|Report||Lake Fountains Notes|
All 6 lake fountains are functioning fine at this time and the lights are working fine also. The fountain lights will need to be re-adjusted whenever we have the time change. Both entrance & exit fountains at the Shearwater Parkway were drained and though rally cleaned of scaling and staining build up. The other two entrance & exit fountains off of South Patrick will be though rally cleaned next week This scope of work has been done by Randy McGrath (DFS).
All 6 lake fountains are operational at this time and the lighting was adjusted to daylight hours. This will be revisited and readjusted to the up-coming time change.
The Exit fountain at South Patrick has been OUT OF ORDER for 2 weeks now and we're waiting on SPIES to schedule for repairs
All 6 fountains in the lakes are operating fine at this time and all of the lighting is working fine also.
Continuing waiting on Cascade Fountain to schedule a tech to make repairs on the lighting at Lake Pacedina and repairs to the display / jets of Lake Sonoma.
All 6 fountains are operating at this time, although Cascade Fountain Company has ordered parts for the fountain at Lake Sonoma because the display is awkward looking. evidently there is a strainer part missing from the head of the fountain and the jets to this fountain are in need of replacement. The Fountain at Lake Pace Dina lighting assembly is not functioning, this was reported to Cascade Fountains over a month ago by William V. We continue to wait on Cascade Fountain to Schedule this scope of work. The Fountain at Lake Catalina had an issue with tripping the breaker periodically., The intake was cleaned out on Lake Catalina the last visit from Cascade Fountain Company. The breaker continued to trip periodically still. Suspect weak breaker, replace breaker on 7/15/20 and the breaker has not tripped since the replacement. I will continue to monitor this fountain / breaker activity. Per Randy Mcgrath (DFS).
The fountains at South Patrick entrance / exit, and Shearwater Parkway entrance / exit were treated with BROMINE tablets on Monday July 6,2020. All 4 fountains were functioning fine at that time All 6 other fountains were also operating fine. however, when I did my Community drive through over the 4th of July weekend, I reported to William V. of (GMS) that the lighting at Lake Pace Dina #1 lights were not functioning. I advised William to contact Cascade Fountain Company of the lights not functioning at this particular fountain.
All 6 fountains operating fine at this time. All 4 entrance / exit fountains at the South Patrick and Shearwater Parkway operating fine at this time. Bo-mine tabs were installed in all 4 fountains this week. although, due to the staining of the basins from use of lake water in these fountains. Brevard pools sent out a personnel person to access this staining issue and are supposed to recommend treatment measures to clean up this problem. Originally I had suggested to use another water source because this staining will continue to manifest using the irrigation (LAKE WATER)
All 6 lake fountains / lighting are functioning properly at this time. The exit fountain at South Patrick is not working? I'll check it out on 06/01/20 the water level seems a bit low, If the irrigation is turned off , then the water basin to this fountain is not filling as these fountains are fed by the irrigation schedules all of the other 3 entrance exit fountains are working at this time. Bromine tabs were put in both Chlorinators at the Shearwater Parkway entrance and Shearwater parkway exit. I will install Bromine tabs in chlorinators at South Patrick on Monday 06/01/20
All 6 fountains and the fountain lighting is operating fine at this time. The Shearwater entrance fountain has a broken auto-fill valve as it was struck by a fallen palm prong. Such a freak occurrence to happen, but it did. Spies pool & Fountain was notified last week Monday of this mishap as we wait for repairs going forward. All fountains are operating with display, but the auto-fill feature is not operating on the Shearwater Parkway entrance fountain. The water supply was shut off due to overfilling this catch basin. Waiting on SPIES to schedule maintenance.
All 6 lake fountains are operating fine at this time. Although the fact that the water levels are low, we're having issues with debris being sucked up into the fountain intakes causing the fountain motors to heat up and trip the breaker. This happens every now and again. The small fountains at the entrances and exits on South Patrick and Shearwater Parkway are all functioning at this time Now that we have the water feeds plumbed directly from the irrigation lines going directly to the chlorinators first they'll auto fill upon demand of the flow switch and irrigation schedule working together.
