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Berkey Supply Rock colum water feature kits are made for
professional grade installations. Other plastic fountain basins on the
market have significant disadvantages.
The first is the heavy rocks sit on a plastic structure that may not be
very stable especially for heavy rocks.
Do you really want heavy rocks sitting on a plastic grate? They can be pushed around or pushed
over. They just sit there. The best approach ia to excavate a basin put
liner and fabric down. Run your piping
and pour some concrete around the stones for a stable base and then fill up the
rest of the basin area with rocks. Water
will flow up the rock column, run down the rock and into the gravel area. From therre it will go through a skimmer into
a pipe going to a filter tank outside of the water feature located nearby or
farther away. This is a professional
installation that is built to last.
Won't Clog Up
Plastic fountain basins don’t offer any filtriation so the
reservoir, and pump gets clogged up with debris over time. If leaves get caught on the grate and plug it
up the water may start running out of the water feature. In order to clean out the reservoir you have
to remove the grating on the fountain basin and maybe even remove the water
feature stone from the fountain basin.
Another consideration is asthetics. Do you really want a bubbling rock sitting on
plastic grates on top of a plastic basin?
Wouldn’t you rather have bubbling rocks sitting in a rock bed that
blends into your landscape? With a
Berkey Supply rock column kit you are provided with a fixeded skimmer that is
inside the water feature. If you have
the level of the gravel or rock base lower that the level of the top of the
skimmer you can have a shallow pool when the waterr feature is running. When the pump is turned off the water will
dissapear though a small hole drilled in the fixed skimmer below the gravel
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Call 800-959-8353 with product questions and our
knowledgeable staff with years of experience will be able to assist you.