Pets and Fountains

The Many Styles of Wall Water Fountains

Many  Styles Wall Water Fountains 6080653606.jpg The Many Styles of Wall Water Fountains Putting a wall fountain in your backyard or patio is perfect when you want to relax. You can also make use of a small area by having one custom-made. Both the stand alone and fitted models must have a spout, a water basin, internal tubing, and a pump. There are many different styles available on the market including traditional, contemporary, classical, or Asian.

With its basin situated on the ground, freestanding wall fountains, or floor fountains, are normally quite big in size.

You can decide to place your wall-mounted feature on an existing wall or build it into a new wall. The appearance of your landscape will seem more unified instead of disjointed when you put in this kind of water feature.

Taking Care Of Large Garden Fountains

Taking Care Of Large Garden Fountains A very important first step is to consider the size of the outdoor wall fountain with regards to the space you have available for it.Taking Care Large Garden Fountains 586855941564888.jpg A solid wall is definitely needed to hold up its overall weight. So areas or walls which are smaller in size will most probably require something lightweight. You will need to have an electrical socket in proximity to the fountain so it can be powered. There are many different types of fountains, each with their own set of simple, step-by-step directions.

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). The basin, if it's not too large, can easily be concealedin your garden among the plants. Once fitted, wall fountains typically only require some light upkeep and regular cleaning.

It is vital to replenish the water regularly so that it stays clean. Leaves, branches or dirt are examples of debris which should be cleared away quickly. Extremely cold temperatures can affect your outdoor wall fountain so be sure to protect it during wintertime. Your pump may split when exposed to freezing water during the winter, so it is best to bring it indoors to avoid any damage. All in all, an outdoor wall fountain can last for any number of years with the right maintenance and care.

The Minoan Civilization: Fountains

The Minoan Civilization: FountainsMinoan Civilization: Fountains 800377990092282501.jpg Archaeological excavations in Minoan Crete in Greece have discovered several varieties of channels. These furnished water and extracted it, including water from waste and deluges. Rock and terracotta were the substances of choice for these conduits. Terracotta was used for waterways and conduits, both rectangle-shaped and round. Among these were terracotta piping which were U-shaped or a shorter, cone-like form which have just showed up in Minoan culture. Knossos Palace had an state-of-the-art plumbing system made of terracotta pipes which ran up to three meters below ground. Along with dispersing water, the terracotta water pipes of the Minoans were also utilized to accumulate water and accumulate it. This required the terracotta piping to be suitable for holding water without seepage. Below ground Water Transportation: Originally this particular system appears to have been created not quite for comfort but rather to offer water to specific people or rituals without it being observed. Quality Water Transportation: There is also evidence that concludes the pipes being used to provide for fountains independently from the local system.

Rome’s Early Water Delivery Solutions

Rome’s Early Water Delivery Solutions 1483739802434.jpg Rome’s Early Water Delivery Solutions Aqua Anio Vetus, the first raised aqueduct built in Rome, started out providing the individuals living in the hills with water in 273 BC, even though they had counted on natural springs up till then. Outside of these aqueducts and springs, wells and rainwater-collecting cisterns were the only technological innovations readily available at the time to supply water to spots of high elevation. In the early 16th century, the city began to utilize the water that flowed below the ground through Acqua Vergine to supply drinking water to Pincian Hill. All through the length of the aqueduct’s passage were pozzi, or manholes, that gave access. During the some 9 years he possessed the property, from 1543 to 1552, Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi utilized these manholes to take water from the channel in containers, though they were previously established for the purpose of maintaining and maintaining the aqueduct. He didn’t get adequate water from the cistern that he had constructed on his residential property to gather rainwater. Thankfully, the aqueduct sat below his property, and he had a shaft opened to give him access.

Where did Garden Water Fountains Originate from?

Where did Garden Water Fountains Originate from? The incredible architecture of a fountain allows it to provide clean water or shoot water high into air for dramatic effect and it can also serve as an excellent design feature to enhance your home.

From the beginning, outdoor fountains were simply meant to serve as functional elements. People in cities, towns and villages received their drinking water, as well as water to bathe and wash, via aqueducts or springs in the area.Garden Water Fountains Originate from? 79173644129.jpg Until the late nineteenth, century most water fountains operated using the force of gravity to allow water to flow or jet into the air, therefore, they needed a source of water such as a reservoir or aqueduct located higher than the fountain. Fountains were an optimal source of water, and also served to decorate living areas and celebrate the artist. Bronze or stone masks of animals and heroes were commonly seen on Roman fountains. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden designers included fountains in their designs to re-create the gardens of paradise. The fountains found in the Gardens of Versailles were supposed to show the power over nature held by King Louis XIV of France. Seventeen and 18 century Popes sought to laud their positions by adding decorative baroque-style fountains at the point where restored Roman aqueducts arrived into the city.

The end of the nineteenth century saw the rise in usage of indoor plumbing to supply drinking water, so urban fountains were relegated to purely decorative elements. Gravity was substituted by mechanical pumps in order to permit fountains to bring in clean water and allow for amazing water displays.

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

The Positive Benefits of Adding a garden fountain in Your Living Space

The Positive Benefits of Adding a garden fountain in Your Living SpacePositive Benefits  Adding  garden fountain  Living  Space 52224622865646.jpg A great way to enhance the look of your outdoor living area is to add a wall water feature or an exterior garden fountain to your landscaping or garden design. Contemporary artists and fountain builders alike use historic fountains and water features to shape their creations. As such, integrating one of these to your home design is a great way to connect it to the past. Among the many attributes of these beautiful garden fountains is the water and moisture they release into the air which attracts birds and other wild life as well as helps to balance the ecosystem. Birds drawn to a fountain or bird bath often frighten off irksome flying invaders, for instance.

The area necessary for a cascading or spouting fountain is substantial, so a wall fountain is the perfect size for a small yard. There are two types of fountains to pick from including the freestanding model with a flat back and an attached basin set up against a fence or a wall in your yard, or the wall-mounted, self-contained variety which is suspended directly on a wall. A water feature can be added to an existing wall if you include some kind of fountain mask as well as a basin to collect the water below. It is best not to undertake this job yourself as professional plumbers and masons are more suitable to do this kind of work.

Bernini's Early Showpieces The Barcaccia, a beautiful fountain built at the base of the Trinita dei Monti in Piaza di Spagna, was Bernini's earliest water fountain.To this day, you will find Roman residents and vacation goers filling this spot to revel in chit chatter and being among other people.... read more


The Godfather Of Roman Public Fountains There are numerous popular fountains in the city center of Rome.One of the greatest sculptors and designers of the 17th century, Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed, conceived and built almost all of them.... read more


The Dissemination of Water Feature Design Knowledge The published reports and illustrated pamphlets of the time contributed to the development of scientific technology, and were the primary means of spreading practical hydraulic facts and water feature suggestions throughout Europe.... read more


A Brief History of the Early Public Water Fountains Water fountains were initially practical in function, used to convey water from rivers or springs to cities and villages, providing the residents with fresh water to drink, bathe, and prepare food with.... read more