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The Root of Modern Outdoor Wall Fountains

Pope Nicholas V, himself a learned man, ruled the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455 during which time he commissioned many translations of old classical Greek documents into Latin. Beautifying Rome and making it the worthy capital of the Christian world was at the center of his ambitions. Beginning in 1453, the ruined ancient Roman aqueduct known as the Aqua Vergine which had brought clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away, underwent repair at the bidding of the Pope. The ancient Roman custom of building an awe-inspiring commemorative fountain at the location where an aqueduct arrived, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. At the bidding of the Pope, architect Leon Battista Alberti began the construction of a wall fountain in the spot where we now find the Trevi Fountain. Changes and extensions, included in the restored aqueduct, eventually supplied the Trevi Fountain and the well-known baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona with the necessary water supply.

Installation and Maintenance of Garden Fountains

Setting up an outdoor wall fountain requires that you take into account the dimensions of the space where you are going to place it. It is essential that the wall where you are going to hang it is sturdy enough to support its load. Therefore for smaller areas or walls, a light fountain is going to be more appropriate.Installation Maintenance Garden Fountains 75800617194.jpg An electrical socket close to the fountain is required to power the fountain. Since there are many kinds of outdoor wall fountains, installation techniques vary, but the majority include user-friendly instructions.

Generally, when you purchase an outdoor wall fountain, it will come in an easy-to-use kit that will include all the needed information to install it properly. The kit will contain a submersible pump, the hoses and basin (or reservoir). The basin can normally be hidden away among your garden plants if it is not too large. Once fitted, wall fountains typically only require some light upkeep and regular cleaning.

Replace and clean the water on a regular basis. Remember to get rid of debris like leaves, twigs or dirt as swiftly as possible. Additonally, outdoor fountains should always be shielded from freezing temperatures in winter. Your pump may crack when exposed to freezing water during the winter, so it is best to bring it indoors to prevent any damage. All in all, an outdoor wall fountain can last for any number of years with proper maintenance and care.

The Use of Garden Water Fountains As Water Elements

A water feature is a large element which has water flowing in or through it. The broad array of choices available range from a simple suspended wall fountain to an elaborate courtyard tiered fountain. These products are so multipurpose that they can be located outside or inside. Water features entail ponds and swimming pools as well.

Garden wall fountains are important additions to your living areas such as backyards, yoga studios, cozy patios, apartment balconies, or office buildings. The comforting sounds of flowing water from a fountain please the senses of sight and hearing of anyone closeby. With their aesthetically pleasing form you can also use them to enhance the decor in your home or other living area.Use Garden Water Fountains Water Elements 14774576666905.jpg The sound of water provides contentment, covers up undesirable noises and also produces an entertaining water show.