This fountain includes a 90 gallon per hour pump. The distance from the water surface to the bowl edge should be around 1-1.5 cm. Pump includes 6 foot long cord.Three sculptural pieces easily fit together: pedestal base, water basin with pump compartment and statue of children. Basin fits on top of pedestal and turns to lock in place. Pump electrical cord exits at bottom back of pedestal; cord exit opening has attached spring to hold cord in place.