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The Benefits of Solar Energy Powered Outdoor Garden Fountains

Garden wall fountains can be powered in several different ways. Older fountains have historically been powered by electricity, but due to a greater interest in eco-friendly fountains, solar energy is used in newer models. Although solar powered water fountains may be the most inexpensive long-term option, the initial expense is in fact higher. Terra cotta, copper, porcelain, or bronze are utilized to make solar powered water fountains. You should be able to find the right type of fountain to fit your design requirements. If you are considering a fountain to complete your garden refuge, know that they are effortless to manage and a great way to contribute to a clean eco-system.

If you are searching for something aesthetically pleasing as well as a way to maintain your house cool, indoor wall fountains are an ideal addition. Applying the same methods used in air conditioners and evaporative coolers, they are a great alternative to cool off your home. Since they consume less electricity, they also help you save money on your monthly energy bill.

One way to produce a cooling effect is to fan fresh, dry air across them. You can either take advantage of air from a corner of your living space or turn on your ceiling fan to better the circulation in the room It is crucial to ensure that air is always blowing over the top of the water. Cool, fresh air is one of the natural byproducts of fountains and waterfalls. Merely standing in the vicinity of a large public fountain or waterfall will send a sudden chill through whoever is close by. Putting your fountain cooling system in a place that is very hot reduces its effectiveness. Your cooling system will be less effective if it is positioned in direct sunlight.Exterior Wall Fountains: Many Styles Available 6074391001665.jpg

Exterior Wall Fountains: The Many Styles Available

If you want to have a place to relax and add some flair to a small area such as a patio or courtyard, wall fountains are ideal because they do not take up much space. The myriad of designs in outdoor wall fountains, including traditional, classic, contemporary, or Asian, means that you can find the one suitable to your wishes. Your tastes dictate the type you buy so while there may not be a prefabricated fountain to suit you, you do have the option of having a custom made one.

The two kinds of water features available to you are mounted and freestanding models. Mounted wall fountains are small and self-contained variations which can be displayed on a wall. One of the most important features of wall fountains is that they be light, so they are normally made of fiberglass or resin to replicate the look of stone. Floor fountains are freestanding, sizable, and also have a basin on the floor as well as a flat side against the wall. Generally constructed of cast stone, this type of water feature is not limited in weight.

Many skilled landscapers prefer custom-built fountains which can be integrated into a brand-new wall or an existing one. Placing the basin against the wall and installing all the plumbing work needs a expert mason to do it correctly. A fountain mask or a spout also needs to be integrated into the wall. The cohesive look provided by custom-made wall fountains make them appear to be part of the landscape instead of an afterthought.

The Source of Modern Day Outdoor Fountains

Pope Nicholas V, himself a learned man, reigned the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455 during which time he commissioned many translations of old classic Greek texts into Latin. Beautifying Rome and making it the worthy capital of the Christian world was at the center of his objectives. At the bidding of the Pope, the Aqua Vergine, a damaged aqueduct which had transported clean drinking water into Rome from eight miles away, was renovated starting in 1453. The historical Roman tradition of marking the entry point of an aqueduct with an magnificent celebratory fountain, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was commissioned by the Pope to build a wall fountain where we now see the Trevi Fountain. The Trevi Fountain as well as the well-known baroque fountains located in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona were eventually supplied with water from the altered aqueduct he had rebuilt.