Mounting a Wall Fountain in Your Home

Wall features can complement any area. wwlvs_cp_2__73204.jpg The soothing sound of the waterfall will relax and sooth. People tend to hang their wall fountains in foyers, but, in fact, they can be a wonderful addition to any room where everyone gathers. Although the instructions for putting one up are fairly straightforward there will be slight modifications depending on the model. Bear in mind that different parts will need to be put together during assembly. The foundation and the upper portion will need to be put together as well as the pump and the tubing. Be sure to review the instruction manual before starting to make sure it is done right. You will find the steps relatively simple. Be aware, though, that the model you have might require a somewhat different procedure. Have a colleague hold the wall fountain in the desired spot, then mark the wall appropriately. The best way to ensure it is hung correctly is to use a level. Mark the position where you want the very top of the wall fountain as well as the base. Your wall fountain can be hung in one of two ways. You can put the screws in the wall and slide them into the slots on the back of the wall fountain. Alternatively, you could attach brackets to the wall and use those. The second option is better suited, especially for heavier wall fountains. Mark the spot on the wall where the brackets need to be mounted. Make pilot holes in the wall for the drywall anchors. Put the anchors in the wall using a hammer. The brackets can then be mounted on the wall utilizing a screwdriver or rechargeable drill. Mount your wall fountain by securing it onto the brackets. Be certain that it is properly aligned and not loose. When you are confident the unit is stable, add water. The pump should be completely immersed under water. Plug the pump into the wall and watch the water begin to circulate. The water should fill the basin to within one inch of the very top.

Be aware that it will overflow when not pumping if you fill it to the top. Whenever the pump is shut off the water all settles at the bottom of the basin, causing the water level to rise. Damage can be be the result if the water is overly full and overflows down your wall.

The Genesis Of Fountains

The incredible architecture of a fountain allows it to provide clean water or shoot water high into air for dramatic effect and it can also serve as an excellent design feature to complement your home.

Pure functionality was the original purpose of fountains. Water fountains were linked to a spring or aqueduct to provide potable water as well as bathing water for cities, townships and villages. Used until the 19th century, in order for fountains to flow or shoot up into the air, their source of water such as reservoirs or aqueducts, had to be higher than the water fountain in order to benefit from gravity. Fountains were an optimal source of water, and also served to adorn living areas and memorialize the artist. Bronze or stone masks of animals and heroes were commonly seen on Roman fountains. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden designers included fountains in their designs to mimic the gardens of paradise. Fountains played a considerable role in the Gardens of Versailles, all part of French King Louis XIV’s desire to exercise his power over nature. To mark the entryway of the restored Roman aqueducts, the Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries commissioned the construction of baroque style fountains in the spot where the aqueducts arrived in the city of Rome

Since indoor plumbing became the norm of the day for fresh, drinking water, by the end of the 19th century urban fountains were no longer needed for this purpose and they became purely decorative. Gravity was replaced by mechanical pumps in order to permit fountains to bring in clean water and allow for amazing water displays.

Beautifying city parks, honoring people or events and entertaining, are some of the functions of modern-day fountains.

Pond Water Fountains: The Treasure in Your Own Backyard

When picturing a fountain, most people first think of the artfully sculpted ones found adorning beautiful homes, parks, public buildings, etc. They are more versatile than people realize, however, and do not need a mansion or public place to look at home. This type of element could even fit into the layout of your garden, yard, or external decor.

Two primary benefits can result from installing one of your own. First are the pleasant aesthetics and peaceful nature of fountains. What you need at the end of a rough day is the soothing sound of the water and a tranquil ambiance. A bit of style and charm will also be added to the area. In addition, your beautiful fountain will encourage your guests to gather around and take photos, making your get-togethers even more entertaining.

Another positive is that such a water feature will provide the fish in your pond with fresher, healthier water. Fish need water that is moving and aerated, and pond fountains provide both. The nonstop motion of the water and the enhanced oxygen levels will make sure your fish stay healthy. Your flowers will also thrive.

