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Date added: 01/16/2018 Upgraded Stainless Trash Pumps for 2018

Eagle Fountains is pleased to report that we have secured a new contract for 2018 from our pump suppliers on an upgraded version of our long time standard trash pumps. The new pumps are all stainless steel construction as always but with a highly polished mirrored stainless steel finish. The ultra smooth mirrored finish will further eliminate algae build up and aquatic snail and barnacle attachment on the outer body of the pump. The new pumps for 2018 will have the same tried and true heavy duty double silicone carbide seal configuration as our trash pumps have always had. If you want the best fountain pump available on your new fountain then get an Eagle Fountain and know your getting the best floating fountain in the industry.

Date added: 01/14/2018 New Eagle EFL350 fountains in operation at Soleil Blu in Orlando, FL

The Soleil Blu development in Orlando, FL has recently added 2 Eagle EFL350 floating lake fountains for algae control, aeration and landscaping visual effects in the community entrance ponds. We would like to thank Mr. C. Mooney and the staff at Soleil Blu for their confidence in Eagle Fountains. The fountains were installed and are operating as intended.

Date added: 01/04/2018 New high power LED bulbs now standard on every Eagle lighted fountain

As LED bulb technology continues to advance we have found and incorporated new higher power LED bulbs in all of our Eagle lighted fountains. These new high powered focus beam lights produce a brilliant lighting effect and come standard with all of our lighted fountains. Also these new high power LED bulbs are compatible with all Eagle lighted fountains that we have produced since 2006. Another big benefit of the new LED bulbs is that they burn cooler and so condensate does not form in the sealed light fixture. Whether you are buying a new fountain or just replacing the bulbs in an existing lighted fountain you can now get more performance and lighting brilliance with our new high power LED bulbs. To order these new high powered bulbs call Kirk at 800-293-3937.

Date added: 01/04/2018 New Eagle EFL-450 fountains in place at Cuyahoga Community College – Eastern Campus

Eagle Fountains has recently supplied two of our big EFL-450 lighted fountains for Cuyahoga Community College – Eastern Campus in Highland Hills, Ohio. We appreciate the help and coordination with George Dalton, Dana Lamphier and their staff to facilitate completion of the fountain project. These big EFL-450 lake fountains will be in operation beginning in the spring of 2018.

Date added: 01/03/2018 The big EFS-3000 pond fountain is now available with simpler controls

Eagle Fountains has designed a new version of a longtime customer favorite, our EFS-3000 3 hp unlighted lake fountain. This fountain has all the performance features of the standard EFS-3000 fountain but with a simpler control system. There are many applications where this newest version of the EFS-3000/eco will work as well as the original EFS-3000 but at a reduced initial cost. Please call Bill at 800-351-8814 to discuss if the new EFS-3000/eco is the right fit for your application.

Date added: 01/03/2018 EFL-250 lighted fountain now in operation at Texas Air Systems in Argyle, Texas

Eagle Fountains has recently supplied our EFL-250 lighted fountain for Texas Air Systems in Argyle, Texas. We appreciate the help and coordination with Mr. Rusty Vaughn to facilitate completion of their fountain project. The EFL-250 lighted fountain is in operation now and the pictures of the fountain installation look awesome.

Date added: 08/03/2017 FAQ: Why are fish dying in my pond?

Are you tired of dead fish washing up on the shore of your pond? The pond’s fish may be dying due to suffocation from lack of oxygen. A simple solution is to install an aeration system in order to prevent oxygen depletion.

There are three benefits to installing pond fountains for water aeration:

1) Allows for water oxygenation: ponds fall victim to oxygen depletion throughout all seasons of the year. Pond fountains circulate the water which provides a proper oxygen rich water environment for your fish year round.

2) Prevents stratification by mixing the warmer water at the top of the pond with the cooler water near the bottom.

3) Able to manage the ponds nutrients. A fountain will also help rid your pond of undesired algae and aquatic weeds. If you have moss and /or weeds growing from the bottom of your pond we suggest also adding a dye like Aqua-Shade which will limit the penetration of sunlight to the bottom of the pond.

If you have any questions about water aeration, don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 1-800-351-8814 today!

Date added: 06/29/2017 What makes an Eagles Fountain so special? Lots!

One thing that makes Eagles Fountains so great is that All Fountains are Shipped Complete & Ready to Operate! Just Anchor and Plug In! Installation Is Quick and Easy! No Special Electric Connection Required.

Please click on a fountain on our website to learn more! Then give us a call or order online.

Date added: 05/24/2017 FAQ: Can I get LED Lighting for My Eagle Fountain?

A: YES! Since 2016, Eagle Fountains has incorporated our new LED projection lighting package into all of our lighted fountain models. We wanted the best, so after years of searching for an LED light bulb suitable for operating in sealed fixtures and in wet locations, we located a lighting manufacturer in the USA that now produces an LED light bulb that meets our strict requirements. Our LED lighting package is now standard issue on every new Eagle lighted fountain.

The effect from the LED lights is a warm, white light that is very pleasing to the eye and is brilliant in its illumination of the fountain sprays. Besides the standard white, we also offer blue, amber, and red.

The new bulbs have an MR-16 base and because they burn much cooler, little to no condensate forms in the light fixture unlike the old halogen bulbs. The new LEDs have a 5-year limited warranty from the manufacturer and are compatible with any Eagle lighted fountain model produced within the past 20 years.

If you have any questions about our new LED lighting package, please call a member of our sales team at 800-351-8814. Thanks.

Date added: 05/15/2017 FAQ: How much will a fountain or aerator cost to operate?

Answer:

Use the following formula to figure cost:

AMPS x VOLTS = X
Divide X by 1000
Multiply this number by KWH (cost per KWH on your electric bill)

This is the cost to operate for one hour.

