The Beginnings of Contemporary Outdoor Wall Fountains

The Beginnings of Contemporary Outdoor Wall Fountains Pope Nicholas V, himself a learned man, reigned the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455 during which time he commissioned many translations of old classic Greek documents into Latin. He undertook the beautification of Rome to turn it into the model capital of the Christian world. Beginning in 1453, the ruined ancient Roman aqueduct known as the Aqua Vergine which had brought fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away, underwent repair at the behest of the Pope. The ancient Roman custom of marking the entry point of an aqueduct with an magnificent celebratory fountain, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. At the bidding of the Pope, architect Leon Battista Alberti undertook the construction of a wall fountain in the place where we now find the Trevi Fountain. The aqueduct he had refurbished included modifications and extensions which eventually allowed it to supply water to the Trevi Fountain as well as the renowned baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona.

Where did Fountains Come From?

Where did Fountains Come From? A water fountain is an architectural piece that pours water into a basin or jets it high into the air in order to supply drinkable water, as well as for decorative purposes.

From the beginning, outdoor fountains were soley there to serve as functional elements.Fountains Come From? 9133045919686638.jpg Cities, towns and villages made use of nearby aqueducts or springs to provide them with potable water as well as water where they could bathe or wash. Until the late nineteenth, century most water fountains operated using gravity to allow water to flow or jet into the air, therefore, they needed a source of water such as a reservoir or aqueduct located higher than the fountain. Designers thought of fountains as amazing additions to a living space, however, the fountains also served to provide clean water and honor the artist responsible for building it. Animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks were often utilized by Romans to decorate their fountains. Throughout the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden planners incorporated fountains to create smaller variations of the gardens of paradise. Fountains played a considerable role in the Gardens of Versailles, all part of French King Louis XIV’s desire to exert his power over nature. The Romans of the 17th and 18th centuries created baroque decorative fountains to glorify the Popes who commissioned them as well as to mark the spot where the restored Roman aqueducts entered the city.

Urban fountains made at the end of the 19th century served only as decorative and celebratory ornaments since indoor plumbing provided the necessary drinking water. Amazing water effects and recycled water were made possible by switching the power of gravity with mechanical pumps.

These days, fountains adorn public spaces and are used to honor individuals or events and fill recreational and entertainment needs.

Pets and Garden Fountains

Pets Garden Fountains 13191553553696.jpg Pets and Garden Fountains Give some thought to how your cat or dog may react to a water feature before you buy one. Your stand-alone fountain may be seen as a big pool or a drinking pond by your pooch. Consider installing a water fountain in your yard since it is a feature that will impact your treasured pets favorably. You should consider the fact that birds might think they have found a new place to bathe when they see your fountain so think carefully where you put it. Putting a birdbath in your yard is the ideal solution if you want to attract birds. Setting up a wall water fountain inside your house is a good solution if you want to avoid such concerns. These sorts of fountains are great for dental and medical practices, not to mention grand estates.

The One Cleaning Solution to NEVER Use On Your Garden Fountains

The One Cleaning Solution to NEVER Use On Your Garden Fountains Water fountains will last a long time with routine cleaning and maintenance. A common problem with fountains is that they tend to accumulate dirt and debris, so it is vital that you keep it free from this. Also, algae tends to build up anywhere natural light meets water. To stay clear of this, take vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, or sea salt and add right into the water. Some people opt for putting bleach into the water, but the drawback is that it harms wildlife - so it should be avoided.

Experts recommend that the typical garden fountain undergoes a thorough cleaning every three-four months.One Cleaning Solution NEVER Use Garden Fountains 61432651590984337.jpg Before you can start washing it you need to empty out all of the water. Then use a soft towel and gentle cleanser to scrub the inside. A good tip is to use a toothbrush if there are small hard-to-reach spots. Make sure all the soap is properly washed off.

It is highly suggested taking the pump apart to better clean the inside and remove any plankton or calcium. You might want to let it soak in vinegar for a few hours to make it quicker to scrub. Neither rain water nor mineral water contain ingredients that will build up inside the pump, so use either over tap water if possible.

One final recommendation for keeping your fountain in top working shape is to check the water level every day and make sure it is full. If the water level drops below the pump’s intake level, it can harm the pump and cause it to burn out - something you don't want to happen!

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