A Gemini aerating fountain from water specialist Otterbine has transformed a lake at the Ballycoolin branch of digital printing company Xerox in Dublin
Chosen by facilities management company Acacia and supplied by irrigation specialists Aquaturf Solutions, the 3HP surface spray aerator was favoured for its dual ability to circulate the water, which was at risk of becoming stagnant when the previous 12-year old fountain broke, and provide a striking feature for the canteen diners overlooking the lake on the business park to enjoy.
Gavin Osborne, facilities engineer at Acacia who had the job of researching and finding the perfect fountain, says: "We'd been looking into the right fountain for three to four months before we were recommended the Gemini by a colleague who'd recently installed one at a local golf club. With the reference and photos he provided it was looking good that we'd found the one to fit the bill."
According to Gavin the Gemini ticked all the boxes: "It was important we found something with a practical purpose to maintain a clean and clear lake and provide an attractive focal point in the commercial landscape of the business park."
As functional as it is beautiful, the power of the Gemini, which was installed by Aquaturf Solutions, allows it to move over three times more water than decorative pattern fountains, yet its simple beauty provides an appealing aesthetic.
"The level of power and spray were exactly what we were looking for," says Gavin. "The water is kept aerated and healthy and the 1.5m vertical spray pattern is really striking."
And with that Gavin perfectly summed up the Gemini, for with it you do not have to sacrifice the pretty for the practical.
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