Water Features
Gibbonsville Idaho

The Source of Modern Wall Fountains

The translation of hundreds of ancient Greek texts into Latin was commissioned by the scholarly Pope Nicholas V who led the Church in Rome from 1397 until 1455. In order to make Rome worthy of being the capital of the Christian world, the Pope decided to enhance the beauty of the city.Source Modern Wall Fountains 14774576666905.jpg In 1453 the Pope instigated 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 custom of building an imposing commemorative fountain at the location where an aqueduct arrived, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was directed by the Pope to construct a wall fountain where we now find the Trevi Fountain. The water which eventually supplied 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.

The Advantages of Photovoltaic Landscape Fountains

There are many different energy sources you can use for your garden wall fountain.Advantages Photovoltaic Landscape Fountains 75800617194.jpg Ecological solar powered fountains, which are now easily available, have replaced older fountains which run on electricity. Solar energy is a great way to run your water fountain, just know that initial costs will most likely be higher. An array of different materials such as terra cotta, copper, porcelain, or bronze are typically used in making solar powered water features. Your decor dictates which type best suits you. Easy to upkeep and an excellent way to make a substantial contribution to the eco-system, they are wonderful additions to your garden refuge as well.

In addition to its visual charm, indoor wall fountains can also help to keep your house at a comfortable temperature. They cool your residence by applying the same principles used in air conditioners and swamp coolers. You can also save on your electric costs because they use less power.

Fanning crisp, dry air across them is the most common way used to benefit from their cooling effect. Either your ceiling fan or air from a corner of the room can be used to augment circulation. The most important consideration is to make sure that the air is continuously flowing over the surface of the water. Cool, fresh air is one of the natural benefits of fountains and waterfalls. The sudden chill we feel is typical when we come near a big municipal fountain or a waterfall. Situating your fountain cooling system in a place that is especially hot reduces its efficacy. Your fountain will be less reliable if you put it in the sunshine.