Where did Large Outdoor Fountains Begin?

A water fountain is an architectural piece that pours water into a basin or jets it high into the air in order to supply drinking water, as well as for decorative purposes.

The primary purpose of a fountain was originally strictly practical.Large Outdoor Fountains Begin? 076390034910305.jpg Cities, towns and villages made use of nearby aqueducts or springs to supply them with drinking water as well as water where they could bathe or wash. Until the late 19th, century most water fountains functioned using the force of gravity to allow water to flow or jet into the air, therefore, they needed a supply of water such as a reservoir or aqueduct located higher than the fountain. Serving as an element of decoration and celebration, fountains also generated clean, fresh drinking water. Roman fountains usually depicted imagery of animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks. Throughout the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden planners included fountains to create mini variations of the gardens of paradise. King Louis XIV of France wanted to illustrate his dominion over nature by including fountains in the Gardens of Versailles. The Romans of the 17th and 18th centuries created baroque decorative fountains to glorify the Popes who commissioned them as well as to mark the location where the restored Roman aqueducts entered the city.

Since indoor plumbing became the norm of the day for clean, drinking water, by the end of the 19th century urban fountains were no longer needed for this purpose and they became purely ornamental. Gravity was replaced by mechanical pumps in order to permit fountains to bring in clean water and allow for amazing water displays.

Nowadays, fountains adorn public spaces and are used to pay tribute to individuals or events and fill recreational and entertainment needs.

The Wide Array of Exterior Water Features

Have you ever considered converting your garden into a haven of tranquility? Add a feeling of tranquility to your garden with an exterior fountain and avail yourself of all the positive benefits of a water feature.

A dramatic impact is made when a spouting fountain sends a shooting stream of water high into the air.Wide Array Exterior Water Features 2479072229404673.jpg It is possible to have one of these fitted into an existing, ample pond. You can find these in public parks or old mansions.

One of the many examples of an outdoor water feature is a stylish wall fountain. Even with a small backyard, it is possible to put in one of these water features. Whereas spouting fountains produce an impressive effect, wall fountains are rather understated water features. It is straightforward undertaking wherein a small jet of water propels outwards in front of a beautifully textured wall and then flows down only to be pumped up again.

Dependent on the style you have chosen for the garden, you could contemplate a themed fountain. If your bungalow or garden is styled in a rustic manner, you should consider including a classic type of statue, such as a seraph holding the spout, to your fountain. On the other hand, a more modern garden can include more of a bold design. Feel free to let your hair down and choose something fun and audacious.

The main trait of a multi-tiered fountain is that water flows from a variety of different levels. Cascading fountains is another name used to identify this type of fountain because water flows down multiple levels.

A significant amount of space is necessary for an outdoor fountain, so another alternative is to install a wall fountain or a pondless fountain. The reservoirs required for these kinds of water features are buried underground which helps you better use your limited space.

Serenity and well-being are a few of the key sensations imparted by Japanese fountains. The water flows through bamboo sticks in this type of water feature. The cycle of water flowing into a rustic-styled bucket or a molded stone repeats itself again and again.

Fountains made of glass are another type on the market. Trellis-style fountains of this sort, feature molded metalwork which provides a more conventional look. However, this style of water feature is better suited to backyard gardens with many sharp corners as well as modern-day forms and design. The flowing water creates a beautiful effect as it moves down the glass panels. In some instances, the water is colored by LED lights as it flows over the glass sheets. With water softly streaming down its surface, rock waterfall fountains, often made of fake rock, are a viable solution for your garden.

A large rock drilled with holes which then has pipes inserted into it is what differentiates a bubbling rock fountain. The gurgles and bubbles at the top are the product of the low pressure used to propel the water upwards. Downward flowing water appears as soft dribble as it moves down the sides of the rock to return to its base. This type of fountain is ideally suited for little gardens. This sort of fountain, which uses low pressure to move water, is ideal because it stops water from being sprayed around in breezy weather.

Powered by sunlight, solar fountains are becoming increasingly trendy. There are numerous reasons for this newly found interest such as the absence of cables, less difficulty in running them, a decrease in electricity bills, and the benefits to the environment. It is not necessary to settle on a specific model of outdoor solar-powered fountain because of the wide variety of designs available on the market.