We advise that you contact a local contractor for help in many situations. They know the local environment (e.g., soil) and your building codes to make your installation a successful one. This is especially important for large heavy installations.
The first thing to consider is where you'll place your new fountain. You'll need power for the pump and lights. Check your local codes or consult a local contractor for assistance.
The second thing to consider is the weight of the fountain. Why? Because you don't want your fountain to become like the "Leaning Tower of Pisa" if where you place it starts packing unevenly.
Typical installation instructions are listed below. If you want to review the instructions before you purchase, then ask us for the instructions for your particular fountain. We'll need the name of the fountain and reference number.
Silicone adhesive is recommended for between stacked components of fountains, statues, birdbaths, lanterns, and other cast stone items.
- Apply liberally on the top of bottom piece where it will join with the top piece.
- Carefully and firmly place the top piece on it.
- Allow to set.
Always detach silicone-adhered pieces before lifting or moving.
- Do not lift birdbath, fountains, lanterns or other units without first completely disassembling them.
- Carefully detach the silicone-adhered pieces with a gentle rocking and twisting motion.
- Reassemble with silicone adhesion as described above.
Place the fountain pedestal or statuary on a firm and level location.
- Ensure that the suface is firm, stable, and strong.
- That the fountain or statuary should not sink into the ground, break through the flooring, or wobble.
- Fountains. A level surface is necessary for even water flow.
- A concrete patio block may be used, or pour a permanent concrete pad.
Fountains. Consult a licensed electrician and your building codes so that your fountain is safely installed according to your local codes and regulations.
- Some fountains come with a submersible recirculating pump.
- In this case, no plumbing lines are needed.
- You will need a grounded 110V (AC only) GCFI protected receptacle near the fountain site.
- Your fountain site should be within reach of a garden hose to replenish the water as it evaporates and to rinse the fountain.