How To Install A Concrete Water Fountain

The toughest job in installing most fountains is perfecting the water flow to achieve the lowest splash and the most pleasing sound.  Wobble Wedges tapered fountain shims make precise adjustments to water flow fast and easy.

How to Achieve Perfect Flow Installing a Concrete Water Fountain

  1. Select a location.
  2. Install a foundation if needed. Fountains weighing under 30 lbs can be placed right on the leveled ground. Fountains over 30 lbs will need to be placed on a broad foundation made of cinder blocks, flagstone, or poured concrete.
  3. Dig a trench to lay in a GFI electrical power line to the fountain location. Be sure to consult your local building codes to learn the correct method for laying power lines in your area.
  4. Dig in a second trench for a water line. If you wish to run your fountain in the winter, be sure to bury the water line below the frost line in your area.
  5. Follow the instructions provided with your fountain to install the hardware and pump. Be sure to leave an easy access to the pump and water lines for cleaning and maintenance.
  6. Place the first tier of the fountain on the foundation with the water line ready to go into the successive tiers. Place a long carpenter’s level across the lip of the first tier and rotate it around to see where it needs to be raised to be level.
  7. Using a thin pry bar, raise the fountain and slip in Hard Wobble Wedges where needed. Rotate the level often to insure it is level in all directions.
  8. Install each successive tiers with water line.
  9. Fill the fountain with water and turn on the power. Check for leaks and tighten connections if needed.
  10. As the water is running, use a pry bar to slip Hard Wobble Wedges or Hard Mini-Wobble Wedges under each tier where they are needed to achieve the perfect water flow.