How to Pick the Ideal Place for Your Water Fountain

One of the first things to consider when picking a water fountain is exactly where you plan to put it. fcl101__42409.jpg They make gorgeous centerpieces in roundabouts and make a wonderful impression in driveways and entryways too.

Certain fountains are specifically built to lean against a wall. If you check the back, you will find a bar or some other piece to affix it against a wall, grate or fence. Such fountains are unstable on their own, therefore, be sure to affix it right away so that it does not fall over as a result of weather conditions, animals or other natural occurrences.

Anywhere people come together to sit and take in the fresh air is great for another option, a garden sculpture style.

Guidelines for Installing a Wall Water Fountain

Just about any room will benefit from the addition of a wall fountain. A waterfall will bring a feeling of relaxation with the comforting sounds of moving water. People tend to place their wall fountains in foyers, but, in fact, they can be a wonderful addition to any room where everyone gathers. Even though each model might have slight differences on how to install it, the standard instructions are the same for all. Be sure that all the different pieces are used in building it. The foundation and the upper section will need to be put together as well as the pump and the tubing. Do not forget to review the instructions before getting started in order to avert errors. It is typically a quick and easy process. That said, there can be minor differences depending on which model you have. The easiest way to make sure it is positioned correctly is to recruit someone to hold it where you want it while you mark the wall. A level is the best tool to ensure it is installed correctly. It is recommended to mark both the bottom and the top placements. There is more than one way to install a wall fountain. You will notice slots on the back side of the wall fountain which can be mounted directly onto the screws. Alternatively, you could install brackets to the wall and use those. The second option is best, especially for heavier wall fountains. Decide where the brackets need to be positioned and mark the wall as required.

Utilize a drill to make the pilot holes on the wall for the drywall anchors. Carefully hammer the anchors into your wall. Affix the brackets by ensuring they are straight and then screwing them into the wall with a drill or screwdriver. It is finally time to place your wall fountain onto the mounting brackets. Be certain that it is correctly aligned and not loose. If the position is correct, it’s time to add water. The pump should be fully immersed under water. The water will begin to flow as soon as you plug in your fountain. The water basin should be filled to around one inch below the top edge. Note that it will overflow when not pumping if you fill it to the very top. The water level will rise because it all settles at the bottom of the basin if not getting pumped. Harm can be be the result if the water is overly full and overflows down your wall.

The Benefits of a Water Fountain in Your Office

Most customers love a good water fountain. If you have a business or store, having a water fountain will likely bring in more clientele and differentiate you from others. Such businesses as yoga studios, bookstores, coffee shops, and salons can financially profit from placing a water feature nearby. The right water fountain will offer a relaxing ambiance to a business where people enjoy meeting outdoors. Couples out on a romantic date will definitely enjoy a charming fountain in any bar or restaurant.

Water Fountains: Furry Friends, Flying Friends and You

Putting in an outdoor water fountain or a bird feeder will allow you to delight in the natural presence of wildlife or pets. All birds need a place to drink, bathe and preen. There are some birds, such as robins, thrushes, orioles, or warblers, which are not attracted to bird feeders, but are interested in fountains because of the moving water. Many flying creatures appreciate running water instead of still water, thus making such outdoor features much more appealing than bowl shaped birdbaths.

Trickling fountains which splash water have a more noticeable sound, this attracting even more birds.

Dogs are attracted to fountains because they provide refreshing water to drink. Dogs and cats will be outdoors looking out for clean water during hot temperatures. Fountains generally need little cleaning due to their constantly streaming water, whereas birdbaths need to be regularly maintained because they easily collect debris.

Eco-Friendly Fountains: Good for the Environment

Are you seeking to beautify your residence? Solar fountains might be the answer - they are a perfect add-on to any home because they embellish the design and raise the price of your home. They offer all the valuable benefits of electric fountains, such as improving health and general well-being but they also provide tremendous financial perks. While you may spend a little more upfront, the savings that you make in the long-term are worth it. You will not have to worry about energy shortages as your fountain will not be fueled by electricity.

Running water fountains will lead to a spike in your electric bill. Keep in mind that while you may not notice any rewards right away, your home will be worth more further down the road.

Spending more money on our electric bills is not the only downside - the environment is negatively impacted too. Becoming “green” is just one of the advantages of setting up a solar water fountain running only on the power of the sun. Using solar energy to run our homes as well as a water feature is important because it also safeguards our environment.

Less maintenance is a benefit of adding this kind of fountain. Since solar fountains don't have motors, they don't get clogged which leads to less cleaning. And this means more you time!

The Globe's Most Splendid Water Showpieces

Located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the King Fahd Fountain (1985) is the highest continually-functioning fountain worldwide. It propels water reaching 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

The World Cup Fountain located in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), comes in 2nd place with water shooting up 202 meters (663 feet).

The Gateway Geyser (1995) found next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri is #3 on the list. Considered the tallest 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: On a typical day the water is limited to 91 meters (300 feet) at the Fountain Park feature in Fountain Hills, Arizona, but it is capable of propelling water up to 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are working.

The Dubai Fountain which made its debut in 2009 is located next to tallest building worldwide, the famous Burj Khalifa. 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, finished in 1970, propelling water 147 meters (482 feet) high.

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


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