Information Fountain Buying Guide

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S-T Fireworks Guardian
Dec 16, 2013
A true family favourite, fountains probably feature in most peoples earliest memories of fireworks. These days, their popularity has barely waned and they are still very popular in garden or low-noise displays. Here is a guide on how to make the most of your money when buying fountains :)

1. One large is better than 2+ small
if you have a choice between one large £10 fountain and a 4-pack for £10, chances are the single fountain will last 3-4x longer, and be way more impressive than the 4-pack. The big single fountain will either have more varied effects, thus giving a more interesting display, or will give very impressive height, and wow factor. You also save time having to light each individual firework. You could even use a big fountain as a finale to a small garden display if you were after a low noise firework that still gives some wow.

2. Novelty = good
Recently there has been an increase in the number of novelty fountains on the market, particularly as Halloween has taken off. One of the most popular of these has been the Pumpkin fountain at Asda, which as strobing effects in the eyes and mouth on the packaging. These types of fountains are great to break up an average garden display with some novelty.

3. Bigger packaging doesn't always mean better firework
Fountains do sometimes have problems with overpackaging, more so than other firework types. A recent example is a fountain that was sold by one of the supermarkets that was 5x bigger than it needed to be. Just because a fountain looks really big and impressive, doesn't always mean it is! The duration gives the best clue, if a very large fountain only has a duration of 30 seconds, it is likely to have too much packaging.

If you require any more information, please feel free to make a thread in the firework forum, members will be happy to offer any advice they can :)

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