All 6 lake fountains are working properly and so are the night-time lighting of all 6 fountains functioning properly.
All 6 fountains are functioning properly at this time and the lighting of the 6 fountains is functioning properly as well at this time as of my reported drive through the Community last evening All 6 fountain lighting A-OKAY The foun6tain at the exit of Shearwater Parkway has quit operating as of last evening. I checked the power supply at this fountain and it has 110 VAC / the basin has adequate amount of water for this fountain to operate. I contacted John of SPIES pool & Fountain and made him aware of the status of this fountain The fountain at the entrance of South Patrick is NOW functioning. When the new pumps come in they will be installed by SPIES
All 6 Fountains are functioning fine at this time and the lighting for all 6 lighting systems for the fountains are working fine too. The entrance fountain at the entrance of South Patrick continues to be (OUT OF ORDER). the other 3 fountains are functioning fine at this time. The exit of South Patrick and entrance and exit of Shearwater Parkway are all A-OKAY. It is time for me to drain and clean the equipment and basins in all 4 fountains because the water needs to be changed out and the green growth that builds up around the spout and catch bowl. I will schedule this scope of work early next week, this will be quick but indeed necessary in the front entrance curb appeal aspect of things. We must keep this maintenance up every 3 months or so.
All 6 fountains were recently cleaned by Cascade Fountain Company on 03/18/2020, As of this morning the South Patrick entrance fountain was not functioning due to the fact that Cock C was out of order. Now that clock C has been repaired there should be enough water supplying this fountain for it to operate. I have not seen this fountain functioning yet, but Tyler Salads contacted me and explained to me that clock C is working. I will investigate to see if the entrance fountain at South Patrick is indeed working again. This morning I checked for ac power and there is power at that fountain, / with water flowing now at clock C it should mean all systems go at this fountain.. All of the other 3 fountains are working fine as of this morning.
All 6 lakes fountains are functioning fine at this time. The lighting for all 6 fountains is working fine also. However the fountains at the entrance and exit of South Patrick are not working because the water source that feeds these fountain basins is not functioning. (CLOCK C). Without water the pumps will not turn on, this is a safety feature designed not to turn on when basins are low on water. This prohibits the pump from operating when low on water, to keep the pumps from burning up. Paradise Lawn & Irrigation is aware of the situation with CLOCK C and is actually trouble shooting this issue today March 13, 2020.
All 6 lakes fountains are working fine at this time . The fountains at the entrances and exit areas are all functional at this time. We're in process of putting the irrigation water to feed these fountains at South Patrick to fill upon demand of the float switches or when ever the water basins become low on water. Plus watering those 2 fountains daily for tw4enty minutes minimum.
I did a drive through the Community at approximately 7:00 pm. on February 19,2020 and visually saw that all 6 fountains lighting was indeed functioning at that time. There are 3 fountains functioning at the Community entrances at this present time. Both entrance and exit fountains are working at the Shearwater Parkway corridor. The entrance fountain at South Patrick corridor is working, but the exit fountain continues not to be working. William W of GMS has generated a service ticket for SPIES to make the necessary repairs going forward. One of the issues of the Lake fountains is that the lighting is being smothered by the Hydrilla issue. Not allowing the lights to shine through.
All 6 lake fountains are working fine at this time. The parts were purchased (BREAKER & TIMER) for Lake Valencia's lighting as I continue to monitor issues of breaker tripping intermittently. This has not happened in over a a week now, it could be something as simple as something had gotten sucked up in the intake and caused extra load on the pump motor causing the breaker to trip or a power surge due to inclement weather. I will continue to monitor this issue and I have the necessary parts ready in case they're needed because components do wear out eventually.
