Set up Your Privatel Garden Water Fountain in Your Work Space

You can improve your business by putting in a garden fountain. A charming feature such as this will make clients feel welcome to your office. a_541__79153.jpg Commercial areas, as opposed to home settings, need to have outdoor fountains that make the place feel welcoming and leave a positive impression on guests and employees.

In order to drive commercial success, a company must constantly try to attract new customers and impress them right away. Do not worry if you only have a limited space, adding a garden water fountain and some beautiful flowers will go a long way. For offices located on more sizeable properties, it is possible to install even more impressive garden displays. Sometimes only a small plot of land is available to a business and they must find a way to make a lasting impact with what they have.

In the end, the main goal is to create an ambiance that attracts new interest in your business. Your garden fountain will function much like a welcoming embrace to new clients thinking about working with your company.

A Fabulous Example of Roman Know-How: The Santa Maria in Cosmedin Fountain

Archaeologists and restorers on the lookout for pagan and Christian artifacts in Rome have come upon an abundance of them in the area of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin. The Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth} is a famed marble sculpture located in the portico of the nearby basilica. Built in 1719, the Santa Maria in Cosmedin water fountain was relatively unknown and located far from sight making it hard to visit. For the most part, visitors stayed away from the area because it was a sad and desolate part of the city. In order to modernize the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Pope Clement XI commissioned an Italian architect by the name of Carlo Bizzaccheri to design a fountain for the area. August 11, 1717 saw the beginning of the work to lay down the foundation of the church. The consecration of the first stone to be placed in the foundation was followed by medals being thrown in showing the images of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water.

Aqueducts: The Remedy to Rome's Water Challenges

Aqua Anio Vetus, the first raised aqueduct built in Rome, began delivering the people living in the hills with water in 273 BC, even though they had relied on natural springs up until then. If people living at higher elevations did not have access to springs or the aqueduct, they’d have to be dependent on the other existing techniques of the day, cisterns that compiled rainwater from the sky and subterranean wells that received the water from under ground. To deliver water to Pincian Hill in the early sixteenth century, they implemented the emerging method of redirecting the current from the Acqua Vergine aqueduct’s underground network. During the length of the aqueduct’s route were pozzi, or manholes, that gave access. Although they were initially developed to make it possible to service the aqueduct, Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi began using the manholes to collect water from the channel, opening when he purchased the property in 1543. It appears that, the rainwater cistern on his property wasn’t sufficient to meet his needs. Via an orifice to the aqueduct that flowed underneath his property, he was able to meet his water demands.

Where are the World’s Most Grandiose Fountains?

Known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985) located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it is the highest continuously functioning fountain in the world. Attaining incredible heights above the Red Sea, this fountain jets 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.

Occupying third place is the Gateway Geyser (1995), situated close to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri. It propels water 192 meters (630 feet) into the air and is currently the tallest fountain in the USA.

The next on the list is Port Fountain located in Karachi, Pakistan which rockets water 190 meters (620 feet) into the heavens.

Fountain Park in Fountain Hills, Arizona is number 4: it can jet water 171 meters (561 feet) high when the three pumps function at full capacity, it is usually limited to 91 meters (300 feet).

The Dubai Fountain, opened to the public in 2009, is located next to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. The fountain propels 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).

Number 7 is the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra, completed in 1970, launching water 147 meters (482 feet) high.

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

Keeping Your Garden Wall Fountain Tidy

Water fountains will keep working a long time with scheduled cleaning and maintenance. A common problem with fountains is that they tend to collect dirt and debris, so it is vital that you keep it free from this. On top of that, algae can be a challenge, as sun hitting the water enables it to form easily. Either sea salt, hydrogen peroxide, or vinegar can be dissolved into the water to prevent this issue. There are those who choose to use bleach, but that is dangerous to any animals that might drink or bathe in the water - so should therefore be avoided.

Every 3-4 months, garden fountains should have a decent cleaning. Before you start cleaning, all of the water must be taken out. Then use a soft cloth and mild cleanser to scrub the inside. Feel free to use a toothbrush if helpful for any tiny crevasses. Any soap residue that remains on your fountain can harm it, so be sure it is all rinsed off.

Some organisms and calcium deposits may get inside the pump, so it is advised to take it apart and clean it completely. You might want to let it soak in vinegar for a few hours to make it much less difficult to wash. Mineral or rain water, versus tap water, is ideal in order to prevent any build-up of chemicals inside the pump.

Lastly, make sure your fountain is always full by looking at it every day - this will keep it in tip-top shape. If the water level falls below the pump’s intake level, it can hurt the pump and cause it to burn out - something you do not want to happen!


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