Adding a fountain to any environment renews the spirit and inspires a refreshed feeling. From residential to commercial, indoors and out, let the addition of a fountain bring the relaxing sounds of nature to your space. Let’s take a look at popular types of fountains:
Indoor Fountain Ideas
If your living room lacks a focal point, an indoor wall fountain should be at the top of your home décor list. Indoor wall fountains bring a living sight and sound into a room, creating a more sensorial atmosphere than a simple painting or artwork. Many options feature natural materials like slate or copper while designer wall fountains feature well-known and unfamiliar paintings as the backdrop for flowing water.
If large and conspicuous isn’t your style, consider a tabletop fountain. Some are so subtle they’re more seen than heard. Tabletop fountains are sonic stress relievers that have been known to enhance concentration, aid meditation, and humidify a room. If you’re more interested in relaxation than ostentation, be sure to check out the tranquil selection of Zen fountains.
Ideal for anyone seeking an accent piece or a unique way to fill out a corner, indoor floor fountains make big statements in any space. Styles range from something as simple as a sheet of tempered glass, to something as complex as tipped pitchers pouring into one another. They range in height from under 20 inches to over 5 feet and materials include resin, cast stone, copper, and more.
Outdoor Fountain Ideas
The options in outdoor fountains are just as plentiful as those for indoor if not more so. Ideal for beautifying a landscape, and for providing a drinking source for the birds, garden fountains and bird bath fountains have a traditional look that always works. These styles often feature tiers so you can enjoy the visual benefits as well as the sound. Outdoor wall fountains are a little less common but add pleasant ambiance to a tucked away patio or a quiet nook in the garden.
One of the most popular choices in outdoor fountains is solar fountains. Using a solar panel, these fountains operate off of the sun’s energy so they require no additional cost to you and setting one up is as easy as finding a sunny spot. Lighted fountains and outdoor tabletop fountains are excellent choices for those who enjoy entertaining because of the added ambiance they bring to a space.
Because they are used in natural settings it makes sense that outdoor fountains be constructed of natural materials. However, most natural materials don’t hold up well under sun, wind, heat, and constant moisture. While some are crafted of copper, metal, or ceramic – all fine materials – many are crafted of highly resilient materials like resin, fiberglass, and cast stone. These water fountain materials can achieve the look of natural, more fragile materials, but will withstand all weather extremes, are lightweight, and tough to break.
Customize your fountain and keep it beautifully maintained with our selection of fountain accessories. Pond foggers are ideal for misting, while garden and underwater lights provide the perfect drama for night-time enjoyment. A variety of handy solutions to keep your fountain clean and algae-free are a must and covers will keep your investment protected in the off-season.
Fountain Troubleshooting Tips/FAQ
Experiencing issues? These tips may help you solve some minor fountain problems. Always consult the instruction manual for issues relating to your specific model.
|Air Bubbles||Turn the water fountain on and off a few times. Make sure that it’s level. Check if the water fountain pump is fully submerged.|
|Cleaning||Periodically empty your fountain of water and clean the pump, filter, and water distribution system.|
|Noise/Vibrations||Check the water level often and replenish as necessary.|
|Pump||Always ensure there is an adequate water supply in the fountain to prevent the pump from burning out.|
|Smell||Odor can become a problem with outdoor fountains if you don’t take steps to prevent the buildup of algae by adding an anti-algae solution to the water.|
|Water Flow||Look for tubing kinks and check the water level. If your pump has a flow control valve, ensure that it’s open. Clean debris from filter and impeller. Check that pipes and tubing are attached.|
|White Spots||Clean your fountain with a product like CLR. Consider using distilled water rather than tap water, as it prevents buildup and is easier on the pump.|
Now that you’re familiar with the different types of water fountains, take a look at the wide selection of styles and designs available. Whether you add a garden fountain to a flowerbed or a tabletop fountain to your living room, you’re sure to appreciate the tranquil sound of a serene waterfall at your home.