Last edited 15 May 2018

Splash fountain

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A fountain is an architectural feature which involves water and is often used as part of landscaping.

Splash fountains, also known as bathing fountains, are a type of fountain often found in urban public spaces. They are designed to be easily accessible to encourage interaction in terms of children being able to play and people being able to cool off on hot days.

Splash fountains typically incorporate non-slip surfaces and are designed to ensure there is no standing water in order to mitigates the risk of accidents and the possibility of drowning. Ground-level nozzles or high level showers spray water into the play area, sometimes controlled by timers or motion sensors.

The water will either be freshwater, recycled and treated water, or a combination, which drains away through openings in the deck and is generally recycled back to the spray mechanisms.

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