Consider Buying a Contained Water Feature for Your Yard

People appreciate contained fountains for their simple installation and lower cost. brk-371__64042.jpg All of the components are provided with the fountain even the plumbing and pump. An additional meaning of “self-contained” is a fountain which includes its own a water source.

Self-contained fountains are quick to install making them well suited for anyone looking for a patio fountain. Since they are easily moveable, it is simple to change their location whenever you want.

The landscaper will first inspect that the spot where you want your fountain to go is even. If your landscaper thinks the ground is too bumpy, he can always flatten it for you. The following step is to put your water feature in place and add some water. The final thing left to do is to connect it to a power source such as batteries, a wall socket, or a solar panel, and it will be operational.

Anyone who does not have direct access to a water source or external plumbing should look into a self-contained fountain. Many fountain owners want them to be the focal point of their yards and position them right in the middle, although they can certainly go anywhere in the garden. Cast stone, metal, ceramic, and fiberglass are just some of the materials used to produce them.

Things You Will Need for an Outdoor Water Fountain

A lot of people forget the need for an electrical socket or water source close by when contemplating where to position their garden fountain. The thrill of owning one occasionally causes people to forget the technical aspects when setting it up for the first time. Since standard power cords are only 12 feet in length, you might need to attach an extension cord to reach the nearest 120v outlet. A practical place to get water is essential since you will need to fill your fountain. Water is challenging to move by yourself from place to place.

A nearby hose can make filling the fountain a great deal less demanding. A water fountain autofill is an even better solution, but will demand the help of someone who knows how to set it up since the water has to go through an external line.

Builders of the First Water Features

Fountain designers were multi-talented people from the 16th to the late 18th century, often working as architects, sculptors, artists, engineers and highly educated scholars all in one. Leonardo da Vinci as a innovative intellect, inventor and scientific virtuoso exemplified this Renaissance master. He systematically registered his examinations in his now much celebrated notebooks about his investigations into the forces of nature and the properties and movement of water. Transforming private villa configurations into ingenious water displays full with symbolic interpretation and natural beauty, early Italian water fountain engineers paired imagination with hydraulic and gardening expertise. The magnificence in Tivoli were provided by the humanist Pirro Ligorio, who was famed for his capabilities in archeology, engineering and garden design. For the various estates in the vicinity of Florence, other fountain engineers were well versed in humanistic subject areas as well as classical scientific texts, masterminding the excellent water marbles, water highlights and water antics.

Experience the World’s Tallest Water Fountains

The King Fahd Fountain (built in 1985) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has the tallest continually -running fountain on the planet. The water here shoots up to a elevation of 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

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

The Gateway Geyser (1995) situated next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri is number three on the list. This fountain is considered the tallest in the United States with water reaching up to 192 meters (630 feet).

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

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 performs every 1/2 hour to previously recorded music and shoots 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.

Number 7 is the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra, finished in 1970, propelling water 147 meters (482 feet) high.

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

Why Your Your Furry Friends and Flying Visitors Enjoy Water Features

Putting in an outdoor water fountain or a bird feeder will allow you to delight in the natural presence of wildlife or pets. Birds must have water to drink, bathe in, as well a place to groom, or preen. There are some birds, like robins, thrushes, orioles, or warblers, which are not attracted to bird feeders, but are interested in fountains because of the moving water. Many birds prefer moving water versus standing water, making an outdoor fountain even more appealing than a bowl-shaped bird bath. Birds hear the trickling and splashing and are even more likely to come around.

Dogs like fountains because they provide another place to drink fresh water.

During scorching months of summer, cats and dogs will be outdoors for the absolute 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.


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