Outdoor Fountains are a welcome addition to any backyard landscape but can be especially stunning when paired with a backyard pond. When building a pond, consider adding outdoor fountains to provide aesthetic beauty and pleasing sounds that can relieve stress and promote well being.
Outdoor fountains also provide a bathing area for songbirds. The movement of the water reduces the buildup of bacteria and algae creating a much cleaner bathing source for birds. These songbirds will provide even more life and sound to your outdoor space.
Outdoor fountains reduce stress by masking ambient noise such as traffic or other mechanical noise. When installing your fountain, it is important to consider how much noise you will want it to make. Depending on the height of the waterfall, the type of material the fountain is made of, and how many levels a fountain contains the volume and quality of sound can change. For a small quiet space, a softer sounding fountain would be preferable to a louder fountain that could be to powerful.
The appearance of an outdoor fountain can come in a myriad of styles, materials, and sizes. The main concern when selecting from among the many fountains out there is to choose one that fits with the overall theme of your backyard or pond where you plan to display the fountain. Size is also a concern. Select an appropriate size outdoor fountain for your space. Something too big will crowd your space while something too small will go unnoticed or look out of place.
There are two main types of fountains: statutory and spray.
- Statutory fountains can range from classical Greco-Roman styles or contemporary symbols and designs.
- Spray fountains are usually fond within a pond or other water source and consist of a pump, head, and nozzle. They usually come with adjustable or alternate nozzles for alternating spray patterns to create different visuals.
Increasing the value in your home
outdoor living spaces can increase the value of your home. A great way to increase your home’s value and stand out from similar homes in the same price range is to develop a outdoor living area that is private and inviting. The benefits of an outdoor fountain translate well into this task. By dampening unwanted sounds, fountains can make your outdoor living space seem quieter than it really is, especially for someone touring your home. The beauty and elegance of an outdoor fountain will lend some class to your space and hopefully encourage buyers.
Most outdoor fountains require very little setup. Typically, all you need is to fill the fountain with water and plug it in. With the introduction of solar fountains, even this short process is made simpler. Solar fountains are powered by the energy they harvest from the sun and are not required to be plugged in. This can help save a few dollars in energy savings and remove the need for extension cords. Solar fountains are safer as well. Without power cords, the danger of electrocution is eliminated.