Your Fountain: Upkeep & Routine Service

A crucial first step before installing any outdoor wall fountain is to think about the space you have available. It will need a very strong wall to support its overall weight. Note that smaller areas or walls will need to have a lightweight fountain. In order to power the fountain, an electrical plug will need to be nearby. Since there are many kinds of outdoor wall fountains, installation procedures vary, however the majority include easy to follow instructions. or3_08__69646.jpg

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 normally be hidden quite easily amongst the plants. Once fitted, wall fountains typically only need to have some light upkeep and regular cleaning.

Replace and clean the water on a regular schedule. Rubbish such as twigs, leaves or dirt should be cleared away quickly. Extremely cold temperatures can damage your outdoor wall fountain so be sure to protect it during wintertime. Your pump may break when subjected to freezing water during the winter, so it is best to bring it indoors to avoid any damage. The bottom line is that if you properly maintain and care for your outdoor fountain, it will bring you joy for many years.

Where are the World’s Most Grandiose Water Elements?

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.

The World Cup Fountain located in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), comes in 2nd place with water jetting up 202 meters (663 feet).

The Gateway Geyser (1995) situated next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri is number three on the list. Considered the highest fountain in the United States, it propels water 192 meters (630 feet) into the sky.

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

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 opened in 2009 near to Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest building. It performs every 1/2 hour to previously recorded music 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.

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

And at number 8, we have the the Jet d'eau, in Geneva (1951), measuring 140 meters (460 feet).

Set up Your Own Garden Water Element in Your Business Offices

Build up business profits with a garden fountain. Bring in clientele to your business with this type of beautiful element. Commercial areas, as opposed to home environments, need to have outdoor fountains that make the place feel inviting and leave a positive impression on guests and employees.

In order to drive commercial success, a company must constantly aim to attract new customers and impress them right away. It is not hard to create natural spaces in even the smallest of spaces by putting in garden water fountains, attractive plants and flowers, among other things.

Even bigger, more alluring garden displays can be set up in commercial areas that have more open space available. Sometimes only a small area of land is available to a company and they must find a way to make a lasting impact with what they have.

In the end, the main goal is to design an ambiance that attracts new interest in your business. An eye-catching garden fountain is like having a welcoming committee for new clients outside your company at all times.

Acqua Vergine: The Solution to Rome's Water Problems

Rome’s first elevated aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was built in 273 BC; prior to that, people living at higher elevations had to depend on natural creeks for their water. During this time period, there were only two other systems capable of delivering water to elevated areas, subterranean wells and cisterns, which gathered rainwater. Starting in the sixteenth century, a new program was introduced, using Acqua Vergine’s subterranean sections to deliver water to Pincian Hill. Spanning the length of the aqueduct’s network were pozzi, or manholes, that gave entry. While these manholes were manufactured to make it easier to manage the aqueduct, it was also possible to use buckets to remove water from the channel, which was carried out by Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi from the time he bought the property in 1543 to his passing in 1552. It appears that, the rainwater cistern on his property wasn’t good enough to satisfy his needs.

Thankfully, the aqueduct sat below his residence, and he had a shaft opened to give him accessibility.

A Fabulous Example of Roman Expertise: The Santa Maria in Cosmedin Water Fountain

Both Christian and pagan relics have been found in by the load by archaeologists and restorers scouring the area of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome. Located in the portico of the nearby basilica one can see the celebrated marble sculpture known as the Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth). Since the Santa Maria in Cosmedin fountain (1719) was located off the beaten track, it remained mostly unknown. The part of town where it was located was depressing and uninviting which generally kept visitors away. It was then that the Italian architect Carlo Bizzaccheri was mandated by Pope Clement XI to build a water fountain in the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in an attempt to make the area more popular. August 11, 1717 saw the start of the work to lay down the foundation of the church. The blessing of the first rock to be placed in the foundation was followed by medals being thrown in bearing the images of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water.


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