All 6 lake fountains are functioning fine at this time, I recommend that we change out the breaker and lighting timer in Lake Valencia because the breaker has been tripping periodically. Not all of the time, but components do wear out on a regular basis. There are 2 fountains in need of new pump motor replacement, (1) at the entrance of Shearwater Parkway. (2) at the exit of South Patrick. Both of these fountains have work order generated and we're waiting on the pump motors come in on order at SPIES Pool & Fountain. of Kissimmee. Florida.
Fountain at South Patrick exit : Status waiting on SPIES to install new pump when it comes in on order. also the entrance pump at Shearwater Parkway Not Working Now (TRIPS the GFI) immediately..
All 6 fountains for our Community lakes are functioning fine at this time, The Lake Valencis fountain lighting has been tripping the breaker causing irregular night time lighting. I'll continue to monitor this situation and change out breaker if need be.
All of the 6 lake fountains are functioning fine at this time. The fountains ar South Patrick Entrance / Exit are not working. Spies fountain repair was notified of this issue and a work order was generated by William V. before he went on vacation. The Exit fountain at Shearwater Parkway Exit was also reported not working correctly (Blockage) of some sort.
All6 lake fountains are working fine at this time. all 6 fountain lighting for fountains working fine at this time. After hours night time inspections of lighting as I do my drive through the Community. All are fine. The exit fountain on Shearwater Parkway needs better flow as the display is weak. We will investigate to check for blockage or perhaps impeller issues on the pump itself.
All ( 6) Lake fountains are working fine at this time. The exit fountain at Shearwater Parkway needs an auto-fill valve assembly. SPIES will our vendor, will be here on Monday December 9,2019. The graffiti was buffed off of stonework and tiles and the graffiti was painted over complete as needed.
All 6 lake fountains are operating fine at this time. The Shearwater Parkway exit fountain was drained and cleaned on 11/21/2019 The graffiti was removed to the best of my ability, and the wall area affected by such graffiti was painted over. BUFFED THE STAINED TILES AND STONE-WORK with grinder to remove stains as needed. re-connected the plumbing at backside of fountain wall. Ready to put this fountain back in service.
All of the lake fountains are functioning properly and the lighting timers were adjusted accordingly to the new time change as needed. The fountain in Lake Valencia has been tripping the breaker periodically, but nothing to be alarmed about. I'll continue to monitor this fountain but it only tripped the breaker once this week, this could have been from a power surge of some sort. My eyes are on this issue, last week it had tripped twice in that week. Only once this week? Subject a weak breaker in need of replacement. We're at a wait and see juncture. The entrance / exit fountains at Shearwater parkway & South Patrick had service this week, the chlorinators internal strainers were cleaned and (4) 3 chlorine pucks were added to the chlorinators as needed. Also a splash of liquid chlorine 16 ounces and a small amount of marantic acid 1/3 cup was added to each fountain reservoir / basin
Twice this week I had to reset the breaker at the fountain in Lake Valencia. I'm not sure at this point whether or not we need to replace this breaker. But It has not tripped the breaker in several days now, I've been monitoring this fountain. As I was doing my drive through after dark yesterday doing the street light report, I also surveyed that all fountains were functioning just fine and all fountains lighting was lit up last night. Great news right. Amen.
All 6 lake fountains are functioning fine at this time, and all fountains at the entrances / exit are functioning fine also. The entrance /exit fountains received service of fresh 3"" chlorine pucks into the chlorinators, a slash of liquid chlorine in fountain basins / reservoirs along with a small amount of marantic acid as well. I also cleaned the strainers in the chlorinators as needed. This procedure is done by me Randy McGrath twice a week to keep the water from creating algae / staining and manifesting in the fountain basins / reservoirs. All is well.
