Two-Tired Multi-Jet Fountains are one of the most popular floating fountain designs. Their reach allows this style of feature to cover a lot of surface area, reducing the number of floats needed in even the largest ponds. Two-Tiered Multi-Jet Fountains create a heavy mist over the surrounding water source and have light to moderate wind stability. They’re excellent at reflecting light and are often paired with hidden lights in the base of the floats.
This multi-jet style has a center, vertical nozzle with six or eight arching nozzles surrounding it. The vertical nozzle will always be a well-defined column of highly aerated water but can vary depending on aesthetic preference. The nozzle can be either a foam jet nozzle, a geyser nozzle, or a pod-jet nozzle. Regardless of which nozzle style used, the center column can reach heights from 20- to 60- feet in the air. The outer ring on arching jets can vary in height and arch angle depending on preference. The higher the jets’ reach, the wider the splash.
Floating fountains, like the Two-Tiered Multi-Jet style, are a great focal point for any pond, lake, or reservoir. They’re popular in commercial and residential sectors, higher education campuses, and golf course landscape design. Aside from the acoustic benefits they bring to the surrounding area, floating fountains also bring an important aesthetic benefit. During the day, the jets draw visitors’ eyes to bodies of water they would often overlook. At night, an illuminated fountain will not only provide light to the columns of water but also the surrounding water’s surface.
Ponds and reservoirs are often subject to still water, especially in areas with little wind activity. Floating fountains offer aeration and surface disruption that bodies of water need to keep from getting stagnant. Having a floating fountain reduces algae levels, increase oxygen levels and provide a large percentage of the required aquatic maintenance. These are all vital to the health of water bodies, especially in mosquito-prone areas.