The Ideal Style of Wall Water Feature for Your Needs

6802-1901__11314.jpg If you do not have a lot of space, the best solution is a garden wall fountain. They are beautiful and simple to put up, and you do not need a lot of space. Prices range from cheap to expensive and there are countless types available so everyone should be able to find the best design for them. You can pick from a wide range of colors and sizes as well. These beautiful water fountains are also fashionable with anyone looking to add some style to their outdoor decor. Several fountains can be mounted on the same wall if there is adequate room as this will amplify the sounds of a waterfall.

Garden fountains come in a vast range of options from which to select. Two of the principal things to be determined are which style to get and where to install it.

Fountains: A Fascination for Your Beloved Furry Friends and Visiting Birds

Anyone who has bird feeders knows that outdoor water features bring in wildlife. The truth is that birds need water to: drink, bathe and preen. Robins, thrushes, orioles and warblers, though not attracted to bird feeders, are alternatively drawn to the movement of water created by fountains. While bowl-shaped bird baths can be unexciting to many birds, fountains are more inviting because of the moving water they generate. Trickling fountains that splash around are heard from far away, attracting even more birds.

Dogs like fountains as they provide another place to drink fresh water. Dogs and cats will be outdoors looking out for clean water during hot weather. Consistently flowing water is also going to require much less cleaning than a still bowl of water from a birdbath, which collects debris.

The World’s Most Amazing Water Fountains

The King Fahd Fountain (built in 1985) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has the tallest consistently-running fountain on the planet. The water reaches the amazing height of 260 meters (853 feet) over the Red Sea.

Coming in 2nd is the World Cup Fountain located in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002) with water blasting 202 meters (663 feet).

Located next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is 3rd placed Gateway Geyser (1995). This fountain is considered the tallest in the U.S. with water reaching up to 192 meters (630 feet).

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

Number 4: On a typical day the water is limited to 91 meters (300 feet) at the Fountain Park feature in Fountain Hills, Arizona, but it is capable of pushing water up to 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are working.

The Dubai Fountain opened in 2009 near to Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest 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).

Making it in the top 8 is the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra (1970) which measures 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).

Pondless Fountains: Some of the Benefits of Having one in your Garden

There are two names for this style of fountain: “disappearing” and “pondless”. The water flows from an underground source, hence the name. Disappearing fountains add calming sound effects and striking visuals to any place where people come together. It is not difficult to find the style that is right for you, as there are so many to pick from such as millstones, ceramic urns, waterfalls, and also those with granite columns.

There are many reasons to think about getting a disappearing fountain.

Any danger to anyone standing around it is averted since the water source is beneath ground level. That said, you will not have to worry about the safety of your children. Additionally, since the water is held below ground level, none of it is lost to evaporation. Other sorts of fountains use more water due to evaporation. The time you spend on maintenanceis also minimized since algae does not grow underground and debris can not get into the water source. Lastly, it is simpler to find a space for it due to its small size.

The First Outdoor Water Features

Water fountains were initially practical in function, used to deliver water from rivers or springs to towns and villages, providing the residents with fresh water to drink, bathe, and cook with. In the days before electrical power, the spray of fountains was driven by gravity only, commonly using an aqueduct or water resource located far away in the nearby hills. The elegance and wonder of fountains make them appropriate for historic memorials. The contemporary fountains of modern times bear little resemblance to the very first water fountains. Basic stone basins sculpted from local rock were the original fountains, used for spiritual purposes and drinking water. Stone basins as fountains have been discovered from 2,000 BC. The spray of water emerging from small jets was pressured by gravity, the sole power source creators had in those days. The location of the fountains was determined by the water source, which is why you’ll commonly find them along aqueducts, canals, or rivers. Animals, Gods, and religious figures dominated the initial ornate Roman fountains, beginning to appear in about 6 BC. A well-engineered collection of reservoirs and aqueducts kept Rome's public fountains supplied with fresh water.


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