Pets and Fountains

Landscape Elegance: Large Outdoor Fountains

Landscape Elegance: Large Outdoor Fountains It is also feasible to place your garden water fountain near a wall since they do not need to be connected to a nearby pond. Excavating, installing and cleaning a nearby pond are no longer necessary. Due to its self-contained quality, this feature no longer requires plumbing work. All the same, water needs to be added regularly. Your pond and the surrounding area are certain to get dirty at some point so be sure to drain the water from the basin and replenish it with clean water.Landscape Elegance:  Large Outdoor Fountains 1871879238472647664.jpg

Stone and metal are most common elements used to construct garden wall fountains even though they can be made of other materials as well. You must know the look you are shooting for in order to pick the best material. The best designs for your garden wall fountain are those which are hand-crafted, simple to put up and not too cumbersome to hang. Moreover, be certain to buy a fountain which requires little upkeep. Generally, most installations are straight forward because the only pieces which may require examination are the re-circulating pump and the hanging hardware whereas other kinds of setups can be a little more difficult. You can effortlessly liven up your garden with these types of fountains.

The Origins Of Fountains

The Origins Of FountainsOrigins Fountains 4773733298356.jpg The dramatic or decorative effect of a fountain is just one of the purposes it fulfills, as well as delivering drinking water and adding a decorative touch to your property.

Originally, fountains only served a functional purpose. Inhabitants of cities, townships and small towns utilized them as a source of drinking water and a place to wash up, which meant that fountains needed to be connected to nearby aqueduct or spring. Up to the late nineteenth century, water fountains had to be near an aqueduct or reservoir and higher than the fountain so that gravity could make the water move downwards or jet high into the air. Fountains were an optimal source of water, and also served to decorate living areas and memorialize the artist. Bronze or stone masks of animals and heroes were commonly seen on Roman fountains. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden planners included fountains to create mini variations of the gardens of paradise. To show his dominance over nature, French King Louis XIV included fountains in the Garden of Versailles. To mark the entryway of the restored Roman aqueducts, the Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries commissioned the construction of baroque style fountains in the spot where the aqueducts entered the city of Rome

Indoor plumbing became the main source of water by the end of the 19th century thereby restricting urban fountains to mere decorative elements. The introduction of unique water effects and the recycling of water were 2 things made possible by swapping gravity with mechanical pumps.

Decorating city parks, honoring people or events and entertaining, are some of the purposes of modern-day fountains.

The Dispersion of Outdoor Fountain Design Knowledge

The Dispersion of Outdoor Fountain Design Knowledge Spreading practical hydraulic facts and water fountain design ideas all through Europe was accomplished with the published documents and illustrated books of the time. In the late 1500's, a French fountain developer (whose name has been lost) was the internationally renowned hydraulics innovator.Dispersion Outdoor Fountain Design Knowledge 49321998.jpg His expertise in developing landscapes and grottoes with incorporated and brilliant water features began in Italy and with commissions in Brussels, London and Germany. In France, near the closure of his life, he penned “The Principle of Moving Forces”, a publication which became the fundamental text on hydraulic technology and engineering. Classical antiquity hydraulic developments were elaborated as well as changes to crucial classical antiquity hydraulic breakthroughs in the book. Archimedes, the creator of the water screw, had his work featured and these included a mechanical way to move water. Sunlight heating liquid in a couple of vessels hidden in a room adjacent to an ornamental fountain was presented in one illustration. Activating the water feature is hot liquid that expands and rises to seal up the water lines. Designs for pumps, water wheels, water attributes and outdoor ponds are also covered in the book.

The Advantages of Solar Powered Outdoor Fountains

The Advantages of Solar Powered Outdoor Fountains Garden wall fountains can be powered in a variety of different ways. Older fountains have historically been powered by electricity, but due to a greater interest in eco-friendly fountains, solar energy is used in new models. Solar energy is a great way to run your water fountain, just know that initial costs will most likely be higher. Terra cotta, copper, porcelain, or bronze are the most prevalent materials chosen to build solar powered water fountains.Advantages  Solar Powered   Outdoor Fountains 5325981144583008973.jpg This wide array of choices makes it easier to buy one which fits your interior design. Easy to care for and an excellent way to make a substantial contribution to the eco-system, they are wonderful additions to your garden sanctuary as well.

If you are searching for something aesthetically pleasing as well as a way to maintain your house cool, indoor wall fountains are an excellent option. They cool your dwelling by applying the same principles used in air conditioners and swamp coolers. You can also save on your electric costs because they use less energy.

A fan can be used to blow fresh, dry air over them so as to produce a cooling effect. Either your ceiling fan or air from a corner of the room can be used to improve flow. It is essential that the surface of the water have air regularly blowing across it. Cool, crisp air is one of the natural benefits of fountains and waterfalls. Merely standing in the vicinity of a sizeable public fountain or waterfall will send a sudden chill through whoever is nearby. Putting your fountain cooling system in a spot that is very hot decreases its efficacy. Direct sunlight, for example, reduces the efficiency of your fountain to produce cool air.

The Source of Modern Day Fountains

Source Modern Day Fountains 3461000486189102.jpg The Source of Modern Day Fountains The translation of hundreds of classical Greek texts into Latin was commissioned by the scholarly Pope Nicholas V who ruled the Church in Rome from 1397 until 1455. Embellishing Rome and making it the worthy capital of the Christian world was at the heart of his ambitions. Starting in 1453, the ruined ancient Roman aqueduct known as the Aqua Vergine which had brought clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away, underwent reconstruction at the bidding of the Pope. The ancient Roman tradition of marking the entry point of an aqueduct with an magnificent celebratory fountain, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. At the behest of the Pope, architect Leon Battista Alberti began the construction of a wall fountain in the spot where we now find the Trevi Fountain. The water which eventually supplied the Trevi Fountain as well as the acclaimed baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona came from the modified aqueduct which he had renovated.

"Primitive" Greek Artistry: Outdoor Statuary Archaic Greeks were known for developing the first freestanding statuary; up till then, most carvings were made out of walls and pillars as reliefs.For the most part the statues, or kouros figures, were of adolescent and desirable male or female (kore) Greeks.... read more


The Magic of Wall Water Features Leave a fantastic impression on your loved ones by incorporating a wall fountain in your interior design.The dazzling elegance a wall water feature lends to any place is in addition to the gentle background sounds it produces.... read more


Discover Peace with Garden Water Features Simply having water in your garden can have a significant effect on your well-being.The noise in your neighborhood and surrounding area will be concealed with the soothing sounds of a fountain.... read more


The Benefits of Installing an Indoor Wall Water Fountain Your interior living space can benefit from an indoor wall fountain because it beautifies your home and also gives it a contemporary feel.Installing this kind of fountain in your home or office permits you to create an area for your loved ones and clients where there is little noise as well as minimal stress and maximum relaxation.... read more