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Old 01-11-2012, 02:16 AM
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Decent source for disappearing fountain basins

I don't do that many, but I am looking into using the ready to go fountain basins over liners for future installs. The ones I have done in the past are not that big. A 40-48" basin would work nicely. And honestly a 36" would probably work. But since I haven't seen them in person, I don't want to spend hundreds on something that turns out to be a flimsy piece of crap...plus shipping.

If you have any recommendations on ones that you have used, please post it.
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:05 PM
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Subscribing. I only use liner but a good cheap basin would be nice. Good name as well.

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Old 01-11-2012, 11:59 PM
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Besides simplified installs to begin with, I like the idea of having a fairly rigid reservoir. I am going to dig one up next week that I installed five years ago. Over the past two years the volume of water it will hold has decreased due to the ground around it pushing in. The pump got something stuck in it and I could not even get the pump out. The ground at the top of the reservoir had pushed in, almost to the the concrete blocks that hold the ceramic fountain.

Bottom line, a couple very heavy rains and the customer not keeping the water level up high enough contributed to it. You can't control that. If it had been a rigid basin, it would not happen.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:04 AM
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I always custom build my resovoirs I find the preform basins still limit you on pump sizes due to splashing and not giving me the desired effects. Also I pay just as much for preform basins versues liner as well.
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