The Countless Choices in Wall Fountains

You can find tranquility and silence when you add a wall fountain in your backyard or patio. Even a small space can include a customized one. A spout, a water basin, internal piping, and a pump are necessary for freestanding as well as mounted styles. Traditional, contemporary, classic, and Asian are just a few of the styles from which you can choose.

Stand-alone wall fountains, commonly known as floor fountains, are noticeably big and feature a basin on the ground. fcl111__45404.jpg

It is possible to integrate a wall-mounted water feature onto an already existent wall or built into a new wall. Integrating this kind of water feature into your landscape adds a cohesiveness to the look you want to attain rather than making it seem as if the fountain was merely added later.

Backyard Elegance: Garden Water fountains

Having a pond in the vicinity of your garden water fountain is no longer necessary because they can now be placed on a wall close by. In addition, it is no longer necessary to dig, deal with a difficult installation procedure or clean the pond. There is no plumbing required with this kind of self-contained water feature. Remember, however, to add water at regular intervals. Remove the water from the bowl and place fresh water in its place when you see that the space is unclean.

Garden wall features come in many different materials, but they are usually made of stone and metal. You must know the look you are shooting for in order to pick the best material. Garden wall fountains come in many shapes and sizes, therefore ensure that the style you choose to purchase is hand-crafted, easy to hang and lightweight. The fountain you purchase needs to be simple to maintain as well. Generally, most installations are straight forward because the only parts which may require scrutiny are the re-circulating pump and the hanging hardware whereas other kinds of setups can be a little more difficult. You can easily liven up your outdoor area with these types of fountains.

The Minoan Civilization: Outdoor Fountains

During archaeological digs on the island of Crete, many types of conduits have been detected. They were used for water supply as well as removal of storm water and wastewater. The principle materials utilized were rock or clay. Whenever terracotta was employed, it was normally for channels as well as pipes which came in rectangle-shaped or spherical shapes. The cone-like and U-shaped clay pipes that were uncovered have not been spotted in any other society. Knossos Palace had an sophisticated plumbing network made of terracotta conduits which ran up to three meters under ground. The terracotta conduits were also made use of for gathering and holding water. This called for the clay piping to be suitable for holding water without leaking. Below ground Water Transportation: At first this technique seems to have been fashioned not quite for ease but to supply water to specific people or rites without it being noticed. Quality Water Transportation: Given the indicators, a number of historians advocate that these pipes were not connected to the popular water distribution system, supplying the palace with water from a different source.

Splash Fountains: Splash Your Way to Fun!

Being able to cool off in a splash fountain, also known as a bathing fountain, is one of the fantastic aspects of these water features. For this reason, they are also called interactive fountains.

Allowing easy entry, these fountains also include nonslip surfaces and no standing water to eliminate drowning risks or the need for lifeguards or supervision. These splash areas, or “spraygrounds”, are usually seen in community pools, public parks or public playgrounds. The solar operated fountain in Dundas Square in Toronto, Canada is just one example of these splash fountains which use the energy absorbed by unique dark-colored granite slabs. This water feature uses six-hundred ground nozzles in groups of thirty (three rows of 10 spigots). A stainless-steel grille is situated below the 30 groups of nozzles. Twenty of these grilles are placed in 2 rows of 10 in the center of the central pathway through Dundas Square.

Get Lost in the Sounds of Musical Fountains

A musical or dancing fountain, creates an aesthetic design with three-dimensional images, and is a type of animated water feature used to entertain audiences. The resulting effect of timed sound waves and timed light - including lasers- hitting against water molecules creates an amazing show. The three-dimensional images are produced by the water refracting and reflecting the light.

Running into the millions of dollars, such large installations call for hundreds of water jets and lights. Such a massive musical feature is very complex to build because of all the mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical elements required to create the amazing effects - and could be considered more amazing than the actual show.

The jaw-dropping musical fountain in Dubai is without a doubt the largest such project globally. WET Design of California, who was responsible for designing the water feature of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, created it on the 30-acre man-made Burj Khalifa Lake. Six thousand-six hundred lights, 25 colored projectors as well as fog and fire are required to put on the display. Incredibly, it measures 207-meters (902 feet) and propels water 150 meters (490 feet) high - this is comparable to a 50-story building- and plays an array of music including classical to modern Arabic and world music. The final cost here was approximately 218 million US dollars. The Dubai Mall and the fountain were formally launched on May 8, 2009 by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Located in front of the Burj Khalifa, this fountain is best seen from the Souk Al Bahar or the Dubai Mall.

Tall Fountains Across the World

The King Fahd Fountain ( crafted in 1985) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has the tallest consistently-running fountain on the planet. The water here shoots up to a height of 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

Reaching water heights of 202 meters (663 feet), the World Cup Fountain in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), is recognized as the 2nd highest worldwide.

Located next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is 3rd placed Gateway Geyser (1995). With water reaching 192 meters (630 feet) in the air, this water fountain is the tallest in the U.S..

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

Number 4: Fountain Park (1970), Fountain Hills, Arizona - although it can reach heights of 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are operating, it only reaches 91 meters (300 feet) on a normal day.

The Dubai Fountain which made its debut in 2009 is located next to highest building worldwide, the famous Burj Khalifa. The fountain shoots 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 #7 shooting water up to 147 meters (482 feet).

The last impressive fountain to make the list is the Jet d’Eau (1951) in Geneva, Switzerland, measuring 140 meters (460 feet).

The Benefits of a Water Fountain in Your Workplace

Most customers who visit a business love to see water fountain. A business or store with a beautiful water fountain in its entryway will entice customers and distinguish them from the competition. Such businesses as yoga studios, bookstores, coffee shops, and salons can financially profit from installing a water feature nearby. The right water fountain will provide a relaxing ambiance to a business where people enjoy meeting outdoors. A water fountain in a bar or restaurant can be a good way to attract couples on a date.


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