A small hole was drilled in the bottom of the basin and two in the wall where we threaded the fountain hose. The pump is hidden behind the concrete block.
The base was also plastered and the contractor installed an electrical switch in the house to turn off the fountain before the cement floor and slate was installed. Some new landscaping was added.
Can you see the little hole in the front of the trough? That used to have a stake where the animals were tied to quench their thirst. Which reminds me, when our son had his basketball team here for dinner,