Dry land water fountain on deck next to pool

johnkim2020

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Aug 2, 2020
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Hi,

I built myself a dancing water fountain few years ago. I will be building a pool and want to install similar system to my pool.

I want to install some dry land water fountain next to the pool. I'm curious to know if any of you've done something similar and best approach?

Each fountain is individually controlled with a separate pump.

From my understanding, there are hidden water reservoir underneath but I'm not sure what is the best way to connect that back to the main pool.

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Newdude

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Welcome to TFP !! Please make a build thread in the 'under construction' sub-forum when its time. I and many others will get fat watching it while eating popcorn !!
 
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Dirk

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If you're considering using pool water to spray onto your deck and then somehow route that same water back into your pool, then I would say that's going to be problematic. You'll be washing dirt and who knows what into your pool. But if you use pool water that sprays back into your pool without touching the deck, dancing and lit up, then that could be very cool.

If you're determined to have this water dancing over your concrete deck, you might be better off making it a closed system and leaving the pool out of it.
 
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Dirk

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They make fixtures that mount in your deck and spray arches of water into your pool (can't think of what they're called). They're usually connected to each other, and then to a single pump. But I don't see why they can't be routed to individual pumps. I believe there are lighted versions, though not sure if those lights are multi-colored and programmable. If not, you could probably fabricate something for that effect.
 
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johnkim2020

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If you're considering using pool water to spray onto your deck and then somehow route that same water back into your pool, then I would say that's going to be problematic. You'll be washing dirt and who knows what into your pool. But if you use pool water that sprays back into your pool without touching the deck, dancing and lit up, then that could be very cool.

If you're determined to have this water dancing over your concrete deck, you might be better off making it a closed system and leaving the pool out of it.
Thanks. That's a good point of putting dirty water back to pool.

What about have a closed basin system but using pool water to replenish the fountain basin? This basin also has its own water filtration system.

Also install a channel drain between fountain deck and pool to catch any water.

The only fountain water entering the pool system will be the splash over which should be minimum.


The laminar jet is nice as well like the one you posted. I also plan to incorporate this into my future pool:
 
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Dave31410

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Feb 27, 2018
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Hi,

I built myself a dancing water fountain few years ago. I will be building a pool and want to install similar system to my pool.

I want to install some dry land water fountain next to the pool. I'm curious to know if any of you've done something similar and best approach?

Each fountain is individually controlled with a separate pump.

From my understanding, there are hidden water reservoir underneath but I'm not sure what is the best way to connect that back to the main pool.

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I was involved in the installation of one of those fountains a few years ago before I retired. There is an underground reservoir and a complicated system of pipes. There is only one pump but each fountain head is controlled by a computer system so different displays can be programmed. It also required a chlorine gas injection system just like a public swimming pool. I agree that it would be best for it to be self contained and not connected to the pool.
 

spd500

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Jul 20, 2020
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Here is my current fountain. I really like it and if I'm going to spend all these money building a pool, might as well add it.

Imagine swimming with your favorite music synchronize with the fountain?

That is really cool. Have you thought about maybe building something like that into a tanning ledge/baja shelf? That was it would be a part of the pool that could be functional when you are not using the fountains and it would still be part of the pool water system
 
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Dirk

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I think incorporating it into the pool somehow is the way to go. I was just saying not to involve the surrounding deck. In a baja shelf (great idea!), or as laminars or in a fountain structure (or all three!), whatever. That way you wouldn't have to have a separate body of water with its own filtration/chlorination system. And if kids are involved, I'm sure they'd love to play in the pool under the spray.
 

johnkim2020

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Aug 2, 2020
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Canada
Maybe something like this?
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Thanks. That's a good idea. My plan is to have a 35' x 15' rectangular pool.
That is really cool. Have you thought about maybe building something like that into a tanning ledge/baja shelf? That was it would be a part of the pool that could be functional when you are not using the fountains and it would still be part of the pool water system

Thanks. Ledge is a great idea. My plan is to have a ledge in the center, 3 fountain nozzle inside the ledge, and flanked by two fire pit. Around the ledge, I will have a row of the fountain.

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Technically, I can build a super long ledge along the pool length (35') but that'll probably look ugly and limit the entrance of the pool from that side.

I drew a diagram of an idea i have. The pool is 35x15' + coping. I have a ledge in the middle for more fountain/waterfall/firepit. On each side, I have 6 inground water jet.

The deck slopes away from pool and excessive water is collected in the green drain back to the underground fountain reservoir.

The fountain has its own reservoir, sand filter, UV light disinfectant, and chlorine generator.


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