The Dissemination of Water Fountain Design Knowledge

Spreading useful hydraulic knowledge and fountain design ideas throughout Europe was accomplished with the printed documents and illustrated publications of the time. An un-named French water fountain designer was an internationally famed hydraulic pioneer in the late 1500's. With Royal commissions in Brussels, London and Germany, he started his career in Italy, developing experience in garden design and grottoes with integrated and ingenious water features. In France, near the end of his life, he penned “The Principle of Moving Forces”, a publication that turned into the primary text on hydraulic mechanics and engineering. Replacing vital hydraulic findings of classical antiquity, the book also highlights modern hydraulic technologies. Archimedes, the developer of the water screw, had his work showcased and these integrated a mechanized means to move water. Sunlight heating water in a couple of containers concealed in a room next to an ornamental water fountain was shown in one illustration. The end result: the water feature is triggered by the heated water expanding and rising up the pipes. Pumps, water wheels, water features and backyard pond designs are documented in the publication.

An Introduction to Garden Herbs

Some gardeners are drawn to herbs which can easily be cultivated inside the house and out and are suitable in a variety of cooking processes. They are incredibly painless to grow both indoors or outdoors, and provide instant gratification as you can use them in a variety of recipes including soups, marinades and sauces. When frost starts to come around you could trim your herbs, but if you are smart and have them planted in pots all that you have to do is relocate the pots inside the house to shield them. Since perennial herbs do not die easily or need replanting every end of the year, they are a practical (and fun) addition to your garden. Your flavor and texture preferences in cooking with herbs are key considerations in determining which herbs to grow. Customize your herb garden to the kind of food you most consistently cook. For instance, plant cilantro if you prefer Mexican or Thai food. If you prepare more Italian food, certainly plant basil, oregano, and thyme. It is relevant to identify where your herbs will be cultivated in order to decide which herbs will thrive. It will be simplest to plant straight into the ground if your environment is on the more gentle side, with seasons that are not intense. This makes it so you do not have to worry about making planters. It is also a magnificent way to landscape your garden. There is practically nothing you can do to get away from harsh weather conditions that might impact your plants. However, there is hope because planters can be transferred indoors whenever there's bad weather outside so they are flexible and practical for your herbs.

Big Water Wonders Around the World

The King Fahd Fountain (built in 1985) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has the tallest consistently-running fountain on the planet. Attaining incredible heights above the Red Sea, this fountain propels water 260 meters (853 feet) in the sky.

Coming in 2nd is the World Cup Fountain located in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002) with water blasting 202 meters (663 feet).

Located near the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is third placed Gateway Geyser (1995). This fountain is regarded as the tallest in the United States with water reaching up to 192 meters (630 feet).

Next is Port Fountain (2006) in Karachi, Pakistan, where the water jets 190 meters (620 feet) high.

Number 4: On a typical day the water is limited to 91 meters (300 feet) at the Fountain Park feature in Fountain Hills, Arizona, but it is capable of propelling water up to 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are operating.

The Dubai Fountain which made its debut in 2009 is situated next to highest building worldwide, the famous Burj Khalifa. It performs every 1/2 hour to previously recorded songs and shoots water up to 73 meters (240 feet) in height -it also has built in extreme shooters, though only used during special events, which reach 150 meters (490 feet) in height.

Propelling water up to 147 meters (482 feet) high, the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet (1970) in Canberra, Australia, comes in seventh.

Last of all is the Jet d’Eau (1951) in Geneva, Switzerland, which measures 140 meters (460 feet).

How Garden Water Features Improve Your Office Surroundings

Your business atmosphere can benefit with a garden fountain. A lovely one will make your office space feel comforting and welcoming. Unlike home fountains, outdoor fountains installed in commercial settings should both welcome visitors and leave a lasting impression on everyone who sees them.

It is important to any company to get visitors and then also make a positive impression on them. Garden water fountains, attractive plants, and other elements, will contribute a bit of nature even in a small spaces. Even larger, more alluring garden displays can be set up in commercial areas that have more open space available. However, there are countless business spaces that must make do with much smaller areas.

In the end, the main goal is to create an atmosphere that attracts new interest in your business. Your garden fountain will function much like a welcoming embrace to new clients considering working with your business.


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