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The Innumerable Possibilities in Wall Fountains

A small patio or a courtyard is a great place to situate your wall fountain when you seek peace and quiet. You can have one custom-built to fit your specifications even if you have a small amount of space. Both the stand alone and mounted models must have a spout, a water basin, internal tubing, and a pump. There are any variety of models to pick from including traditional, contemporary, classic, or Asian.

Also referred to as a floor fountain, a stand-alone wall fountain is normally rather big, and its basin is located on the ground.

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

Keep Your Water Wall Fountain Clean

Proper care and regular maintenance are important to the longevity of water fountains. It is easy for foreign items to find their way into outside fountains, so keeping it clean is vital. On top of that, algae can be a concern, as sunshine hitting the water permits it to form quickly. Either sea salt, hydrogen peroxide, or vinegar can be mixed into the water to avoid this issue.Keep Water Wall Fountain Clean 75800617194.jpg There are those who like to use bleach, but that is harmful to any animals that might drink or bathe in the water - so should therefore be avoided.

A complete cleaning every three-four months is ideal for garden fountains. Before you can start cleaning it you should drain out all of the water. Next use mild soap and a soft sponge to clean inside the reservoir. Feel free to use a toothbrush if helpful for any stubborn crevasses. Do not leave any soap deposits inside or on the fountain.

Make sure you get rid of any calcium or plankton by taking the pump apart and washing the inside properly. You might want to let it soak in vinegar for a few hours to make it much less difficult to wash. Neither rain water nor mineral water contain components that will accumulate inside the pump, so use either over tap water if possible.

And finally, make sure the water level is always full in order to keep your fountain working optimally. 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!

What Are Landscape Fountains Crafted From?

While today’s garden fountains are made in a range of materials, most are made from metal. Those made from metals have clean lines and unique sculptural elements, and are flexible enough to fit any budget and decor. Your outdoor design should complement the style of your house.Landscape Fountains Crafted From? 057862912369871468.jpg

Today, a lot of people elect copper for their sculptural garden fountains. Copper fountains are the ideal choice because they are perfect for the inside and outside. Copper is also flexible enough that you can choose a range of styles for your fountain, from contemporary to whimsical.

Also common, brass fountains generally have a more old-fashioned look to them versus their copper counterpart. Brass fountains are often designed with interesting artwork, so they are popular even if they are a bit conventional.

Arguably the most cutting-edge of all metals is stainless steel. Adding a modern-looking steel design will immediately add value to your garden and improve the overall ambiance. As with all fountains, you can get any size you need.

Fiberglass fountains are popular because they look similar to metal but are more affordable and much less cumbersome to move around. The maintenance of fiberglass water fountains is quite simple, so they have many advantages that people appreciate.