How Water Features Contribute to Your Life

There are numerous rewards to be gained from outdoor fountains including improved air quality as well as wonderful sounds and sights. Along with the many health benefits they provide, they also produce an environment which your friends and family will enjoy. Each person, however, tends to enjoy their own unique benefits from a fountain. wwmvs_cv_3__02934.jpg It may take you back to a special time or spot you fondly remember. You might think back to someone special when you look at it. You could choose to turn it into a memorial to a loved one. Regardless, it will be yours and yours alone and also add so much to your life.

The World’s Most Impressive Water Fountains

The King Fahd Fountain (built in 1985) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has the tallest continually -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 second highest worldwide.

Next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is the Gateway Geyser (1995) which comes in third place. Regarded as the highest fountain in the United States, it jets 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. Once every half hour, this fountain begins dancing to pre-recorded songs while shooting water 73 meters (240 feet) high. It also has extreme shooters, rarely used, which go as high as 150 meters (490 feet).

Making it in the top 8 is the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra (1970) which measures 147 meters (482 feet).

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

Consider Buying a Self-Contained Water Element for Your Yard

Self-contained fountains are great for anyone looking for affordability and adaptability. Since all components are included with the fountain, no additional parts are required. Another name for a fountain having its own water supply is referred to as “self-contained”.

Given that they do not need much work to install, self-contained fountains are ideal for patios and porches. Their mobility is also an advantage, as they are very simple to move around.

The spot you want to situate your fountain will need to be level, so your landscaper will need to first determine if this is the case. Lawns and gardens tend to be uneven so your landscaper will have to level the area where you want to put it. Your water feature is now prepared for placement and the addition of water. It is now time to plug it in using either an electrical socket, a solar panel, or batteries.

If you need a fountain that will not need an outside water source or extra plumbing, a self-contained fountain is perfect.

Many fountain owners want them to be the focal point of their yards and put them right in the center, although they can certainly go anywhere in the garden. You purchase them in myriad differing materials such as cast stone, metal, ceramic, and fiberglass.

Design a Garden Water Element as a Celebratory Piece

Install a garden fountain in memory of someone you have lost. These days people no longer observe outdated practices. Nevertheless, it is still popular to commemorate the deceased. Personal things from the deceased person’s life often play an important role in a memorial. They can be created in countless ways, and backyard garden fountains are widely seen as a perfect way to pay homage to those who have passed. Including photographs, planting a tree or flowers, attaching a customized plaque, or holding a vigil at the fountain to pay homage are ways you can make it more personal.

People you have lost can be memorialized in a beautiful loving manner with garden fountains. Be thankful for the achievement, abundance, and good fortune of the defunct with the symbolic flowing water of a fountain. Whatever sort of garden fountain you choose as a memorial, make sure it is sturdy, high quality, and able to tolerate any type of weather. You want to ensure your garden fountain is going to last once you get it installed.

A Solar Energy Powered Landscape Fountain

Do you desire to make your home just a little more beautiful? Well, you can add that special touch and increase the value of your home just by adding a solar water fountain. You get all the advantages of an electrical fountain, as well as other monetary benefits and an overall betterment to your health.

While your initial expenditure may be steeper, the long-term savings are great. Electrical power shortages will no longer impede using your fountain since it will run on the the power of sunlight.

Running water fountains will lead to an increase in your electric bill. The short-term perks may not be noticeable, but keep in mind that the increased worth of your home will be later on.

Higher costs is not the only problem with using more electricity, the environment takes a big hit as well. Solar powered water fountains are fueled straight from the sun thus making them the perfect “green” fountain. The use of solar energy to heat or cool your home is much better for our environment.

This kind of fountain demands less maintenance than others. Since solar fountains don't have motors, they don't get clogged which leads to less cleaning. And this means more fun for you!

Where did Landscape Fountains Begin?

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 complement your home.

The primary purpose of a fountain was originally strictly functional. Water fountains were linked to a spring or aqueduct to supply drinkable water as well as bathing water for cities, townships and villages. Up to the late 19th century, water fountains had to be near an aqueduct or reservoir and more elevated than the fountain so that gravity could make the water move down or jet high into the air. Fountains were not only used as a water source for drinking water, but also to decorate homes and celebrate the artist who created it. Roman fountains usually depicted images of animals or heroes made of metal or stone masks.

Muslims and Moorish landscaping designers of the Middle Ages included fountains to re-create smaller versions of the gardens of paradise. To show his dominance over nature, French King Louis XIV included fountains in the Garden of Versailles. The Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries were extolled with baroque style fountains built to mark the arrival points of Roman aqueducts.

Since indoor plumbing became the norm 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 ornamental. Impressive water effects and recycled water were made possible by replacing the power of gravity with mechanical pumps.

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


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