The Shearwater Parkway Entrance Fountain was found over-full in the reservoir/ basin area. After investigating the situation, I found that the auto-fill valve had come apart causing the water supply to continuously fill the basin / reservoir until the water was over-flowing out of the fountain all together. I shut off the water supply valve that feeds this fountain and lowered the water level by opening the basin/ reservoir drain valve. once the water was at a operating level , I closed the drain valve. I contacted William V. and explained my findings. He then contacted SPIES Pool & Fountain Company our vendor for these fountains. SPIES was able to make the necessary repairs that same day October 7,2019 in the late afternoon at 3:00 pm. This fountain is operating fine at this time. All 4 entrance / exit fountains were maintained by cleaning out chlorinators and adding (3) 3""chlorine pucks to each chlorinator and added asmall amount of liquid chlorine to each basin / reservoir. This regular maintenance procedure seems to working by keeping the chemicals right, there is less chance of the collecting algae in these fountain basins / reservoirs.
Happy to report that all of the lake fountains are operating fine at this time. The fountains at both entrances and exits/ Shearwater Parkway & South Patrick are working fine at this time also. The chlorinators were cleaned and more chlorine pucks were added to the chlorinators as needed. A small amount of liquid chlorine was added to the fountain basins / reservoirs The water levels in the to prevent any algae build up on basin / reservoirs bottoms and side walls. The water levels in these fountains have stabilized somewhat as I will continue to monitor these levels accordingly.
The South Patrick fountain entrance has suspect leak while circulating I spoke with William V.S who notified SPIES to investigate and to make the necessary repairs.
On Tuesday morning, 8:00 am. 9/17/19 I noticed that Lake Pasadena fountain was not displaying. I checked the power source to that particular fountain and found that the relay bus-bar was burnt up. I then notified Johnathan the Tech from Cascade Fountain and explained my findings. He told me that he would come out the next day 9/18/19 and make the necessary repairs. At 4:00pm on Wednesday 9/18/19 Johnathan arrived and made the repairs, because of the condition of the relay bus-bar he had to replace the whole relay strip /box and all. He contacted me at 6:30 pm. when his job was complete and to report that the Pasadena fountain was up and operating fine with great display. All of the other fountains are operating fine at this time. The South Patrick entrance / exit fountains had new water proof power supply GFI type receptacles / boxes installed on Wednesday 9/18/19 by Gault Electric LLC.
All of the Lake fountains are functioning fine at this time. The fountains at the South Patrick entrance and exit will have to have new waterproof power supply boxes installed in the areas behind the fountains walls at both entrance and exit fountains. .Gualt Electric Company LLC will be doing the installation of these power supply boxes. on Wednesday September 18, 2019.
All of the 6 lake fountains were shut off on 08/30/2019 at 8:30 AM. during the Hurricane / Storm. They were put back in service yesterday 09/05/2019 at 8:30 AM. This includes the fountains in both entrances / exits.
All 6 fountains are operating fine at this time. Both exit fountains and one entrance fountain was been put back in service recently. South Patrick entrance fountain is in need of repairs, the Shearwater Parkway entrance fountain in now in service. So 3 out of 4 fountains are functional at entryways / exits. We are awaiting SPIES to come and install the new and larger chlorinators at the Shearwater Parkway entrance / exit. We are at the mercy of their scheduling.
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|Addendum for Irrigation 08-02-2019 from Paridise Lawn & Irrigation|
Nothing to report at this time.
All fountains and lighting to fountains are working at this time.
Nothing to report at this time.
It is my understanding that the fountains at both entry's and exits will be put into service using the irrigation water. This determination was made by William of GMS to again try utilizing these fountains using this irrigation water. New chlorinators and filtration systems were installed by SPIES. I'm not sure when these fountains will be operational.
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Nothing to report at this time.
All 6 lake fountains are operating fine at this time, with beautiful displays and are illuminating in the evening hours per their scheduled times.
All 6 Lake fountains are working fine at this time.
Fountain #5 had a new pump / motor assembly and capacitor box installed. Fountain #5 is now functioning fine at this time.
#5 fountain is still out of order, and we await Cascade Fountain Company to schedule the replacement of pump motor and capacitor power control box as needed.
