Beautiful Backyard Multi-Tiered Fountains

For many years now now, multi-tiered fountains have been prevalent, most notably in gardens. The countries in the southern part of Europe tend to have a lot of these types of fountains. Common places to see them are in courtyards and piazzas. Tiered fountains come in a wide range of designs, from elaborately carved styles to relatively simple types. win928__27178.jpg

Traditional or classic surroundings are perfect places for them. If done properly, anyone seeing the fountain will believe it has been there for a long time.

The Plusses of Pondless Water Elements in your Garden

There are two terms for this style of fountain: “disappearing” and “pondless”. The source of the water is not visible because it is beneath the surface of the ground. Disappearing fountains should be installed near any place people hang out frequently, as they add so much to the surrounding area. They are available in an array of distinctive styles including waterfalls, columns made of granite, ceramic pots, and millstones.

Disappearing fountains also offer many added merits. The water comes from underground and does not create a large pool above ground so any danger to those around it is minimized. Therefore, it is okay for children to play near it. Evaporating water is also not a concern because the water supply is not out in the open. As a result, your fountain will not waste as much water as other types of fountains. The water source will remain uncontaminated and free of dirt since it is underground and algae will not grow in it, so you will not need to waste a lot of time cleaning it. Finally, due to its smaller size, it is simpler to install it where you want it than other types of fountains.

Aqueducts: The Answer to Rome's Water Troubles

Rome’s 1st elevated aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was built in 273 BC; prior to that, residents living at higher elevations had to rely on natural creeks for their water. Over this period, there were only 2 other technologies capable of offering water to elevated areas, subterranean wells and cisterns, which gathered rainwater. To offer water to Pincian Hill in the early 16th century, they utilized the new method of redirecting the circulation from the Acqua Vergine aqueduct’s underground network. Through its original construction, pozzi (or manholes) were located at set intervals alongside the aqueduct’s channel. The manholes made it easier to clean the channel, but it was also possible to use buckets to remove water from the aqueduct, as we viewed with Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi when he possessed the property from 1543 to 1552, the year he died. He didn’t get enough water from the cistern that he had established on his residential property to collect rainwater. To give himself with a much more efficient means to gather water, he had one of the manholes exposed, providing him access to the aqueduct below his residence.

The Countless Choices in Wall Fountains

A small patio or a courtyard is a great spot to put your wall fountain when you seek peace and quiet. You can also make the most of a small space by having one customized. Whether it is stand alone or mounted, you will require a spout, a water basin, internal piping, and a pump. There are many different types available on the market including traditional, contemporary, classical, or Asian.

With its basin placed on the ground, freestanding wall fountains, or floor fountains, are typically quite large in size.

You can decide to put your wall-mounted feature on an existing wall or build it into a new wall. A cohesive look can be achieved with this style of water feature because it seems to become part of the landscape rather than an added element.

Outdoor Water Elements: Installation Recommendations

A water source and an electrical socket are two important items that many people do not consider when determining where they want to setup their garden fountain. Occasionally new owners get so caught up in the thrill of their new purchase that they forget critical details. Since standard power cords are only 12 feet in length, you might need to attach an extension cord to reach the nearest 120v outlet. It will be necessary to refill your fountain with water so make sure there is a source of water in the area. Carrying water is hard and laborious. The best way to fill the fountain is with a nearby water hose. The ideal setup is with a water fountain autofill, but this has to be connected to an external water line and needs a skilled person to install it.

The Interesting Roots of the Fountain

The Roman academic Pope Nicholas V (1397-1455) decided to have hundreds of historic Greek writings translated into Latin. In addition, beautifying the city and making it the worthy capital of the Christian world was at the center of his ambitions. Beginning in 1453, he called for the restoration of the Acqua Vergine, a ruined Roman aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away. The mostra, a monumental commemorative fountain built by ancient Romans to mark the point of arrival of an aqueduct, was a custom also restored by Nicholas V. The Trevi Fountain now occupies the space previously filled with a wall fountain crafted by Leon Battista Albert, an architect commissioned by him. The Trevi Fountain as well as the renowned baroque fountains found in the Piazza Navona and the Piazza del Popolo were eventually supplied with water from the altered, rebuilt aqueduct.


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