Water Features
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A Brief History of the Early Public Fountains

The water from rivers and other sources was originally delivered to the residents of nearby towns and cities by way of water fountains, whose purpose was largely practical, not aesthetic. A supply of water higher in elevation than the fountain was needed to pressurize the movement and send water spraying from the fountain's spout, a technology without equal until the late nineteenth century. Fountains throughout history have been crafted as monuments, impressing local citizens and travelers alike. Crude in style, the 1st water fountains didn't appear much like contemporary fountains. A stone basin, crafted from rock, was the 1st fountain, used for containing water for drinking and ceremonial functions. Stone basins as fountains have been uncovered from 2000 BC.Brief History Early Public Fountains 2479072229404673.jpg The first fountains used in ancient civilizations depended on gravity to manipulate the movement of water through the fountain. These original fountains were created to be functional, often situated along reservoirs, creeks and rivers to provide drinking water. Fountains with ornamental Gods, mythological monsters, and creatures began to show up in Rome in about 6 B.C., built from rock and bronze. A well-engineered collection of reservoirs and aqueducts kept Rome's public fountains supplied with fresh water.

Choose from Any Number of Outdoor Wall Fountain Designs

If you want to have a place to relax as well as add some flair to a small area such as a patio or courtyard, wall fountains are ideal because they do not take up much space. When considering the many types of outdoor wall fountains available including traditional, vintage, modern, or Asian, you are certain to find one most suitable to your design ideas. It is possible to have one customized if you are not able to find a pre-assembled fountain to suit you.

Depending on your wishes, you can choose from mounted or freestanding models.Choose Number Outdoor Wall Fountain Designs 2479072229404673.jpg You can install a mounted wall fountain because they are small and self-contained. Wall fountains made of resin (resembling stone) or fiberglass are usually light so they can be easily hung. Floor fountains are freestanding, large, and also have a basin on the ground as well as a flat side against the wall. Water features such as these are typically made of cast stone and have no weight limitations.

Landscape professionals often propose a individualized fountain for a brand new or existing wall. The basin and all the required plumbing are best installed by a trained mason. The wall will need to have a spout or fountain mask built into it. The cohesive look provided by custom-made wall fountains make them appear to be part of the scenery rather than an afterthought.