Enhance Your Daily Life with a Water Feature

The movement and sound of water generated from a fountain have two health benefits: cleaning the air and proving a place of relaxation and peace, both of which will better your quality of life.

You might be surprised to learn of all the benefits of being around an indoor or outdoor garden fountain. All over the world coastal cities have large populations which may perhaps be linked to the fact that the human body consists mainly of water. ft_279__11105.jpg While there are many luxurious ways to incorporate the benefits of water into your daily life (like investing in a beach house!), a much more convenient solution is to put a water feature in your home.

The introduction of an outdoor garden fountain to any porch, terrace, or veranda will make a huge difference to your enjoyment of the space. You might be amazed how your beautiful outdoor space can be even more charming with one of the many outdoor water features on the market. It could be a wonderful addition to the wall of your enclosed porch or outside the house above the veranda. Your flower garden will become a place of glamorous decadence and serenity if you put in a tiered type. You will notice lots of birds heading to your garden if you install a birdbath fountain, as the water stays fresher than still water since it is constantly flowing. The mesmerizing sound of trickling water is the magic touch your garden area needs to become a haven of peace.

A Solar Powered Outdoor Fountain

Do you want to make your home just a little more beautiful? Well, think about adding elegance and value to your residence by installing a solar water fountain. They offer all the valuable benefits of electric fountains, such as improving health and general well-being but they also provide tremendous monetary perks. While your initial expenditures may be steeper, the long-term savings are beneficial. Because your fountain will not be fueled by electrical energy, there will be no need to be concerned about any power outages.

Constant running water fountains will probably lead to a higher electric bill at the end of the month. Keep in mind that while you may not see any advantages right away, your home will be worth more further down the road.

The increased prices resulting from using more electricity is not the only factor, it also damages our eco-system.

Solar powered water fountains are a good alternative to becoming “green”. Using solar power to run a water feature is not only worthwhile to our environment but it also heats and cools our homes.

This kind of fountain demands less maintenance than others. As there is no electrical motor that can get clogged, little cleaning is needed. And less cleaning means more time to enjoy yourself!

The Original Water Feature Creative Designers

Fountain designers were multi-talented people from the 16th to the late 18th century, often working as architects, sculptors, artists, engineers and cultivated scholars all in one person. Exemplifying the Renaissance skilled artist as a inspiring master, Leonardo da Vinci worked as an inventor and scientific guru. He carefully captured his ideas in his currently renowned notebooks, after his mind boggling fascination in the forces of nature guided him to investigate the characteristics and motion of water. Coupling imaginativeness with hydraulic and gardening mastery, early Italian water fountain engineers changed private villa settings into amazing water displays filled of emblematic meaning and natural elegance. The brilliance in Tivoli were developed by the humanist Pirro Ligorio, who was widely known for his skill in archeology, architecture and garden design.

For the various lands in the vicinity of Florence, other water feature builders were well versed in humanist subjects as well as classical technical texts, masterminding the excellent water marbles, water highlights and water antics.

The Globe's Tallest Water Elements

Known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985) found in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it is the highest continuously functioning fountain in the world. The water here shoots up to a height of 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

The Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), comes in 2nd with water levels of 202 meters (663 feet).

The Gateway Geyser (1995) found next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri is number three on the list. Regarded as the tallest fountain in the United States, it propels water 192 meters (630 feet) into the sky.

The next on the list is Port Fountain located in Karachi, Pakistan which shoots water 190 meters (620 feet) into the heavens.

Number 4: Fountain Park (1970), Fountain Hills, Arizona - although it can reach heights of 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are in use, it only reaches 91 meters (300 feet) on a normal day.

The Dubai Fountain opened in 2009 next to Burj Khalifa - the world's highest 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.

Propelling water up to 147 meters (482 feet) high, the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet (1970) in Canberra, Australia, comes in 7th.

And at #8, we have the the Jet d'eau, in Geneva (1951), measuring 140 meters (460 feet).

The Eye-Catching Cascade Fountain at Chatsworth

Forming a dramatic focal point to the landscape at the rear of Chatsworth House is the Cascade garden fountain. Stretching down the hillside for 200 yards in the direction of the residence is a collection of 24 irregularly spaced stone steps. The Cascade, also completely gravity fed, is founded on a 17th century French format. In 1696, this particular water fountain was created for the first Duke of Devonshire and has remained unaltered ever since that time. At the peak of the fountain, from which water flows downward, is the Cascade House. A small building, the dwelling is embellished on the exterior with sea creatures in bas-relief. Water pressure to the Cascade can be increased on important occasions, meaning the Cascade House becomes part of the Cascade pageant, as liquid passes through conduits on its roof and from the jaws of its carved marine creatures, just before continuing straight down the Cascade. Offering a great and comforting complement to a walk through the gardens, the slight difference in size of every step means that the sound of the water falling down varies as it falls along the Cascades. Back in 2004, Chatsworth's Cascade was recognized by historians at Country Life as the best water fountain in England.


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