Can Fountains Help Detoxify The Air?

You can liven up your environment by setting up an indoor wall fountain. Pleasant to the senses and beneficial to your well-being, these indoor features are an excellent addition to your home. 6056-9101__83857.jpg Scientific research supports the theory that water fountains are good for you. Modern-day machines emit positive ions which are balanced out by the negative ions released by water features. Undeniable favorable changes in mental and physical health arise when negative ions overpower positive ions. The higher serotonin levels arising from these types of features make people more attentive, serene and energized. Indoor wall fountains {generate negative ions which serve to elevate your mood and eliminate air pollutants. Allergies, air-borne pollutants among other annoyances can be done away with by these water features. And finally, water fountains are excellent at absorbing dust and microbes floating in the air and as a result in bettering your general health.

The Many Ways you Can Benefit from Water Fountains

Any spot can be improved by the sights, sounds and improved air quality produced by outdoor fountains. Along with the many health benefits they provide, they also produce an ambiance which your friends and family will appreciate. Each person, however, tends to discover their own personal benefits from a fountain. It may take you back to a special time or spot you fondly remember. When you look at it, you may flash back to a special someone you once knew. It could also be made into a memorial to honor someone already gone. You will undoubtedly appreciate its benefits and elegance for a long time.

Points to Consider When Installing a Garden Water Fountain

When planning where to set up your garden fountain, do not forget that you will need somewhere to plug it in and a convenient source of water. People sometimes fail to remember the technical information because they get caught up in the excitement of installing their newest purchase. Do not forget that an extension cord can be handy if your 120v power source is more than 12 feet away, as that is the standard length of power cords. You will also require a water resource close by so that you can easily fill your water fountain. Water is hard to move by hand from place to place. The best way to fill the fountain is with a nearby hose.

A water fountain autofill is an even better option, but will call for the help of someone who knows how to set it up since the water has to go through an external line.

What is a Splash Fountain?

Being able to cool off in a splash fountain, also known as a bathing fountain, is one of the fantastic factors of these water features. Due to this, they are commonly referred to as interactive fountains. These fountains are specially designed to allow for easy access - and include nonslip surfaces, have no standing water to deter possible drowning, thus eliminating the need for lifeguards or supervision. These splash pads - known as "spraygrounds" - are many times located in public pools, public parks, or public playgrounds. Splash fountains such as the one found in Dundas Square in Toronto, Canada, absorb the solar energy from the uniquely made dark granite slabs. Six hundred ground spigots positioned in groups of 30 - (3 rows of 10 nozzles) - are featured in this fountain. You will find 30 groups of nozzles beneath a stainless-steel grille. Twenty of these grilles are placed in 2 rows of 10 in the center of the central pathway through Dundas Square.

Design Ideas for Garden Fountains

Gardens are great places to take a break from the day-to-day routine and get some fresh air and appreciate nature.

Although there is a lot of work involved in getting a new one designed and constructed, it is worth the effort for anyone who will be using it. A beautiful garden will increase any property value, as “curb appeal” is important to the market value. There are many ways to boost the visual beauty of a yard, like adding flowers and plants, artwork, an attractive pavement, or a water feature.

A water fountain can dramatically alter the aesthetics of a garden. It will transform a plain area into a breathtaking place of peaceful tranquility. The trickling water of your fountain will not only give you a calming retreat, it will also attract wild birds and other friendly local animals. All attention will now be focussed on the gorgeous fountain.

Michelangelo’s Roman Wall Fountains

During the 16th century two celebrated Florentine artists by the names of Michelangelo and Ammannati designed the first wall features in Rome. The earliest fountain Michelangelo created came in 1536 with the construction of the Campidoglio in Rome which was to make part of the Palazzo Senatorio's façade. Some years later, a more extravagant water exhibit was made possible with the extension of the Aqua Felice into the Capitol. Styled on the late Cinquecento, Michelangelo made a larger basin, anticipating the development of the conduit.

Did the creation of wall fountains begin with the famed artist? His designs undoubtedly influenced the style of fountain which dominates throughout Italy. More examples of this type of structure can be seen in the Fountain of the River Gods at the Villa Lante, Bagnaia 1, and the Fountain of the Mugnone which is located between flights of stairs on the central axis of the Villa Pratolino.

Michelangelo’s unique talent was put aside because he was compelled to design fountains uniting classical elements and a Roman style. The Florentine maestro was commissioned by Julius III (1550-1555) to design a unique fountain to be placed at the top of the passageway of the Belvedere in the Vatican. A marble figure of Moses striking a stone streaming water was to be built as embellishment for the fountain. The option of the Moses figure was abandoned, however, because of the time it would take to create it and was therefore replaced by an antique image of Cleopatra. An ancient figure was thought to be easier to erect over the fountain than the creation of a completely new statue by the famed artist.

The Source of Modern Garden Fountains

Hundreds of ancient Greek texts were translated into Latin under the authority of the scholarly Pope Nicholas V, who led the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455. He undertook the embellishment of Rome to make it into the model seat of the Christian world. Reconstruction of the Acqua Vergine, a ruined Roman aqueduct which had carried fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away, began in 1453 at the bidding of the Pope. The historical Roman custom of marking the arrival point of an aqueduct with an magnificent celebratory fountain, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was commissioned by the Pope to build a wall fountain where we now see the Trevi Fountain. The water which eventually provided the Trevi Fountain as well as the renown baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona flowed from the modified aqueduct which he had renovated.


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