The Root of Modern Outdoor Wall Fountains

Hundreds of ancient Greek records were translated into Latin under the auspices of the scholarly Pope Nicholas V, who ruled the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455.Root Modern Outdoor Wall Fountains 92128233121287.jpg It was imperative for him to embellish the city of Rome to make it worthy of being known as the capital of the Christian world. Restoration of the Acqua Vergine, a ruined Roman aqueduct which had carried fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away, began in 1453 at the behest of the Pope. Building a mostra, an imposing commemorative fountain built by ancient Romans to memorialize the entry point of an aqueduct, was a tradition revived 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 well-known baroque fountains located in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona were eventually supplied with water from the modified aqueduct he had reconstructed.

Keeping Your Outdoor Fountain Tidy

Appropriate care and regular cleaning are important to the longevity of water fountains. Leaves, twigs, and bugs very often find their way into fountains, so it is important to keep yours free from such debris. On top of that, algae can be a problem, as sun hitting the water allows it to form quickly. Either sea salt, hydrogen peroxide, or vinegar can be blended into the water to prevent this issue. Another option is to mix bleach into the water, but this action can harm wild animals and so should really be avoided.

Experts recommend that the typical garden fountain undergoes a thorough scrubbing every 3-4 months. Before cleaning, all of the water must be eliminated. Then use a soft cloth and mild cleanser to scrub the inside. Feel free to use a toothbrush if helpful for any stubborn crevasses.Keeping Outdoor Fountain Tidy 695838354271570.jpg Do not leave any soap deposits in or on the fountain.

Make sure you get rid of any calcium or plankton by taking the pump apart and washing the inside properly. Soaking it in vinegar for a bit will make it easier to clean. Mineral or rain water, versus tap water, is ideal in order to eliminate any build-up of chemicals inside the pump.

And finally, make sure the water level is consistently full in order to keep your fountain running smoothly. Allowing the water to reach below the pump’s intake level, can cause serious damage and even make the pump burn out - an undesired outcome!Benefits Photovoltaic Garden Fountains 07902631490513.jpg

The Benefits of Photovoltaic Garden Fountains

There are various power sources which can be used to power your garden wall fountain. The recent interest in eco-friendly power has led to a rise in the use of solar powered fountains, even though till now they have primarily been powered by electricity. The initial costs to run your fountain on solar energy are most likely going to be steaper, but you should keep in mind that in the long run it will be the cheaper option. Terra cotta, copper, porcelain, or bronze are used to make solar operated water fountains. This wide array of choices makes it easier to purchase one which fits your interior design. Easy to upkeep and an excellent way to make a real contribution to the environment, they are wonderful additions to your garden sanctuary as well.

Indoor wall fountains not only give you something beautiful to look at, they also serve to cool your home. An alternative to air conditioners and evaporative coolers, they cool off your home by using the same principles. You can also save on your utility costs because they consume less energy.

Their cooling effect can be started by fanning crisp, dry air across them. To improve air circulation, turn on your ceiling fan or use the air from some corner of the room. It is essential to ensure that air is always blowing over the surface of the water. It is the nature of fountains and waterfalls to generate cooled, fresh air. Merely being in the vicinity of a sizeable public fountain or waterfall will send a sudden chill through whoever is nearby. Be sure to position your fountain cooling system where it will not be subjected to extra heat. Your cooling system will be less effective if it is positioned in direct sunlight.Many Construction Materials Outdoor Fountains 70301259.jpg

The Many Construction Materials of Outdoor Fountains

While today’s garden fountains are made in a number of materials, most are made from metal. Metallic models offer clean lines and unique sculptural accents and will fit in with nearly any decorative style and budget. It is essential that your landscape design reflects the style of your home.

Presently, copper is extremely prevalent for sculptural garden fountains. Copper is appropriate for many fountain styles, including tabletop and cascade water fountains, and can be put inside or outside - making it a great choice. Another benefit of copper fountains is they are flexible and come in a wide variety of styles.

Brass water fountains are also popular, although they tend to have a more classic look than copper ones. Brass fountains are often designed with intriguing artwork, so they are popular even if they are a bit conventional.

Probably the most cutting-edge of all metals is stainless steel. For an instantaneous increase in the value and comfort of your garden, get one of the contemporary steel designs. Like all water fountains, you can buy them in just about any size you prefer.

Because it is both lighter and more affordable than metal but has a similar look, fiberglass is quite common for fountains. It is not complicated to clean and maintain a fiberglass water fountain, yet another reason they are common.Many Reasons Add Wall Fountain 9486017316863.jpg

The Many Reasons to Add a Wall Fountain

A great way to enhance the appeal of your outdoor living area is to add a wall water feature or an exterior garden fountain to your landscaping or garden design. Historical fountains and water features have stirred the interest of contemporary designers as well as fountain designers. You can also reinforce the connection to the past by incorporating one of these to your home's interior design. Among the many properties of these beautiful garden fountains is the water and moisture they discharge into the air which attracts birds and other wild life as well as helps to balance the ecosystem. For instance, pesky flying insects are usually discouraged by the birds drawn to the fountain or birdbath.

Wall fountains are a good choice if your yard is small because they do not require much space in contrast to a spouting or cascading fountain. Either a freestanding fountain with an even back and an attached basin set against a fence or a wall, or a wall-mounted style which is self-contained and hangs on a wall, are some of the options from which you can choose. Both a fountain mask placed on the existing wall as well as a basin located at the bottom to collect the water are necessary if you wish to add a fountain. It is best not to attempt this job yourself as professional plumbers and masons are more suitable to do this type of work.