CONTROLS

The behind-the-scenes magic of any fountain or splash pad project.

splash wizard industrial

SPLASH WIZARD INDUSTRIAL

Custom fountain control system for commercial and residential fountains.

    splash wizard basic

    SPLASH WIZARD BASIC

    Splash pad and display fountain valve controller.

      wind speed anemometer

      Wind Speed Anemometer

      Anemometer, Paddle, 3-24 VDC

        Need some help understanding how controls work? Check out our Fountain Controls Guide

        Splash Pads and Dancing Fountains are becoming very popular items in the aquatic industry.  One of the primary differences between these projects and standard swimming pools or spraying fountains is the controls.  This Design Guide will help you better understand how these advanced controls fit with different fountain designs and help you choose the one that will work best for your project.  We’ve also included some tips and ideas to make your Splash Pad or Dancing Fountain a big success.

        For those who are new to these types of fountains, and even those who’ve worked with them many times before, there are questions that come up like, “How do I manage pressure in my system so when only one nozzle is on it doesn’t spray 20ft in the air while when a group of them are on they only spray 6 inches high?”, “How do I choose the right valves to get the effect I want without spending too much money?”, “What if my customer wants one splash pad feature with a 24 VAC solenoid valve in it and another feature with a 25 VDC solenoid valve?”, “Can I control more than one pump with the same controller?”, and so on.   

        Trust us when we say, understanding these water feature controls isn’t as bad as you might think.  Spend a little time with our Design Guide and we’ll get you well on your way to a successful splash pad or dancing fountain project!  Need a little extra guidance?  Contact our Salt Lake City Utah team of water feature experts.

        There are many different ways to successfully lay out a splash pad or dancing fountain system.  The following are 4 general categories for these systems that are helpful to understand: Pass-Through, Single Pump, Feature Pump with Circulation, and Interactive-Sensor Controlled.

        Pass Through

        How it works

        Water supply comes from a culinary waterline, irrigation line, or branch from a pool system pump.  Feature valves are switched on/off by the Splash Wizard controls.  Water sprays through nozzles in patterns and then drains into a sewer system, is used for irrigation, or drains back into a pool.

        Where to use it

        Residential splash pads, Decorative dancing fountain where drainage is used for irrigation.

        Product options

        Splash Wizard BASIC

         

        Single Pump

        How it works

        A self-contained system where a single pump draws water from a holding tank and pumps it out through valves to the nozzles.  Water is collected in a drain system and recycled back into the tank.  Where desired, water can be pumped through a filtration system as it’s headed to the valves to clean out both 

        Where to use it

        Residential and small community splash pads, Decorative dancing fountain displays for office buildings

        Product options

        Splash Wizard PLUS (Contact Me for Details on this Product)

         

        Feature Pump with Circulation

        How it works

        A circulation pump draws water from the holding tank, circulates it through a filtration system, and returns the water to the tank.  A feature pump(s) draw water from the tank and pumps it through the nozzles.  Water drains back into the tank.  Nozzle spray and circulation/filtration systems are separate but integrated.

        Where to use it

        Commercial splash pads, Display fountains

        Product options

        Splash Wizard Plus – contact us for info on this product

        Splash Wizard MAX – contact us for info on this product

        Splash Wizard INDUSTRIAL

         

        Interactive-Sensor Controls

        How it works

        These water features can have all of the same basics as the Feature Pump with Circulation types but they also use sensors to automate some special features.  This includes sensor inputs like wind speed cut-off, push-button activation (with a timer), control room flood sensor, water tank high water fill and low cut off level sensors.

