A Water Element Your Feline Will Appreciate

50026ss__85502.jpg Does hearing water run from the spigot make your cat come running? Does he put his paws into the toilet or check the water in his bowl before putting his face in it? Strange as these behaviors sound, they actually show a cat’s natural instinct to avoid still standing water. Typically, they do not consume standing water.

Felines in the wild actually get the water they need from meats containing water. Therefore, felines never developed the drive to drink water. That said, domestic cats do in fact need additional water, so it is up to you to supply it. To maintain a healthy water source for your pet, get it a cat fountain.

Unlimited clean water will always be available to your pet if you install one. There are countless different variations of fountains so you can get one that your cat really likes. There are fountains that always have constant flowing clean water while others have a basin which refills as your pet cat drinks from it.

Taking Care Of Outdoor Garden Fountains

A very important first step is to consider the proportions of the outdoor wall fountain with regards to the space you have available for it. It will need a strong wall to support its total weight. Areas or walls which are smaller will require a lightweight fountain. In order to operate the fountain, an electric powered plug will need to be nearby. Most outdoor wall fountains include simple, step-by-step instructions with respect to the type of fountain.

The general outdoor wall feature is available in an easy-to-use kit that comes with everything you need and more to properly install it. The kit will include a submersible pump, the hoses and basin (or reservoir). Depending on its size, the basin can normally be hidden quite easily amongst the plants. Once fitted, wall fountains typically only need to have some light upkeep and regular cleaning.

Replenish and clean the water on a regular schedule.

Debris such as twigs, leaves or dirt should be cleared away quickly. Furthermore, outdoor fountains should always be shielded from freezing temperatures during the winter months. Bring your pump inside when the weather turns very cold and freezes the water so as to eliminate any possible harm, like as cracking. All in all, an outdoor wall fountain can last for any number of years with proper maintenance and cleaning.

Design Ideas for Backyard Water Features

A garden can be a little sanctuary, providing you a peaceful place to stop and enjoy some outdoor time. Although there is a lot of work involved in getting a new one designed and constructed, it is worth the effort for anyone who will be using it. A beautiful garden will augment any property value, as “curb appeal” is key to the market value. There are many ways to enhance the visual appeal of a yard, like adding flowers and plants, artwork, an attractive pavement, or a water feature.

The visual appeal of any garden can be greatly improved by just adding a water fountain. It will change a plain area into a beautiful place of peaceful tranquility. The sounds of a water fountain make for a calming environment, not just for people but for the birds and other local wildlife that it will entice. All eyes will now be focused on the gorgeous fountain.

Pond Fountains: The Gem in Your Own Backyard

When picturing a fountain, most people first think of the artfully sculpted ones found adorning beautiful homes, parks, public buildings, etc. However, they can really fit any decor, as they can be made in just about any shape, size, and design. A pond fountain can be a great add-on to your own yard.

Two positive things will take place if you add one of your own. To begin with, fountains add elegance and help everyone unwind. What you need at the end of a rough day is the comforting sound of the water and a tranquil ambiance. You will see your surroundings benefitting from its elegance, too. Moreover, your beautiful fountain will encourage your guests to gather around and take photos, making your get-togethers even more fun.

The second reason for a water element is to ensure a healthy environment for the fish in your pond. Fish are much better off if their water is circulating around and getting oxygen, and a pond fountain will do both of those things. Your fish will be around a longer time because of the constantly moving, aerated water. You will observe an improvement in your plant life as well.

Where are the World’s Biggest Water Features?

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has the leading continuously- running water fountain known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985). The water here jets up to a elevation of 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

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

Occupying third place is the Gateway Geyser (1995), situated 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).

With water jetting 190 meters (620 feet) in the air, the Port Fountain in Karachi, Pakistan makes it on the list.

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 which made its debut in 2009 is located next to highest building worldwide, the famous 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.

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

Lastly is the Jet d’Eau (1951) in Geneva, Switzerland, which measures 140 meters (460 feet).


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