Visit the World’s Most Incredible Water Features

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has the highest continuously- running water fountain known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985). It propels water reaching 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea. twf035-at__23007.jpg

Reaching water levels of 202 meters (663 feet), the World Cup Fountain in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), is recognized as the 2nd highest worldwide.

Occupying third place is the Gateway Geyser (1995), situated near the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri. It propels water 192 meters (630 feet) into the air and is currently the tallest fountain in the United States.

Next is Port Fountain (2006) in Karachi, Pakistan, where the water shoots 190 meters (620 feet) high.

Fountain Park in Fountain Hills, Arizona is number 4: it can jet water 171 meters (561 feet) high when the three pumps operate at full capacity, it is usually limited to 91 meters (300 feet).

The Dubai Fountain, opened to the public in 2009, is located near the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. The fountain shoots water up to 73 meters (240 feet) and performs once every half hour to pre-recorded music - and even has extreme shooters, not used in every show, which reach up to 150 meters (490 feet).

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

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

The Popularity of Water Elements in Japanese Gardens

A water feature is an essential part of any Japanese garden. Since Japanese water fountains are seen as emblematic of physical and spiritual cleansing, they are often positioned in the doorway of buildings or shrines. The design of Japanese fountains tends to be very simplistic because they are meant to call attention to the water itself.

Bamboo is a popular material to use for spouts and therefore often added into water fountains. Underneath the bamboo spout is generally a stone basin which receives the water as it trickles down from the spout. Even when new, it should be made to appear as if it has been outside for a long time. People want their fountain to look as natural as possible, so they place plants, flowers, and stones around the fountain. To the owner of the fountain, it clearly is more than just nice decoration.

An alternate approach is to get a stone fountain, set it on a bed of rock, and place live bamboo and pretty stones around it. Eventually moss begins to creep over the stones and cover them, and as that happens the area begins to look more and more like a natural part of the landscape.

Wherever there is enough open space, you have the option to build a more extensive water feature. Popular water feature extras are a koi pond or any sort of little pool, or even a wandering brook.

Japanese fountains, however, do not actually need to have water in them. It is okay to use representations of water instead of real water, such as sand, rocks, or natural stones. You can also collect flat stones and place them close enough together that they look like water in motion.

The Wide Range of Exterior Fountains

Make your dream a reality by making an haven of tranquility in your garden. You can benefit from a water feature by integrating an outdoor fountain to your property and creating a place of tranquility.

Sending a stream of water shooting into the air, spouting fountains create a striking impression. It is feasible to have one of these installed into an existing, ample pond. Parks and historical stately homes often have one these fountains.

Choose a stylish wall fountain to put outdoors. These types of fountains make great water features even if you only have a small garden. Whereas spouting fountains leave behind an impressive effect, wall fountains are more understated water features. In this simple process. the water which is forced out of a small opening, moves down a beautifully textured wall and is then collected at the base before being pushed back to the top.

Your garden’s style determines whether a themed fountain is right for you. If your bungalow or garden is styled in a rustic manner, you should think about including a traditional type of statue, such as a seraph holding the spout, to your fountain. Consider installing something bolder and unique for a contemporary garden. Let your mind run free to select the best option.

Tiered fountains are unique because the water flows down multiple levels. Water runs down numerous tiers in a cascading fountain.

Since outdoor fountains occupy ample space, consider putting in a wall fountain or a pondless fountain. These kinds of fountains are suitable for an area with limited space because their reservoirs are hidden underground.

If you seek a feeling of serenity and calmness, put in a Japanese fountain as these are considered to bring about such sensations. Bamboo sticks serve as the tubing from which water flows in these kinds of water features. The cycle of water flowing into a rustic-styled recipient or a molded stone repeats itself again and again.

Glass fountains make up an additional category of fountain. Trellis-style fountains of this sort, highlight shaped metalwork which provides a more conventional look. Water features such as these are best suited to gardens with many sharp corners as well as modern-day forms and designs. The flowing water creates a beautiful effect as it moves down the glass panels. LED lighting fixtures are also utilized in some fountains to flash color across the water as it flows downward on the glass sheet. With water softly streaming down its surface, rock waterfall fountains, often made of imitation rock, are a possible solution for your garden.

A large rock drilled with openings which then has tubes inserted into it is what distinguishes a bubbling rock fountain. The bubbling and gurgling at the uppermost part of this type of fountain are caused by the water being thrust upward at low pressure. Downward flowing water appears as soft trickle as it moves down the sides of the rock to return to its base. Small gardens are perfect for this type of fountain. This sort of fountain, which uses low pressure to move water, is suitable because it prevents water from being sprayed around in windy weather.

Powered by sunlight, solar fountains are becoming increasingly trendy. The lack of cables, the decreased hassle in dealing with them, the lower energy bills, and the benefits to our ecosystem are just some of the motives for this increased interest. The numerous designs in outdoor solar-run fountains means you will not have to compromise on style.


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