The Globe's Biggest Water Elements

Referred to as the King Fahd Fountain (1985) located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it is the highest continuously operating fountain in the world. 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 second with water levels of 202 meters (663 feet).

Occupying third place is the Gateway Geyser (1995), situated near the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri. With water reaching 192 meters (630 feet) in the air, this water fountain is the tallest in the United States. twf029-fl__71641.jpg

Next is the fountain located in Karachi, Pakistan (Port Fountain) which shoots water up to 190 meters (620 feet) in height.

Number 4: Fountain Park (1970), Fountain Hills, Arizona - although it can reach heights of 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are in use, it only reaches 91 meters (300 feet) on a normal day.

The Dubai Fountain opened in 2009 near to Burj Khalifa - the world's highest building. The fountain shoots water up to 73 meters (240 feet) and performs once every half hour to pre-recorded music - and even has extreme shooters, not used in every show, which reach up to 150 meters (490 feet).

Propelling water up to 147 meters (482 feet) high, the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet (1970) in Canberra, Australia, comes in seventh.

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

What Fountains Bring to Your Life

Any spot can be improved by the sights, sounds and improved air quality produced by outdoor fountains. They provide many health benefits and create a lovely atmosphere to entertain loved ones. In the end though, you will probably discover certain benefits your fountain will give only to you.

You just might be reminded of a fun vacation or trip you took. You might think back to someone unforgettable when you look at it. It could also be turned into a memorial to pay homage to someone already deceased. Whatever the case, it is something you will look fondly on for many years to come.

Outdoor Water Features: Celebrate the Life of a Person you Loved

To honor the memory of someone who has passed away, consider creating a garden fountain. A lot of traditional rituals have been eliminated in today’s world. Memorializing loved ones who have passed away is still the standard, however. Some memorials might incorporate a number of personal things. There are numerous ways to commemorate someone passed and many people choose a backyard garden fountain to this end. Adding personal items such as photographs or a nameplate, planting a tree, or holding yearly remembrance ceremonies at the fountain will make the garden fountain more unique to your loved one.

People you have lost can be commemorated in a unique loving manner with garden fountains. Prosperity, achievement, and good fortune all are symbolized by the trickling water which celebrates the memory of the defunct. It is highly recommended to choose a high quality, sturdy garden fountain that is resistant to bad weather so that it will last a very long time. When you do the work to build the garden fountain memorial, you will want to be certain it will last.

Why Your Pets and Flying Visitors Love Water Features

Wildlife and pets are naturally drawn to bird feeders and water fountains. Drinking, bathing, and grooming are some of the things birds need to do. Robins, thrushes, orioles and warblers, though not attracted to bird feeders, are alternatively drawn to the motion of water produced by fountains. Many birds prefer flowing water versus standing water, making an outdoor fountain even more enticing than a bowl-shaped bird bath. Trickling fountains that splash around are heard from a distance, attracting even more birds.

Dogs are drawn to fountains mainly because they provide drinking water. Hot days cause dogs and cats to anxiously look for the freshest water nearby. Also, routinely coursing water fountains require less maintenance than the still water of a birdbath that tend to get dirtier.

Garden Water Elements: Installment Guidelines

When thinking about where to install your garden fountain, do not overlook the fact that you will need somewhere to plug it in and a convenient source of water. The practical side of setting one up is often overlooked because people get so focused on the beauty of it. If you require an extension cord to reach a 120v wall socket, feel free to use one, as conventional power cords are only 12 feet long. It will be necessary to replenish your fountain with water so make sure there is a source of water in the area. Carrying large amounts of water is difficult so you do not want to have to carry it a long distance. A nearby water hose is helpful when time comes to fill the fountain. A water fountain autofill is yet another alternative, but will require the help of an expert who knows how to set it up since the water has to go through an external line.


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