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The Origins of Contemporary Wall Fountains

The Origins of Contemporary Wall Fountains Pope Nicholas V, himself a well educated man, reigned the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455 during which time he commissioned many translations of old classical Greek documents into Latin. It was important for him to embellish the city of Rome to make it worthy of being known as the capital of the Christian world. At the bidding of the Pope, the Aqua Vergine, a damaged aqueduct which had transported clean drinking water into Rome from eight miles away, was reconditioned starting in 1453. Building a mostra, a grandiose celebratory fountain built by ancient Romans to memorialize the entry point of an aqueduct, was a custom revived by Nicholas V. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was commissioned by the Pope to put up a wall fountain where we now see the Trevi Fountain. The water which eventually furnished the Trevi Fountain as well as the famed baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona flowed from the modified aqueduct which he had renovated.

The One Cleaning Solution to NEVER Use On Your Garden Fountains

The One Cleaning Solution to NEVER Use On Your Garden Fountains It is important to carefully maintain water fountains for them to perform properly. Leaves, twigs, and insects very 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 quickly. Either sea salt, hydrogen peroxide, or vinegar can be blended into the water to prevent this problem.One Cleaning Solution NEVER Use Garden Fountains 94217013997238855.jpg Another option is to stir bleach into the water, but this action can hurt wild animals and so should really be avoided.

Every 3-4 months, garden fountains should go through a decent cleaning. To start with you must drain the water. Once it is empty, wash inside the reservoir with a mild cleanser. A useful tip is to use a toothbrush if there are small hard-to-reach spots. Be sure to completely rinse the inner surface of the fountain to make sure all the soap is gone.

Numerous organisms and calcium deposits may get inside the pump, so it is advised to take it apart and clean it completely. Letting it soak in vinegar for several hours first will make it alot easier to clean. If you want to remove build-up in your fountain, use rain water or mineral water versus tap water, as these don’t contain any components that might stick to the inside of the pump.

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

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The Source of Today's Garden Fountains Hundreds of classic Greek records were translated into Latin under the auspices of the scholarly Pope Nicholas V, who ruled the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455.... read more


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