The Countless Ways You Can Profit from Water Fountains

There are many benefits to be gained from outdoor fountains including improved air quality as well as wonderful sounds and sights. They offer many health benefits and contribute to a lovely atmosphere to entertain loved ones. Each person, however, tends to discover their own unique benefits from a fountain. It may carry you back to a special time or place you fondly remember. You might remember someone special when you look at it. ft-200__95280.jpg Or maybe you want to build one in memory of someone you have lost. You will no doubt delight in its benefits and beauty for a long time.

Recommendations for Choosing the Perfect Water Element for Your Needs

Before picking out a water fountain, take some time to think about exactly where you want to put it. Roundabouts and drives are wonderful spots for them.

If you want to put yours against a wall, there are fountains designed expressly for this purpose. To attach one against a wall, look for a bar or hook on the back made exactly for this purpose. Such fountains are not stable on their own, therefore, be certain to secure it right away so that it does not fall over as a result of weather conditions, animals or other natural occurrences.

The garden sculpture style, yet another possibility, is perfect for parks or any place people are inclined to hang out to enjoy the fresh air and vistas.

From Where Did Landscape Fountains Originate from?

The dramatic or decorative effect of a fountain is just one of the purposes it fulfills, as well as supplying drinking water and adding a decorative touch to your property.

From the beginning, outdoor fountains were simply there to serve as functional elements. Cities, towns and villages made use of nearby aqueducts or springs to supply them with drinking water as well as water where they could bathe or wash. Up until the 19th century, fountains had to be higher and closer to a water supply, including aqueducts and reservoirs, in order to benefit from gravity which fed the fountains. Fountains were not only utilized as a water source for drinking water, but also to decorate homes and celebrate the designer who created it. Animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks were often times used by Romans to beautify their fountains. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden planners incorporated fountains to create mini variations of the gardens of paradise. Fountains played a significant role in the Gardens of Versailles, all part of French King Louis XIV’s desire to exert his power over nature. The Romans of the 17th and 18th centuries manufactured baroque decorative fountains to exalt the Popes who commissioned them as well as to mark the spot where the restored Roman aqueducts entered the city.

Since indoor plumbing became the standard of the day for clean, drinking water, by the end of the 19th century urban fountains were no longer needed for this purpose and they became purely decorative. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity helped fountains to bring recycled water into living spaces as well as create special water effects.

Decorating city parks, honoring people or events and entertaining, are some of the uses of modern-day fountains.

Visit the World’s Most Impressive Fountains

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

Reaching water heights of 202 meters (663 feet), the World Cup Fountain in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), is recognized as the second highest worldwide.

Occupying third place is the Gateway Geyser (1995), located close to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri. With water reaching 192 meters (630 feet) in the air, this fountain is the tallest in the United States.

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 operate at full capacity, it is usually limited to 91 meters (300 feet).

The Dubai Fountain made its first appearance in 2009 next to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. It performs every 1/2 hour to previously recorded music 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.

Constructed in 1970, the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra, Australia, comes in at #7 shooting water up to 147 meters (482 feet).

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

The Advantages of Pondless Fountains in your Backyard

The term “pondless fountain” is just another way to call a disappearing fountain. The origin of the water is not visible since it is below the surface of the ground. An appropriate place for a disappearing fountain is anywhere that gets steady foot traffic, as it adds lovely visual and sound effects to the surroundings. They come in a wide number of designs, some of which are ceramic urns, waterfalls, granite columns, and millstones.

There are many reasons to consider choosing a disappearing fountain. Since the water source is underground, there is no exposed water to pose a threat to those around it.

As such, it is okay for children to hang out near it. Evaporating water is also not a concern because the water source is not out in the open. Other kinds of fountains waste more water due to evaporation. This type of fountain is recommended if you do not have a lot of time to clean it often since neither dirt nor algae can get to it underground. Finally, due to its reduced size, it is easier to fit it where you want it than other types of fountains.


The Famed Revelation Garden Fountain at Chatsworth
Angela Conner, the reputable British sculptor, designed “Revelation,” the newest addition to the appealing outdoor fountains of Chatsworth. She was mandated by the late... read more
Water-lifting System by Camillo Agrippa
The admiration Agrippa’s water-lifting creation received from Andrea Bacci in 1588 was temporary. It may be that the Acqua Felice, the second of Rome’s earliest modern channels made the system outdated when it was linked to the Villa... read more
The Early Culture: Garden Fountains
Fountains and Water and the Minoan Civilization They not solely aided with the water supplies, they extracted rainwater and wastewater as well. Virtually... read more
Cultural Statues in Old Greece
Sculptors garnished the elaborate columns and archways with renderings of the gods until the period came to a close and most Greeks had begun to think of their theology as superstitious rather than sacred; at that instant, it became more accepted for sculptors be... read more