Ideas for Your Perfect Spot Inside or Outdoors

One simple way to create a tranquil and relaxing area is to install a feng shui fountain. This can be accomplished rather quickly with a garden or home waterfall. It is a wonderful complement to the decoration of any home. b-033__22864.jpg Be sure to set up your outdoor fountain so that it is noticeable from inside in order to get the most out of it.

Plants and flowers are also essential for the most striking water fountains. The best idea is to add some plants which look pretty no matter what the weather is outside. The area will be further improved with small embellishments like art, a fire pit, or attractive stones.

The Countless Styles of Exterior Fountains

Turn your garden into what you have always desired – an oasis of peace. Integrating a fountain into your garden provides tranquility as well as a variety of powerful effects that come with having a water feature.

The stream of water sent shooting into the air by a spouting fountain is an spectacular sight to see. Ample, existing ponds can easily be fitted with one of these. You may have seen one of these in a park or an old estate.

Outdoor water features come in a variety of forms, one of which is a chic wall fountain. Such fountains make for a fantastic addition to your yard even if it is small. Spouting fountains normally make quite an impact whereas wall features are more of a subtle kind of water feature. In a very simple procedure, the water flows out of a spout, trickles down a beautifully textured wall only to be pumped back to the top.

Dependent on the look you have chosen for the garden, you could consider a themed fountain. If your bungalow or garden is styled in a rustic manner, you should consider adding a classic type of statue, such as a seraph holding the spout, to your fountain. Modern gardens, on the other hand, benefit from something more audacious. Deciding what to do is completely in your hands.

Tiered fountains are charming because the water flows down multiple levels. Cascading fountains is another term used to identify this type of fountain because water flows down multiple levels.

Due to the fact that outdoor fountains can take up a lot of space, hang a wall fountain or a pondless fountain if the space you have is minimal. The reservoirs necessary for these kinds of water features are hidden underground which helps you better use your limited space.

If you seek a feeling of peacefulness and calmness, install a Japanese fountain as these are considered to bring about such sensations.

Bamboo sticks serve as the piping from which water flows in these kinds of water features. Water then flows into a container or a shaped stone, only to repeat the cycle over and over again.

Another sort of fountain is made of glass. Trellis-style fountains of this sort, feature molded metalwork which provides a more conventional look. Water features of this type are an excellent option for gardens with many sharp edges as well as contemporary forms and design. The flowing water produces a beautiful effect as it moves down the glass sheets. In some instances, the water is colored by LED lights as it flows over the glass sheets. The jagged surface of rock waterfall fountain makes for an interesting façade as the water softly flows downwards.

The characteristic which differentiates a bubbling rock fountain is a large rock drilled with holes where pipes can be inserted into its middle. Low pressure is used to push up the water which then bubbles and gurgles at the top. Flowing towards the base of the fountain, the water comes back as a slow dribble down the sides of the rock. This type of fountain is ideally suitable for little gardens. Water is moved at low pressure in this kind of fountain, so you can rest assured that it will not spray all over should the wind pick up.

Powered by sunlight, solar fountains are becoming rapidly trendy. The reasons for this are varied, from the absence of wires and the reduced complexities to the lower power bills and the beneficial impact on our environment. It is not necessary to choose a specific model of outdoor solar-powered fountain because of the wide range of styles available on the market.

Where are the World’s Biggest Water Showpieces?

The King Fahd Fountain (built in 1985) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has the tallest continually -running fountain on the planet. The water reaches the amazing height of 260 meters (853 feet) over the Red Sea.

The World Cup Fountain located in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), comes in 2nd place with water shooting up 202 meters (663 feet).

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

Next is the fountain found in Karachi, Pakistan (Port Fountain) which jets water up to 190 meters (620 feet) in height.

Number 4: Fountain Park (1970), Fountain Hills, Arizona - although it can reach heights of 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are operating, it only reaches 91 meters (300 feet) on a normal day.

The Dubai Fountain, opened to the public in 2009, is located next to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It dances to pre-recorded music every half hour and rockets water to the height of 73 meters (240 feet) - it also has extreme shooters which reach 150 meters (490 feet), though these are only used on special occasions.

Number 7 is the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra, completed in 1970, propelling water 147 meters (482 feet) high.

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


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