How Fountains can be Ideal for the Environment

Have you always wanted to enhance the look of your house? Solar water features might be the answer - they are a perfect add-on to any home because they embellish the design and raise the price of your home. Solar powered water features can be a better investment versus electric ones because they not only improve one's health but they offer other interesting monetary perks. Even though there may be a significantly greater expense at the beginning, the long-term investment will make it worthwhile. Electrical power deficits will no longer impede using your fountain since it will run on the energy of the sun. be_131__04198.jpg

Your monthly electric bill will most likely increase with running water fountains. The short-term benefits may not be noticeable, but keep in mind that the increased worth of your home will be later on.

The increased expenses resulting from using more electricity is not the only factor, it also damages our eco-system. Solar driven water fountains are a good option to becoming “green”. Using solar energy to run our homes as well as a water feature is important because it also safeguards our environment.

This type of fountain needs less upkeep than others. Clogs don't occur since there is no motor - which leads to less cleaning. And less cleaning means more time to enjoy yourself!

Visit the World’s Biggest Water Fountains

Located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the King Fahd Fountain (1985) is the highest continually-functioning fountain worldwide. The water here jets up to a elevation of 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).

The Gateway Geyser (1995) situated next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri is #3 on the list. Considered the tallest fountain in the United States, it jets water 192 meters (630 feet) into the sky.

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

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 next to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Once every 1/2 hour, this fountain begins dancing to pre-recorded musical themes while shooting water 73 meters (240 feet) high. It also has extreme shooters, rarely used, which go as high as 150 meters (490 feet).

Built in 1970, the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra, Australia, comes in at #7 shooting water up to 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).

"Old School" Fountain Creative Designers

Frequently working as architects, sculptors, designers, engineers and cultivated scholars, all in one, fountain creators were multi-faceted individuals from the 16th to the later part of the 18th century. Throughout the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci illustrated the artist as a inspired intellect, inventor and scientific virtuoso. He systematically noted his ideas in his now renowned notebooks, after his tremendous curiosity in the forces of nature guided him to investigate the qualities and movement of water. Innovative water displays full of symbolic meaning and all-natural beauty transformed private villa settings when early Italian water feature creators coupled imagination with hydraulic and landscaping abilities. The magnificence in Tivoli were provided by the humanist Pirro Ligorio, who was widely known for his capabilities in archeology, engineering and garden design. Masterminding the fascinating water marbles, water features and water antics for the various mansions in the vicinity of Florence, other water fountain creators were well versed in humanistic topics as well as time-honored technical texts.

The Best Type of Wall Water Feature for Your Needs

A great option for areas that do not have a lot of room available is a garden wall fountain. These works of art will not take up much room and are simple to install on any wall. It is easy to find the perfect one as they come in a broad variety of prices and styles. You can pick from an array of colors and sizes as well. For anyone looking to add some pizzazz to their outdoor walls, these stunning water fountains are a great alternative. Several fountains can be placed on the same wall if there is enough room as this will amplify the sounds of a waterfall.

A range of choices are available to you when it comes to putting in a garden fountain. First and foremost, you must decide which one to purchase and the best place to put it.

Recommendations for Installing an Outdoor Water Fountain

A water source and an electrical outlet are two important items that many people do not consider when determining where they want to place their garden fountain. Sometimes new owners get so caught up in the romanticism of their new purchase that they forget vital details. Do not forget that an extension cord can be helpful if your 120v power source is more than 12 feet away, as that is the standard length of power cords. A convenient place to get water is vital since you will need to fill your fountain. It is difficult to move water from one place to another. A nearby water hose is handy when time comes to fill the fountain. A water fountain autofill will make your life less complicated in the long run, but this requires a trained expert to install since it must be connected to an external water line.


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