Fountain #5 has a bad pump motor and the authorization was given by George Flint (Acting District Property Manager) for replacement. We are at the mercy of Cascade Fountains schedule to come out and complete this scope of work (replacement)
|05-20-2019 Addendum Irrigation Report|
Nothing to report at this time.
Fountain #5 has had issues with tripping the circuit breaker. Cascade came out and checked this problem out. After further investigation, it was found that the pump motor was bad and in need of replacement. The proposal was sent directly to GMS for replacement recommendation by Cascades Tech Johnathan. pulling to many Amps causing the circuit breaker to trip and fail the normal operations standards. The replacement of the fountain pump motor was approved by George Flint of GMS and we await Cascade Fountains scheduling to change out the failing pump motor.
: We recently had Cascade Fountain perform their maintenance procedure on all 6 fountains. Over the weekend I noticed that the lights for fountain #1 was not functioning. I engaged the reset switch and checked for power at the timer control box and. there is power at the timer control box. Due to the fact that this was at 9:00 pm. on Friday night, I thought it best to wait until Monday April 22,2019 to investigate further.
: All of the fountains were serviced this week by Cascade Fountain Company and all 6 fountains have a nice display at this time. Fountain #4 behind the pool was the worst of all and was though rally cleaned.
: Fountain #4 has a weak display/report. I contacted Johnathan of Cascade Fountain Company and he should be here early next week to investigate this problem. There is something restricting the water flow or simply some debris is gathered in the intake of this fountain. He is aware of this situation and will be here to resolve this dilemma...
: The pond #3 fountain has finally lights working again. A special thanks to Cascade Fountain Company for repairing these lights, and for removing the dead duck carcass from Fountain #5. This is much appreciated. Thank you, Johnathan (Cascades Tech) for your dedication and due diligence. We are continuing to wait on the City of Melbourne’s Engineering Department to give us answers to the fresh water supply for entrance fountains. They seem to be dragging their feet on giving us the run around. I continue to call Rory Dittmer the head Engineer, the man in charge of these types of water applications.
: I contacted Cascade Fountain Company this week to discuss the lighting situation for pond #3 fountain. The personnel in charge of this lighting issue was out of the office this week on vacation, but is due back on Monday March 25,2019.
: We await Cascade Fountain Company to locate and install the 300-watt LED type bulbs in fountain #3. As I was adjusting fountain #4 lighting clock, I noticed that the control box for this fountain #4 had came away from the wall. The anchoring tabs had rusted away. I drilled and installed a new stainless-steel anchoring bracket and necessary hardware as needed. Control box is now secured properly.
: Continuing to wait on the City of Melbourne Water Engineering Dept. on whether or not they will be able to bring us a fresh water supply for entrances fountains.
: It is my understanding that if we use any 500-watt bulbs in this application we will have to use a larger wattage breaker. This can be accomplished, but by up-grading the wattage of the bulbs and breaker adds to putting unnecessary stain on the wiring harness that is not made to carry this type of current / load. The costs of doing this change-over would be expensive even temporarily we would perhaps damage the wiring harness completely. This is a situation that needs to be addressed by the Board of Supervisors. This needs to be installed in the agenda for the BOS to make this determination. Respectfully, Randy McGrath (FMCA).
Based on what I can tell, our recommendation is to wait until the vendor is able to locate a suitable, lower cost alternative. He has committed to letting us know. I have no issue holding on the item at this stage, even with the lights out. It makes no sense to spend that amount money on this upgrade, if there is a lower cost option. I would not recommend presenting it to the Board as an option, but letting them know what we intend to do. I totally agree Jason, I am on the same page as you, there is no need in spending the extra costs for a temporary fix that might cause internal damage to the wiring harness. There is no option for the BOS to discuss but this information needs to go out to the community explaining why we are in the holding pattern awaiting more information at this juncture.
Addendum to the 02-08-19 report : This information came late Friday afternoon 02-08-19 after my report had been submitted. It reads as follows: :Jason,
: We continue to wait on the proposal from Cascade Fountain to replace the #3 fountain lighting changeover to LED type lighting system. I reached out and contacted the Tech Johnathan from Cascade Fountain Co. 02/08/19. Awaiting his response.
