The Genesis Of Outdoor Fountains

The incredible construction 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 enhance your home.Genesis Outdoor Fountains 59253458392542.jpg

From the beginning, outdoor fountains were simply there to serve as functional elements. People in cities, towns and villages received their drinking water, as well as water to bathe and wash, from aqueducts or springs in the area. Until the late 19th, century most water fountains functioned using the force of gravity to allow water to flow or jet into the air, therefore, they needed a source of water such as a reservoir or aqueduct located higher than the fountain. Fountains were an excellent source of water, and also served to adorn living areas and memorialize the designer. Animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks were often times utilized by Romans to beautify their fountains. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden designers included fountains in their designs to re-create the gardens of paradise. To show his prominence over nature, French King Louis XIV included fountains in the Garden of Versailles. Seventeen and 18 century Popes sought to laud their positions by including decorative baroque-style fountains at the point where restored Roman aqueducts arrived into the city.

Urban fountains built at the end of the nineteenth functioned only as decorative and celebratory adornments since indoor plumbing provided the essential drinking water. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity helped fountains to bring recycled water into living spaces as well as create unique water effects.

Modern-day fountains function mostly as decoration for open spaces, to honor individuals or events, and compliment entertainment and recreational events.Point Water Features Emerge? 00177987411476535.jpg

At What Point Did Water Features Emerge?

Himself a highly educated man, Pope Nicholas V headed the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 till 1455 and was responsible for the translation of hundreds of ancient documents from their original Greek into Latin. It was imperative for him to beautify the city of Rome to make it worthy of being known as the capital of the Christian world. In 1453 the Pope commissioned the rebuilding of the Aqua Vergine, an historic Roman aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away. The ancient Roman tradition of building an imposing commemorative fountain at the point where an aqueduct arrived, 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 find the Trevi Fountain. The Trevi Fountain as well as the renowned baroque fountains found in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona were eventually supplied with water from the altered aqueduct he had rebuilt.

Outdoor Elegance: Garden Fountains

It is also possible to place your outdoor water fountain near a wall since they do not need to be hooked to a nearby pond. In addition, it is no longer necessary to dig, deal with a complicated installation process or tidy up the pond. Due to the fact that this feature is self-contained, no plumbing is necessary. Consistently adding water is the only necessity. Your pond and the proximate area are sure to get dirty at some point so be sure to empty the water from the basin and replace it with fresh water.

Stone and metal are most common elements used to make garden wall fountains even though they can be manufactured from other materials as well. Identifying the style you want indicates the right material to use.Outdoor Elegance: Garden Fountains 79671549573.jpg The best designs for your outdoor wall fountain are those which are handmade, easy to put up and not too big to hang. Ensure that your fountain is manageable as far as maintenance is concerned. While there may be some cases in which the setup needs a bit more care, generally the majority require a minimal amount of effort to install since the only two parts which require scrutiny are the re-circulating pump and the hanging hardware. You can rest assured your garden can be easily juiced up by installing this kind of fountain.

A Wall Water Feature to Suit Your Design

Placing a wall fountain in your backyard or patio is ideal when you want to relax. You can have one made to suit your requirements even if you have a small amount of space. A spout, a water basin, internal piping, and a pump are vital for freestanding as well as mounted varieties.Wall Water Feature Suit Design 556956427.jpg You have many models to a lot to pick from whether you are searching for a traditional, modern, classical, or Asian style.

Stand-alone wall fountains, otherwise known as floor fountains, are considerably big and feature a basin on the ground.

You can decide to put your wall-mounted fountain on an preexisting wall or build it into a new wall. This type of fountain contributes to a cohesive look making it seem as if it was part of the landscape instead of an added feature.