Once the project was defined, it was decided that the fountain itself would be walk-through attraction in a clear paved area in one of the park’s squares This decision was taken due to the fact that walk-through fountains are the most accessible when creating water displays as well as being quite versatile, as the area concerned can be used for other alternative uses when the fountain is not in operation.
The second point that had to be taken into account in relation to the fountain design was the shape size of the park’s fountain. As this is a circular square, a biaxial symmetric design was chosen, with sufficient walking space in between jets, always prioritising pedestrians.
We aim to transmit and create sensations through the movement of the fountain’s water and light. According to the impressions that one wishes to create for the visitor, the type and number of jets are designed along with the distribution of space available.
The fountain was installed in a period of three months. We can divide the process into three phases, which on occasions overlapped:
- Civil works
Which included excavation and ground levelling work where the systems were to be installed. During this phase we have to take into account the location of the technical room, where the majority of the systems are found and its conduits to the fountain base. This room should be accessible for subsequent maintenance of the fountain.
- Installation of hydraulic and electrical parts.
This was the most laborious phase due to the size of the project. This phase had to be coordinated with the civil works due to the fact that all parts were underground.
First the basins were installed that house the pumps and jet nozzles in their corresponding positions. Then the pipes, pumps, nozzles and other necessary hydraulics were connected and assembled.
Grids are installed covering the basins, which collect the returned water and individual LED lighting for each of the jets.
- Connection and putting into operation:
After installing all the equipment, the putting into operation tests took place from the electrical control panel.
As with all our projects, this fountain is equipped with our Syncroshow® systems control software, which programs and individually adapts to the systems installed on each project, with its specific operating parameters. This allows comprehensive and global control over the installation using any device with access to the Internet, which enables maintenance works.
This project is completed in accordance with European sustainability criterion. It is a reliable technical solution, highlighting the installation of hard wearing and high-quality materials, such as the use of stainless steel for hydraulic systems.
It has been designed in order to make the most efficient use of all resources required for its operation. Installation of low power LED lights is one way this has been achieved.
The water treatment allows us to reuse the water, significantly reducing consumption, which reduces the required amounts due to water loss because of evaporation, and partial replacements for installation maintenance, always focusing on safety and water quality.
The fountain comes with different modes allowing us to program it according to the timetable, in order to offer various effects:
- Static: continuous operating mode, which comes with small variations.
- Water displays: variations in height and jet operation during the day via various program sequences.
- Water and light displays: in which changes of light colour interact with the water displays to the rhythm of the programmed music at night.
- Eco: Basic operation mode for low-level public periods.