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Fountain refurbishment: practical pointers

Eric Roberts (Managing director of Water Techniques of Cobham, Surrey)

Structural Survey

ISSN: 0263-080X

Article publication date: 1 January 1992

Abstract

Suggests refurbishment of the many disused public fountains (estimated at up to 2000 in the UK) can be achieved at a fraction of the cost of creating new water displays. Briefly reviews deterioration points – statuary, perimeter walls, pool walls and floor, pumping equipment, pipeworks, pump screens, nozzles and valves, filtration, wind – and water‐controls, winter protection and electrical safety. Concludes that programmed maintenance, and the establishment of specific maintenance responsibility, is crucial for public display fountain operation.

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Roberts, E. (1992), "Fountain refurbishment: practical pointers", Structural Survey, Vol. 10 No. 1, pp. 21-25. https://doi.org/10.1108/02630809210031681

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MCB UP Ltd

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