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Outdoor Elegance: Wall fountains

Nowadays you can just put your garden water fountain close to a wall since they no longer need to be connected to a pond. Due to the myriad possibilities available, it no longer necessary to deal with excavations, difficult installations or cleaning the pond. Since this feature is self-contained, no plumbing work is required. Regularly adding water is the only requirement. Your pond should always have clean water, so be sure to empty the basin anytime it gets grimy.Outdoor Elegance: Wall fountains 057862912369871468.jpg

Any number of materials can be utilized to make garden wall fountains, but stone and metal are the most frequently used. The most suitable material for your water feature depends completely on the style you prefer. It is best to look for garden wall fountains which are uncomplicated to install, hand-crafted and lightweight. The fountain you choose needs to be easy to maintain as well. In general, most installations are straight forward because the only parts which may require examination are the re-circulating pump and the hanging hardware whereas other kinds of setups can be a little more difficult. Little exertion is needed to liven up your garden with these types of water features.

The Genesis Of Garden Fountains

A water fountain is an architectural piece that pours water into a basin or jets it high into the air in order to provide drinkable water, as well as for decorative purposes.

From the onset, outdoor fountains were soley meant to serve as functional elements.Genesis Garden Fountains 75800617194.jpg Residents of urban areas, townships and small towns used them as a source of drinking water and a place to wash up, which meant that fountains needed to be linked to nearby aqueduct or spring. Until the late 19th, century most water fountains operated using the force of 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. Fountains were not only utilized as a water source for drinking water, but also to adorn homes and celebrate the artist who created it. Animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks were often times utilized by Romans to decorate their fountains. Muslims and Moorish landscaping designers of the Middle Ages included fountains to re-create smaller versions of the gardens of paradise. The fountains seen in the Gardens of Versailles were supposed to show the power over nature held by King Louis XIV of France. 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 nineteenth functioned only as decorative and celebratory ornaments since indoor plumbing provided the necessary drinking water. Impressive water effects and recycled water were made possible by switching the force of gravity with mechanical pumps.

Modern-day fountains function mostly as decoration for public spaces, to honor individuals or events, and enhance entertainment and recreational gatherings.First Modern Outdoor Wall Fountains 076390034910305.jpg

The First Modern Outdoor Wall Fountains

Pope Nicholas V, himself a learned man, governed the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455 during which time he commissioned many translations of old classic Greek texts into Latin. He undertook the embellishment of Rome to turn it into the model seat of the Christian world. In 1453 the Pope commissioned the rebuilding of the Aqua Vergine, an ancient Roman aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away. The ancient Roman tradition of building an awe-inspiring commemorative fountain at the location where an aqueduct arrived, also known as a mostra, was revived by Nicholas V. The present-day location of the Trevi Fountain was once occupied by a wall fountain commissioned by the Pope and constructed by the architect Leon Battista Alberti. Changes and extensions, included in the restored aqueduct, eventually supplied the Trevi Fountain and the well-known baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona with the necessary water supply.Benefits Indoor Wall Water Features 75800617194.jpg

The Benefits of Indoor Wall Water Features

For Countless years now, hospitals and health care facilities have used interior fountains to establish a stress-free, tranquil setting. A contemplative state can be induced in people who hear the soft music of trickling water.

In addition, convalescence is believed to go faster when interior water features are used in treatment. A number of sicknesses are thought to improve with their use, as such they are suggested by medical professionals and mental health therapists. Those with PTSD or sleeping disorders, as well as other medical conditions, are thought to recover better with the soothing, delicate sounds of flowing water.

A feeling of security and well-being is heightened, according to research, when you include an wall fountain in your home. The sight and sound of water are vital to the survival of the human species and planet earth.

Based on the philosophy of feng-shui, water is thought to have life-altering properties and be one of the two basic components contributing to the existence of our species. The main precepts of feng-shui state that we can achieve serenity and harmony by harmonizing the interior elements in our surroundings. Our homes need to contain some sort of water element. A fountain should be located near your front door or entrance to be most effective.

Whatever you choose, whether a mounted waterfall, a stand-alone water feature, or a customized fountain, you can rest assured that your brand new water wall will be advantageous to you and your loved ones. Having a fountain in a central room seems to impact people’s state of mind, their happiness as well as their level of contentment according to some studies.Multiple Types Wall Fountains 75800617194.jpg

The Multiple Types of Wall Fountains

You can find tranquility and silence when you add a wall fountain in your garden or patio. You can have one custom-built to suit your specifications even if you have a minimum amount of space. A spout, a water basin, internal piping, and a pump are vital for freestanding as well as mounted varieties. There are any number of different varieties available on the market including traditional, fashionable, classical, or Asian.

Also knownas a floor fountain, a stand-alone wall fountain is normally rather large, and its basin is installed on the ground.

On the other hand, a fountain attached to a wall can be integrated onto an existing wall or built into a new wall. Integrating this kind of water feature into your landscape brings a cohesiveness to the look you want to attain rather than making it seem as if the fountain was merely added later.