Pond Water Features: The Treasure in Your Very Own Yard

When visualizing a fountain, most people first think of the artfully carved ones found adorning beautiful homes, parks, public buildings, etc. However, they can really suit any area, as they can be made in just about any shape, size, and design. This type of element could even fit into the aesthetics of your garden, yard, or exterior decor. 53265ct__24815.jpg

By adding your one of your own, two things can happen. To begin with, fountains add charm and help everyone relax. What you long for at the end of a rough day is the comforting sound of the water and a tranquil ambiance. The surroundings will become a bit more elegant, too. Also, having people over will be more fun, as your lovely fountain will encourage guests to interact and take photos.

Another positive is that such a water feature will supply the fish in your pond with better, healthier water. Fish must have water that is flowing and aerated, and pond fountains provide both. The continual movement of the water and the better oxygen levels will make sure your fish stay healthy. You should see heartier plants too.

The One Cleaning Solution to NEVER Use On Your Garden Fountains

In order to ensure that water fountains last a while, it is vital to practice regular maintenance. It is important to clean it out and remove any debris or foreign objects that might have dropped into or onto it. Also, algae tends to build up any place natural light meets water. To stay clear of this, take vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, or sea salt and add right into the water.

Some people opt for adding bleach into the water, but the drawback 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. The first step is to get rid of all the water. Then use gentle and a soft sponge to clean inside the reservoir. A good tip is to use a toothbrush if there are little hard-to-reach spots. Be sure to completely rinse the inside of the fountain to make sure all the soap is gone.

Calcium and fresh water organisms can get inside the pump, so you should disassemble it to get it truly clean. To make it less difficult, soak it in vinegar for several hours before cleaning. Mineral or rain water, versus tap water, is ideal in order to eliminate any build-up of chemicals inside the pump.

Finally, be sure to have a quick look at your fountain every day and add water if you see that the level is too low. Allowing the water level to get too low can result in damage to the pump - and you certainly don't want that!

Things to Keep in Mind When Determining Where to Put Your Water Fountain

When you are selecting a water fountain, make sure you give some thought to where you will put it. Any high-traffic spots such as driveways, entryways, or roundabouts are ideal spots to install one.

It is also possible to purchase a fountain made specifically to be placed against a wall. If you look on the back, you will find a bar or some other piece to affix it against a wall, grate or fence. Bare in mind when you install your fountain that you must securely attach it to a wall to avoid having it fall over in high winds and being damaged.

Anywhere people gather to sit and enjoy the fresh air is ideal for another option, a garden sculpture style.

Agrippa's Amazing, but Mostly Forgotten Water-Lifting Technology

Regrettably, Agrippa’s amazing design for raising water was not referred to a lot after 1588, when Andrea Bacci acclaimed it in public. Merely years afterward, in 1592, the early modern Roman waterway, the Acqua Felice, was linked to the Medici’s villa, probably making the unit outmoded.

The more probable explanation is that the device was deserted once Franceso di Medici, Ferdinando’s siblingpassed away in 1588, leading him to give up his job as cardinal and go back to Florence where he accepted the throne as the Grand Duke of Tuscany. There might have been different spectacular water-related works in Renaissance gardens in the later part of the sixteenth century, including fountains that played music, water caprices (or giochi d’acqua) and even scenographic water displays, but nothing were powered by water which defied gravitation.

Experience the World’s Most Impressive Water Features

Known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985) found in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it is the highest continuously functioning fountain in the world. It propels water reaching 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

The Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), comes in second with water heights of 202 meters (663 feet).

The Gateway Geyser (1995) found next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri is #3 on the list. With water reaching 192 meters (630 feet) in the air, this fountain is the tallest in the United States.

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

Fountain Park in Fountain Hills, Arizona is number 4: it can jet water 171 meters (561 feet) high when the three pumps function at full capacity, it is usually limited to 91 meters (300 feet).

The Dubai Fountain, opened to the public in 2009, is located next to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It dances to pre-recorded music every half hour and rockets water to the height of 73 meters (240 feet) - it also has extreme shooters which reach 150 meters (490 feet), though these are only used on special occasions.

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

And finally we have the Jet d'eau, in Geneva (1951) which measures 140 meters (460 feet) in height.

Wall Water Fountains: An Array of Design Alternatives

A garden wall fountain is perfect when you do not have very much space available. These decorative pieces are quick to install on any wall surface and do not take up a a great deal of room. It is easy to find the ideal one as they come in a wide range of prices and styles. There is also a range of colors and sizes on the market.

These gorgeous water fountains are also popular with anyone looking to add some flair to their outdoor decor. Several fountains can be mounted on the same wall if there is enough room as this will amplify the sounds of a waterfall.

Numerous choices are out there if you want to get a garden fountain. Two of the principal things to be determined are which style to purchase and where to install it.


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