Water Features
Atkinson New Hampshire

Outdoor Fountains Defined

A water feature is one which is a large element through which water moves. There is an extensive array of such features going from something as simple as a suspended wall fountain or as elaborate as a courtyard tiered fountain. These products are so adaptable that they can be placed outdoors or inside. Ponds and swimming pools are also considered water elements.

Living areas such as big yards, yoga studios, comfortable verandas, apartment balconies, or office settings are great areas to add a water feature such as a garden wall fountain. There is nothing better to comfort you while also activating your senses of sight and hearing than the pleasing sounds of gently trickling water in your fountain. The most important consideration is the pleasantly beautiful form they have which enhances the interior design of any room. The water’s soothing sounds contribute to a feeling of tranquility, drown out unpleasant noises, and provide a wonderful water display.

Where did Fountains Come From?

The amazing or decorative effect of a fountain is just one of the purposes it fulfills, as well as delivering drinking water and adding a decorative touch to your property.

Pure practicality was the original purpose of fountains. Cities, towns and villages made use of nearby aqueducts or springs to provide them with drinking water as well as water where they could bathe or wash.Fountains Come From? 2479072229404673.jpg Up until the nineteenth, fountains had to be more elevated and closer to a water supply, including aqueducts and reservoirs, in order to benefit from gravity which fed the fountains. Fountains were not only utilized as a water source for drinking water, but also to decorate homes and celebrate the artist who created it. The main materials used by the Romans to create their fountains were bronze or stone masks, mostly depicting animals or heroes. To replicate the gardens of paradise, Muslim and Moorish garden planners of the Middle Ages added fountains to their designs. To show his prominence over nature, French King Louis XIV included fountains in the Garden of Versailles. Seventeen and 18 century Popes sought to exalt their positions by adding beautiful baroque-style fountains at the point where restored Roman aqueducts arrived into the city.

The end of the nineteenth century saw the rise in usage of indoor plumbing to supply drinking water, so urban fountains were relegated to purely decorative elements. Amazing water effects and recycled water were made possible by switching the power of gravity with mechanical pumps.

Embellishing city parks, honoring people or events and entertaining, are some of the uses of modern-day fountains.