The Benefits of a Water Feature to Your Everyday Life

The movement and sound of water emitted from a fountain have two effects: cleaning the air and proving a place of relaxation and tranquility, both of which will improve your quality of life. ft-10__77793.jpg

Both an indoor and an outdoor garden fountain will help you in ways you might not even know. Water makes up a considerable proportion of our body constitution, and populations world-wide tend to gravitate towards coastal areas. All living creatures need water to exist, and while you could move to a high-priced house on the beach somewhere, a much easier and less expensive possibility is to install a water feature wherever you live.

Your patio, porch, or back yard can be upgraded by setting up an outdoor garden fountain. However lovely it already is, your site will be even more beautiful if you add an outdoor water feature from the wide variety available. If you have a screened porch, consider installing one there, or if not, then on the exterior wall above your patio. Add elegance and the lovely music of babbling water to your flower bed with a tiered model. The flow of the water in birdbath fountains, as compared to still water, means that bacteria and algae will not accumulate in the water, making for fresher water for wild birds. The final detail your garden area needs to be an oasis of peace is the sound of water in motion.

Factors to Know When Putting in a Garden Water Feature

When thinking about where to set up 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 need an extension cord to reach a 120v wall socket, feel free to use one, as typical power cords are only 12 feet long. Install your fountain in a place close to a water source as you will need to fill it. Carrying water is tough and laborious. The simplest way to fill the fountain is with a nearby water hose. If you have an expert on hand, you may want to consider getting a water fountain autofill with a connection to an external water line, as this would be much simpler in the long run.

The Eye-Catching Cascade Water Feature at Chatsworth

At the back of Chatsworth House, the Cascade garden fountain creates a stunning centerpiece to the gardens.

Twenty-four irregularly spaced stone steps in a series stretch 200 yards towards the residence and all the way down the hillside. Based on a 17th century French design, the Cascade is also completely gravity fed. This water fountain has continued unchanged after being designed for the first Duke of Devonshire in 1696. Positioned at the top of the fountain is the Cascade House, from which water streams downward. The residence, embellished on the outside with sea creatures in bas-relief, is a small-scale building. Prior to proceeding down the Cascade, on unique occasions water pressure to the Cascade may be boosted, causing the Cascade House to become a part of the Cascade spectacle, as water circulates through ducts on its roof and from the jaws of its carved marine creatures. The sound of the water falling may vary as it goes down the Cascades, offering a fantastic and relaxing accompaniment to a saunter through the gardens and produced by the slight variation of every step. Back in 2004, Chatsworth's Cascade was recognized by historians at Country Life as the best water fountain in England.

Visit the World’s Most Incredible Fountains

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has the leading continuously- running water fountain known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985). 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), located near the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri. This fountain is considered the tallest in the United States with water reaching up to 192 meters (630 feet).

Next is Port Fountain (2006) in Karachi, Pakistan, where the water shoots 190 meters (620 feet) high.

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 propelling water up to 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are working.

The Dubai Fountain was opened in 2009 next to Burj Khalifa - the world's highest building. It performs every 1/2 hour to previously recorded songs and shoots water up to 73 meters (240 feet) in height -it also has built in extreme shooters, though only used during special events, which reach 150 meters (490 feet) in height.

Built in 1970, the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra, Australia, comes in at number 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).

Reasons to Give Thought To Putting in a Disappearing Water Fountain in your Backyard

The name “pondless fountain” is just another way to call a disappearing fountain. You cannot see where the water comes from, as it is below ground.

Any spot where there are people, such as a walking path, is ideal for a disappearing fountain since it adds calming sounds and a lovely visual effect. They are available in an array of distinctive styles including waterfalls, columns made of granite, ceramic pots, and millstones.

Disappearing fountains also come with many added merits. There is no large pool of water that could pose a risk to anyone since the water comes from beneath the ground. Consequently, it presents no threat to children. Moreover, no water can evaporate since it is not exposed to the open air. Other types of fountains waste more water due to evaporation. The time needed on maintenanceis also minimized since algae does not grow underground and rubbish can not get into the water source. Lastly, it is easier to find a place for it due to its small proportions.


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