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DESIGN 351: Dry-Deck Fountain Safety

Learning Objectives

  • Identify dry-deck sanitation issues and explain solutions.
  • Describe ocular and soft tissue damage concerns, research, and preventative considerations.
  • Recognize toe entrapment problems and identify solutions.
  • Discuss design options to improve overall dry-deck fountain safety.


Municipal codes are evolving to accommodate the higher risk of public health and safety associated with dry-deck water features. Sanitation is difficult where high bather loads overload relatively small surge basins but this program presents solutions. Also, research developed by Crystal Fountains and a University of Virginia professor that specializes in ocular damage studies will be presented to show how injuries can be reduced.

Time/ Credits

8:00 hrs

Instructor TBA