By: Joe Holz, Director of Sales | Originally Posted: July 26, 2017 | Updated: April 10, 2023
One of the most common questions we get is “which fountain should I buy, the VFX or J series?”. As with most questions that pertain to ponds, the answer is often “it depends”. We are happy to help in either case though. Here are some quick tips to help you decide.
J Series Decorative Fountains
The biggest advantage of our J Series fountains is they come with a set of 5 nozzles/patterns. You get 5 different displays for the price of one. You also have the opportunity to add Premium Nozzles for even more displays. With the large, decorative displays, we typically recommend these at a rate of 3HP per acre for aeration purposes. However, most people choose a fountain based on pattern shape/size desired. So, when is a J Series fountain your best choice?
- You want a large, dramatic display
- You have a specific height, width, or shape you desire
- You like the idea of changing the display for a new look
The main advantage of the VFX Series fountains is that they are more of a hybrid fountain-aerator. They provide a good mix of high water flow and aeration capabilities with the classic funnel or “V” shape fountain pattern. These fountains do not have the ability to change displays, but provide a good mix of aeration and a visually pleasing display. Since they only have one display, they also carry a smaller purchase price tag. We recommend these at a rate of 2HP per acre for proper aeration. So, when is a VFX fountain your best choice?
- You need aeration but also want a fountain display
- You do not necessarily need or want tall displays (i.e. windy areas)
- You only want the classic “V” shaped fountain display
Of course there are always exceptions and caveats to the above recommendations, but these guidelines will get you in the ballpark. If you’d like more detailed information to help you choose between a J Series or VFX Series fountain, a Kasco tech specialist can help you decide which fountain is best for you. Feel free to call us at 715-262-4488 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.