Campania International Platia FountainItem#: HN-CIB266
- Classic 3-tier design
- Hand-crafted from weather-resistant, reinforced concrete
- Water flows over the tiers into the basin
- No plumbing needed - water recirculates through the fountain
- Plugs into a standard 3-prong outlet with a 6-ft. cord
- Quiet UL-listed pump included
- Choice of a variety of hand-applied finishes
Fountain, Pump kit
The Platia Fountain features a classic three-tier design and a tranquil sound. The water flows smoothly over the tiers into the basin and recirculates within the fountain, so no plumbing is necessary. Available in your choice of finish, this fountain is hand-crafted from weather-resistant, premium fiber, reinforced cast stone concrete, and the 6-foot cord plugs into a standard three-prong outlet.
The Platia Fountain is available in the following finishes: natural, antique bronze, aged limestone, alpine stone, brownstone, copper bronze, chandoline, English moss, greenstone, lead antique, travertine, and verde.
About Campania International
Established in 1984, Campania International's reputation has been built on quality original products and service. Originally selling terra cotta planters, Campania soon began to research and develop the design and manufacture of cast stone garden planters and ornaments. Campania is also an importer and wholesaler of garden products, including polyethylene, terra cotta, glazed pottery, cast iron, and fiberglass planters as well as classic garden structures, fountains, and cast resin statuary.
Campania Cast Stone: The Process
The creation of Campania's cast stone pieces begins and ends by hand. From the creation of an original design, making of a mold, pouring the cast stone, application of the patina to the final packing of an order, the process is both technical and artistic. As many as 30 pairs of hands are involved in the creation of each Campania piece in a labor intensive 15 step process.
The process begins either with the creation of an original copyrighted design by Campania's artisans or an antique original. Antique originals will often require some restoration work, which is also done in-house by expert craftsmen. Campania's mold making department will then begin a multi-step process to create a production mold which will properly replicate the detail and texture of the original piece. Depending on its size and complexity, a mold can take as long as three months to complete. Campania creates in excess of 700 molds per year.
After a mold is completed, it is moved to the production area where a team individually hand pours the liquid cast stone mixture into the mold and employs special techniques to remove air bubbles. Campania carefully monitors the PSI of every piece. PSI (pounds per square inch) measures the strength of every piece to ensure durability. The PSI of Campania pieces is currently engineered at approximately 7500 for optimum strength. Each piece is air-dried and then de-molded by hand. After an internal quality check, pieces are sent to a finishing department where seams are ground and any air holes caused by the pouring process are filled and smoothed. Pieces are then placed on a pallet for stocking in the warehouse.
All Campania pieces are produced and stocked in natural cast stone. When a customer's order is placed, pieces are pulled and unless a piece is requested in natural cast stone, it is finished in a unique patinas. All patinas are applied by hand in a multi-step process; some patinas require three separate color applications. A finisher's skill in applying the patina and wiping away any excess to highlight detail requires not only technical skill, but also true artistic sensibility. Every Campania piece becomes a unique and original work of garden art as a result.
After the patina is dry, the piece is then quality inspected. All pieces of a customer's order are batched and checked for completeness. A two-person packing team will then pack the order by hand into gaylord boxes on pallets. The packing material used is excelsior, a natural wood product that has no chemical additives and may be recycled as display material, repacking customer orders, mulch,or even bedding for animals. This exhaustive process ensures that Campania will remain a popular and beloved choice when it comes to garden decor.
Please note this product does not ship to Pennsylvania.
Dimensions & Specifications
34L x 34W x 26H inches
Asian & Zen
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We suggest that birdbath/fountain tops not be left outside in the winter. Once the top fills with water/snow and freezes, the top may crack. All birdbath/fountain bases, bench legs and statuary should be raised up off the ground in winter so they will not freeze to the ground surface.
Ideally, a fountain should be stored indoors in the winter away from the elements. However, if a fountain bowl must be left outside, remove all pumps, rubber stoppers, drain pipes, finials and small components, and cover the top with burlap or any absorbent material and then wrap with dark plastic. This will prevent moisture from accumulating on the birdbath or fountain. Fountain pumps, finials, and other small components should be stored indoors. Check the fountain periodically to insure that the cover is secure and water is not accumulating in any fountain component.
- 2 safe, non-toxic water clarifiers
- Prevents algae and green water
- Keeps water clean and fresh
- Safe for birds, fish, and plants
- 20 treatments per container
- Dosage spoon included
- Each treatment lasts approximately 2 weeks
$17.16 to $25.00
- Bacteria-free protector
- For all tabletop and stationary fountains
- 100% biodegradable
- Available in 4-oz. or 16-oz. bottle
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- Attractive Design
- Quiet Pump
- Challenging Set Up
Comments about Campania International Platia Fountain:
I have had this fountain in my backyard garden for the past two summers, and I love it! It can be challenging to get it completely level on all three tiers, but once accomplished, this fountain is stunning. Be aware it is also extremely heavy and definitely takes two very strong people to set up. (a good thing - until it is time to put it away for the winter - next winter I will leave the largest basin in the yard, dry it out, and cover it.)