Most of the fountains we build for ornamental purposes include lighting in their design. The fountains relax the
atmosphere by day and provide a beautiful light and water show at night.
The illuminated ornamental fountains we are talking about in this article are static fountains, most notable for their lights during the hours of darkness than for any other element.
The design of this type of fountain must take the following into account: the shape of the fountain, the points you want to illuminate and the shadows you want to create.
There’s the option of installing static lights or on the other hand, lights that change colour and intensity to create different lighting sequences.
Illuminated fountains for squares and cities
The fountains, just like any other urban element, must match the architectonic design of their surroundings. So, if the square where the fountain is located has a style based on organic lines, the design should follow these lines for better integration with the surroundings.
Nonetheless, due to its characteristics, this type of fountain is usually found in the middle of roundabouts, in the centre of large squares or in discreet corners of parks and gardens.
Construction and maintenance of illuminated fountains
The installation of illuminated fountains has 3 fundamental aspects that must be taken into account:
- The construction work to prepare the place where the square and the fountain’s systems will be located.
- The hydraulic installation, which includes the elements for propulsion and circulation back to the tank for treatment and subsequent recirculation.
- The electrical installation, which will control the correct functioning of all the elements included in the fountain.
Illuminated fountains have always predominated throughout our history due to their simplicity and elegance, bringing that special touch to any space.
Some of our most emblematic projects include: