Of course, my first course of action was to dig a hole that the basin sits down into. This is so the fountain can sit flush with the ground. It is very important that this piece be level!
Now here is a manufacturing problem that drives me crazy. The hole is too big for the tubing. If not plugged, the water all runs down the center instead of over the edges where it is intended. This sends me on a trip to my husband's plumbing tool box for some putty!
It is so pretty and creates a beautiful sound of running water near our patio and gazebo where we can enjoy it!