I looked for a fountain that would look good in the backyard. I fount the Provence fountain that was made by Kenroy. This was a bit too expensive so I looked a little longer and I found the Triton fountain (also by Kenroy) that looks exactly like the provence- but at a lower price point. I was pleased when I received the fountain that there was no shipping damage to the fountain when I received it. I had never set up a fountain before but there were a number of helpful sites to put in the 110V electrical connection. This was the hardest part of the installation. During installation I needed another person to hold up the top of the fountain so that I could place the pump in the basin and hook up the hose. As it turned out this was not too difficult. Once it was running I had to adjust the fountain so that the flow rate was not too high. We have a relatively quiet backyard and the sound was quite noticeable. The other thing I learned is that the sound of the fountain water should be random rather than like a hose filling up a pool sound. This fountain can be adjusted to sound very random, but it required a few tricks. 1. I slowed down the flow through the 5 holes and increased the rate of the overflow out of the top basin. 2. I used clear plastic tie downs to slow down and direct the flow of the water out of the top basin and 3, put the pump on the lowest setting. Now the sound is very soothing, the fountain looks great and I am not having to fill up the fountain every day with water. Here is a youtube video of the Provence fountain with the overflow.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Very similar but has a slight green hue
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. For this price point excellent. Some minor defects which are not noticable
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
I truly love this fountain.Color is lighter and it is not shiney as shown in picture. Just re-landscaped my front yard and put fountain in front of a picture window,so I can see and hear it inside and out. It does not come with an on off switch so my neighbor got me 2 small remote CONTROLS so I can turn the light and water on from inside the house. NOW I CAN TURN OFF LIGHTS DURING THE DAY. My neighbors have given positive feedback on yard and fountain. I looked at many many web sights and Overstock had by far the best value.
I ordered this fountain for our backyard entry area. It arrived very quickly and was packaged very nicely - no dings or broken parts. It was easy to set-up and install and worked great from the first get-go. It makes a nice splashing noise so that you notice it, but it's not overwhelming or too loud. I wanted to be able to hear the water at least a little! The light at night is very pretty, but it burns constantly and there is no way to turn it off without also turning off the water pump. It would have been nice to be able to control that but it's not a deal breaker. Very pretty and substantial fountain!
I love the size and shape of the fountain but the color was terribly drab for our tastes. So we painted it! And no it is perfect for us and our front courtyard. Another good buy and Overstock!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Terrible
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Yes
This was a pretty nice fountain for the money from the April to November I used it. Lots of compliments. However, after leaving it out all winter it was cracking allover, top to bottom. It was so bad that when I was filling it yesterday the water just drained out. I tried caulking the inner cracks and the thing (the fountain) literally disintegrated in my arms. It completely fell apart from the inside out! Long story short, it's in the trash! Not recommended unless you put it away for the winter, but even so, the wet weather will likely damage this over a couple seasons. And if you live in a windy climate, forget it! The water will just blow right out of it.
I am terribly disappointed in this fountain. Sure the style is beautiful but we installed and after only five months it crumbled, cracked, and is beyond use. I contacted Kenroy and they said it was beyond the 1 year warranty. We received the fountain late November but were not able to install until July when we had electricity brought out to our yard. I contacted overstock.com and they offered me 15% off of another fountain. I spent $440 on a fountain I want a fountain not $50 off another fountain. Terribly disappointed in this fountain, Kenroy, and how overstock is handing this. If you want the fountain for more than 5 months I wouldn't purchase this one.