Date added: 04/13/2017 BEWARE! ECO series fountains are back from the dead, again.

Date added: 04/04/2017 New Fountains at Stonebridge Community Assoc.

Date added: 02/08/2017 New EFL-250 lighted fountain at Ormond Outpost Sports

Date added: 01/16/2017 New EFS2000 fountain installation in Phillips 66 industrial process water pond

Date added: 04/21/2016 Reinstalling your fountain after winter storage.

Date added: 04/06/2016 "HOW TO" Mount your new fountain control panel

Date added: 03/16/2016 New LED lighting package for Eagle lighted fountain models

Date added: 07/28/2015 Eagle Fountains newest models EFS4000 and EFL450 launched in 2015.

We are excited to announce the 2 newest fountain models to our fountains lineup. The EFS4000 and EFL450 fountains are now in production and we have placed many of these new units at prestigious locations throughout the US in the first half of 2015. Some of the most recent applications for these new fountains include, Watkins Glen International Raceway in Watkins Glen, NY and several locations for Aspen Square management who is one of the largest upscale apartment and townhouse management companies in the nation. We have also placed these new models at High Point Performance Horses training facility in Texas, D A Alexander Company in Michigan and other business parks, HOA's and private residencies.

The new EFS4000 and EFL450 series is a departure from the standard pond fountain design incorporating easier installation, greater reliability, superior performance and serviceability. These new fountains utilize a combination of 4 each 1hp stainless steel trash pumps and a newly designed float platform. The fountain has multiple spray heads and spray heights are typically 40' high and 40' wide with a strong splashdown. The fountains are 230volt single phase power and are supplied with 150' of underwater service cable and all controls and switchgear included. The EFS4000 is an unlighted fountain and the EFL450 is the lighted version equipped with 6 surface mounted projection lights producing 500 watts of halogen focused beam illumination.

If you would like to discuss the suitability of the EFS4000 or the EFL450 for your pond/lake water feature application please call us at 1-800-351-8814. Spec sheets and installation information for these models is available upon request and all Eagle Fountains come with an industry leading 3 year warranty.

Date added: 11/11/2014 The Importance of a Pond Fountain Warranty

So you've finally made the decision, and are about to proceed with the purchase of your pond fountain. There are many choices out there, and there is a lot to consider. One factor is what kind of warranty your new pond fountain will have. It is important when you purchase your pond fountain, that you know exactly what the warranty entails, and also, very importantly, situations that you need to avoid while maintaining your pond fountain. It is very common that anything construed as misuse or intentional abuse of the fountain or components will void all warranties.

As you search for the perfect pond fountain, feel free to contact us at Eagle Fountain Works, and we will be happy to answer any questions regarding our pond fountains and also any questions you may have about the warranty that comes with our pond fountains, pond fountain supplies and other products. You can also visit the pond fountain warranty page of our website for more information. We are confident that when you choose to purchase a pond fountain from Eagle Fountain Works, you will be thrilled with your decision. We look forward to hearing from you!

Date added: 10/15/2014 Pond Fountains: Oil-Less Pumps vs. Pumps that Contain Oil

Before purchasing a pond fountain, it’s important to educate yourself as to the quality of the many types of fountains available on the market. Today we’ll be talking about the differences between oil-less pumps and pumps containing oil.

Many fountain suppliers will proudly proclaim in their advertising that their fountain pumps do not contain any oil. They try to make it sound as if a pump with no oil is a good thing when in fact it is the worst thing they could say to someone knowledgeable about pumps and pond fountains.

Pumps that do not contain an oil bath generally have what is called lip seals. We have been in the pond fountain industry for more than 16 years and through personal experience we have learned that lip sealed pumps do not and will not last very long in dirty or cloudy pond water conditions. A lip seal is a stationary seal that is pressed into the pump housing and the shaft of the pump turns against the seal as the pump runs. When particulates from the pond water collect at the contact point between the seal and the pump shaft friction is created causing a “grinding effect” that wears a ring into the shaft surface. Once the shaft is worn down by this grinding effect then water migrates thru the ring worn into the shaft and past the seal into the pumps electric motor causing a major malfunction of the motor. There is no repair or recovery from this problem and the pump must be disposed of and replaced. Typical life expectancy of a fountain built using a sump pump with lip seals is about 1 to 1-1/2 years or less.

Alternatively, most industrial and commercial grade fountains built using submersible pumps contain high quality heavy-duty silicon carbide on ceramic face seals, rather than lip seals, and do contain oil. These industrial grade pumps contain a few ounces and up to a liter of common mineral oil. The purpose of the oil is not for lubrication but rather to keep these high-end seals moist and pliable. Silicon carbide on ceramic face seals are a two part seal with the outer half of the seal pressed into a pump seal housing and the inner half pressed onto the pump shaft so that when the shaft turns the two faces of the seal run against each other. In this type of pump there is NO FRICTION OR WEAR on the pump shaft from running against a stationary seal.

Silicon carbide on ceramic face seals are an industrial grade seal that creates a waterproof barrier between the water and electrical compartments in the pump. They are designed to handle your ponds dirty water conditions. The pumps we use in construction of our Eagle Fountains have not one but two sets of these silicon carbide face seals which means that your pump will last many times longer than a sump pump with lip seals in dirty pond water conditions.

Most fountain manufacturers today use “oil-less” sump pumps with lip seals to construct their fountains because the pumps are inexpensive allowing the manufacturer to maximize profits but these types of pumps are in our opinion not in the best interest of the end user for pond fountain applications. If you are shopping for a pond fountain and the suppliers’ pumps are advertised as “oil-less,” then realize that they are a one-use throwaway sump pump the same as you could buy at your local hardware store for about $50.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!