Increase Company with a Fountain in Your Offices

a_530__21204.jpg Most people who visit a business love to see water fountain. Increasing traffic flow and differentiating yourself from the competition are just some of the advantages of having a water fountain in your place of work. Yoga studios, bookstores, coffee shops, salons as well as other retail stores can all profit from including a visible water feature outside. The right water fountain will bring a relaxing energy to a business that attracts people who enjoy the outdoors. Bars or a restaurants that include a water feature will appeal to those who are seeking a romantic setting.

Why Your Pets and Flying Visitors Love Fountains

Outdoor water features and bird feeders are a healthy way to draw in wildlife and pets. The truth is that birds require water to: drink, bathe and preen. Robins, thrushes, orioles and warblers, though not attracted to bird feeders, are instead drawn to the motion of water produced by fountains. While bowl-shaped bird baths can be unexciting to many birds, fountains are more inviting because of the moving water they generate. Trickling fountains that splash around are audible from far away, attracting even more birds.

As dog owners will agree these outdoor fountains are a great water source for the four-legged creatures. Hot days cause dogs and cats to anxiously look for the freshest water around. Consistently flowing water is also going to require much less cleaning than a still bowl of water from a birdbath, which collects debris.

Suggestions for Choosing the Perfect Water Feature for Your Needs

Before selecting a water fountain, take some time to think about exactly where you want to put it. They make beautiful centerpieces in roundabouts and make a wonderful impression in driveways and entryways too.

It is also possible to acquire a fountain made especially to be mounted against a wall. To attach one against a wall, look for a bar or hook on the back made exactly for this purpose. There are many natural hazards such as wind or animals which can knock over your fountain if you do not securely affix it to the wall, so do not forget to do this immediately.

The garden sculpture style, yet another option, is ideal for parks or any place people tend to hang out to enjoy the fresh air and scenery.

Aqueducts: The Remedy to Rome's Water Troubles

Rome’s very first elevated aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was built in 273 BC; before that, people living at higher elevations had to depend on local creeks for their water. Over this time period, there were only two other techniques capable of delivering water to high areas, subterranean wells and cisterns, which accumulated rainwater. In the very early sixteenth century, the city began to utilize the water that ran below the ground through Acqua Vergine to deliver water to Pincian Hill. Through its initial construction, pozzi (or manholes) were placed at set intervals alongside the aqueduct’s channel.

While these manholes were manufactured to make it simpler and easier to sustain the aqueduct, it was also feasible to use containers to remove water from the channel, which was employed by Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi from the time he purchased the property in 1543 to his passing in 1552. Despite the fact that the cardinal also had a cistern to accumulate rainwater, it didn’t produce a sufficient amount of water. By using an orifice to the aqueduct that flowed underneath his property, he was in a position to fulfill his water demands.

Impressive Water Features Across the World

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has the leading continuously- running fountain known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985). It spouts out water reaching 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

The World Cup Fountain located in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), comes in 2nd place with water jetting up 202 meters (663 feet).

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

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, opened to the public in 2009, is located near the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It performs every 1/2 hour to previously recorded songs 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.

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).


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