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The Subtle Appeal of the Water Wall Fountain

A wall fountain can be an important design element in your residence or office, enough so that it leaves a good impression on your family and friends alike. In addition to the calming background sounds a wall water feature adds to any living space, it also imparts charm. In order to leave a lasting memory on your friends, share the beauty and soft sounds of your water feature with them.

Even a living space with a contemporary style can be improved with a wall fountain. Also available in modern materials such as stainless steel or glass, they can add flair to your interior design. Is the floor space in your house or office scarce? A wall water fountain is probably the best option for you. Since they are hung on a wall, these features do not take up precious space. These kinds of fountains are particularly prevalent in bustling office buildings. Interior spaces are not the only places to display a wall fountain, however. Exterior wall water features can be constructed of fiberglass or resin. Back yards, terraces, or other outdoor spaces needing a stylish touch should include a water fountain made of one of these waterproof materials.

Wall fountains can be made in a wide array of different styles ranging from contemporary to classic and provincial. The type you select for your space is dictated by personal design preferences. A mountain lodge might require a conventional material such as slate whereas a high rise apartment might need sleek glass to liven up the interior space. It is up to you to pick the best material for you. Fountains are features which most certainly impress those who visit your home.

Where did Large Outdoor Fountains Originate from?

The amazing or decorative 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.

The central purpose of a fountain was originally strictly practical. Cities, towns and villages made use of nearby aqueducts or springs to supply them with potable water as well as water where they could bathe or wash. Up to the late nineteenth century, water fountains had to be near an aqueduct or reservoir and more elevated than the fountain so that gravity could make the water move downwards or jet high into the air. Fountains were not only utilized as a water source for drinking water, but also to adorn homes and celebrate the artist who created it. Bronze or stone masks of wildlife and heroes were frequently seen on Roman fountains. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden planners incorporated fountains to create smaller depictions of the gardens of paradise. To demonstrate his dominance over nature, French King Louis XIV included fountains in the Garden of Versailles. To mark the entryway 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

Indoor plumbing became the key source of water by the end of the 19th century thereby limiting urban fountains to mere decorative elements. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity enabled fountains to deliver recycled water into living spaces as well as create special water effects.

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

Early Water Supply Techniques in Rome

With the construction of the first elevated aqueduct in Rome, the Aqua Anio Vetus in 273 BC, people who lived on the city’s hillsides no longer had to be dependent only on naturally-occurring spring water for their requirements. If citizens living at higher elevations did not have accessibility to springs or the aqueduct, they’d have to depend on the other existing techniques of the day, cisterns that compiled rainwater from the sky and subterranean wells that received the water from under ground. To offer water to Pincian Hill in the early 16th century, they applied the emerging method of redirecting the circulation from the Acqua Vergine aqueduct’s underground channel. The aqueduct’s channel was made available by pozzi, or manholes, that were placed along its length when it was first developed.Early Water Supply Techniques Rome 057862912369871468.jpg While these manholes were created to make it less difficult to preserve the aqueduct, it was also feasible to use buckets to pull water from the channel, which was carried out by Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi from the time he bought the property in 1543 to his death in 1552. The cistern he had made to collect rainwater wasn’t adequate to meet his water requirements. Via an orifice to the aqueduct that flowed under his property, he was able to fulfill his water demands.

Keep Your Large Garden Fountains Clean

It is vital to carefully maintain water fountains for them to perform optimally. Leaves, twigs, and insects very often find their way into fountains, so it is vital to keep yours free from such things.Keep Large Garden Fountains Clean 14774576666905.jpg Additionally, anywhere light from the sun mixes with still water, algae can appear. To prevent this, there are some basic ingredients that can be added into the water, such as vinegar, sea salt, or hydrogen peroxide. Another option is to mix bleach into the water, but this action can sicken wild animals and so should really be avoided.

Experts recommend that the typical garden fountain undergoes a thorough cleaning every three-four months. The first task is to get rid of all of the water. When you have done this, wash inside the water reservoir with a mild detergent. If there is detailed artwork, you might need to use a toothbrush for those hard-to-reach areas. Any soap residue left on your fountain can harm it, so be sure it is all rinsed off.

Calcium and fresh water organisms can get inside the pump, so you should disassemble it to get it truly clean. You might want to let it soak in vinegar for a few hours to make it much less difficult to clean. Neither rain water nor mineral water contain ingredients that will collect inside the pump, so use either over tap water if possible.

One final trick for keeping your fountain in top working order is to check the water level every day and make sure it is full. Low water levels can damage the pump - and you do not want that!