Water Features
Beatrice Nebraska

The Origins Of Wall Fountains

The dramatic or ornamental effect of a fountain is just one of the purposes it fulfills, in addition to supplying drinking water and adding a decorative touch to your property.

Pure practicality was the original purpose of fountains.Origins Wall Fountains 076390034910305.jpg Inhabitants of urban areas, townships and small towns used them as a source of drinking water and a place to wash, which meant that fountains had to be connected to nearby aqueduct or spring. Until the late nineteenth, century most water fountains operated using gravity to allow water to flow or jet into the air, therefore, they needed a supply of water such as a reservoir or aqueduct located higher than the fountain. Acting as an element of adornment and celebration, fountains also generated clean, fresh drinking water. The main components used by the Romans to create their fountains were bronze or stone masks, mostly depicting animals or heroes. To depict the gardens of paradise, Muslim and Moorish garden planners of the Middle Ages introduced fountains to their designs. Fountains played a significant role in the Gardens of Versailles, all part of French King Louis XIV’s desire to exert his power over nature. To mark the entrance of the restored Roman aqueducts, the Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries commissioned the building of baroque style fountains in the spot where the aqueducts entered the city of Rome

Urban fountains built at the end of the 19th century served only as decorative and celebratory ornaments since indoor plumbing provided the necessary drinking water. Gravity was substituted by mechanical pumps in order to permit fountains to bring in clean water and allow for beautiful water displays.

Modern fountains are used to embellish public spaces, honor individuals or events, and enhance recreational and entertainment events.

The Benefits of Photovoltaic Outdoor Fountains

There are many different energy options you can use for your garden wall fountain.Benefits Photovoltaic Outdoor Fountains 057862912369871468.jpg While electrical power has been used up to now to run them, there has been renewed interest in eco-friendly solar powered versions. The initial expenses to run your fountain on solar energy are probably going to be steaper, but you should keep in mind that in the long run it will be the cheaper option. Many different materials such as terra cotta, copper, porcelain, or bronze are typically used in making solar powered water features. Your decor dictates which style best fits you. Easy to upkeep and an excellent way to make a substantial contribution to the environment, they make wonderful additions to your garden refuge as well.

Indoor wall fountains are a superb way to cool your home as well as to provide an enticing addition to your living area. An alternative to air conditioners and evaporative coolers, they cool down your home by using the same principles. Since they eat up less energy, they also help you save money on your monthly power bill.

Their cooling effect can be started by blowing crisp, dry air across them. To enhance air circulation, turn on your ceiling fan or use the air from some corner of the room. It is essential to ensure that air is consistently moving over the surface of the water. The cool, refreshing air made by waterfalls and fountains is a natural occurrence. You will experience a sudden coolness in the air when you approach a sizable waterfall or fountain. Putting your fountain cooling system in a spot that is especially hot decreases its efficacy. Direct sunlight, for example, diminishes the efficiency of your fountain to generate cool air.