Making the Ideal Haven Indoors or Outside

twf029-fl__71641.jpg The right feng shui fountain will go a long way towards helping you build a perfect peaceful haven. Putting in a garden or home waterfall is an easy way to make this happen. It is a beautiful complement to the decoration of any property. So that you can enjoy your outdoor fountain from inside the house as well, select a good spot for it.

Be sure to add plants, as they have an important impact on the charm of a water fountain. Choose plants that keep their beauty year-round. Your fountain can be made even more special by including things like statues or other artwork, picturesque shells, etc.

How Water Features Bring to Your Life

Any space can be enhanced by the sights, sounds and improved air quality produced by outdoor fountains. Not only do they add style to your home decor, they also create a fantastic place to gather with family and friends, and offer a variety of health benefits. That said, once you set up your fountain you will likely notice the many benefits it provides to only you. It might carry you back to a special time or place you fondly remember. You might fondly recall someone unforgettable when you look at it. Or perhaps you want to get one in memory of someone you have lost. Whatever the case, it is something you will look fondly on for many years to come.

The Plusses of Disappearing Fountains in your Garden

Disappearing fountains also go by the term “pondless” fountains. The water comes from a covered supply, hence the name. Disappearing fountains add mellow sound effects and striking visuals to any place where people gather. They are available in an array of unique styles including waterfalls, columns made of granite, ceramic pots, and millstones.

A disappearing fountain could be the most suitable option for you for many reasons. Since the water source is below ground, there is no open water to pose a danger to those around it. This means that children can safely be around it. Evaporating water is also not a concern since the water source is not exposed to heat. Other sorts of fountains waste 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 contaminate it underground. Lastly, it is simpler to find a place for it due to its small proportions.

Tall Water Fountains Across the World

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has the highest continuously- running fountain known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985). The water reaches the fantastic height of 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

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

The Gateway Geyser (1995) situated next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri is number three on the list.

It propels water 192 meters (630 feet) into the air and is currently the tallest fountain in the USA.

Next is Port Fountain (2006) in Karachi, Pakistan, where the water shoots 190 meters (620 feet) high.

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 made its first appearance in 2009 close to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. It dances to pre-recorded music every half hour and propels 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 comes the Jet d'eau, in Geneva (1951) which measures 140 meters (460 feet) in height.

Self-Contained Fountains: Are They Useful?

People love contained fountains for their simple installation and low price. You do not require any additional components because they all come included with the instructions for your fountain. There is another use for the term “self-contained”, a reference to a fountain that has its own water repository.

Since they do not need much work to set up, self-contained fountains are perfect for patios and porches. They are effortlessly transportable too in case you later want to move it somewhere else.

The landscaper will first inspect that the place where you want your fountain to go is even. Do not worry if the land is not flat, your landscaper can easily even it out. The following step is to put your water element in place and add water. Last but not least, connect it to a solar panel, a wall outlet, or batteries, and it will be good to go.

Anyone who does not have direct access to a wellspring or external plumbing should consider a self-contained fountain. Although a fountain can be a focal point anywhere in a garden, many people place them in the center. Cast stone, metal, ceramic, and fiberglass are just a few of the materials used to make them.


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