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One easy way to create a tranquil and serene area is to set up a feng shui fountain. This can be accomplished rather quickly with a garden or home waterfall. brk-303-2__92712.jpg It is a wonderful complement to the decoration of any house. Be sure to set up your outdoor fountain so that it is visible from inside in order to get the most out of it.

The most gorgeous water fountains have flowers and plants. Look for plant types that blossom year-round. The area will be further enhanced with small adornments like art, a fire pit, or attractive stones.

The Wide Range of Outdoor Fountains

Make your dream a reality by making an haven of tranquility in your yard. Incorporating a fountain into your garden provides tranquility as well as a variety of powerful effects that come with having a water feature.

A striking impact is produced when a spouting fountain sends a shooting stream of water up into the air. Large, existing ponds can easily be fitted with one of these. Parks and historical mansions often have one these water features.

Choose a stylish wall fountain to put outdoors. Even with a small backyard, it is feasible to put in one of these water features. Wall fountains are not flashy water features as compared to a spouting fountain.

It is straightforward process wherein a small jet of water propels outwards in front of a beautifully textured wall and then flows down only to be pumped up again.

Putting in a fountain with a motif depends completely on the style of your garden. A cherub holding a spout is one of the possible kinds of classical-styled statues you can use if you want your fountain to compliment a rustically themed cottage or garden. think about including something bolder and unique for a modern-day garden. Let your mind run free to choose the best option.

The central trait of tiered fountains is the multiple levels spewing out water. Cascading fountains is another name used to identify this type of fountain because water flows down multiple levels.

Since external fountains occupy a great deal of space, consider putting in a wall fountain or a pondless fountain. The reservoirs needed for these types of fountains are buried underground which helps you better use your limited space.

Tranquility and well-being are some of the key sensations imparted by Japanese fountains. The water moves through bamboo sticks in this kind of water feature. Water then flows into a container or a shaped stone, only to repeat the pattern over and over again.

Glass fountains make up an additional group of fountain. A more traditional look is provided by trellis-style fountains which showcase shaped metalwork. However, this style of water feature is better suited to gardens with many sharp corners as well as contemporary forms and design. The flowing water creates a beautiful effect as it moves down the glass sheets. LED lighting fixtures are also used in some fountains to flash color across the water as it flows downward on the glass sheet. A rock waterfall fountain (often made of imitation rock) showcases water gently cascading down its façade.

A large rock drilled with openings which then has tubes inserted into it is what distinguishes a bubbling rock fountain. Low pressure is used to spout out the water which then bubbles and gurgles at the top. Downward flowing water appears as gentle dribble as it moves down the sides of the rock to return to its base. This is yet another solution for gardens with restricted space. To guarantee that water is not sprayed around if it starts to get windy, this kind of fountain is the best choice since it only uses low pressure to move water.

Powered by sunlight, solar fountains are becoming rapidly trendy. The advantages of using this type of solar powered fountain is the lack of cables, lowered difficulty in installing them, the decrease in electricity bills, and the positive effects they have on our environment. Outdoor solar-powered fountains are available in myriad different styles, therefore, you will not have to compromise on which one to purchase.

The World’s Most Splendid Water Showpieces

Known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985) located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it is the highest continuously functioning fountain in the world. The water reaches the fantastic height of 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

Coming in second is the World Cup Fountain located in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002) with water blasting 202 meters (663 feet).

Next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is the Gateway Geyser (1995) which comes in third place. With water reaching 192 meters (630 feet) in the air, this water fountain is the tallest in the United States.

With water jetting 190 meters (620 feet) in the air, the Port Fountain in Karachi, Pakistan makes it on the list.

Number 4: On a typical day the water is limited to 91 meters (300 feet) at the Fountain Park feature in Fountain Hills, Arizona, but it is capable of propelling water up to 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are operating.

The Dubai Fountain, opened to the public in 2009, is located next to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Once every 1/2 hour, this fountain begins dancing to pre-recorded songs while shooting water 73 meters (240 feet) high. It also has extreme shooters, rarely used, which go as high as 150 meters (490 feet).

Making it in the top 8 is the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra (1970) which measures 147 meters (482 feet).

And finally comes the Jet d'eau, in Geneva (1951) which measures 140 meters (460 feet) in height.


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