        Where to use it

        Commercial or Public splash pads 

        Product options

        Splash Wizard MAX – contact me for info on this product

        Splash Wizard INDUSTRIAL

        Specifications

        • Splash pad and display fountain valve controls.  Single push-button control.
        • 3 valve sequence programs, toggle select with push button
        • Adjustable startup selection, switch setting for automatic start when powered up or push button on/off
        • Control of multiple valve voltages, see spec below
        • Startup options (set with toggle switch): Automatic start when powered on or push & hold push button for on/off 

         Models

        • PDT-00000: SPLASH WIZARD BASIC – 6-12 VALVES 

         Electrical

        • Power Requirement: 120 VAC
        • Valve control
        • Primary valve voltage – 24 VAC

        Inputs & Outputs

        • Sensor Inputs: None
        • Outputs: Solenoid valve relays

        Applications

        Residential splash pads, Decorative jumping or falling water fountain, Swimming pool Splash Pad.  Pass Through fountain systems (see Fountain System Types section)

        Specification

        • Built to suit industrial fountain control panel

        Models

        • PDT-0010 SPLASH WIZARD INDUSTRIAL

         Electrical

        • 120, 208, 480 VAC
        • 1 PH, 3 PH

         Inputs and Outputs

        • Sensor Inputs: 4-20 mA, 24 VDC 
        • Outputs: Solenoid valve relays, VFD pump control

         Applications

        • Commercial splash pads, Decorative jumping or falling water fountains, Swimming pool Splash Pad.  Single Pump, Feature Pump with Circulation, Interactive-Sensor Controls  (see Fountain System Types section)

         

         

        Residential Splash Pads

        • System Types
          • Pass Through: water your backyard with a splash pad that drains into your garden
          • Single Pump: run a splash pad off of your swimming pool water
          • Feature Pump with Circulation: stand alone splash pad with recirculated, treated water

         Commercial Splash Pads

        • System Types
          • Pass Through: water your lawn or other plantings with water from a splash pad that drains into your plants
          • Single Pump: run a splash pad off of your swimming pool water
          • Feature Pump with Circulation: stand alone splash pad with recirculated, treated water
          • Interactive-Sensor Controls: fully automated splash pad system with push button activations, wind speed sensor, integration with chemical treatment system, daily on/off run times, variable speed pump controls, DMX lighting and show control.

         Municipal Splash Pads

        • System Types
          • Pass Through: water your lawn or other plantings with water from a splash pad that drains into your plants
          • Single Pump: run a splash pad off of your swimming pool water
          • Feature Pump with Circulation: stand alone splash pad with recirculated, treated water
          • Interactive-Sensor Controls: fully automated splash pad system with push button activations, wind speed sensor, integration with chemical treatment system, daily on/off run times, variable speed pump controls, DMX lighting and show control.

        Decorative Display Fountains

        • System Types
          • Single Pump: run a decorative water feature like a tiered bowl fountain
          • Feature Pump with Circulation: stand alone decorative water feature with independent recirculated, treated water
          • Interactive-Sensor Controls: fully automated water feature system with wind speed sensor, integration with chemical treatment system, daily on/off run times, variable speed pump controls, DMX lighting control.

        Dancing Display Fountains

        • System Types
          • Interactive-Sensor Controls: fully automated dancing display water feature with wind speed sensor, integration with chemical treatment system, daily on/off run times, variable speed pump controls, DMX lighting and show control.

         

        This is meant to be a guide only and a tool for specifying control systems for fountains.  Sapphire Fountains, LLC holds no responsibility for the application of these concepts.

        The information contained herein is intended to be used solely as design help and is not a substitute for professional design services. The information is believed to be accurate, however, it may not be applicable in all design cases. Consequently, this may make the information contained herein inappropriate for specification purposes.  It is important that the end user evaluate the suitability of the information independently.

        Sapphire Fountains can not assume responsibility for the design specifications obtained by others products and services over whose methods we have no jurisdiction. It is the user’s responsibility to determine suitability for the user’s purpose of any design method mentioned herein and to adopt such precautions as may be advisable for the protection of property and of persons against any hazards that may be involved in the implementation thereof.

        In light of the foregoing, Sapphire Fountains, LLC of Salt Lake City, Utah specifically disclaims all warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose arising from sale or use of Sapphire Fountains products. Sapphire Fountains specifically disclaims any liability for consequential or incidental damages of any kind, including lost profits. The discussion herein of various products or processes is not to be interpreted as representation that they are free from domination of patents owned by others. We recommend that each prospective user test the proposed application in its construction process using this information as a guide.