-Written by Joe Holz, Kasco’s International Sales Manager
Two of the most frequent questions we hear from customers are “What’s the difference between the J Series and VFX Series?” and “Which should I buy?”. It’s easy to get lost in the differences in design and performance, but if you just want a broad overview, here it is.
J Series Decorative Fountains
The J Series Decorative Fountain’s main advantage is that it includes a full set of easily interchangeable nozzles; meaning you can simply thread off one nozzle and thread on a new one for a completely different look. What sets these apart from other brands is we include the set at no additional charge. These nozzles come standard in the package so you don’t have to worry about picking the right nozzle or purchasing additional nozzles to get a different look. The J Series displays are typically larger and more decorative looking than the VFX Series, but also have less flow so they are less effective at aeration. In a nutshell, the J Series offers the most decorative displays, but not the best for aeration. Due to the less effective aeration, we recommend these at about 3HP per acre for sizing. However, most customers choose a size based on a specific pattern size or shape.
VFX Series Decorative Fountains
The VFX Series is our Aerating Fountain line and as the name implies, these offer better aeration. They provide a single V shape display pattern that cannot be changed like the J Series. However, what you are giving up in display options, you are gaining in aeration and water movement. The VFX Series offer better flow and aeration benefits than the J Series and pound for pound, or HP for HP, will outperform the J Series in this area. Therefore, we recommend these at a rate of 2HP per acre for aeration purposes.
So, which is best for you? That all depends on your pond and your goals. Both series of fountains will provide at least one display and both will provide water movement and aeration; you just get more of one and less of the other depending on the style you choose. If the displays and patterns are your #1 priority, the J Series is the best choice. If you’re leaning more toward aeration benefits but would also like a display, then the VFX is your best choice. Sized properly, you can’t go wrong either way. If you would like to talk to a Kasco tech specialist regarding which fountain is best for you, feel free to call us at 715-262-4488 or email us at email@example.com.