The Spirit of Water On The Backyard Wall: A Fountain

twf006__93672.jpg Leave a positive impression on your loved ones by including a wall fountain in your interior design. Your wall water feature will not only add style to your living area but also provide relaxing background sounds. People will walk away with a memorable impression of the pleasing sights and comforting sounds eminating from it.

Even a living space with a modern look can be improved with a wall fountain. Also available in modern-day materials such as stainless steel or glass, they can add flair to your interior design. Is space limited in your home or place of work? A wall water fountain is most likely the best option for you. Since they are hung on a wall you can save your precious real estate for something else. Commercial buildings with busy lobbies generally have one of these fountains. You can also mount wall fountains outside. Fiberglass and resin are good materials to use for outside wall water features. Back yards, terraces, or other outdoor spaces needing a stylish touch should include a water fountain made of one of these weather-proof materials.

There is wide assortment of distinctive styles in wall fountains ranging from the modern to classic and rustic. Your decorating preferences determine the most appropriate kind for your needs. A mountain lodge might require a classic material such as slate whereas a high rise apartment might need sleek glass to enliven the interior space. It is up to you to choose the right material for you. One thing is guaranteed, however, fountains are features which will no doubt dazzle your guests.

Your Outdoor Garden Fountain: Maintenance & Routine Service

Setting up an outdoor wall fountain requires that you take into account the dimensions of the space where you are going to place it. It will need a solid wall to support its overall weight. Therefore for smaller areas or walls, a more lightweight feature is going to be more appropriate. An electrical socket close to the fountain is required to power the fountain.

There are many different types of fountains, each with their own set of simple, step-by-step instructions.

Generally, when you purchase an outdoor wall fountain, it will come in an easy-to-use kit that will include all the information needed to install it correctly. In the kit you will find all the needed elements: a submersible pump, hoses and basin, or reservoir. If the size is average, the basin can be concealed among your garden plants. Once fitted, wall fountains typically only need to have some light maintenance and regular cleaning.

Replenishing and purifying the water on a routine basis is very important. Debris such as twigs, leaves or dirt should be cleared away quickly. Ensure that your outdoor wall fountain is protected from bitterly cold winter temperatures. If kept outdoors, your pump could crack as a result of icy water, so bring it inside during the winter. To sum up, your outdoor wall fountain will continue to be a great addition to your garden if you keep it well cared for and well maintained.

The Countless Possibilities in Garden Wall Fountains

A small patio or a courtyard is a great place to put your wall fountain when you need peace and quiet. Even a little space can include a custom-made one. Both the stand alone and mounted types need to have a spout, a water basin, internal tubing, and a pump. Traditional, modern, classic, and Asian are just a few of the styles from which you can consider.

Also knownas a floor fountain, a stand-alone wall fountain is normally rather large, and its basin is located on the ground.

It is possible to integrate a wall-mounted water feature onto an already existent wall or built into a new wall. The look of your landscape will seem more cohesive instead of disjointed when you install this kind of water feature.

The World’s Highest Fountains

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has the leading continuously- running water fountain known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985). 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).

Next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is the Gateway Geyser (1995) which comes in third place. Considered the tallest fountain in the United States, it jets water 192 meters (630 feet) into the sky.

With water ejected 190 meters (620 feet) in the air, the Port Fountain in Karachi, Pakistan makes the list.

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, opened to the public in 2009, is located near the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. 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).

Constructed in 1970, the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra, Australia, comes in at number 7 shooting water up to 147 meters (482 feet).

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

Your Garden Can Improve with Feng Shui

Incorporating feng shui design into your yard will help spread its energy into your home and your life.

When introducing feng shui design into your yard, even a very small space works. If you have a lush, eye-catching one, that is great, but even a smaller area works well with feng shui design.

Whether you are adding feng shui design to your home or garden, the tools are the same. The initial part is to figure out the bagua, or energy map, of your home, as your garden’s bagua will be an extension of that.

It is also crucial to know the five elements in the theory of feng shui and how best to use each one to maximize its energy.

An example of this is that Earth is the feng shui element you should include in the northeast section of your garden because that section of your garden connects to the energy of personal growth and self-cultivation. The ideal addition to the northeast corner of your yard might be a serene Zen garden decorated with natural stone, as they represent the Earth element in feng shui.

A water element is a perfect add-on to the following feng shui areas: Southeast (money & abundance), East (health & family), and North (career & path in life).

The Dispersion of Fountain Design Knowledge

Throughout the European countries, the principal means of spreading practical hydraulic information and fountain design suggestions were the published pamphlets and illustrated books of the time, which contributed to the advancement of scientific development. In the late 1500's, a French water fountain designer (whose name has been lost) was the globally renowned hydraulics innovator. With Royal mandates in Brussels, London and Germany, he started his work in Italy, developing knowledge in garden design and grottoes with built-in and ingenious water hydraulics. In France, towards the end of his lifetime, he published “The Principle of Moving Forces”, a book which turned into the essential text on hydraulic mechanics and engineering. Modernizing key hydraulic breakthroughs of classical antiquity, the book also highlights modern hydraulic technologies. As a mechanized means to move water, Archimedes invented the water screw, fundamental among vital hydraulic innovations. Two concealed containers heated up by sunlight in an space next to the decorative fountain were shown in an illustration. What occurs is the hot liquid expanded, goes up and locks up the conduits leading to the fountain, consequently leading to stimulation. Designs for pumps, water wheels, water features and outdoor ponds are also included in the book.

How Much Do Pets Enjoy Water Features

Think about how your cat or dog may respond to a water feature before you buy one. Your pet dog could think that your freestanding fountain looks like a large pond to drink from or a pool in which to swim. Consider setting up a water element in your backyard since it is a feature that will impact your treasured pets favorably. Your fountain may attract birds who think it is a great place to refresh themselves, so it is important to think about where you will place this type of water feature. Putting a birdbath in your backyard is the perfect solution if you want to attract birds. Setting up a wall water fountain inside your house is a good alternative if you want to avoid such concerns. Dentists’ and doctors’ offices as well as manor homes are just a few of the places where you can find these kinds of fountains.


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