Wall Water Features: An Array of Design Options

When you are limited on space, a garden wall fountain is the perfect answer. These works of art do 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 wide variety of prices and styles. You should be able to find many unique color options as well as sizes. su9205_5__29473.jpg These gorgeous water fountains are also fashionable with anyone looking to add some style to their outdoor decor. It is also possible to have more than one fountain for an interesting waterfall sound if you have enough space on your wall.

Numerous choices are out there if you want to get a garden fountain. The type you want and where to hang it are the first things to figure out.

The Prevalence of Fountains in Japanese Backyards

You will never see a Japanese garden that does not feature a water feature. You will often find Japanese water fountains in the doorway of a temple or home due to the fact that they are considered symbolic of physical and spiritual purification. The design of Japanese fountains tends to be very simple because they are meant to draw attention to the water itself.

Many people also opt for a water fountain that includes a bamboo spout. Under the bamboo spout is usually a stone basin which receives the water as it flows down from the spout.

People generally make them seem weathered and worn, even when they are new. So that the fountain seems at one with nature, people normally adorn it with natural stones, pretty flowers, and plants. As you can probably deduce, this fountain is symbolic rather than just decorative.

An alternate approach is to buy a stone fountain, set it on a bed of rock, and place live bamboo and pretty stones around it. Eventually moss begins to creep over the stones and cover them, and as that happens the area starts to look more and more like a natural part of the landscape.

Wherever there is enough open space, you have the possibility to build a more extensive water feature. Lots of people add a koi pond or a small stream as a final touch.

Water, however, does not have to be used in a Japanese fountain. Lots of people choose to represent water with sand, gravel, or rocks rather than putting in actual water. The semblance of a creek with moving water can also be achieved by putting flat stones very closely together.

Eco-Friendly Fountains: Good for the Planet

Have you always wanted to prettify the look of your residence? Solar fountains might be the answer - they are a perfect add-on to any home because they embellish the layout 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. In spite of the high initial price, costs associated with these water features are worthwhile. Electrical power shortages will no longer impede using your fountain since it will run on the the power of sunlight.

Constant running water fountains will probably lead to a higher electric bill at the end of the month.

The short-term perks may not be noticeable, but keep in mind that the increased value of your home will be later on.

Higher bills is not the only issue with using more electricity, the environment takes a big hit as well. Solar powered water fountains are fueled straight from the sun thus making them the perfect “green” fountain. Using solar energy to power our homes as well as a water feature is important because it also protects our environment.

Less maintenance is a benefit of adding this kind of fountain. Clogs are avoided since there is no motor - which means less cleaning. And this means more fun for you!

The Benefits of Disappearing Water Fountains in your Yard

Disappearing fountains also go by the name “pondless” fountains. The origin of the water is not visible since it is beneath the surface of the ground. An excellent place for a disappearing fountain is anywhere that gets frequent foot traffic, as it adds lovely visual and sound effects to the environment. It is not difficult to find the kind 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.

Disappearing fountains also have many added merits. There is no large pool of water that could pose a threat to anyone since the water comes from beneath the ground. That said, you will not have to stress out about the well-being of your children.

Additionally, since the water is stored below ground level, none of it is lost to evaporation. Other sorts of fountains waste more water due to evaporation. The water source will remain clean and free of dirt since it is below gound and algae will not grow in it, so you will not need to waste a lot of time cleaning it. Finally, you can install one just about anywhere given that it takes up so little space.

Where are the Planet's Most Grandiose Water Displays?

The King Fahd Fountain (built in 1985) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has the tallest continually -running fountain on the planet. Attaining incredible heights above the Red Sea, this fountain propels water 260 meters (853 feet) in the sky.

Reaching water heights of 202 meters (663 feet), the World Cup Fountain in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), is recognized as the second highest worldwide.

Next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is the Gateway Geyser (1995) which comes in third place. Considered the tallest fountain in the United States, it propels water 192 meters (630 feet) into the sky.

With water ejected 190 meters (620 feet) in the air, the Port Fountain in Karachi, Pakistan makes the list.

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

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).

Built in 1970, the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra, Australia, comes in at #7 shooting water up to 147 meters (482 feet).

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


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