A Solar Outdoor Garden Fountain

Have you always wanted to beautify the look of your residence? Well, think about adding elegance and value to your residence by installing a solar water feature. They are the same as electric fountains in that they help with one's overall well-being but they also offer monetary benefits. While your initial expenditure may be higher, the long-term savings are worthwhile. Despite periodic power shortages, your fountain will not be affected as it does not run on electricity. 6050_3103__62473.jpg

Running water fountains will lead to a spike in your electric bill. Keep in mind that while you may not see any rewards right away, your home will be worth more further down the road.

Spending more money on our electric bills is not the only downside - the environment is highly affected too. Solar powered water fountains are fueled directly from the sun thus making them the ideal “green” fountain. Using solar power to run a water feature is not only favorable to our environment but it also heats and cools our homes.

This kind of fountain demands less maintenance than others. Since these do not function using an electric generator that could clog up with debris, they need little cleaning. And since there is little cleaning to do, you will have more time to enjoy yourself!

Recommendations for Picking the Ideal Water Fountain for Your Needs

When you are choosing a water fountain, be sure to give some thought to where you will install it. Any high-traffic locations such as driveways, entryways, or roundabouts are perfect spots to install one.

If you want to put yours against a wall, there are fountains designed especially for this purpose. If you look on the back, you will notice a bar or some other piece to affix it against a wall, grate or fence. There are many natural hazards such as wind or animals which can knock over your fountain if you do not securely fasten it to the wall, so do not forget to do this as soon as possible.

Anywhere people come together to sit and enjoy the fresh air is great for another option, a garden sculpture style.

An Absolute Roman Masterpiece: The Santa Maria Fountain in Cosmedin

Archaeologists and restorers alike have stumbled upon a wealth of pagan and Christian relics on the site of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome. Found in the portico of the nearby basilica one can find the acclaimed marble sculpture known as the Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth). Built in 1719, the Santa Maria in Cosmedin water fountain was relatively unknown and located far from sight making it hard to visit. It was said that there was nothing worth seeing in this area, as it was bleak and abandoned making it an unfriendly place to visit. As part of a project to revitalize the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, the Italian architect Carlo Bizzaccheri was instructed by Pope Clement XI to design a fountain. August 11, 1717 saw the start of the task to put down the foundation of the church. The first stone to be placed in the foundation was consecrated and medallions bearing the images of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water, were also tossed in.

Use a Outdoor Water fountain To Help Boost Air Quality

An otherwise boring ambiance can be livened up with an indoor wall fountain. Your senses and your wellness can benefit from the putting in of one of these indoor features. The research behind this theory endorses the idea that water fountains can positively impact your health. The negative ions generated by water features are countered by the positive ions emitted by today’s conveniences. The negative ions generated by these kinds of water features overtake the positive ones resulting in positive shifts to both your psychological and physical health. The higher serotonin levels resulting from these types of features make people more attentive, serene and energized. Indoor wall fountains {generate negative ions which serve to elevate your mood and remove air pollutants. Allergies, pollutants among other annoyances can be done away with by these water features. And finally, water fountains are great at absorbing dust and microbes floating in the air and as a result in improving your overall health.

Your Landscape Fountain: Maintenance & Routine Service

An important facet to consider is the size of the outdoor wall fountain in relation to the space in which you are going to mount it. In order to support its total weight, a solid wall is required. Remember that small areas or walls will require a lightweight fountain. In order to run the fountain, an electrical socket will need to be close by. Most outdoor wall fountains include simple, step-by-step instructions according to the type of fountain.

All you will require to correctly install your outdoor wall fountain is typically provided in easy-to-use kits. The kit will contain a submersible pump, the hoses and basin (or reservoir). If the size is average, the basin can be hidden away among your garden plants. Other than the regular cleaning, little upkeep is required once your outdoor wall fountain is installed.

It is necessary to replenish the water consistently so that it stays clean. It is important to quickly clear away debris such as leaves, twigs or other dreck. Protecting your outdoor wall fountain from the cold winter climate is vital. If kept outdoors, your pump could break as a result of frigid water, so bring it inside during the winter. All in all, an outdoor wall fountain can last for any number of years with the right upkeep and cleaning.


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