Heavy Duty Square Fountain Basin 26"W x 26"L x 12"H
Starts at: $197.99
Ideal for small statues, vases or rocks where splash is minimal. Mag drive pumps from 120 GPH to 600 GPH are recommended.
EFB26 26" Heavy Duty Square Fountain Basin
Roto-Molded for Superior Strength!
- Ships complete and is engineered to be self supporting, so no cement blocks or other props are needed to support the grating
- Has the thickest, strongest grating of any similar product and features a pump access door for easy pump removal/service
- Pump access door for easy removal and service.
- Fine mesh screen supports included
- Mag drive pumps from 120gph to 600gph are recommended
- 15 gallon capacity
- Dimensions 26"W x 26"L x 12"H
- Holds roughly up to100 lbs
Pump access door for easy access:
How much statuary weight your Heavy Duty Square Fountain Basin SKU EFB26 will hold
Easy Pro Answer:
The amount of weight that can be supported by a basin varies. Specific weight ratings for basins are often not published because there are several variables that can occur in the field that could cause a unit to not meet a rating specification. It's important to remember that the basin is not designed primarily to support weight, but rather to transfer the weight through the unit to the ground beneath it. For example, a heavy rock or vase with a 1 foot diameter footprint places more stress on a basin than a rock or vase of the same weight with a 3 foot diameter footprint. The center supports of some basins can be filled with concrete to provide additional support, on other basins cinder blocks can be used between the grate and basin floor to help transfer the weight through the basin. A basin that is installed on well compacted soil, backfilled tightly around the edges and provided additional support such as blocks or concrete filled support to transfer the weight through the basin will perform the best over the life of the water feature.
I prefer the open design of the Easy pro. So if I place blocks in the basin, should it be able to hold a 315 rock and smaller rocks totaling <500 lb? The plastic of the other product I bought dents from even 50 lbs. I need a sturdier grate. Do you think this product meets my needs?
Easy Pro Tech Answer:
The basin should support that weight if it is set on a well compacted base, properly backfilled and supported with blocks to help transfer the weight through the basin. That being said, that is a pretty small basin for a 300lb rock, generally rocks that size do better on the FBL40 basin.