Improve Your Everyday Life with a Water Element

twf029-fl__71641.jpg From improving air quality to adding a feeling of serenity to the area, a fountain adds so much to your life.

You might be amazed to learn of all the benefits of being around an indoor or outdoor garden fountain. People around the world flock to coastal cities and major bodies of water, most likely driven by the fact that our bodies have a high water content. Water is required for life, and a water feature can provide the benefits of water in a quick and affordable way.

If you want to make your porch, patio, or back yard even more enjoyable, think about purchasing an outdoor garden fountain. You might be amazed how your beautiful outdoor space can be even more attractive with one of the many outdoor water elements on the market. It can be a beautiful addition to the wall of your enclosed porch or outside above the veranda. Make your flower garden an oasis of tranquility by adding a beautiful tiered model. Birds love birdbath fountains because the flow of the water ensures that it remains clean and does not accumulate bacteria and algae. The enchanting sound of trickling water is the magic touch your garden area needs to become a haven of peace.

Water Fountains Where Your Kitties Can Play

Is your cat enticed by the sounds of running water in the sink?

Do you find him gulping toilet water or waiting before drinking water from his own bowl? Strange as these behaviors appear, they actually show a cat’s natural instinct to avoid still standing water. Normally, they do not consume water that is not moving.

In nature, cats tend to ingest moisture-rich meat, which means they do not need to regularly seek out water. This tendency removed any instinct felines had to find more water to drink. Nevertheless, cats which do not hunt in the wild need adequate hydration, so you need to be sure they have an adequate supply. With a cat fountain, you can be sure your cat has plenty of water available.

If you install one, you can rest easy knowing your pet has easy access to water. You can pick one you know your cat will like since they come in so many unique models. One kind of fountain has continually moving water for maximum freshness whereas others have water which is automatically refilled when the bowl is empty.

The Plusses of Disappearing Water Fountains in your Garden

A second name for a disappearing fountain is a “pondless” fountain. The water comes from an underground source, hence the name. An excellent place for a disappearing fountain is anywhere that gets steady foot traffic, as it adds lovely visual and sound effects to the environment. They come in a wide array of styles, some of which are ceramic urns, waterfalls, granite columns, and millstones.

There are many special benefits to a disappearing fountain as opposed to other fountains. The water rises from underground and does not form a large pool above ground so any danger to those around it is reduced. As such, it is safe for children to be near it. Moreover, you will not need to be concerned about losing water to evaporation since it is kept below ground. Other types of fountains use up more water due to evaporation. This type of fountain is ideal if you do not have a lot of time to clean it often since neither debris nor algae can reach it underground.

Finally, due to its reduced size, it is less difficult to install it where you want it than other types of fountains.

Explore the World’s Most Incredible Water Displays

Referred to as the King Fahd Fountain (1985) found in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it is the highest continuously functioning fountain in the world. It spouts out water reaching 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).

The Gateway Geyser (1995) situated next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri is #3 on the list. Regarded as the tallest fountain in the United States, it propels water 192 meters (630 feet) into the sky.

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

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 made its first appearance in 2009 next to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. Once every 1/2 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 #8, we have the the Jet d'eau, in Geneva (1951), measuring 140 meters (460 feet).

Suggestions for Your Perfect Refuge Indoors or Outdoors

The right feng shui fountain will go a long way towards helping you create a perfect tranquil haven. A garden or home waterfall is the most effective solution. It is a beautiful complement to the decoration of any home. Set up your outdoor fountain where you can see it from indoors as well.

Plants and flowers are also crucial for the most gorgeous water fountains. Select plants that keep their loveliness year-round. Beautiful stones, sculptures, or a fireplace are also nice additions.

The One Cleaning Solution to NEVER Use On Your Garden Wall Fountains

Adequate care and regular maintenance are important to the longevity of water fountains.

It is easy for foreign objects to find their way into outside fountains, so keeping it clean is essential. Another factor is that water that is exposed to sunlight is vulnerable to growing algae. To stay clear of this, there are some basic ingredients that can be mixed into the water, such as vinegar, sea salt, or hydrogen peroxide. Some people opt for pouring bleach into the water, but the downside is that it harms wildlife - so it should be avoided.

No more than three-four months should really go by without an extensive maintaining of a fountain. First off you must drain the water. As soon as it is empty, wash inside the reservoir with a gentle cleanser. If there is intricate artwork, you might need to use a toothbrush for those hard-to-reach areas. Make sure all the soap is completely rinsed off.

Calcium and fresh water organisms can get inside the pump, so you should disassemble it to get it truly clean. Letting it soak in vinegar for a few hours first will make it alot easier to clean. Neither rain water nor mineral water contain components that will accumulate inside the pump, so use either over tap water if possible.

One final trick for keeping your fountain in top working order is to check the water level every day and make sure it is full. If the water level drops below the pump’s intake level, it can damage the pump and cause it to burn out - something you don't want to happen!


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