These photos were taken during our trip to Las Vegas, Nevada.
The fountains are set in a 9-acre (36,000 m2) manmade lake. Contrary to a common urban myth that the lake is filled with treated greywater from the hotel, it is actually serviced by a fresh water well that was drilled decades prior to irrigate a golf course that previously existed on the site. The fountains actually use less water than irrigating the golf course did. They incorporate a network of pipes with more than 1,200 nozzles that make it possible to stage fountain displays coordinated with more than 4,500 lights. It is estimated that the fountains cost US$75 million to build.
Four types of nozzles are used for the various effects:
* Oarsmen - Jets with a full range of spherical motion
* Shooters - Shoot water upwards
* Super Shooters - Send a water blast as high as 240 ft (73 m) in the air.
* Extreme Shooters - Send a water blast as high as 460 ft (140 m)