Great American Waterfall Co. (Spring Hill, FL) manufactures Aqua Zero Edge, a two-piece spillway system that adds detail to and speeds completion of raised pool walls. Available as standard two-foot-long units for geometric and some freeform applications, the system consists of a mounting plate and a trough dam that can be modified on site. For details, click here.
Stone Forest (Santa Fe, NM) makes hand-carved stone tsukubai basins from beige granite with a design similar to one installed in the Japanese garden in Portland, Ore. Intended for use with a bamboo spout (with a 70-gallon-per-hour pump, available separately), the 18-by-18-by-9.5-inch basin can also be drilled for use as a bubbling fountain. For details, click here.
Great American Waterfall Co. (Hudson, FL) manufactures Aqua Storm, a system for wet walls or rain curtains in either sheet or stream form. Available in standard or custom configurations with either side or bottom feeds, the nozzles operate at .25-, .50- or 1-gallon-per-minute flow rates with two-inch feeds and come in a selection of standard colors. For details, click here.
Paramount Pool & Spa Systems (Chandler, AZ) makes the Parascope, a telescoping waterfeature that rises when actuated and then drops down flush with the pool surface when it’s time to play or swim. The adjustable-height units feature three flow patterns (flower, bubbler and fountain) and may be installed on steps, benches, sun shelves or floors. For details, click here.
Haddonstone (Pueblo, CO) has expanded its line of Neapolitan-style centerpieces with the Napoli self-circulating, self-contained fountain for small garden, terrace or patio spaces. Featuring two ornate shell bowls, a pedestal and a pump, the fountain’s water flows from a naturalistic bud fountainhead into the top bowl before dropping to the bottom bowl. For details, click here.
Blue Thumb Distributing (Saginaw, MI) makes Formal Falls waterfall systems for use in a variety of retaining walls. The units are compact for easy placement and installation and are available with LED lights for either multi-colored or fixed-color nighttime displays. They come in four widths and in custom configurations and feature stainless steel spouts. For details, click here.
EasyPro Pond Products (Grant, MI) makes the Tranquil Décor line of magnetic-drive pumps for small fountains and waterfeatures. The submersible, easy-to-service units are available in six models with outputs ranging from 85 to 1,000 gallons per hour and feature adjustable flow controls. All electrical components are encapsulated in epoxy for safety. For details, click here.
Fountain Supply Co. (Santa Clarita, CA) puts together high-performance pump skids for use with decorative fountains. Heavy-duty components on the skids’ stainless steel bases include all-bronze pumps, stainless steel cartridge filters, PVC-housed chlorinators, red brass piping and bronze valves – all tailored to required outputs, pressure levels and layout. For details, click here.
Hayward Pool Products (Elizabeth, NJ) now offers ColorLogic Laminars, jets that sends clear, glass-like rods of arcing water from deck to pool. When matched with the company’s lighting system, the units feature 10 solid colors or seven color-changing light shows. They also have a height adjustment mechanism for perfect deck-level alignment. For details, click here.
Fountain People (San Marcos, TX) has unveiled WaterGush, an all-in-one fountain system that integrates a variable-speed pump, an LED light and solid-stream nozzle into a self-contained deck jet. The modular units can be controlled with smartphones and are designed to reduce costs and down-time while also minimizing installation and operating costs. For details, click here.
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.