THE DAILY PROMPT: PRESSURE
The fountain at Point State Park is a fun gathering place for families and tourist. It’s a fun place to sunbathe, dangle your feet in the water, meet up with friends, or simply relax.
The fountain has two powerful 250-horsepower pumps that drive the column of water into the air, creating a jet two feet in diameter and capable of 200 feet in height.
A third 250-horsepower pump can join the other two to create a wider but lower column of water.
The three pumps together force a total of 6,000 gallons of water per minute into the air, a pressure roughly equivalent to that of nearly 2,000 home water spigots turned on at full tilt.
The circular basin of the fountain, 200 feet in diameter, collects the 73,000 gallons in the system for recirculation.
Three subordinate peacock-tail pumps of 75-horsepower each, individually push 1,000 gallons of water per minute to create a fan design about the main column. Information taken from Wikipedia.
An interesting note of trivia is that The Fountain at The Point does not draw its’ water from the three rivers, but from a little known fourth river that flows underneath the fountain. Read more here.
I took these photos just after the fountain was refurbished and reopened last year.
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BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!