The now famous water feature – Aqualens – was designed by Allison in 1999, as the centrepiece of a show garden at the 2000 Chelsea Flower Show, where she won a silver medal on her debut for “Garden of Reflections”.
The Aqualens Sphere Fountain makes a fantastic addition to any garden, big or small, urban or rural and works throughout the year, including in freezing conditions. Part water feature, part artwork; please click thumbnails below to view larger photos.
Allison Armour’s famed Aqualens Sphere Fountain is a popular item with hotels, restaurants, museums and stores that are looking to enhance their aesthetics as well as private clients who want to bring the natural beauty of these gleaming glass ball fountains into their home or garden.
Allison’s garden fountains and sculptures showcase the equilibrium that exists between the living and nonliving worlds. While the elements of these stainless steel sculptures will stand the test of time, their reflections will change as mother nature takes her course.
The Aqualens fountain is a 2 foot (60cm) sphere, filled and overflowing with water from a concealed pump. The orb is set this on a circular stainless steel platform, which in turn is set in a 1.5metre (5 feet) diameter stainless steel dish. The dish can be dug into a lawn, or set on a terrace or other firm level surface as the pool has a fitted collar so it sits level.
The 2 standard size aqualens sphere fountains are 5 (1.5) and 6 foot (2 meter) but I can make any size dish and sphere and customize it in a variety of ways. It can also be made to overflow into another pool.
The Aqualens water feature is easy to install and maintain. It come fully assembled, complete with everything you need. Just unwrap, place on a solid level surface, fill with a hose and plug in. The water recirculates. All you need is an electrical socket nearby.
The Aqualens is made of marine grade polished stainless steel. 316 grade. The sphere is acrylic and completely UV protected. It will not deteriorate in the sun. Use small chlorine tablets to prevent algae.
It comes in 3 standard sizes however Allison can make any size you like with spheres up to 5 foot or 1.5 meters in diameter and stainless steel dishes up to 8-feet (2.2meters).
Aqualens Sphere Water Fountains are made both in the USA and UK.
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Fountains come fully assembled and complete with everything you need.