Things to Keep in Mind When Purchasing a Fountain

One of the first things to ponder when picking a water fountain is exactly where you plan to put it. Any high-traffic spots such as driveways, entryways, or roundabouts are perfect spots to install one.

If you want to put yours against a wall, there are fountains designed especially for this purpose. If you look on the back, you will find a bar or some other piece to affix it against a wall, grate or fence. a-397__79918.jpg Such fountains are not stable on their own, therefore, be certain to secure it right away so that it does not topple over as a result of weather conditions, animals or other natural occurrences.

A popular spot to add a garden sculpture is mainly in areas where people gather to sit back and enjoy the scenery.

What are Splash Fountains?

Splash fountains, often referred to as bathing fountains, are there for people to cool off on particularly scorchingsummer days. As a result, they are known 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 ”spraygrounds” are splash pads often located in community pools, parks, or playgrounds. The solar powered water feature in Dundas Square in Toronto, Canada is just one example of these splash fountains which use the energy absorbed by special dark-colored granite slabs. Six hundred ground spigots arranged in groups of 30 - (3 rows of 10 nozzles) - are featured in this fountain.

You will find 30 groups of spigots beneath a stainless-steel grille. Twenty of these grilles are placed in 2 rows of 10 in the center of the central walkway through Dundas Square.

The Source of Today's Garden Water Fountains

Himself a learned man, Pope Nicholas V led the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 till 1455 and was responsible for the translation of scores of ancient texts from their original Greek into Latin. Beautifying Rome and making it the worthy capital of the Christian world was at the core of his ambitions. In 1453 the Pope instigated the repairing of the Aqua Vergine, an historic Roman aqueduct which had carried fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away. Building a mostra, a grandiose celebratory fountain built by ancient Romans to memorialize the entry point of an aqueduct, was a tradition revived by Nicholas V. The Trevi Fountain now occupies the space previously filled with a wall fountain crafted by Leon Battista Albert, an architect employed by the Pope. The Trevi Fountain as well as the well-known baroque fountains located in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona were eventually supplied with water from the modified aqueduct he had rebuilt.

Choose from Any Number of Outdoor Wall Fountain Designs

Wall fountains are well suited to little patios or gardens because they do not take up too much space while also adding a bit of style and providing a great place to find peace and quiet. The myriad of styles in outdoor wall fountains, including traditional, classic, contemporary, or Asian, means that you can find the one suitable to your tastes. While there are countless prefabricated ones on the market, you may need a customized fountain if none of these are appealing to you.

There are two specific styles of fountains you can buy: mounted and free-standing. Small, self-contained models can be placed on a wall are known as mounted wall fountains. Ordinarily made of resin (to look like stone) or fiber glass, these sorts of fountains are lightweight and easy to hang. Large-sized free-standing wall fountains, commonly referred to as floor fountains, have their basins located on the floor and a flat side leaning on a wall. Water features such as these are usually made of cast stone and have no weight restrictions.

Landscape professionals often propose a custom-built fountain for a brand new or existing wall. Placing the basin against the wall and installing all the plumbing work needs a professional mason to do it properly. The wall will need to have a spout or fountain mask incorporated into it. A tailor-made wall fountain blends into the landscape instead of standing out because it was a later addition, which adds to a unified look.

The Countless Choices in Wall Fountains

A small patio or a courtyard is a great place to put your wall fountain when you seek out peace and quiet. You can have one custom-built to fit your requirements even if you have a minimum amount of space. Whether it is stand alone or mounted, you will need a spout, a water basin, internal piping, and a pump. You have many models to a lot to choose from whether you are looking for a traditional, contemporary, classical, or Asian style.

Usually quite large, freestanding wall fountains, also known as floor fountains, have their basins on the ground.

On the other hand, a fountain attached to a wall can be integrated onto an existing wall or fit into a new wall. A unified look can be realized with this style of fountain because it seems to become part of the scenery rather than an added element.

Enjoy the Movement of Musical Fountains

Musical fountains, often referred to as dancing fountains, are animated, aesthetically eye-catching fountains used for entertainment. Timed light, including lasers, and sound waves which strike water molecules, generates stunning displays. In order to generate the three-dimensional images, the water needs to refract and reflect the light.

The monetary cost of large scale installations, which utilize hundreds of water jets and lights, runs into the millions of dollars. Constructing a musical feature, which is made up of mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical components, which are not visible, can be so intricate that it just might be as amazing as the show itself.

The Dubai Fountain is currently the largest musical endeavor in the world. Created by California based WET Design, which also developed the famous Las Vegas fountain at the Bellagio Hotel, it spans the 30-acre man-made Burj Khalifa Lake. This enormous fountain has 6,600 lights, 25 colored projectors, fog and fire. Sending water 150 meters (490 feet, comparable to a 50-story building) into the air, it measures 207-meters (902 feet) and integrates music such as classical pieces, contemporary Arabic music as well as world music. The final price tag was an estimated 218 million dollars. The fountain along with the Dubai Mall were both formally opened on May 8, 2009 by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Set in front of the Burj Khalifa, this fountain is best seen from the Souk Al Bahar or the Dubai Mall.

Kitty-Friendly Water Elements

Anytime your cat hears water running in the kitchen, does he come running? Does he inspect the water in his bowl with his paw or drink toilet water? Odd as these behaviors seem, they really show a cat’s natural instinct to avoid still standing water. In most situations, they will not seek out a lot of water to drink.

In the wild, cats eat meat full of moisture which keeps them adequately hydrated. Therefore, cats do not have a natural craving for much water. Pet cats, however, rely on you for their water, as they do not get the adequate hydration from their foods. With a cat fountain, you can be sure your cat has plenty of water around.

It will have lots of fresh water if you put one in your yard. Fountains come in various shapes and sizes, so be certain to select one that best fits the needs of your cat. There are fountains that always have constant flowing clean water while others have a basin which refills as your cat drinks from it.


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