Impressive Water Wonders Across the World

The King Fahd Fountain (built in 1985) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has the tallest continually -running fountain on the planet. Attaining incredible heights above the Red Sea, this fountain jets water 260 meters (853 feet) in the air.

Reaching water levels 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. 115117_3205__34767.jpg

Next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is the Gateway Geyser (1995) which reaches third place. This fountain is considered the tallest in the U.S. with water reaching up to 192 meters (630 feet).

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

Number 4: On a typical day the water is limited to 91 meters (300 feet) at the Fountain Park feature in Fountain Hills, Arizona, but it is capable of propelling water up to 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are working.

The Dubai Fountain which made its debut in 2009 is located next to tallest building worldwide, the famous Burj Khalifa. The fountain shoots water up to 73 meters (240 feet) and performs once every half hour to pre-recorded music - and even has extreme shooters, not used in every show, which reach up to 150 meters (490 feet).

Making it in the top 8 is the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra (1970) which measures 147 meters (482 feet).

The last impressive fountain to make the list is the Jet d’Eau (1951) in Geneva, Switzerland, measuring 140 meters (460 feet).

Wall Water Features: A Broad Range of Style Options

When you are limited on room, a garden wall fountain is an ideal option. These decorative pieces are simple to set up on any wall surface and do not take up a lot of space. It is not hard to find one that works for you since there are many price levels and style options on the market. There is also a range of colors and dimensions on the market. These beautiful water fountains are also common with anyone looking to add some flair to their outdoor decor. You can even have more than one fountain for an interesting waterfall sound if you have enough room on your wall.

Lots of options are out there if you decide to get a garden fountain. The type you want and where to hang it are the first things to determine.

Enrich Your Office Surroundings with a Garden Water Element

You can grow your business by installing a garden fountain. A beautiful feature such as this will make customers feel welcome to your workplace. Corporate areas, as opposed to home spaces, need to have outdoor fountains that make the place feel inviting and leave a positive impression on guests and employees.

Any growing company knows the importance of encouraging new business by leaving a lasting impression on new clients. Create a little bit of nature in small outdoor spaces by putting in eye-catching garden water fountains, beautiful trees and bushes, and other attractive landscaping. Even bigger, more eye-catching garden displays can be set up in business areas that have more open space available. Some companies, though, have to make the most of a small area.

It all boils down to the need to bring in new customers and make an immediate positive impact. Your garden fountain will act much like a welcoming embrace to new clients considering working with your firm.

Install and Take Pleasure in Your Very Own Pond Fountain

When visualizing a fountain, most people first think of the artfully sculpted ones found adorning beautiful homes, parks, public buildings, etc. They are more flexible than people realize, however, and do not need a mansion or public place to seem at home. A pond fountain can be a great addition to your own yard.

By putting in your one of your own, two things can happen. One is the feeling of calm and loveliness that fountains add. There is nothing more beneficial at the end of an exhausting day than the relaxing nature of trickling water. The setting will get a bit more elegant, too. Additionally, when you have visitors over, they will want to hang out around your gorgeous fountain, making your gatherings even more interesting.

The second reason for a water feature is to guarantee a healthy environment for the fish in your pond. Since it keeps the water circulating constantly, it helps to improve the oxygen level in the pond to the advantage of your fish.

Your fish will enjoy longer, healthier lives because of the flow of the water and the higher oxygen level. You will observe an improvement in your plant life as well.

Taking Care Of Large Outdoor Fountains

Installing an outdoor wall fountain demands that you bear in mind the dimensions of the space where you are going to put it. A strong wall is definitely needed to hold up its overall weight. So spaces or walls which are smaller will most likely require something lightweight. In order for the fountain to have electrical power, a nearby electrical plug is needed. Most outdoor wall fountains include simple, step-by-step instructions according to the type of fountain.

Generally, when you purchase an outdoor wall fountain, it will come in an easy-to-use kit that will include all the information needed to install it correctly.

In the kit you are going to find all the needed essentials: a submersible pump, hoses and basin, or reservoir. Depending on its size, the basin can typically be hidden quite easily amongst the plants. Other than the regular cleaning, little servicing is required once your outdoor wall fountain is installed.

Replace the water regularly so it is always clean. It is important to quickly remove debris such as leaves, twigs or other dreck. Additonally, outdoor fountains should always be shielded from freezing temperatures during the winter months. Your pump may crack when exposed to freezing water during the cold weather, so it is best to bring it indoors to prevent any damage. The bottom line is that if you properly maintain and look after for your outdoor fountain, it will bring you joy for many years.


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