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The Root of Modern Outdoor Wall Fountains

The translation of hundreds of classical Greek documents into Latin was commissioned by the learned Pope Nicholas V who led the Church in Rome from 1397 until 1455. In order to make Rome deserving of being the capital of the Christian world, the Pope resolved to enhance the beauty of the city. Reconstruction of the Acqua Vergine, a ruined Roman aqueduct which had transported fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away, began in 1453 at the behest of the Pope. The ancient Roman tradition of building an imposing commemorative fountain at the point where an aqueduct arrived, also known as a mostra, was resurrected by Nicholas V. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was directed by the Pope to build a wall fountain where we now find the Trevi Fountain. The Trevi Fountain as well as the renowned baroque fountains found in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona were eventually supplied with water from the modified aqueduct he had rebuilt.

Installation and Maintenance of Fountains

Installation Maintenance Fountains 75800617194.jpg An important facet to consider is the size of the outdoor wall fountain in respect to the space in which you are going to install it. It will require a solid wall to support its total weight. Therefore for smaller areas or walls, a more lightweight feature is going to be more appropriate. An electrical socket near the fountain is required to power the fountain. There are many different styles of fountains, each with their own set of simple, step-by-step instructions.

The general outdoor wall fountain is available in an easy-to-use kit that comes with everything you need and more to properly install it. In the kit you are going to find all the needed elements: a submersible pump, hoses and basin, or reservoir. If the size is appropriate, the basin can be hidden away amongst your garden plants. Once installed, wall fountains typically only need to have some light maintenance and regular cleaning.

Change the water regularly so it is always clean. It is important to promptly remove debris such as leaves, twigs or other dreck. Extremely cold temperatures can damage your outdoor wall fountain so be sure to protect it during the winter months. Your pump may split when exposed to freezing water during the winter, so it is best to bring it indoors to avoid any damage. To sum up, your outdoor wall fountain will continue to be a great addition to your garden if you keep it well looked after and well maintained.