Water Feature Development:
Fountain People understand the designer’s desire to make a unique statement with water. Our technical capabilities and years of experience give us an uncommon degree of expertise in the implementation of custom water effects, expertise necessary to transform specific aesthetic requirements into a predictable visual result. We eliminate guesswork by providing the necessary architectural details and devices required to create the desired visual element, minimize splash potential, create specific sound levels, and to produce the appropriate lighting effect.
Design Drawings & Specifications:
Often we are asked to develop a truly distinctive water effect. To ensure that these effects measure up to the designer’s vision, we have developed an exclusive video mockup approval process. In this process we create a mock-up of the newly developed water effect in our test facility and then video the mock-up for the designer’s review. We have found this process to be invaluable to the designer by providing a preview of the visual element, its sound levels and splash parameters.
Design & Consulting for Equipment Specification
On most projects we provide both design services and the manufactured equipment as a total package. This arrangement eliminates the need for the separate payment of fees on projects where we provide design, but not the manufactured equipment. Fountain People can perform as a compensated consultant and will retain full responsibility, and provide a performance guarantee for the fountain’s design.
Mock-Up & Approval Process:
Fountain People supports the design development phase of a project by assisting the specifier in establishing a realistic fountain budget. Then, after the final design parameters have been established, we provide a complete set of design support drawings along with a written fountain specification. Drawings typically cover mechanical and electrical systems and any and all pertinent architectural details. Written specifications cover all specialized fountain equipment and work required and, at the request of the designer, may also include other installation materials with standards for workmanship and performance.
In addition to our design and manufacturing capabilities, we offer a wide range of specialized services, which are not normally satisfied by the traditional fountain consultant or fountain equipment manufacturer. These services include, but are not limited to: animation & rendering pre-visualization; on site design consultation; on site equipment installation coordination; fountain start-up and adjustment; training of owner’s maintenance personnel, and, after warranty on site repair. While some of these services are not always required, we have found that our total services approach improves coordination and avoids future problems.
Single Source Responsibility
Most specifiers and owners understand the value of a distinctive water feature. Like no other single element, water appeals to all of our senses by adding life to an environment. When used effectively an architectural water feature can enhance and add focus to a project, distinguishing it from the ordinary. Fountain People offer an alternative over traditional choices in the design and manufacture of fountain systems. We have created a single capable source for not only developing the custom water features you desire, but for providing the design, manufacturing and specialized services required to guarantee the results you demand. In addition, due to the obvious efficiencies possible when a single source is responsible for the fountain’s design, equipment & performance, the cost savings and improved overall value to the owner can be substantial. On your next project, let us help you make a unique statement with water.
Custom Manufactured Equipment:
Because every fountain installation is different, it is important that each receive the proper attention to detail in the manufacturing process. At Fountain People, we custom manufacture all of the specialized equipment for each individual project including everything from custom water display devices to the mechanical /electrical systems that make them work. Our many years of experience in the design and manufacturing of fountain systems have allowed us to develop a proven process of prepackaging the necessary mechanical and electrical systems into a series of direct burial vaults and skid mounted systems. Each vault and skid system is custom manufactured from the highest quality materials and is designed to provide the most cost effective installation possible while minimizing operating and maintenance costs.