Tony Exter and Mark Bartos of the BEMdesign group in South Pasadena, California used a three-tier bubbler pump to fashion a geyser emerging from a magnificent four foot diameter flower shaped water feature.
“The idea of the flower itself came up rather spontaneously,” says Exter of the water feature.
The pump sends a gentle spray of water into the air then it falls onto the tightly packed, vertically placed Arizona flagstone slabs and percolates into a 4 foot wide by 10 inch deep underground reservoir. Tom Poplin of Horizon Landscaping in Pasadena installed the fountain.
This reservoir is simply an earthen basin covered with a thick rubber ‘pond liner’. A metal grate was set within the basin as a support for the stacked stone.
Fragrant Lavender and Sage ring the bubbling fountain softening the rocky scene.