The Globe's Most Splendid Water Features

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has the highest continuously- running fountain known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985). p_703_art__98751.jpg Reaching incredible heights above the Red Sea, this fountain jets water 260 meters (853 feet) in the air.

The Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), comes in second with water heights of 202 meters (663 feet).

The Gateway Geyser (1995) found next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri is #3 on the list. It propels water 192 meters (630 feet) into the air and is currently the tallest fountain in the United States.

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

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 functioning.

The Dubai Fountain, opened to the public in 2009, is located near the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It dances to pre-recorded music every half hour and propels water to the height of 73 meters (240 feet) - it also has extreme shooters which reach 150 meters (490 feet), though these are only used on special occasions.

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

And finally we have the Jet d'eau, in Geneva (1951) which measures 140 meters (460 feet) in height.

The Plusses of Disappearing Fountains in your Backyard

The name “pondless fountain” is one other way to call a disappearing fountain. The origin of the water is not visible because it is beneath the surface of the ground. Disappearing fountains should be put near any place people hang out regularly, as they add so much to the surrounding area. They come in a range of unique styles including waterfalls, columns made of granite, ceramic pots, and millstones.

There are many reasons to think about buying a disappearing fountain. Since the water source is below ground, there is no exposed water to pose a danger to those around it. Therefore, it is okay for children to play near it. Evaporating water is also not a concern since the water source is not out in the open. This kind of fountain, therefore, is a good option for areas where there is a need to conserve water.

It is very low-maintenance since it is below ground and not exposed to debris or algae. Lastly, it is easier to find a space for it because of its small proportions.

The Attraction of Simple Garden Decor: The Wall fountain

Since garden water fountains are no longer hooked on a nearby pond, it is possible to install them close to a wall. Due to the various possibilities available, it no longer necessary to deal with excavations, difficult installations or cleaning the pond. Since this feature is self-contained, no plumbing is necessary. Consistently adding water is the only requirement. Your pond and the surrounding area are certain to get dirty at some point so be sure to drain the water from the basin and replace it with fresh water.

The most utilized materials employed to construct garden wall fountains are stone and metal, despite the fact that they can be made out of any number of other elements. You need to know the style you are shooting for in order to select the best material. Outdoor wall fountains come in many forms and sizes, therefore ensure that the design you choose to buy is hand-crafted, simple to hang and lightweight. Be sure that your water feature is manageable as far as maintenance is concerned. Even though installing certain fountains can be difficult, the majority take little work because the only parts which demand special care are the re-circulating pump and the hardware to hang them. You can effortlessly liven up your garden with these types of fountains.

Set up Your Privatel Garden Water Element in Your Work Place

Boost business success with a garden fountain. Having this kind of element is a useful way to attract visitors to your office.

Workplaces, in contrast to non-commercial areas, need outdoor fountains that are both impressive as well as inviting to customers and staff alike.

Important to the growth of any firm, they are a way to entice new customers and make a positive first impression. Create a little piece of nature in small outdoor areas by including appealing garden water fountains, beautiful trees and bushes, and other attractive landscaping. Other work spaces are lucky enough to have the area to build a much bigger garden display. That said, there are plenty that only have room for a little display with which to make an impressive and lasting statement.

In the end, the main goal is to create an atmosphere that attracts new interest in your business. Setting up an alluring garden fountain can be your secret weapon to acquiring new clients.

Things to Keep in Mind When Deciding Where to Put Your Water Fountain

Before selecting a water fountain, take some time to think about specifically where you want to put it. They make striking centerpieces in roundabouts and make a lovely impression in driveways and entryways too.

There are models such as wall fountains made specifically to be positioned against a flat surface. To install one against a wall, look for a bar or hook on the back made specifically for this purpose. There are many natural threats such as wind or animals which can knock over your fountain if you do not securely attach it to the wall, so do not forget to do this immediately.

Anywhere people come together to sit and enjoy the fresh air is great for another option, a garden sculpture style.


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