How does a monolith work as a water feature?
If you purchase one of our slate monoliths as a water feature, then we will have drilled the Stone after cutting the base. We accurately drill to where we believe is the best location for the hole to appear at the top of the stone. Our diameters of the drill hole does vary depending on the stone but most of our monoliths are either 32, 37 or 38mm unless stated or requested differently.
The drill hole at the bottom of the stone will look something like this (the securing bolts are an optional extra and don’t come on standard monoliths}:
Most installations are achieved by sitting the stone onto a reservoir which collects the water that has come out of the monolith. A submersible pump ( this is a pump which sits underwater) is used to pump the water out of the reservoir and up the monolith. The water is reused over and over again to give an appearance of a constantly flowing water feature. The reservoir position is shown more clearly below:
The reservoir is usually sunk into the ground or has a small wall built around it to disguise it and then decorative pebbles used to hide the top of the reservoir as shown below: