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DryFountain,designandinstallation
Dryfountainsarecurrentlyverypopular.Youcanfindthistypeofwaterdisplayinavastarrayoflocations,frompublicsquaresandparkstoshoppingcenters,
wheretheyprovideinteractivityforyoungchildren.Acommonfactorfrequentlyfoundinthesefountainsisthattheyseektobringrhythmandmovementto
thewater,turningthespacearoundthemintoanattractiveplacefortourism.
The infrastructure and installation that dry and walkable fountains need is complex, and, therefore, in this article, and using as our Waterboy Kit as an
example,wewilltrytosummarizethemostcommonelementsinthesekindsofprojects.TheWaterboycanbeinstalledindividuallyorcollectively,eitherin
rowsorarraysoringeometricalshapesthatthedryfountaindesignneeds.
Dryandwalkablefountainsarecharacterizedbyhavingahiddenstructure,belowourfeet,whichmeansthatwecanhaveanarchitecturalfountaininthe
samespaceasadryenvironment,whenthefountainisnotrunning,whichwecanuseforotherevents.Forthis,weuseaconcretechannel,astructurethat
containsthewaterfortheproperoperationofthearchitecturalfountain.Thiswaterreturnstothetankthroughagridplacedaroundit,andthroughthedry
fountain kit, which includes a grill for return and drainage to the tank. The use of a system for filtering and purification of the water is essential for
maintenanceofthewater.
We have simulated a real dry fountain installation in the following image, bringing together the components that are most frequently used. Take into
accountthat dryfountainsarenotlimitedtotheelements pictured,nordoalldryfountainsinclude theseelements,sinceeach projecthasitsownspecial
features.
1. The Waterboy is our installation kit for dry fountains, made of
stainless steel, with White or RGB LED lighting, controlled by an
electricalpanel(15)tocontrolthelightandwaterdisplay.Thereare
threeWaterboymodels.
i. Constant water output and lighting control, with this model
the water output is free and the RGB LED lighting is
controllablewiththeelectricalpanel(14).

ii. Waterandlightingcontrol,inthiscase,wecontrolthewater
outputwith solenoidvalves,andthelightingis,similartothe
previousmodel,controlledfromtheelectricalpanel(14).
iii. Control of water output and height, and lighting, with the
inverter we can control the height of the water jets and the
LEDRGBlighting.

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iv. Control del agua e iluminacin, en este caso controlamos la


salida del agua mediante electrovlvulas y la iluminacin LED
RGB es, como en el modelo anterior, controlable desde el
cuadroelctrico(14).
v. Controldelasalidayalturadelagua,eiluminacin,mediante
elvariadordefrecuenciapodemosobtenerunjuegodeagua
controlandolaalturadeloschorrosylailuminacinLEDRGB.
2. The choice of a submersible or horizontal pump depends on the
designerandtheavailabilityofspaceforconstructionofthecasing
tohousethepump,electricalpanels,etc.Withthispump,wateris
driventotheWaterboythroughthedischargepipe.Thefirstdesign
depicts a submersible pump, and the second depicts a horizontal
pump,inordertodemonstratebothoptions.
Ahorizontalpump canalsobeused
inthisinstallation,usingafootvalve
(a), a key (b) to regulate the pump
input flow, a key (c) to regulate the
output flow, and a retention valve
(d)inthedischargepipe.

3. Grid or mesh, used as a prefilter to prevent dirt particles from


beingsuckedintothepump.
4. Pump flow regulation valve, with this valve, we can regulate the
desiredheightofthewaterjetsinthedryfountain.

5. Overflow, lets the water output that surpasses the desired level
intothedryfountain'stank.Forexample,itisverynecessaryinthe
caseofheavyrainsorwhentherearefailuresinthewaterinput.
6. Baseoutlet,servestoemptythedryfountain'stank.
7. Dry fountain drain valve, this valve allows for emptying the dry
fountain'stankthroughthebaseoutlet(6).
8. Levelprobeforfillingofthedryfountain,whenthewaterisbelow
thedesiredlevelinthedryfountain'stank,theprobeactivatesthe
solenoid(9)andfillsthefountain.
9. Solenoid for filling of the dry fountain, functions with the level
probe(8),allowingtheautomaticfillingofthedryfountain.
10. Manualfillingvalveforthedryfountain.
11. Supplyvalve,connectedtothewatersupplynetwork.
2. Retention valve in the filling inlet prevents water from the dry
fountainfromreturningtothepublicwatersupplynetwork.
3. Perimetercanalwithgridforthedryfountaincollectswaterthat
comes out of the Waterboy and returns it to the dry fountain's
tank.
4. IP68bushing,withthistypeofaccessories,weallowthecablesto
passfromoutsidetoinsidethedryfountain'stankwithoutallowing
watertoenterthemduetotheIP68seal.
5. ElectricalpanelfortheWaterboyandpump,thisiswherewekeep
all of the electronic components for our dry fountain to function;
the clocks allow configuration of the hours of operation, and the
controlsystemsallowcontrolofthewaterandlightdisplaysforour
dryfountain.Itisprogrammable.
6. An anemometer controls the operation of the dry fountain,
dependingonwindspeed,sothatwhenthewindexceedsacertain
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speed, the anemometer lowers the height of the water jets, or


preventsplashingbeyondtheperimeterofthedryfountain.
turnsthemoffcompletely,inthearchitecturalfountain,inorderto

Wehopethatthisarticlehasbeenhelpfultoyouintakingonanyprojectandinstallationofadryfountain.Please,feelfreetocontactuswithany
questionsorsuggestionssothatwecanimprovetogether.

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SafeRainS.Linfo@saferain.com|(+34)925531480
Manufactureroffountainequipment
Cobren645520,VillaluengadelaSagra,Toledo(SPAIN)