Water Features
Warrenville Illinois

Installation and Maintenance of Fountains

An important facet to think about is the size of the outdoor wall fountain in relation to the space in which you are going to install it. In order to hold up its total weight, a solid wall is required. Therefore for smaller areas or walls, a light fountain is going to be more suitable. In order for the fountain to have power, a nearby electrical outlet is needed. Most outdoor wall fountains come with simple, step-by-step instructions according to the type of fountain.Installation Maintenance Fountains 75800617194.jpg

Most outdoor wall fountains are available in easy-to-use kits that will give you everything you need to properly install it. In the kit you are going to find all the needed elements: a submersible pump, hoses and basin, or reservoir. If the size is average, the basin can be concealed amongst your garden plants. Since outdoor wall fountains need little care, the only thing left to do is clean it regularly.

It is vital to replenish the water routinely so that it stays clean. Rubbish such as branches, leaves or dirt should be cleaned up quickly. Ensure that your outdoor wall fountain is shielded from bitterly cold winter temperatures. Bring your pump inside when the weather turns very cold and freezes the water so as to prevent any possible harm, like as cracking. Simply put, your outdoor fountain will be a part of your life for many years to come with the proper care and maintenance.

The History of Landscape Fountains

Himself a highly educated man, Pope Nicholas V headed the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 till 1455 and was responsible for the translation of scores of ancient documents from their original Greek into Latin. He undertook the embellishment of Rome to turn it into the worthy seat of the Christian world. In 1453 the Pope commissioned the repairing of the Aqua Vergine, an ancient Roman aqueduct which had carried fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away. Building a mostra, a grandiose celebratory fountain built by ancient Romans to memorialize the arrival point of an aqueduct, was a tradition revived by Nicholas V. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was directed by the Pope to put up a wall fountain where we now find the Trevi Fountain. The aqueduct he had reconditioned included modifications and extensions which eventually allowed it to supply water to the Trevi Fountain as well as the famed baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona.