Keeping Your Landscape Fountain Clean

Keeping Your Landscape Fountain CleanKeeping Landscape Fountain Clean 75000717135689142.jpg Proper care and regular upkeep are important to the longevity of water fountains. Leaves, twigs, and insects often find their way into fountains, so it is vital to keep yours free from such things. On top of that, algae can be a problem, as sun hitting the water allows it to form easily. In order to stay clear of this, there are some basic ingredients that can be mixed into the water, such as vinegar, sea salt, or hydrogen peroxide. Another option is to blend bleach into the water, but this action can sicken wild animals and so should really be avoided.

No more than three-four months should go by without an extensive cleansing of a fountain. First you must empty the water. Then use a soft cloth and mild cleanser to scrub the inside. A useful tip is to use a toothbrush if there are little hard-to-reach spots. Make sure all the soap is properly rinsed off.

Make sure you get rid of any calcium or plankton by taking the pump apart and washing the inside properly. Letting it soak in vinegar for a couple of hours first will make it much easier to clean. Neither rain water nor mineral water contain components that will accumulate inside the pump, so use either over tap water if possible.

And finally, make sure the water level is continuously full in order to keep your fountain working smoothly. Allowing the water to go below the pump’s intake level, can cause serious damage and even make the pump burn out - an undesired outcome!

Modern Garden Decor: Fountains and their Beginnings

Modern Garden Decor: Fountains Beginnings 26792933888906918.jpg Modern Garden Decor: Fountains and their Beginnings The incredible construction of a fountain allows it to provide clean water or shoot water high into air for dramatic effect and it can also serve as an excellent design feature to enhance your home.

From the beginning, outdoor fountains were soley meant to serve as functional elements. Residents of urban areas, townships and small towns used them as a source of drinking water and a place to wash up, which meant that fountains needed to be linked to nearby aqueduct or spring. Until the late 19th, 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. Acting as an element of adornment and celebration, fountains also provided clean, fresh drinking water. Roman fountains often depicted images of animals or heroes made of metal or stone masks. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden planners included fountains to create smaller variations of the gardens of paradise. To show his prominence over nature, French King Louis XIV included fountains in the Garden of Versailles. Seventeen and 18 century Popes sought to extol their positions by including beautiful baroque-style fountains at the point where restored Roman aqueducts arrived into the city.

Indoor plumbing became the main source of water by the end of the 19th century thereby restricting urban fountains to mere decorative elements. Gravity was substituted by mechanical pumps in order to enable fountains to bring in clean water and allow for beautiful water displays.

Nowadays, fountains adorn public spaces and are used to recognize individuals or events and fill recreational and entertainment needs.

Interior Wall Water Features Can Benefit You

Interior Wall Water Features Can Benefit 84308722229683959740.jpg Interior Wall Water Features Can Benefit You For Countless years now, hospitals and health care facilities have used indoor fountains to create a stressless, serene setting. People are enthralled by the soothing sounds of softly moving water which can produce a state of internal contemplation.

Moreover, healing appears to go more quickly when water fountains are included as part of the treatment. Many doctors and mental health therapists consider these are a useful addition in treating a number of maladies. Even the most afflicted insomnia patient as well as anyone suffering from PTSD can profit from the calming, melodic sound of water.

An interior wall water element is thought to create an overall sense of well-being and security according to countless studies. The presence of water in our environment is vital to the existence of our species and our planet.

Based on the philosophy of feng-shui, water is thought to have life-altering powers and be one of the two basic components contributing to the continuation of our species. The key tenet of feng-shui is that by harmonizing our interior environment we can attain peace and balance. It is important to add a water element somewhere in our homes. Placing a fountain in front of your home or close to your entrance is ideal.

Whatever you decide on, whether a mounted waterfall, a free-standing water element, or a customized fountain, you can be certain that your brand new water wall will be beneficial to you and your loved ones. Many reports claim that a fountain located in a central living area makes people more cheerful, contented, and relaxed than those who do not have a fountain in the house.

Animals and Fountains

Animals and FountainsAnimals Fountains 9032608723.jpg Ensure that you take your pet into consideration when you are considering putting in a water feature. A pet dog or cat may think that a freestanding fountain is a big pool or a drinking pond. Your treasured pets will probably take well to a fountain feature in your yard. Your fountain may attract birds who think it is a fantastic place to refresh themselves, so it is important to think about where you will place this type of water feature. Setting up a birdbath is a great alternative if you want birds to check out your yard, however. Setting up a wall water fountain inside your house is a good option if you want to avoid such concerns. Exclusive homes, in addition to dentist’ and doctors’ offices, often have such fountains on show.
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