Case Study: Raised Pool Water Feature

Project Name: University of Washington
Project Location: Seattle, WA
Type of Water Feature: Private, Architectural
Completion Date: October 2008

As part of a landscape enhancement project for the University of Washington’s presidential estate, a water feature was added to complete the garden.

A raised pool is elevated from an intricately designed flagstone patio. In the center of the pool is a custom designed concrete flower that delicately drops water into the pool.

Supporting the water feature is the Filtrific T75F Filtered Filter Tank along with two S5 Stainless Steel In-Wall Skimmers. Inside of the Filter Tank are the system’s mechanical filtration, pump, auto-fill device and low water pump shut-off devices. The Filter Tank provides a built-in overflow, removing the requirement of plumbing an overflow pipe directly into the feature.

Additionally, the system relies on two pumps, one for eight in-wall circulation jets and another for the leaf sculpture.

Upon special request by the architect, the pump discharge through the leaf sculpture was able to flow anywhere from 6 GPM to 60 GPM. One of our design specialists created a manifold which allowed for the variable flow rate, while maintaining the pump’s optimal pressure requirements.

Filtrific was chosen for this project to reduce plumbing complexity, and to provide precise filtration with circulation.

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