Fountains, Aerators & Site Amenities

Special Product Focus

Earlier this summer we sent out a survey to folks who manufacture or sell fountains, aerators or general site amenities asking for a sneak peak at what’s new in their world. Below is a look at some of the responses we received. For a complete list, visit us online at

Fountains & Aerators

Emmaus, PA -- Otterbine Aerating Fountains naturally manage your pond or lake’s water quality by virtually eliminating algae and odors, and assist with mosquito control. Both surface and subsurface systems are available. Additional water quality management tools include Lake Dye and De-watering pump.

For more information, contact: Otterbine Barebo, Inc. 3840 Main Rd. East, Emmaus, PA 18049, (800) 237-8837, (610) 965-6018, Fax (610) 965-6050,,

Spring Valley, Ill. -- For over 30 years Aqua Control, Inc. has been a manufacturer of innovative display aerators and fountains, ½Hp to 40Hp in 35 beautiful patterns. Enhance any water feature with ACI Select Series Display Aerators and Fountains, Bowl Fountains, Titan Series Fountains, Bottom Circulators, and Waterfall Pumps. Lighting packages and UL Listed controls available; Sells internationally.

For more information, contact: Aqua Control, Inc., 6 A Wolfer Industrial Drive, Spring Valley, IL 61362, (800) 377-0019, (815) 664-4900, Fax (815) 664-4901,,

Site Amenities

Magnolia, Ark. -- Southern PikNik® tables by Southern Aluminum offer the industry’s only Lifetime Guarantee! Manufactured from recyclable aluminum, these picnic tables will not rust, crack, or warp from extended use or exposure to sunlight or moisture. A smaller version, the Lil’ PikNik, is available also. Choose from ten powder coat finishes.

For more information, contact: Southern Aluminum, PO Box 884, #5 Highway 82W, Magnolia, AR 71753, (800) 221-0408, Fax (870) 234-2823, ,

Akron, OH -- The Plastic Lumber Company, Inc. has introduced “The City Bench”, its newest maintenance-free bench for outdoor settings. The new bench features a sleek, stylish design and premium grade recycled plastic lumber slats offered in a large selection of UV stabilized color. The company says their product resists splinters, rot and does not need painting.

The new bench also features heavy duty, powder coated metal frames (available in many colors), hidden stainless steel fasteners and ships completely assembled in standard six feet or eight feet lengths. The picture above shows cedar colored recycled plastic lumber slats and black frames.

For more information, contact: The Plastic Lumber Company, Inc., 115 West Bartges Street, Akron, Ohio 44311, (800) 886-8990, Fax (330) 762-1613,,

Tulsa, OK – The Montage fence system is a collection of Ameristar’s greatest fence designs and innovations blended onto a single fence system. Never until Montage, has there been a system that provided everything ever asked from a fence, without compromise. Each picket has a rigid (yet virtually invisible) weld and structural connections with no unsightly exposed fasteners.

For more information, contact: Ameristar Fence Products, 1555 N. Mingo Road, Tulsa, OK 74158, (800) 321-8724, (918) 835-0898, Fax (877) 926-3747,,

Culpepper, VA -- Recreation Dynamics is an Internet-based company providing playground equipment including: swings and hard-to-find replacement parts, spring things, surfacing and border as well as sports equipment and site furnishings, such as bike racks, picnic tables, trash receptacles, and benches.

For more information, contact: Recreation Dynamics, LLC, 10036 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, VA 22701, (866) 221-6999, (540) 547-9402, Fax (540) 547-9403,

Sarasota, FL -- Apollo Sunguard Systems, Inc. has introduced Aplay Towers – a new line of fabric playground canopies and obstacle free supports. The new canopies are made with Sunguard Shade Cloth, a specially engineered, knitted polyethylene fabric. And, the tower assembly is attached directly to the playground equipment – creating a unique obstacle-free design eliminates the need for large steel posts, which can be dangerous for children at play.

According to the manufacturer, the canopies offer 97 percent UV protection, are available in sizes up to 25 feet by 25 feet, come in various colors and configurations and can provide shade that is as much as 20 degrees cooler than standard plastic roofs.

For more information, contact: Apollo Sunguard Systems, 315 Julia Place, Sarasota, Florida 34236, (800) 319-1010,