: We continue to wait on Cascade Fountains proposal for replacing / change over the lighting to LED type on fountain #3.
#3 Fountain, waiting on a quote to upgrade the LED lighting from Cascade Fountains
Fountain #5 had low pressure issues/ poor display. Cascade came out and brought the fountain to the side and flipped the fountain over and removed bottom cover plate of intake. After completing this inspection, they found huge masses of algae growth from the internal intake of fountain. The jets were cleaned and the fountain was flipped back over / put back in place of the pond #5. The fountain was put back into service and has a wonderful display now. The lighting for fountain #3 will need to be upgraded to LED lighting because the 300-watt bulbs needed for this lighting application are unavailable (obsolete) item. We could have upgraded to a 500-watt bulb, but then we would have to upgrade the breaker size from a 20 amp to a 40 amp. This would have used more electricity and put un-needed stress on the lighting wire harness. By doing the LED changeover fixture/bulbs, we won’t have to change the breaker size, and the LED set-up will use less electricity /last longer; this won’t put any stress on the wiring harness at all. It is my recommendation that we make this LED changeover.
: Fountain #5 was reported to have a very poor circulation and display by Larry Bradshaw on 01/03/2019. After recognizing this I contacted Johnathan the Tech from Cascade Fountain Company and scheduled for him to come out and clean the jets and intake screen to determine what is going on with this fountain #5. At that time, he instructed for me to shut this fountain / lighting to this particular fountain to keep from running this fountain and causing damage to the pump assy. I also told him that several lights were not functioning on fountain #3 pond #3. This was reported to me a couple of weeks ago by Mr. Rich Wellman. I was unsuccessful of reaching Johnathan Cascades fountain Tech due to the fact he was on vacation for a couple of weeks when I was trying to contact him. He will be addressing the lights issue not functioning on fountain #3 today 01/04/2019.
Fountains: The fountain #3 has several lights that need to be replaced and this fountain needs the jets cleaned again because the display is very poor. The fountains at Shearwater Parkway & South Patrick are in need of a better water source because of the bacteria and staining. I have reached out to Melbourne Water Dept (Engineering) to find out what the cost might be to utilize a fresh water supply, with a meter and simple hose bib hook up. They are researching this for us and I expect an answer soon.
Nothing to report at this time.
The #3 pond fountain needs jets cleaned once again and has several lights not functioning properly. Cascade Fountain has been notified. The Shearwater fountain floors (entrance & exit) were recently cleaned and painted with 2 part epoxy pool paint. The water line staining was also cleaned off both fountain side walls as needed. we are now ready to put these fountains back in service. We've contacted SPIES Pool & Fountain Co. to start up pumps and recommend a filtration system that will be suitable to eliminate side wall staining issue that we've been experiencing.
All 6 pond fountains are functioning at this time, however, pond #5 has a poor display and will need for the jets to be cleaned soon. Several of the lights for #5 fountain are not luminating properly. The fountains at the entry & exit at Shearwater Parkway have been shut off while the painting of the fountain floors are being painted with a two part epoxy type paint. the side walls which are ceramic tile are being cleaned as well because of ugly stains at water line. This is a must needed procedure, and very time consuming one at that.
All 6 fountains time clocks and lighting clocks were adjusted accordingly to the new time change
We recently had the NEW riser post installed at Pond #1 power supply / control boxes / timer /capacitor housings were all raised for safety reasons and maintenance purposes Scope of work was done by Gault Electric LLC. Pond # 5 recently was not functioning, Checked this out and found the breaker had tripped. Re-energized the breaker, and it has been working properly as I personally inspect daily and make sure that all of the fountains are working and giving the Community a great display. Due to the fact that the ponds are very low at this time of year, I use the display to determine correct water flow. any vegetation can be drawn in the intakes and cause a bad display. All fountains seem to be functioning fine at this time.
