Spring is in the air at UMass and with that, the fountains are to be installed in the Campus Pond beginning March 28th. We purchased the fountains for a few reasons – for beautification, but also for aeration and circulation of the water.
The installation of the three fountains takes roughly a day. First we must load them in our row boat one by one row out to the desired location and run guy wires to each side of the bank to hold them in place. We stake them down to the bank because the amount of water being taken in from the fountain would cause them to spin in a circular rotation.
Each fountain requires 3 feet of water to operate correctly, which is now possible from our Hydro raking project we did last fall.