Setting Up and Maintaining Large Outdoor Fountains

A vital first step before installing any outdoor wall fountain is to consider the space you have available.Setting Maintaining Large Outdoor Fountains 14774576666905.jpg A strong wall is absolutely needed to hold up its total weight. Areas or walls that are smaller will require a lightweight fountain. An electric socket close to the fountain is needed to power the fountain. Since there are many kinds of outdoor wall fountains, installation procedures vary, however the majority include user-friendly instructions.

Everything you will need to correctly install your outdoor wall fountain is typically provided in easy-to-use kits. The kit will contain a submersible pump, the hoses and basin (or reservoir). The basin can usually be concealed among your garden plants if it is not too large. Once your wall fountain is installed, all that is needed is consistent cleaning and some light maintenance.

Replenish and clean the water on a regular schedule. Debris such as branches, leaves or dirt should be cleared away quickly. Furthermore, outdoor fountains should always be shielded from freezing temperatures during the winter months. Your pump may break when exposed to freezing water during the winter, so it is best to bring it indoors to avoid any damage. Simply put, your outdoor fountain will be a part of your life for many years with the correct care and maintenance.First Modern Wall Fountains 2479072229404673.jpg

The First Modern Wall Fountains

Himself a highly educated man, Pope Nicholas V led the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 till 1455 and was responsible for the translation of hundreds of ancient documents from their original Greek into Latin. He undertook the beautification of Rome to turn it into the model capital of the Christian world. In 1453 the Pope instigated the reconstruction of the Aqua Vergine, an historic Roman aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away. The historical Roman tradition of marking the entry point of an aqueduct with an imposing celebratory fountain, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. The Trevi Fountain now occupies the space previously filled with a wall fountain built by Leon Battista Albert, an architect employed by the Pope. The Trevi Fountain as well as the renowned baroque fountains located in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona were eventually supplied with water from the modified aqueduct he had reconstructed.