A new riser post was installed at Pond #1. This installation was necessary in order to keep water intrusion from getting into the timer box / power control box. This will also make the maintenance procedure easier and more accessible in the future. The riser post is 4' tall and made of 6"X 6" pressure treated lumber
The proposal to raise the control boxes has been approved for fountain #1 pond #1. Gault Electric Company LLC will conduct this scope of work soon, we're on their schedule as ASAP. This is a needed project for safety reasons.
All of the fountains are displaying beautifully now. Both fountains #4 and #6 recently had the acid wash and jets cleaned to allow better fountain display. The intakes of these fountains had evidence of vegetation growth had been sucked up into the intakes causing poor display. Cascade Fountain Company were quick to respond and take care of these issues. Thanks to GMS for bringing Cascade on board to tend to our fountain maintenance, we can enjoy these wonderful displays.
The display on fountain #3 is not normal. It seems that some of the jets on the display ring are clogged and are simply not dispersing the correct amount of water flow needed for a more uniform display. Cascade Fountain was notified of this issue and should be here early next week to assess this problem.
Fountain #6 has a week display caused by vegetations picked up in impellers, The tech from Cascade Fountain Company (Johnathan) will have to bring the fountain to the side / flip the fountain over though rally clean the vegetation out of impellers one day next week
Gault Electric came today 9/7/18 and inspected and proposed what the costs would be to raise the power control boxes as needed at Pond #1 Fountain #1 as needed. This is the fountain seen as you enter the South Patrick entrance. (BEACH AREA) We await their proposal early next week.
All of the fountains (#!- #6) are operating fine at this time. The fountains at the entrance & exit at Shearwater Parkway needed to be drained, cleaned and put back into service. A new float valve and trigger had to be replaced in the Shearwater Parkway exit fountain. Filled the fountains with fresh water and chemicals as needed, All is well and operating fine now. We continue to wail on a solution to the water supply for the South Patrick entrance and exit fountains.
Waiting on a bid/proposal from Gault Electric LLC for fountain #1 (raising power supply boxes) and installing new power pole assembly.
Fountain #1 Had a bad contact on the backside of the timer, the timer mechanism was functional, but when it tripped the lever to engage the power to turn on the fountain pump it would fail. Only by removing this timer could you see that these contacts were burnt up on the back side of the timer plate. Due to the fact that this power station is so low ONLY 20" off of the ground and very difficult to do service on without actually laying down to work on it. It is my recommendation that we install a taller power supply pole and move this power supply boxes up off of the ground. After last years Hurricane IRMA we received so much rainfall that this power supply was actually under water and was a potential electrical HAZARD. Gault Electric LLC was notified and will be giving us a proposal to raise this power station for fountain #1 to a more appropriate height of 4'.
Pond #4 lighting timer is not functioning, I purchased a new timer for these lights and will be installing the new timer on Monday August 13, 2018.
The fountain #2 was completed acid cleaning the jets done by Cascade pools on 7/31/2018. The fountain display is visibly better now.
Pond #1 recently had a new pump motor replacement 7-25-18 by Cascade Fountain Company. While they were here Cascade started acid washing the display jets on fountain #2, but were stopped by torrential rainfall and lightning storm. After speaking with Johnathan Cascades tech on when they would be able to complete the jet cleaning process on fountain #2 he explained to me that they would be here to complete the cleaning on Tuesday July 31,2018.
The new 5 h/p pump motor came in on order for fountain #1 Pond #1. The supplier Cascade Fountain Company will be installing this unit when their schedule permits it. They are very busy this time of year. So we wait.
We continue to wait on the Cascade Fountain Company to install a new pump motor on fountain #1 Pond one at the South Patrick entrance by the beach area. We are at the mercy of their schedule. I'm not certain what the issue is, but we authorized this work order several weeks if not a month ago.
