Enhance Your Everyday Life with a Fountain

From improving air quality to adding a feeling of tranquility to the area, a fountain adds so much to your life.

There are many advantages to having an interior or outdoor water fountain which you may not even recognize. It is most likely no coincidence that the human body is made up mostly of water, and that people are drawn to coastal cities. While you could invest in an expensive beach house or jump in the ocean every day to enjoy the benefits of water, getting a water feature is much easier and less costly! 115438-4905__89429.jpg

If you want to make your porch, patio, or back yard even more relaxing, think about purchasing an outdoor garden fountain. However lovely it already is, your spot will be even more beautiful if you add an outdoor water feature from the wide variety available. It can be mounted on the external wall of your house above the patio, or even on the interior wall of a screened porch. Add beauty and the lovely music of trickling water to your flower bed with a tiered model. Due to the continuous flow of water in a birdbath fountain, algae and bacteria do not build up, and birds come flocking to the clean water. The enchanting sound of trickling water is the final touch your garden area needs to become an oasis of peace.

What Water Fountains Bring to your Life

There are countless benefits to be gained from outdoor fountains including improved air quality as well as wonderful sounds and sights. Along with the many health benefits they provide, they also create an environment which your friends and family will enjoy. Each person, however, tends to experience their own personal benefits from a fountain. It could remind you of a favorite trip experience from your past. When you see it, you may think back to a special someone you once knew. You could also make it a memorial to a special loved one. You will no doubt appreciate its benefits and allure for a long time.

The Positive Benefits of installing a Water Feature in Your Living Space

The area outside your home can be enhanced by including a wall or a garden fountain to your landscaping or garden project. Contemporary artists and fountain builders alike use historical fountains and water features to shape their creations. As such, integrating one of these to your home design is a superb way to connect it to the past. Among the many properties of these beautiful garden water features is the water and moisture they release into the air which attracts birds and other wild life as well as helps to balance the ecosystem. For example, irksome flying insects are usually discouraged by the birds drawn to the fountain or birdbath.

The area required for a cascading or spouting fountain is considerable, so a wall fountain is the perfect size for a small yard. Two options to pick from include either a freestanding type with an even back set against a fence or wall in your backyard, or a wall-mounted, self-contained type which is suspended on a wall. Adding a fountain to an existing wall requires that you add a fountain mask as well as a basin at the base to collect the water. Since the plumbing and masonry work is extensive to complete this type of job, you should hire a professional to do it rather than attempt to do it alone.

Short History of Fountains

All through history, water fountains have been an integral part of every town and settlement, even playing a role in each civilization’s myths and legends. Fountains delivered necessary drinking water in the days when people did not yet have accessibility to clean water in their domiciles. The fountains’ desirable artwork and life-giving characteristics also give them a certain supernatural excellence for the townsfolk, motivating prayer and even dreams. When the village is under military blockade, they could turn to the water fountains and during religious rituals, the dedicated could symbolically use the water to cleanse their bodies and souls. These fountains are additionally a setting for townspeople to interact, like at the fountain at Castalia in Delphi.

How to Choose the Best Spot for Your Fountain

It is important to consider how a water fountain will fit into your garden before purchasing one. They make beautiful centerpieces in roundabouts and make a lovely impression in driveways and entryways too.

If you choose to put yours against a wall, there are fountains designed expressly for this purpose. If you check the back, you will see a bar or some other piece to secure it against a wall, grate or fence.

Since the top part of your fountain is not stable on its own, make certain that it is secure against a wall to avoid damage caused by strong winds, wild animals, or other natural threats.

In open-air places like parks where people tend to sit and relax for a few minutes, you will notice one other option – the garden sculpture style.

The Earliest Outdoor Public Fountains

As initially developed, fountains were crafted to be practical, directing water from creeks or aqueducts to the citizens of towns and settlements, where the water could be used for cooking food, cleaning, and drinking. The force of gravity was the power source of water fountains up until the close of the 19th century, using the forceful power of water traveling downhill from a spring or brook to squeeze the water through spigots or other outlets. Fountains throughout history have been created as monuments, impressing hometown citizens and travelers alike. If you saw the 1st fountains, you would not recognize them as fountains. The very first accepted water fountain was a stone basin created that served as a receptacle for drinking water and ceremonial purposes. The initial stone basins are believed to be from around 2000 B.C.. The jet of water emerging from small jets was forced by gravity, the lone power source creators had in those days. These historic water fountains were built to be functional, frequently situated along aqueducts, creeks and waterways to provide drinking water. Animals, Gods, and Spiritual figures dominated the early decorative Roman fountains, beginning to appear in about 6 B.C.. A well-engineered collection of reservoirs and aqueducts kept Rome's public fountains supplied with fresh water.

Where are the World’s highest Fountains?

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has the leading continuously- running water fountain known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985). The water here jets up to a elevation of 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

The Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), comes in 2nd with water heights of 202 meters (663 feet).

The Gateway Geyser (1995) found next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri is number three on the list. With water reaching 192 meters (630 feet) in the air, this fountain is the tallest in the U.S..

The next on the list is Port Fountain located in Karachi, Pakistan which rockets water 190 meters (620 feet) into the sky.

Fountain Park in Fountain Hills, Arizona is number 4: it can jet water 171 meters (561 feet) high when the three pumps function at full capacity, it is usually limited to 91 meters (300 feet).

The Dubai Fountain which made its debut in 2009 is situated next to highest building worldwide, the famous Burj Khalifa. Once every 1/2 hour, this fountain begins dancing to pre-recorded songs while shooting water 73 meters (240 feet) high. It also has extreme shooters, rarely used, which go as high as 150 meters (490 feet).

Jetting water up to 147 meters (482 feet) high, the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet (1970) in Canberra, Australia, comes in seventh.

And at number 8, we have the the Jet d'eau, in Geneva (1951), measuring 140 meters (460 feet).


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