The Many Styles of Wall Water Fountains

You can find peace and quiet when you add a wall fountain in your garden or patio. Moreover, it can be designed to fit into any wall space since it does not need much room. A spout, a water basin, internal piping, and a pump are essential for freestanding as well as mounted varieties. There are any number of models to pick from such as traditional, contemporary, classic, or Asian.

With its basin laid on the ground, freestanding wall fountains, or floor fountains, are generally quite big in size.

A stand-alone fountain can either be incorporated onto a wall already in existence or built into a wall under construction. This type of fountain adds to a cohesive look making it appear as if it was part of the landscape rather than an added feature.First Public Water Features 14774576666905.jpg

The First Public Water Features

Towns and communities depended on practical water fountains to channel water for cooking, bathing, and cleaning up from local sources like ponds, channels, or creeks. To produce water flow through a fountain until the end of the 1800’s, and create a jet of water, mandated the force of gravity and a water source such as a creek or reservoir, located higher than the fountain. Inspirational and impressive, big water fountains have been built as monuments in most cultures. Rough in style, the 1st water fountains didn't look much like present fountains. Designed for drinking water and ceremonial functions, the 1st fountains were very simple carved stone basins. 2000 B.C. is when the earliest identified stone fountain basins were used. The force of gravity was the power source that operated the initial water fountains. The placement of the fountains was influenced by the water source, which is why you’ll usually find them along reservoirs, canals, or streams. The Romans began constructing ornate fountains in 6 BC, most of which were bronze or stone masks of animals and mythological representations. The people of Rome had an intricate system of aqueducts that provided the water for the countless fountains that were located throughout the community.