Modern Garden Decor: Large Outdoor Water Fountains and their Beginnings

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 enhance your home. 50332acb__91157.jpg

Pure practicality was the original role of fountains. Water fountains were connected to a spring or aqueduct to provide drinkable water as well as bathing water for cities, townships and villages. Up until the 19th century, fountains had to be more elevated and closer to a water supply, such as aqueducts and reservoirs, in order to take advantage of gravity which fed the fountains. Fountains were not only used as a water source for drinking water, but also to adorn homes and celebrate the designer who created it. The main materials used by the Romans to build their fountains were bronze or stone masks, mostly depicting animals or heroes. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden designers included fountains in their designs to mimic the gardens of paradise. King Louis XIV of France wanted to demonstrate his dominion over nature by including fountains in the Gardens of Versailles. The Romans of the 17th and 18th centuries manufactured baroque decorative fountains to glorify the Popes who commissioned them as well as to mark the spot where the restored Roman aqueducts entered the city.

Urban fountains made at the end of the 19th century served only as decorative and celebratory ornaments since indoor plumbing provided the essential drinking water. The introduction of special water effects and the recycling of water were 2 things made possible by replacing gravity with mechanical pumps.

Contemporary fountains are used to adorn community spaces, honor individuals or events, and enhance recreational and entertainment events.

Can Large Outdoor Fountains Help Cleanse The Air?

You can liven up your surroundings by adding an indoor wall fountain.

Pleasant to the senses and advantageous to your well-being, these indoor features are an excellent addition to your home. The science behind the theory that water fountains can be good for you is irrefutable. Modern-day appliances emit positive ions which are balanced out by the negative ions discharged by water features. When positive ions overtake negative ones, this results in greater mental and physical wellness. A rise in serotonin levels is experienced by those who have one of these water features making them more alert, serene and lively. Indoor wall fountains {generate negative ions which serve to elevate your mood and eliminate air pollutants. Allergies, air-borne pollutants among other annoyances can be done away with by these water features. Finally, these fountains absorb dust particles and micro-organisms in the air thereby influencing your general well-being for the better.

The Countless Ways You Can Benefit from Water Fountains

Any spot can be improved by the sights, sounds and improved air quality provided by outdoor fountains. They will make you more joyful, healthier and provide you a beautiful spot to gather with people you care about. Each person, however, tends to experience their own personal benefits from a fountain. It could remind you of a happy trip experience from your past. When you see it, you may think back to a special someone you once knew. You could choose to make it into a memorial to someone deceased. Whatever it brings to your life, you will certainly enjoy it for many years to come.

The Far-Reaching Effects of Water Features

Having a fountain around can optimize your everyday life as the soothing sound of the water provides a sense of tranquility, and the movement of the water serves to clean and moisten the air.

There are many advantages to having an indoor or outdoor water fountain which you may not even recognize. It is most likely no coincidence that the human body is composed primarily of water, and that people are drawn to coastal cities. All living creatures need water to exist, and while you could move to a pricey house on the beach somewhere, a much easier and cheaper option is to install a water feature wherever you live.

If you want to make your porch, patio, or back yard even more relaxing, think about getting an outdoor garden fountain.

Outdoor water features can further elevate even the most beautiful space. It can be a beautiful addition to the wall of your enclosed porch or outdoors above the veranda. If you have a flower bed, consider installing a beautiful tiered type there to add a sense of peace. The flow of the water in birdbath fountains, as compared to unmoving water, means that bacteria and algae will not accumulate in the water, making for fresher water for wild birds. The mesmerizing sound of trickling water is the final touch your garden area needs to become a haven of peace.

Tips for Hanging a Wall Water Fountain

Improve nearly any room with the addition of a wall fountain. The soothing sound of the waterfall will relax and sooth. While any space will benefit from a wall fountain, they are most often placed in entryways. The best way to hang one depends on the style, but the standard process is the same. Note that different pieces will need to be put together during assembly. It will be necessary to connect the pump and tubing, and the base will need to be secured to the top section. Be sure to review the instruction manual before starting to make sure it is done correctly. The set-up process is quite easy to understand. Note, however, that the directions for your particular model can vary slightly. Have a colleague hold the wall fountain in the desired spot, then mark the wall as necessary. To guarantee it will be straight, use a level. Mark the wall where you want the top of the wall fountain as well as the bottom. There is more than one way to install a wall fountain. There are slots on the back which can be placed onto the screws you put on the wall. Alternatively, brackets can be secured to the wall. This option tends to be suggested for large wall fountains. Determine where the brackets need to be placed and mark the wall accordingly. To place the drywall anchors, first off make pilot holes into the wall.

Affix the anchors by carefully hammering them into the wall. Hold the brackets in position on the wall and use a cordless drill or screwdriver to affix them. The wall fountain is all set to be fitted onto the brackets. Check to see that it is in the proper position and safely on the brackets. Water can be added after the fountain has been mounted. Make certain there is enough water to cover the pump. The water will begin to circulate as soon as you plug in your fountain. Carefully add more water until it comes within an inch of the top of the basin. The basin will overflow when the pump is switched off if it is too full, so be certain not to fill it completely. The water level will rise since it all settles at the bottom of the basin when not being pumped. The water will overflow and cause damage if the wall fountain is too full.

Your Fountain: Maintenance & Routine Service

A crucial first step before installing any outdoor wall fountain is to think about the room you have available. In order to hold up its total weight, a solid wall is required. Therefore for smaller areas or walls, a lightweight fountain is going to be more appropriate. You will need to have an electrical socket in proximity to the fountain so it can be powered.

There are many different types of fountains, each with their own set of simple, step-by-step directions.

All you will need to properly install your outdoor wall fountain is normally provided in easy-to-use kits. In the kit you will find all the needed elements: a submersible pump, hoses and basin, or reservoir. The basin, if it's not too large, can easily be hiddenin your garden among the plants. Once installed, wall fountains typically only need to have some light upkeep and regular cleaning.

It is vital to replenish the water regularly so that it remains clean. Leaves, branches or dirt are examples of rubbish which should be cleared away quickly. Protecting your outdoor wall fountain from the freezing winter temperatures is vital. Bring your pump inside when the weather turns very cold and freezes the water so as to avoid any possible harm, such as cracking. All in all, an outdoor wall fountain can last for any number of years with proper maintenance and care.


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