Garden Wall Fountains...

...add essential elements to your living areas, whether its for an expansive backyard, cozy patio, or apartment balcony. Fountains satisfy the senses of sight and sound. The comforting sounds of water in combination with their ascetically pleasing form enhances the decor of any area. We have assembled a collection of high quality, low maintenance wall units for you.

Care and Maintenance of Fiberglass Wall Fountains

Our models, made from fully bonded DuRock fiberglass, are virtually maintenance free. An occasional wiping with a cloth to clear any accumulated dirt or dust will keep the finish clean. Changing the water, and wiping out anything that may have collected in the reservoir is recommended as needed, depending on your garden. But that's it! No chemicals, additives or special tools are required. These fountains are engineered for maximum pleasure and minimum fuss!

The Many Good Reasons to Add a Wall Fountain

You can improve your outdoor area by adding a wall fountain or an outdoor garden water feature to your property or gardening project. Historical fountains and water features have stirred the notice of modern-day designers as well as fountain designers. As such, the impact of integrating one of these to your home decor bridges it to past times. The advantage of having a garden fountain goes beyond its beauty as it also attracts birds and other wildlife, in addition to harmonizing the ecosystem with the water and moisture it releases into the atmosphere. For example, birds attracted by a fountain or birdbath can be helpful because they fend off irritating flying insects. Spouting or cascading fountains are not the best choice for a small backyard since they require a great deal of space.

Two options to pick from include either a freestanding type with an even back set against a fence or wall in your backyard, or a wall-mounted, self-contained type which hangs on a wall. Adding a fountain to an existing wall requires that you include a fountain mask as well as a basin at the bottom to gather the water. Since the plumbing and masonry work is extensive to complete this type of job, you should employ a specialist to do it rather than attempt to do it alone.

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 complete your home.

The main purpose of a fountain was originally strictly functional. Inhabitants of cities, townships and small towns utilized them as a source of drinking water and a place to wash up, which meant that fountains had to be linked to nearby aqueduct or spring. Up to the late 19th century, water fountains had to be near an aqueduct or reservoir and higher than the fountain so that gravity could make the water flow downwards or jet high into the air. Fountains were an excellent source of water, and also served to adorn living areas and memorialize the designer. Animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks were often utilized by Romans to decorate their fountains. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden planners included fountains to create mini depictions of the gardens of paradise. To show his prominence over nature, French King Louis XIV included fountains in the Garden of Versailles. The Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries were glorified with baroque style fountains constructed to mark the place of entry of Roman aqueducts.

Since indoor plumbing became the norm of the day for clean, drinking water, by the end of the 19th century urban fountains were no longer needed for this purpose and they became purely ornamental. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity allowed fountains to provide recycled water into living spaces as well as create unique water effects.

Modern-day fountains serve mostly as decoration for community spaces, to honor individuals or events, and compliment entertainment and recreational activities.

A Few Simple Ways to Hang a Wall Water Element

Make any living space more attractive with a wall fountain. A waterfall will bring a sense of tranquility with the comforting sounds of trickling water. People tend to hang their wall fountains in entryways, but, in fact, they can be a wonderful addition to any room where everyone gathers. The best way to hang one depends on the model, but the standard technique is the same.

Be sure that all the various parts are used in building it. Once you connect the foundation and the top you will then need to connect the pump and the water tubes. The directions should be read first to make sure it is set up properly. You should find the process relatively easy. Be aware, though, that the model you have might call for a somewhat different procedure. The easiest way to ensure it is positioned correctly is to get somebody to hold it where you want it while you mark the wall. A level is the ideal to ensure it is mounted correctly. It is suggested to mark both the bottom and the top placements. Wall features can be mounted in more than one way. You will notice holes on the back side of the wall fountain which can be hung directly onto the screws.

Alternatively, you might want to attach brackets to the wall and use those. This option tends to be recommended for big wall fountains. Decide where the brackets will go and then mark the appropriate spot on the wall. Drill pilot holes in the wall where you need to set the drywall anchors. Insert the anchors in the wall with a hammer. The brackets can then be mounted on the wall with a screwdriver or cordless drill. It is then time to place your wall fountain onto the mounting brackets. Be certain that it is perfectly aligned and not loose. Add water once the wall fountain is mounted. Make certain there is sufficient water to cover the pump. The water will start to circulate as soon as you plug in your fountain. Carefully add just enough water to reach one inch below the top edge of the basin. The basin will overflow when the pump is switched off if it is too full, so be sure not to fill it completely. Anytime the water is not being pumped, it all settles at the bottom part causing the water level to rise. The water will overflow and cause property damage if the wall fountain is overly full.

The Ideal Style of Wall Water Fountain for Your Home

If you do not have a lot of room, the perfect solution is a garden wall fountain. These works of art will not require much room and are easy to install on any wall. Prices range from cheap to expensive and there are countless designs available so everyone should be able to find the best model for them. You will find many distinctive color options as well as sizes. These lovely water fountains are also common with anyone looking to add some style to their outdoor decor. You can even have more than one fountain for an interesting waterfall sound if you have enough room on your wall.

Many options are out there if you want to get a garden fountain. The type you want and where to hang it are the first things to figure out.

A Small Garden Space? Don't Feel Left Out! You Can Still Have a Water Fountain

Since water makes a reflection, small spaces will appear bigger. Dark materials increase the reflective properties of a fountain or water feature. Use underwater lights, which come in many different shapes and colors, to flaunt your new feature at night. Solar powered eco-lights are excellent during the day and underwater lights are perfect for nighttime use. Often utilized in natural therapies, they help to diminish anxiety and tension with their calming sounds.

The greenery in your backyard is the perfect place to situate your water feature. People will be centered on the pond, artificial river or fountain in your yard. Examples of areas where you can install a water feature include large yards or small patios. The best way to improve the atmosphere, position it in a good place and use the right accompaniments.


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