The first association that comes to the fountain is a symbol of luxury, wealth, and prosperity. Naturally, it is the key element of the entire landscape, the center of attention, drawing the eye. Besides the decorative function, the fountain has a very positive effect on the psychoemotional state of a person. The impact of the running water and falling jets on people is known since ancient times: it is calm, and peace, and a wonderful way to settle one`s mind. You can watch the water, as well as fire, forever, because this is from the eternal—the process fascinating and highly attractive with its positive influence.
Fountain for the garden—affordable pleasure
Today, installing the fountain in the garden is accessible for everyone, as now this issue does not require laying a complex system of pipes, as it was before, and therefore the pleasure was not cheap, and very troublesome. Now the fountains are not connected to the centralized water supply system and have a much simpler structure. Now their work requires only a water tank and electric pump. The reservoir may be a natural or artificial basin, such as a pond or a pool. The fountain water, thrown away is returned to the pool; therefore the basin must have the corresponding width and size. As for the size of fountains, there are almost no restrictions, and if being, then they are only limited by the financial opportunities of the owner. Moreover, there is an interesting fact—it is rather strange, but it`s easier to take care of the fountain in the big pond. It requires less cleaning and provides the most reasonable variant in terms of the ecological balance of the basin.
The types of water electric pumps
Modern fountains are equipped with the water pumps of two types:
- drowned pump – it is located under water, in the center of the pool, its work is based on the centrifuge principle, it is very reliable, simple and affordable;
- pump, working on the surface – located on the edge of the pool, it is used in most cases, for cascading waterfalls, or large fountains
Varieties of the garden fountains
Garden fountains are divided into several types, depending on the jet shape and the power of water pressure. Classical fountains are considered those ones, which have a sculpture in the center of the composition (in this regard, they are also called “sculptural”). Typically, such compositions are located in famous parks. Fountains, imitating splashes of champagne, have jets, saturated with air—the irreplaceable look in cases of creating color compositions. There are sound-and-color fountains, which are controlled by automation. It is a more complicated type with the software responsible for the jet shape and height, as well as for the color scheme. Romantic look of the fountain is the imitation of a spring, for example, the water flows from a jug or in the form of an overflowed bowl.
Avant-garde type of the fountain—this is when one creates the illusion of the flow, hanging in the air. And this effect is achieved by water draining onto the glass wall.
Fountains with a thin-film jets form broad water bands, water pumps and membranous waterfalls.
Where is the best place for the garden fountain?
The fountain can be placed anywhere. One thing that should not be done is positioning it near the trees. Otherwise, the water will constantly be clogged with leaves and other plant debris. Also, there is a danger that with the course of time the roots of a mature tree can produce deformation of the reservoir bottom and break the waterproof finish. You should not also set a fountain under direct sunlight—it stimulates algal blooms. Buying a garden fountain, you should also consider the location of benches, arbors, garden sofas, lounges, etc., as it will be better if the water splashes from the fountain do not reach them.
And if you believe in the Feng Shui technique and want the fountain to bring the energy of wealth, richness and prosperity to your life, then your fountain should not be placed behind the house, as well as any other basin.
If the owners are a married couple, then it is strongly discouraged to place the fountain on the right side of the doorstep, while for lonely bachelors such location will be very helpful in arranging personal life.