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Keep Your Large Garden Fountains Tidy

Proper care and regular maintenance are important to the longevity of water fountains. It is easy for foreign objects to find their way into outside fountains, so keeping it clean is important. Additionally, anywhere light from the sun comes in contact with still water, algae can develop.Keep Large Garden Fountains Tidy 057862912369871468.jpg Stir hydrogen peroxide, sea salt, or vinegar into the water to avoid this particular issue. Bleach can also be dissolved into the water, however this is not the ideal option because it can harm birds or other animals.

A complete cleaning every 3-4 months is best for garden fountains. Before you can start cleaning it you should drain out all of the water. Then use a soft cloth and mild cleanser to scrub the inside. Feel free to use a toothbrush if necessary for any stubborn crevasses. Do not leave any soap residue inside or on the fountain.

Calcium and fresh water organisms can get inside the pump, so you should disassemble it to get it truly clean. Letting it soak in vinegar for a couple of hours first will make it much easier to clean. Build-up can be a big problem, so use mineral or rain water over tap water, when possible, to eliminate this dilemma.

One final trick for keeping your fountain in top working condition is to check the water level every day and make sure it is full. If the water level falls below the pump’s intake level, it can harm the pump and cause it to burn out - something you don't want to happen!

A Chronicle of Wall Fountains

Pope Nicholas V, himself a learned man, reigned the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455 during which time he commissioned many translations of old classic Greek documents into Latin. Embellishing Rome and making it the worthy capital of the Christian world was at the core of his objectives.Chronicle Wall Fountains 2479072229404673.jpg Reconstruction of the Acqua Vergine, a ruined Roman aqueduct which had transported clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away, began in 1453 at the bidding of the Pope. Building a mostra, an imposing commemorative fountain built by ancient Romans to memorialize the entry point of an aqueduct, was a custom revived by Nicholas V. The present-day site of the Trevi Fountain was previously occupied by a wall fountain commissioned by the Pope and constructed by the architect Leon Battista Alberti. The water which eventually furnished the Trevi Fountain as well as the acclaimed baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona came from the modified aqueduct which he had renovated.