LIGHTING & ELECTRICAL - OCEAN ANGEL
FOUNTAIN SHELL - On this page you will see how our engineers restored a historic ice well, installed power cables, water piping and blended those works into a courtyard setting to complement the Southern Ocean Angel. The picture above shows the scallop fountain part fitted with architectural polycarbonate. The Copyright © photographs Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd 30 July 2018. All rights reserved.
The Fountain of Youth is lit by four LED bullet lamps that shine through the water up onto the Southern Ocean Angel. In addition there is a one horsepower motor (800watt) that powers the high volume submersible water pump. The armored electrical cable that supplies these needs is buried underground, coming up into the water chamber and out again to a waterproof junction distribution box.
POWER & WATER - An Ice Well adjacent to the fountain was in need of repair. The original brickwork had crumbled. We took the layers down until the bricks were solid enough to build on, leaving as much of the original historic structure as possible. The Copyright © photograph Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd. 3 September 2018. All rights reserved.
Typical garden pond fountains do not have the pressure head to reach up to the almost four meter height of the Southern Ocean Angel, let alone supply five nozzles with the volume of water that is needed. We started out by using a 400 watt garden pump from Aldi that rather surprisingly could push the water through five balanced 10mm poly pipes up to a height of just over a meter. Not bad for a pump that is designed to empty ponds and water butts. But then it was made in Germany.
BRICKLAYING - Once the concrete had set the bricklayer got to work. As the walls got higher strong sharp sand mix was used to bond the brickwork to the stainless steel frame. Eventually, the inside will be filled with concrete completely, save for a corrosion resistant steel drum that will contain a water pump and flow control apparatus. These pictures were taken in 2017. Copyright © photographs Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd 2017. All rights reserved.
CONCRETE DRIVE - This picture shows the earthworks, where the original paving had cracked for the most part, so was removed. The earth and clay were dug down to allow a sensible thickness of reinforced concrete to be poured around the base of the brick pillar and head of the ice well seen to the right. Copyright © photographs Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd 8 May 2018. All rights reserved.
Before we could get anywhere near pump installation, quite a lot of ground works were needed. The first stage was to install a steel frame that is sunk into over a meter of sub-surface concrete as an anchor, such that the Southern Ocean Angel statue, that is actually part mermaid, could withstand hurricane winds if necessary. In 1987 a storm uprooted several trees in Lime Park and all the way along the A271 at Windmill Hill, where the roads were impassable for a few days. Indeed, nobody could get in or out of Lime Park because trees had fallen across the access drive.
Please note that the fountain shell is an original artwork fashioned from stainless steel bar and tubing. The design is copyright and may not be reproduced in any scale without the express permission from the artist, Lime Park Heritage Trust and Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd.
THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
In the 16th century the story of the Fountain of Youth became attached to the biography of the conquistador Juan Ponce de León. As attested by his royal charter, Ponce de León was charged with discovering the land of Beniny. Although the indigenous peoples were probably describing the land of the Maya in Yucatán, the name—and legends about Boinca's fountain of youth—became associated with the Bahamas instead. However, Ponce de León did not mention the fountain in any of his writings throughout the course of his expedition.
ROYAL CHARTER - A drawing showing Juan Ponce de León and his soldiers searching for the fountain of youth. In our view water is the life supporting source that feeds our children and so perpetuates the species.
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