Tips for Your Perfect Refuge Inside or Out

The ideal feng shui fountain will go a long way towards helping you build a perfect tranquil spot. Installing a garden or home waterfall is a simple means to make this happen. su1860_6__22688.jpg It will undoubtedly add a lot to the interior and exterior of your house. Be sure to place your outdoor fountain so that it is noticeable from inside in order to get the most out of it.

The most beautiful water fountains have flowers and plants. The best idea is to add some plants which stay lovely no matter what the weather is outside. Beautiful stones, sculptures, or a fireplace are also nice additions.

Fountains: Cherished Pets, Flying Visitors and You

Outdoor water features and bird feeders are a natural way to draw in wildlife and pets. The truth is that birds require water to: drink, bathe and preen. There are some birds, such as robins, thrushes, orioles, or warblers, which are not attracted to bird feeders, but are drawn to fountains because of the moving water. While bowl-shaped bird baths can be unexciting to many birds, fountains are more inviting because of the moving water they produce. Trickling fountains that splash around are audible from far away, attracting even more birds.

As dog owners will concur these outdoor fountains are a great water source for the four-legged creatures. Hot days cause dogs and cats to anxiously look for the freshest water around. Consistently moving water is also going to require much less cleaning than a still bowl of water from a birdbath, which collects debris.

Keep Your Outdoor Fountain Clean

Appropriate care and regular maintenance are important to the longevity of water fountains. A common issue with fountains is that they tend to gather dirt and debris, so it is vital that you keep it free from this. Also, algae is likely to build up wherever natural light meets water. Either sea salt, hydrogen peroxide, or vinegar can be blended into the water to eliminate this problem. Some people opt for pouring bleach into the water, but the problem is that it harms wildlife - so it should be avoided.

Experts suggest that the typical garden fountain undergoes a thorough scouring every three-four months. The initial step is to empty out all the water. Then use a soft cloth and mild cleanser to scrub the inside. If there is detailed artwork, you might need to use a toothbrush for those hard-to-reach areas. Make sure all the soap is properly washed off.

Make sure you get rid of any calcium or plankton by taking the pump apart and washing the inside properly. Soaking it in vinegar for a bit will make it easier to scrub. Mineral or rain water, versus tap water, is ideal in order to avoid any build-up of chemicals inside the pump.

One final tip for keeping your fountain in top working shape is to check the water level every day and make sure it is full. Permitting the water level to get too low can result in damage to the pump - and you certainly don't want that!

Tips for Putting in an Outdoor Water Feature

Two things many people forget about when planning the installation of a garden fountain is a handy water source and an electrical outlet nearby. The joy of owning one occasionally causes people to overlook the technical details when setting it up for the first time. Most power cords are 12 feet long and call for a 120v outdoor outlet, though an extension cord can always be added. Position your fountain in a place close to a water source as you will need to replenish it. Hauling water is difficult and laborious. The simplest way to fill the fountain is with a nearby hose. If you have an specialist 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 easier in the long run.

Tall Water Features Across the World

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has the leading continuously- running water fountain known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985). The water here jets up to a height 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).

Next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is the Gateway Geyser (1995) which reaches third place. With water reaching 192 meters (630 feet) in the air, this water fountain is the tallest in the United States.

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

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

The Dubai Fountain which made its debut in 2009 is located next to tallest building worldwide, the famous Burj Khalifa. It performs every 1/2 hour to previously recorded music and propels 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.

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

The last impressive fountain to make the list is the Jet d’Eau (1951) in Geneva, Switzerland, measuring 140 meters (460 feet).


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