Due to their simplicity and ability to produce an eye-catching shot of sparks, fountain fireworks have long been a popular addition to standard selection boxes. Yet it’s time to leave those selection box fountains behind and embrace the true potential of a fountain firework. With the help of Galactic Fireworks, you can purchase professional-grade fountains that bring the vibrant colours, the sparks and sounds, and reach heights of up to 20 feet!
What is a firework fountain?
If you are familiar with the design and function of a fountain, you’ll already have a general idea about how this firework performs. As its namesake does traditionally with water, a fountain firework shoots out a single shower of sparks upwards into the sky. This ground-based firework can vary in terms of duration, colours, height, and volume of sparks.
Either way, when you purchase a fountain from Galactic, you can be assured it will be an impressive addition to your fireworks display.
Although fountains don’t match the power and spectacle of firework cakes and rockets, there are many reasons why they remain a popular option for firework displays up and down the country. They’re a low-level firework, yes, but fountains still deliver a large serving of fun. These two points also mean they are among the most family-friendly firework types available.
At Galactic, we appreciate the love for fountains. This is why we have a wide range of fountain fireworks listed on this very page. Prices start from just £5.99 for our four-pack Volcanic Flow, while the most expensive single option – the mighty impressive Krakatoa – will only set you back £19.99. As a result, you can safely add fountains to your fireworks display without burning through your budget.
How do firework fountains work?
Now the general concept of a fountain firework has been covered, let us delve a little deeper into how it works.
The good news: there’s not much behind the functionality of a fountain. They are typically constructed in the same way with a conical or cylindrical shape. The top of the fountain is where the firework ejects from, which creates the ‘fountain’ effect.
As for how the firework gets there, the device is constructed with pyrotechnic compounds that reside within the fountain’s cardboard tube. Once the fuse is ignited, it works its way through these compounds, leading to the fountain shooting out sparks and flames. The more compounds that are added, the bigger the effects produced.
Speaking of effects, the most common is showers of sparks along with crackling sounds. However, it is possible for greater variety to be produced. Some fountains opt for coloured flames, while others introduce whirling or spinning effects.
What are the benefits of firework fountains?
You know what a firework fountain is and how it functions. Now it’s time for us to focus on the main benefits gained from using this type of firework. If you need convincing, here are the points you need to consider:
A pretty and colourful display
The first point is the most important: it helps to enhance your fireworks display. Fountain fireworks, despite being low-powered, still pack a punch that will impress you and your guests. A visual feast, they create appealing effects and brighten up the space around you. There’s no need to tilt your head towards the sky – fountains remain on the ground for their duration.
Although, don’t start thinking that point limits their potential. Some fountain fireworks can reach up to 20 feet in height, while they can also sparkle, whistle, and crackle at an impressive rate. If you’ve only ever seen a store-bought fountain in action, you might be surprised at just how special they can be – particularly those bought from Galactic.
Whether you are working with a large or tight budget, fountains are a nice, affordable addition to any firework display. You can get some of the best fountains on the market today for £20 or less. For instance, the Lava Fountain by Cube Fireworks is highly rated for its 20-foot spray, and this firework will only set you back £13.99.
Plus, if you truly want to go all-out with this firework type, our Fountain Selection can be purchased for the affordable price of £94.99. This pack includes ten of our best fountains, which is less than £10 per fountain.
We love firework rockets. We really do. However, we also realise that some of our most high-powered fireworks are not suitable for everyone. This point stands with our firework cakes. Younger children are not always that receptive to the loud bangs and large effects these fireworks can produce. This is where firework fountains can save the day.
Fountains are generally quiet. They may produce a few crackles, but it’s not a loud or a sudden bang that can result in people being startled. They’re also a progressive, colourful showcase that is appealing to both young and old alike.
Compliment your display
A firework display can always benefit from the addition of fountains. Even a larger display can be enhanced with fountains, particularly if they align with the other fireworks you are using. They might be affordable, yes, but don’t let that make you think they are not worthy of being part of large, professional-grade displays.
With that said, while they can be a welcome inclusion within a large display, they are often viewed as a cornerstone for smaller ones like a garden display. So, if you’re putting on a fireworks show for your friends and family, make sure fountains are one of your main purchases.
It’s true: firework fountains generally have the same function. Once ignited, they shoot sparks up into the air. However, they can still be a versatile inclusion for your display. This is certainly the situation if you were to use multiple fountains. When these are lined up, you are able to choose a specific routine for these to activate and create an impression.
This versatility is why fountains are frequently found as part of our specialist firework boxes and packs.
Plenty of choice
Extending on from the point about versatility, this is further enhanced due to the range of fountains available from Galactic Fireworks. There are various fountains available with different colours, effects, and ranges. Whether you want golden-coloured sparks or for them to reach for the sky, you can find the right fit for your firework display.
Setting up your firework fountain safely
Firework safety is always important. Even though fountains are known for being a safe choice, you still have to take care with their organisation and lighting. Here’s a quick rundown on how to do this correctly:
- First, make sure to consult the instructions provided by the manufacturer. These will detail everything, from where the fuse is located to what distance should be maintained.
- Think about where to place your fountain. You want it to sit on a flat surface. Additionally, this has to be secured in place. This can be done by digging a small hole if you’re working on grass. Alternatively, you can use bricks or rocks to keep it stable and upright.
- To light the fuse, it is wise to use a long lighter. This makes it both effective and safe when igniting your fountain, particularly if held at arm’s length.
- Once the fuse is lit, make sure you retreat to a safe distance quickly. You don’t want to get caught by any of the sparks produced!
Aside from taking the right steps to set up and launch your fountains, there are other points to think about with safety. The main point is keeping all of your spectators safe. Ensure they all remain a safe distance away from the fountain. As fountains typically fall under the F2 Category, the safety distance required starts at 8 metres.
While fountains are family-friendly, also ensure children are supervised at all times. Even when the fountain has concluded, you don’t want them to go near it or any other firework. Pets should also be kept indoors.
Buy your fountains today from Galactic Fireworks
Galactic Fireworks is the #1 place in the UK for all your fireworks needs. That includes fountains. We stock a diverse selection of fountain fireworks for our customers, ensuring you are able to find the right fit for your tastes and requirements. These fountains come in different colours and effects. Plus, while all of them deliver an impressive display, some even extend to 20 feet in height for a truly eye-catching spectacle.
Why choose Galactic for fountains? Aside from our wide choice, we only stock high-quality products to ensure you receive the reliability and effectiveness you deserve. Yet you don’t have to pay a premium – we keep all of our prices competitive. You can add numerous fountains without going over your budget.
Do you want to learn more about a specific fountain? Maybe you’re unsure which one is best for your planned display? Whatever the situation, get in touch today. Our fireworks experts are always here to help you get the right fireworks for your event.