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A Concise History of the First Water Garden Fountains

A Concise History of the First Water Garden Fountains Water fountains were at first practical in purpose, used to deliver water from rivers or creeks to cities and hamlets, supplying the residents with fresh water to drink, wash, and prepare food with. To produce water flow through a fountain until the end of the 1800’s, and generate a jet of water, mandated the force of gravity and a water source such as a creek or lake, positioned higher than the fountain. Fountains throughout history have been designed as monuments, impressing local citizens and tourists alike.Concise  History  First Water Garden Fountains 34714946303441002221.jpg Rough in style, the 1st water fountains did not appear much like modern fountains. Crafted for drinking water and ceremonial purposes, the initial fountains were very simple carved stone basins. Natural stone basins as fountains have been discovered from 2000 BC. The spraying of water appearing from small spouts was pushed by gravity, the sole power source designers had in those days. Located near reservoirs or creeks, the functional public water fountains supplied the local populace with fresh drinking water. Fountains with ornamental Gods, mythological beasts, and animals began to appear in Rome in about 6 BC, crafted from stone and bronze. The Romans had an intricate system of aqueducts that delivered the water for the many fountains that were placed throughout the urban center.

The Countless Styles of Water Wall Fountains

Countless  Styles  Water Wall Fountains 1946944375604514.jpg The Countless Styles of Water Wall Fountains If you want to create a place to relax and add some pizzazz to a small area such as a patio or courtyard, wall fountains are perfect because they do not occupy much space. Conventional, antique, modern, or Asian are just a few of the designs you can pick from when looking for an outdoor wall fountain to your liking. It is possible to have one customized if you are unable to find a pre-assembled fountain to suit you.

Depending on your wishes, you can select from mounted or freestanding models. Small, self-contained versions can be hung on a wall are called mounted wall fountains. Fountains of this type need to be light, therefore, they are usually fabricated from resin (resembling stone) or fiberglass. In large free-standing fountains, otherwise referred to as wall fountains, the basin is situated on the ground with the smooth side positioned against a wall. Typically composed of cast stone, this kind of water feature is not restricted in weight.

Customized fountains which can be integrated into a new or existing wall are often prescribed by landscaping designers. A expert mason is required to place the water basin against the wall and properly install all the plumbing inside or behind the wall. It is also vital to include a spout or fountain mask to build it into the wall. Customized wall fountains contribute to a unified look because they become part of the scenery rather than look like a later addition.

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