Experience the World’s Biggest Fountains

or_106_art__58934.jpg The King Fahd Fountain ( crafted in 1985) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has the tallest consistently-running fountain on the planet. It spouts out water reaching 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 shooting up 202 meters (663 feet).

Located near the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is third placed Gateway Geyser (1995). Regarded as the highest fountain in the United States, it propels 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 sky.

Number 4 is Water at Fountain Park (1970) situated in Fountain Hills, Arizona - it can reach up to 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are running, even though it typically only hits up to 91 meters (300 feet).

The Dubai Fountain, opened to the public in 2009, is located near the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Once every half 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).

Jetting water up to 147 meters (482 feet) high, the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet (1970) in Canberra, Australia, comes in 7th.

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

Caring For Outdoor Water fountains

Installing an outdoor wall fountain requires that you bear in mind the dimensions of the space where you are going to place it. It will require a strong wall to support its total weight. Areas or walls which are small will require a lightweight fountain.

An electrical socket close to the fountain is needed to power the fountain. There are many different types of fountains, each with their own set of simple, step-by-step instructions.

Generally, when you purchase an outdoor wall fountain, it will come in an easy-to-use kit that will include all the information needed to install it correctly. In the kit you will find all the needed essentials: a submersible pump, hoses and basin, or reservoir. Depending on its size, the basin can typically be hidden quite easily amongst the plants. Once installed, wall fountains typically only require some light maintenance and regular cleaning.

Replenish and clean the water on a regular schedule. Rubbish such as twigs, leaves or dirt should be cleaned up quickly. Furthermore, outdoor fountains should always be shielded from freezing temperatures during the winter months. In order to avoid any damage, such as cracking, from freezing water during the cold winter season, relocate your pump indoors. All in all, an outdoor wall fountain can last for any number of years with proper upkeep and cleaning.

The Dissemination of Fountain Design Technology

Spreading useful hydraulic information and water fountain design ideas all through Europe was accomplished with the published papers and illustrated publications of the time. An internationally celebrated leader in hydraulics in the later part of the 1500's was a French fountain designer, whose name has been lost to history. His experience in developing gardens and grottoes with built-in and imaginative water features began in Italy and with mandates in Brussels, London and Germany.

“The Principles of Moving Forces”, a guide which became the essential book on hydraulic mechanics and engineering, was authored by him towards the end of his lifetime in France. Replacing principal hydraulic advancements of classical antiquity, the publication also explains modern hydraulic technologies. The water screw, a technical way to move water, and devised by Archimedes, was highlighted in the book. Sunlight heating up liquid in two vessels hidden in a room adjacent to an beautiful water fountain was shown in one illustration. The end result: the fountain is activated by the hot liquid expanding and ascending up the conduits. Yard ponds as well as pumps, water wheels, and water feature designs are incorporated in the book.

Designing the Perfect Retreat Inside or Outside

The best feng shui fountain will go a long way towards helping you create a perfect peaceful haven. A garden or home waterfall is the perfect option. It will undoubtedly contribute a lot to the interior and exterior of your house. The perfect location for your outdoor fountain is a spot where you can see it from inside too.

The most attractive water fountains incorporate flowers and plants. The best idea is to add some plants which look pretty no matter what the season. Your fountain can be made even more special by incorporating items like statues or other artwork, picturesque shells, etc.

Landscape Elegance: Wall fountains

Since garden water fountains are no longer hooked on a nearby pond, it is possible to install them close to a wall. Due to the various options available, it no longer necessary to deal with excavations, difficult installations or cleaning the pond. Due to the fact that this feature is self-contained, no plumbing work is required. All the same, water must be added regularly. Empty the water from the basin and put in clean water whenever the surrounding area is not clean.

Stone and metal are most common elements employed to construct garden wall fountains even though they can be made of other materials as well. Identifying the style you wish for shows the right material to use. Outdoor wall fountains come in many models and sizes, therefore ensure that the style you choose to purchase is hand-crafted, simple to hang and lightweight. The fountain you purchase must be easy to maintain as well.

The re-circulating pump and hanging hardware are usually the only parts which need additional care in most installations, although there may be some cases in which the setup is a bit more complicated. You can relax knowing your garden can be easily enlivened by installing this type of fountain.


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