Fountain #5 had quit operating in the early afternoon of July 4th 2018. After trouble shooting this problem this morning of July 5th 2018, I found That the circuit breaker had tripped because of a power surge/lightning storm. I reenergized the breaker and #5 fountain is now back in service and operating fine.
The Number #1 fountain is not displaying, after checking voltages at pump control boxes, the breakers are good and the Clocks have power. I reset the relays in control box. Still nothing, pump motor for fountain #1 is OUT OF ORDER. Received proposal from Cascade Fountain for replacement of pump motor and capacitor box installation (SEE ATTACHED PROPOSAL) I was unaware that Cascade Fountain
Fountains: All 6 of the fountains in the ponds are operating fine.
All six fountains are operating fine at this time.
Nothing to report at this time.
Fountain #4 had a bad GFI breaker / timer, The wire leads that feed this timer were short in length. I made extensions to the leads. I purchased a new timer 110 A/C type as requested by Cascades tech (Johnathan). Installed the timer and set to desired times of operation. Fountain #3 was having Issues with NO lights, I found that the breaker had tripped. Re-energized breakers in control box and in main power box to be sure we don't have a weak breaker problem. I will continue to monitor these breakers for a possible faulty breaker issue.
It has been reported that the lighting on fountains #3 and #4 is not functioning properly. This issue has just shown itself since the new control boxes were installed. Cascade Fountain will be contacted to check this problem out because fountain # 3 lighting works but, only manually. The timer is not functioning. #4 fountain the timers working fine but, the lights don't come on. Somewhere the wiring is not correct.
Cascade fountain Company recently cleaned the lets on #3 fountain (acid washed) for a better display. Fountain #4 had troubles with tripping the braker instantly after energizing tbe breaker. It seems that a lizard (Gecko) had breached the control box cover and had gotten caught in the contacts of the relay causing direct short which tripped the breaker. Once the lizard was removed the fountain #4 was functioning okay. $eve",1 months back the control boxes for fountains #3 and #4 were recommended for replacement, however this was before cascade had become our fountain vendor. AES was our vendor and they simply did not follow up on this recommendation (they dropped the baU) $0 to speak-We are confident that cascade Fountains Company Will do a fine job for us overseeing our fountain repair needs. They will be installing the new control boxes on fountains #3 and 1#4 once the proposal has been authorized.
We continue to wait for Cascade Fountains schedule to free up soon to that they can service and clean fountain #a jets (acid wash). In doing this we expect a better more uniformed dIsplay. The #4 fountain, directly behind the pool has a direct short. Immediately after energizing the breaker. the breaker trips, it won't stay energiz.ed. Cascade will also service this fountain #4 when they arrive here on site.
Fountain #3 continues having an awkward display. The recommendation from Cascade Fountain is to do a complete cleaning of the water display jets on this particular fountain. This scope of work has been scheduled I believe.
Recently Cascade Fountain Co sent out a technician to clean the jets in all 6 fountains. The tech cleaned 5 of the 6 fountains and found #3 pond fountain needs to be removed and thoroughly cleaned to make it displace properly.
Fountain #4 has a very bad display and we are starting to have all of the fountains jets cleaned by Cascade Fountains Company as part of a service agreement we came to terms with recently. Fountain #4 will be the first fountain to be completely serviced, / Lighting as well will be repaired.
All of the fountains are operatillg now, but the #2 fountain has" awkward (poor) display along with # 3 fountain. Fountain #4 had a bad timer (not functioning). I purchased another timer at Lowes and installed it as needed. I'm waiting to hear from Alan Scheerer on the status of the fountain contractor/vendor as they only have a one person of contact order in place? Fountains #2 and #3 need the jets cleaned out for better display.
The power supply for pond #S was installed this week, Monday January 8,2018 by Gault Electric LLC. This included a new main power supply box and 4"riser pressure treated lumber rapped with a PVC housing. I reset the timers according to the necessary time for winter timeline. All checked out A-okay.
All of the fountains are functional and all lights are functional too. The display on fountain #2 is poor and could probably could need the jets cleaned to improve the display.