The Benefits of a Water Fountain to Your Daily Life

Your quality of life will be positively influenced by a fountain as it not only offers you a place of tranquility and calm, but also serves to clean the air.

There are many positive aspects to having an interior or exterior water fountain which you may not even recognize. All over the world coastal cities have large populations which may perhaps be related to the fact that the human body is composed primarily of water. While you could invest in an expensive beach house or jump in the ocean every day to reap the benefits of water, getting a water feature is much easier and more affordable! kay-65820__46984.jpg

Your patio, porch, or back yard can be enhanced by setting up an outdoor garden fountain. However lovely it already is, your spot will be even more gorgeous if you add an outdoor water feature from the wide variety available. It can be a wonderful addition to the wall of your enclosed porch or outside above the veranda. If you have a flower bed, think about installing a beautiful tiered type there to add a sense of harmony. Due to the nonstop flow of water in a birdbath fountain, algae and bacteria do not accumulate, and birds come flocking to the clean water. Add the final touch with the enticing sound of flowing water in your garden.

A True Roman Wonder: The Santa Maria Waterwork in Cosmedin

Archaeologists and restorers alike have stumbled upon a treasure trove of heathen and Christian artifacts on the grounds of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome. The nearby basilica is largely for the marble sculpture known as the Bocca della Verità, (Mouth of Truth) located in its portico. When the Santa Maria in Cosmedin water fountain was created in 1719, it was off the beaten track and mostly unknown as a result. Due to the fact that the nearby area was depressing and mostly abandoned, people were not particularly interested in visiting it. It was then that the Italian architect Carlo Bizzaccheri was instructed by Pope Clement XI to erect a water fountain in the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in an effort to make the area more popular.

The task of laying down the church’s first stones started on August 17, 1717. The consecration of the first rock to be placed in the foundation was followed by medals being tossed in bearing the images of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water.

What You Will Require for an Outdoor Water Fountain

A water source and an electrical socket are two crucial items that many people do not think about when determining where they want to put in their garden fountain. Sometimes 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 add an extension cord to reach the closest 120v outlet. You will also need to have a water source close by so that you can conveniently fill your water fountain. Carrying large amounts of water requires strength so you do not want to have to carry it a long way. A nearby hose can make filling the fountain a lot less demanding. If you have an specialist on hand, you may want to consider getting a water fountain autofill with a connection to an external water line, as this would be much simpler in the long run.

The Plusses of Pondless Fountains in your Yard

There are two labels for this type of fountain: “disappearing” and “pondless”. It is known as “disappearing” because the water source is under ground. Any spot where there are people, such as a walking path, is ideal for a disappearing fountain since it adds pleasing sounds and a lovely visual effect. There are numerous types of them including millstones, ceramic urns, granite columns, and natural-looking waterfalls.

There are many distinctive benefits to a disappearing fountain contrary to other fountains.

Since the water source is underground, there is no open water to pose a danger to those around it. That said, you will not have to worry about the safety of your children. Evaporating water is also not a concern since the water supply is not out in the open. Other types of fountains use up more water due to evaporation. The time needed on upkeep is also minimized since algae does not grow underground and debris can not get into the water supply. Finally, you can install one just about anywhere since it takes up so little space.

The Multiple Kinds of Wall Fountains

Putting a wall fountain in your backyard or patio is ideal when you want to relax. You can also make the most of a small space by having one customized. A spout, a water basin, internal piping, and a pump are vital for freestanding as well as mounted styles. Traditional, contemporary, antique, and Asian are just some of the styles from which you can choose.

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

It is possible to integrate a wall-mounted water feature onto an already existent wall or built into a new wall. A cohesive look can be realized with this type of water feature because it seems to become part of the landscape rather than an added element.

The Ideal Tiered Water Feature for your Garden

Fountains with more than one level are very easy to find, and popular above all in gardens. You can see a lot of these fountains in Italy, Spain, and other Southern European countries.

Piazzas and building courtyards are very common areas where you will see tiered fountains. All multi-level fountains are beautiful, although some have much more elaborate carvings than others.

Any area can be enhanced with one, even though a more traditional setting is sometimes more suitable. It should look as if the fountain has been part of the decor since the beginning and should blend in accordingly.


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