Debris Skimming, Pumping and Filtration Solutions.
Berkey Fountain Systems include Filtrific components and are designed for use with a wide variety of fountain styles ranging from classic pools to delicate architectural water features. A variety of different skimming solutions are available to accommodate each system type. Most projects which utilize a Berkey Fountain System fall into one of three categories; Ground Level Fountains, Elevated Fountains or Miscellaneous Architectural Features.
Ground Level Fountains
At Grade fountains utilize the S6 In-Wall Skimmer to pull debris and water back the filtered pump vault.
Ground Level Fountain Optional On / Off Operation
Similar to the above grade fountains, the Filtered Pump Vault provides storage for the water in transit in a ground level fountain. The amount of water in transit is typically significantly less in this type of fountain than an elevated fountain as the Filtered Pump Vault is installed at-grade with the water level.
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"We first began using the Filtrific system in the year 2000 in an effort to simplify our construction process and to bring easier maintenance to our clients. Our decision to employ the filtrific on all our projects has brought long term dividens form these initial goals as well from others, including dramatically lower costs in follow up warranty work. The most significant benefit of all is happy customers, as well as fewer distractions as we endeavor to keep building new projects!"
John Fulford Turnstone Construction Redmond, Washington www.turnstoneconstruction.com
Typically built above the surrounding grade, elevated fountains require that the Filtered Pump Vault is placed at an elevation below the fountain’s water surface. In this type of installation either an S5 In-Wall Skimmer or a vertical skimmer pipe is used to skim water and debris from the surface of the pool for return to the Filtered Pump Vault.
Elevated Fountain with Bottom Draw
Elevated Fountain Optional On / Off Operation
Some above grade fountain designs are designed for frequent on-off system operation. In this situation, underground containment for the water in transit (water depth above the skimmer intake edge) is required. The Filtrific Filtered Pump Vault and optional expansion reservoir units provide storage for the water in transit when the system is turned off. During times of heavy rainfall, excess rainwater is discharged through the Filtered Pump Vault's overflow and piped to a suitable drain point.
Miscellaneous Architectural Water Features
Filtered Pump Vault installed in a commercial water wall installation.
The Berkey Preformed Fountain Pump Kits are specifically designed for use with pre-formed and statuary fountains. Many pre-formed fountains do not provide a built-in chamber to house the pump. Simply placing the pump in the fountain can create a visual distraction and can prove to be a nuisance to service. The Filtrific Filtered Pump Vault provides an exterior housing for the pump, debris removal, system filtration as well as convenient auto-fill and overflow placement.
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