The Elegance of Simple Garden Decor: The Outdoor Water fountain

Having a pond near your outdoor water fountain is no longer necessary because they can now be placed on a wall near by. Nowadays, you can do away with excavations, complicated installations and cleaning the pond. Due to the fact that this feature is self-contained, no plumbing is necessary. Regularly adding water is the only necessity. pd-155__18594.jpg Drain the water from the basin and put in fresh water whenever the surrounding area is not clean.

Outdoor wall fountains come in many different materials, but they are usually made of stone and metal. Knowing the style you wish for shows the best material to use. It is important to purchase hand-crafted, lightweight garden wall features which are also simple to hang. Owning a water feature which needs little maintenance is important as well. While there may be some cases 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 require scrutiny are the re-circulating pump and the hanging equipment. Little exertion is needed to liven up your garden with these sorts of fountains.

The Advantages of Interior Wall Water Features

Hospitals and health care facilities have been using indoor fountains to create tranquil, stress-free environments for many years now. Lightly cascading water lulls people into a state of peacefulness.

In addition, convalescence is believed to go faster when interior water features are used in treatment. A number of sicknesses are thought to improve with their use, as such they are recommended by physicians and mental health therapists. The comforting, melodious sound of flowing water is thought to help those with PTSD and severe insomnolence.

A number of reports show that having an indoor wall water feature can help you attain an increased feeling of calm and overall safety. The sight and sound of water are elemental to the existence of the human species and planet earth.

According to the ancient art of feng-shui, water is thought to have life-altering powers and be one of the two basic components contributing to the continuation of our species. The main tenets of feng-shui claim that we can achieve serenity and harmony by harmonizing the interior elements in our surroundings.

It is important to add a water element someplace in our homes. Installing a fountain in front of your home or near your entrance is ideal.

If you are searching for a water wall that best suits your families’ needs consider one of the many types available including a mounted waterfall, a stand-alone water feature or a custom-built fountain. Based on the results of many research studies, people who have a fountain in a central room are said to be more content, satisfied, and carefree than those who do not have one.

Wall Water Fountains: The Myriad Material Choices

There is a plethora of materials available from which your wall mounted fountain ab be built. Fiberglass is perfect for situations in which you need a strong, lightweight, weather resistant material. Additionally, this sort of fountain can be easily shipped and does not require the use of a big truck to deliver it.

They are available in numerous different materials such as stone, clay, wood, and different types of metal, including copper. Even with the recent higher cost of this raw material, copper remains an excellent option for your fountain if it is affordable. Cast stone is the best material to design the ideal wall fountain in a style resembling the traditional Mediterranean look found in Italy, Spain, and France. These molded, cast stone concrete features are exceptionally dependable and suitable to be placed on the floor against a wall. Generally, they come in a variety of colors and built in the USA because they are expensive to ship.

The World’s Highest Fountains

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

Coming in second is the World Cup Fountain located in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002) with water blasting 202 meters (663 feet).

Located next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is 3rd placed Gateway Geyser (1995). Regarded as the highest fountain in the United States, it propels water 192 meters (630 feet) into the sky.

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

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, opened to the public in 2009, is located next to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It performs every 1/2 hour to previously recorded songs and propels water up to 73 meters (240 feet) in height -it also has built in extreme shooters, though only used during special events, which reach 150 meters (490 feet) in height.

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

And at number 8, we have the the Jet d'eau, in Geneva (1951), measuring 140 meters (460 feet).

Use a Garden Wall Fountain To Help Improve Air Quality

You can beautify your living space by installing an indoor wall fountain. Setting up this type of indoor feature positively affects your senses and your general well-being. If you doubt the benefits of water fountains, just look at the science supporting this theory. Water features in general generate negative ions which are then counterbalanced by the positive ions created by the latest conveniences. When positive ions overtake negative ones, this results in bettered mental and physical wellness. A rise in serotonin levels is experienced by those who have one of these water features making them more alert, serene and lively. The negative ions generated by indoor wall fountains promote a better mood as well as remove air impurities from your home. In order to rid yourself of allergies, impurities in the air and other annoyances, be sure to install one of these. And finally, water fountains are great at absorbing dust and microbes floating in the air and as a result in improving your overall health.

The Roman Wall Fountains of Michelangelo

During the 16th century two celebrated Florentine sculptors by the names of Michelangelo and Ammannati made the first wall fountains in Rome. The fountain in the Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome, which was finalized in 1536 and became part of the façade of the Palazzo Senatorio, was Michelangelo’s first creation. A conduit from the Aqua Felice was constructed later and it delivered water to the Capitol making a more impressive water effect possible. Styled on the late Cinquecento, Michelangelo built a larger basin, anticipating the building of the conduit.

Did the introduction of wall fountains begin with the famed artist? The fountain styles found in Italy undeniably show the influence of his designs. The Fountain of the River Gods at the Villa Lante, Bagnaia 1, and the Fountain of the Mugnone found between flights of stairs on the main axis of the Villa Pratolino are further models of this type of structure.

Rather than creating fountains based on his own brilliance, Michelangelo was fated to integrating classical elements into Roman-styled structures. Julius III (1550-1555) decided to have a fountain built at the top of the Belvedere in the Vatican and commissioned the Florentine genius to design a one-of-a-kind wall fountain. The fountain was to be decorated with a marble depiction of Moses hitting a stone from which water flowed. The idea of the Moses figure was dismissed, however, because of the time it would take to create it and was therefore replaced by an antique image of Cleopatra. A design by the well-known artist was thought to be too time-consuming, therefore, an ancient sculpture placed above the fountain seemed to be a better choice.

The Popularity of Japanese Water Features

A water feature is an important part of any Japanese garden. They tend to be put right at the entrance of Japanese temples and homes because they are regarded as being representative of spiritual and physical cleansing. It is unusual to see extravagantly-designed Japanese fountains since the emphasis is supposed to be on the water itself.

Many people also get a water fountain that features a bamboo spout. The bamboo spout is positioned over the basin, typically made of natural stones, and water trickles out. People generally make them seem weathered and worn, even when they are new. Natural elements such as plants and rocks are often put in place around a fountain so that it seems more interconnected with nature. Obviously, this fountain is something more than just a simple decoration.

If you are looking for another sort of look and feel, you can also get a fountain made of stone, place it in a bed of gravel, and decorate it with natural stones and live bamboo. Eventually moss begins to grow over the stones and cover them, and as that happens the area starts to look more and more like a natural part of the landscape.

If you are lucky enough to have a big piece of open land you can create a water feature that is much more elaborate. Popular water feature additions are a koi pond or any sort of tiny pool, or even a wandering brook.

Water, though, does not have to be used in a Japanese fountain. Many people choose to represent water with sand, gravel, or rocks rather than putting in real water. The illusion of a creek with moving water can also be achieved by putting flat stones very closely together.


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