Custom Outdoor Fountains
From Minoa to Greece, Fountains Were Life Itself

Eco-Friendly Outdoor Wall Fountains

Eco-Friendly Outdoor Wall Fountains Have you always wanted to prettify the look of your residence? Stop looking! Solar water fountains are the perfect solution - they bring elegance to any home and at the same time add financial value to the property. 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 concern yourself about energy shortages since your fountain will not be powered by electricity.

Running water fountains will lead to an increase in your electric bill. Even though you might not instantly notice the short-term benefits, remember that your home will certainly gain in value in the long-run.

The issue with using more electricity is not only about our bills, the effect on the environment is considerable. The only source of energy used by solar powered water features is the sun making them a "green" option. The use of solar energy to heat or cool your house is much better for our planet.

This kind of water fountain doesn't need as much upkeep as others.

These water features require less maintenance than other kinds. Since these do not work using an electric generator that could clog up with debris, they need little cleaning. And this means more you time!

A Brief History of the Early Outdoor Public Fountains

A Brief History of the Early Outdoor Public Fountains The water from creeks and other sources was originally delivered to the occupants of nearby towns and cities by way of water fountains, whose design was primarily practical, not aesthetic. To make water flow through a fountain until the end of the 1800's, and produce a jet of water, required gravity and a water source such as a creek or reservoir, positioned higher than the fountain. Inspirational and spectacular, big water fountains have been crafted as memorials in nearly all societies. Simple in style, the first water fountains didn't look much like modern fountains. Simple stone basins crafted from nearby rock were the first fountains, used for religious functions and drinking water. 2000 BC is when the earliest identified stone fountain basins were actually used. The force of gravity was the power source that controlled the oldest water fountains. Drinking water was supplied by public fountains, long before fountains became elaborate public statues, as beautiful as they are practical. Fountains with decorative Gods, mythological monsters, and animals began to appear in Rome in about 6 B.C., built from stone and bronze. The City of Rome had an intricate system of aqueducts that furnished the water for the many fountains that were located throughout the urban center.

Where did Large Garden Fountains Begin?

Where did Large Garden Fountains Begin? A fountain, an amazing piece of engineering, not only supplies drinking water as it pours into a basin, it can also launch water high into the air for an extraordinary effect.

The primary purpose of a fountain was originally strictly functional. People in cities, towns and villages received their drinking water, as well as water to bathe and wash, from aqueducts or springs in the vicinity. Up until the nineteenth, fountains had to be more elevated and closer to a water source, such as aqueducts and reservoirs, in order to benefit from gravity which fed the fountains. Fountains were an optimal source of water, and also served to decorate living areas and celebrate the designer. The main materials used by the Romans to create their fountains were bronze or stone masks, mostly illustrating animals or heroes. Muslims and Moorish garden designers of the Middle Ages included fountains to re-create smaller models of the gardens of paradise. King Louis XIV of France wanted to illustrate his dominion over nature by including fountains in the Gardens of Versailles. To mark the entrance of the restored Roman aqueducts, the Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries commissioned the construction of baroque style fountains in the spot where the aqueducts arrived in the city of Rome

Indoor plumbing became the key source of water by the end of the 19th century thereby limiting urban fountains to mere decorative elements. The introduction of unique water effects and the recycling of water were 2 things made possible by swapping gravity with mechanical pumps.

Modern-day fountains serve mostly as decoration for community spaces, to honor individuals or events, and compliment entertainment and recreational gatherings.




Luxe Custom Fountains
The force of gravity was the power source of water fountains up until the end of the 19th century, using the potent power of water traveling down hill from a spring or creek to push the water through spigots or other outlets. Commonly used as memorials and commemorative edifices, water fountains have impressed travelers from all over the world throughout the centuries. read more
Good Reasons to Include a Wall Fountain
The area outside your residence can be polished up by including a wall or a garden fountain to your landscaping or garden project. A myriad of present-day designers and fountain artisans have found inspiration in the fountains and water features of the past. read more