A Solar Energy Powered Garden Wall Fountain

Are you seeking the perfect piece to enhance your home? Well, think about adding elegance and value to your residence by installing a solar water fountain. p-758__55353.jpg You get all the rewards of an electric fountain, as well as other financial benefits and an overall betterment to your health. In spite of the high initial price, costs associated with these fountains are worthwhile. You will not have to worry about energy shortages as your fountain will not be driven by electricity.

Running water fountains means that your use of electricity will go up and thus your monthly bill. The short-term advantages may not be noticeable, but keep in mind that the increased value of your home will be later on.

The increased prices resulting from using more electricity is not the only factor, it also harms our eco-system. Becoming “green” is just one of the pros of setting up a solar water fountain running only on the power of the sun. Using solar energy to run our homes as well as a water feature is important because it also safeguards our environment.

Less maintenance is a result of adding this kind of fountain. As there is no electrical motor that can get clogged, little cleaning is required. And less cleaning means more time to enjoy yourself!

Where are the World’s Tallest Fountains?

Referred to as the King Fahd Fountain (1985) located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it is the highest continuously functioning fountain in the world. The water reaches the amazing height of 260 meters (853 feet) over the Red Sea.

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 near the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is third placed Gateway Geyser (1995). This fountain is regarded as the tallest in the U.S. with water reaching up to 192 meters (630 feet).

Next is Port Fountain (2006) in Karachi, Pakistan, where the water jets 190 meters (620 feet) high.

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 was opened in 2009 near to Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest building. It dances to pre-recorded music every half hour and propels water to the height of 73 meters (240 feet) - it also has extreme shooters which reach 150 meters (490 feet), though these are only used on special occasions.

Propelling water up to 147 meters (482 feet) high, the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet (1970) in Canberra, Australia, comes in 7th.

And finally comes the Jet d'eau, in Geneva (1951) which measures 140 meters (460 feet) in height.

Where did Landscape Fountains Originate from?

The incredible construction of a fountain allows it to provide clean water or shoot water high into air for dramatic effect and it can also serve as an excellent design feature to enhance your home.

From the onset, outdoor fountains were soley there to serve as functional elements. Water fountains were linked to a spring or aqueduct to supply drinkable water as well as bathing water for cities, townships and villages. Until the late nineteenth, century most water fountains operated using gravity to allow water to flow or jet into the air, therefore, they needed a source of water such as a reservoir or aqueduct located higher than the fountain. Designers thought of fountains as wonderful additions to a living space, however, the fountains also served to provide clean water and honor the designer responsible for building it. Bronze or stone masks of animals and heroes were frequently seen on Roman fountains. Muslims and Moorish garden designers of the Middle Ages included fountains to re-create smaller models of the gardens of paradise. The fountains seen in the Gardens of Versailles were supposed to show the power over nature held by King Louis XIV of France. Seventeen and 18 century Popes sought to extol their positions by including beautiful baroque-style fountains at the point where restored Roman aqueducts arrived into the city.

Since indoor plumbing became the standard of the day for clean, drinking water, by the end of the 19th century urban fountains were no longer needed for this purpose and they became purely decorative. Amazing water effects and recycled water were made possible by switching the force of gravity with mechanical pumps.

Decorating city parks, honoring people or events and entertaining, are some of the purposes of modern-day fountains.

A Small Garden Space? You Can Own a Water Fountain too!

Since water makes a reflection, smaller spaces will appear bigger. Water features such as fountains profit from the reflective characteristics coming from dark materials.

If your objective is to showcase your new feature at night, underwater lights in varied colors and shapes will do the trick. Solar powered eco-lights are great during the day and underwater lights are perfect for nighttime use. The comforting effect created by these is oftentimes used in nature therapies to alleviate anxiety and stress.

The foliage in your yard is a very good spot to fit in your water feature. People will be centered on the pond, artificial river or fountain in your yard. Water features make great additions to both large gardens or little patios. The best way to perfect the atmosphere, position it in a good place and use the right accompaniments.

Fountains As Water Elements

A water feature is one which is a large element through which water flows. The broad variety of models available vary from a simple suspended wall fountain to an elaborate courtyard tiered fountain. Known for their versatility, they can be utilized either inside or outdoors. Pools and ponds are also considered water features.

Garden wall fountains are important additions to your living areas such as yards, yoga studios, cozy patios, apartment verandas, or office complexes. In addition to helping you relax, both sight and sound are enticed by the soothing sounds of a water fountain. Their visibly satisfying shape adds to the embellishment of any area as well. Gently moving water not only results in a sense of peace, it also masks irksome noises and produces a captivating water show.

Water Fountains: Great for Wildlife

Anyone who has bird feeders knows that outdoor water features bring in wildlife. All birds need a place to drink, bathe and preen. Birds such as robins, thrushes, orioles, or warblers are usually attracted to the flowing water of fountains. Many birds prefer moving water versus standing water, making an outdoor fountain even more enticing than a bowl-shaped bird bath. Trickling fountains that splash around are audible from far away, attracting even more birds.

As dog owners will agree these outdoor fountains are a great water resource for the four-legged creatures. Hot days drive dogs and cats to anxiously look for the freshest water around. Because water in fountains is always moving, they do not need much cleaning, whereas the still water of birdbaths collect debris and require more attention.

The Benefits of Solar Powered Fountains

There are many different energy options you can use for your garden wall fountain. Ecological solar powered fountains, which are now easily available, have replaced older fountains which run on electricity. Although solar powered water fountains may be the most economical long-term option, the initial outlay is in fact higher. An array of different elements such as terra cotta, copper, porcelain, or bronze are typically used in manufacturing solar powered water features. Your decor dictates which style best fits you. Easy to upkeep and an excellent way to make a substantial contribution to the environment, they are wonderful additions to your garden sanctuary as well.

If you are searching for something visually pleasing as well as a way to maintain your home cool, indoor wall fountains are an excellent option. They cool your dwelling by utilizing the same methods used in air conditioners and swamp coolers. You can reduce your power bill since they use less electricity.

One way to generate a cooling effect is to fan fresh, dry air across them. You can either take advantage of air from a corner of your living space or turn on your ceiling fan to improve the circulation in the room The most important consideration is to ensure that the air is consistently flowing over the surface of the water. The cool, refreshing air made by waterfalls and fountains is a natural occurrence. Merely standing in the vicinity of a sizeable public fountain or waterfall will send a sudden chill through whoever is close by. Putting your fountain cooling system in a place that is especially hot reduces its efficacy. Your fountain will be less efficient if you situate it in the sunshine.


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