aquascape (St. Charles, IL) now offers hand-cast spillway bowls, basins and stands. Made from glass-fiber-reinforced concrete (GFRC), the units have the patina and appearance of handcrafted stone fountains at a fraction of the weight, resulting in easy installation. In addition, individual units can be linked together to create elaborate displays. For details, click here.
Avalon Fountains (Malibu, CA) has published a digital catalog covering its line of nature-inspired fountains and waterfeatures for both residential and commercial settings. The handcrafted, water-emitting trees range in height from 4 to 50 feet, and each is a made-to-order artwork in copper, bronze and glass. Glass-flowered plants are also highlighted. For details, click here.
Crystal Fountains (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) manufactures the LED040 mid-sized underwater light for use in fountains and other small watershapes. The compact units are available in warm white, cool white and RGB formats, are made with rugged polycarbonate ABS and stainless steel and have internal temperature controls to prevent overheating. For details, click here.