The Grace of Simple Garden Decor: The Outdoor Fountain

It is also possible to locate your exterior water fountain near a wall since they do not need to be connected to a nearby pond. Moreover, it is no longer necessary to dig, deal with a complicated installation procedure or tidy up the pond. Plumbing work is no longer needed since this feature in now self-contained. pd-216__30791.jpg All the same, water has to be added regularly. Clear away the water from the bowl and place clear water in its place when you see that the spot is unclean.

The most utilized materials employed to construct garden wall fountains are stone and metal, even though they can be made out of many other elements. Identifying the style you want indicates the best material to use. It is best to look for exterior wall fountains which are easy to hang, hand-crafted and lightweight. Be sure that your water feature is manageable as far as maintenance is concerned. While there may be some instances in which the setup needs a bit more care, generally the majority require a minimal amount of work to install since the only two parts which demand scrutiny are the re-circulating pump and the hanging parts. Little effort is needed to liven up your garden with these types of water features.

Where are the World’s Tallest Fountains?

Located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the King Fahd Fountain (1985) is the highest continually-functioning fountain worldwide. Reaching incredible heights above the Red Sea, this fountain jets water 260 meters (853 feet) in the air.

The World Cup Fountain located in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), comes in 2nd place with water jetting up 202 meters (663 feet).

Located next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is third placed Gateway Geyser (1995). With water reaching 192 meters (630 feet) in the air, this fountain is the tallest in the United States.

Next is the fountain located in Karachi, Pakistan (Port Fountain) which shoots water up to 190 meters (620 feet) in height.

Number 4: On a typical day the water is limited to 91 meters (300 feet) at the Fountain Park feature in Fountain Hills, Arizona, but it is capable of propelling water up to 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are working.

The Dubai Fountain made its first appearance in 2009 close to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. The fountain propels water up to 73 meters (240 feet) and performs once every half hour to pre-recorded music - and even has extreme shooters, not used in every show, which reach up to 150 meters (490 feet).

Number 7 is the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra, completed in 1970, propelling water 147 meters (482 feet) high.

Last of all is the Jet d’Eau (1951) in Geneva, Switzerland, which measures 140 meters (460 feet).

How to Select the Most Suitable Spot for Your Fountain

Before choosing a water fountain, carefully consider precisely where you want to put it. They make beautiful centerpieces in roundabouts and make a lovely impression in driveways and entryways too.

There are models such as wall fountains designed specifically to be positioned against a flat surface. If you check the back, you will see a bar or some other piece to secure it against a wall, grate or fence. 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 frequent spot to add a garden sculpture is mainly in areas where people come together to sit back and enjoy the scenery.

The Use of Large Outdoor Fountains As Water Elements

A water feature is a big element which has water flowing in or through it. There is an extensive array of such features going from something as simple as a hanging wall fountain or as complex as a courtyard tiered fountain. Known for their versatility, they can be included either inside or outdoors.

Ponds and pools are also considered water features.

Garden wall fountains are worthwhile additions to your living spaces such as yards, yoga studios, cozy patios, apartment balconies, or office complexes. The pleasant sounds of trickling water from this kind of feature please the senses of sight and hearing of anyone closeby. With their aesthetically pleasing form you can also use them to accentuate the style in your home or other living area. You can also have fun watching the striking water display, experience the serenity, and reduce any undesirable noises with the soothing sounds of water.

Tips for your Perfect Spot Indoors or Outdoors

To attain the greatest sense of serenity and harmony, be sure to include a feng shui fountain. This can be attained rather quickly with a garden or home waterfall. They are the perfect addition to your home. So that you can see your outdoor fountain from inside as well, choose a good spot for it.

Make sure to include some pretty flowers and plants, as they complement any water fountain. Opt for plants that keep their loveliness year-round. In addition, consider adding other elements such as an outdoor fireplace, art, or pretty rocks.

The Godfather Of Roman Water Features

There are countless celebrated Roman fountains in its city center. One of the best ever sculptors and artists of the 17th century, nearly all of them were planned, conceptualized and built by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Traces of his life's work are obvious all through the roads of Rome because, in addition to his capabilities as a fountain designer, he was also a city builder. A celebrated Florentine sculptor, Bernini's father mentored his young son, and they ultimately transferred to Rome to totally showcase their art, chiefly in the form of community water features and water fountains. An outstanding employee, Bernin received praise and the patronage of popes and important artists. His sculpture was initially his claim to glory. Most famously in the Vatican, he used a base of expertise in historical Greek architecture and melded it seamlessly with Roman marble. Though he was influenced by many, Michelangelo had the most profound effect on him, both personally and professionally.

Cool Off in a Splash Fountain

Being able to cool off in a splash fountain, also known as a bathing fountain, is one of the great aspects of these water features. For this reason, they are also known as interactive fountains. Planned for easy access, these fountains include nonslip surfaces, no standing water to avoid drowning risks, therefore requiring no lifeguard supervision. These splash areas, or “spraygrounds”, are generally found in community pools, public parks or public playgrounds. Some splash fountains, such as the one in Dundas Square in Toronto, Canada, heat the water by the use of solar energy captured via the special dark-colored granite slabs. Six hundred ground spigots arranged in groups of 30 - (3 rows of 10 nozzles) - are featured in this fountain. A stainless-steel grille is located below the 30 groups of nozzles. Twenty of these grilles are placed in 2 rows of 10 in the center of the central walkway through Dundas Square.


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