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How Do Outdoor Water Fountains Work?

How Outdoor Water Fountains Work

Outdoor water fountains are just another of the many ways you can improve the exterior of your home and transform your outdoor spaces. Especially when carved from natural stone, a stone fountain can make your property more inviting, relaxing, and zen. Learn a little more about the benefits of water fountains, how they work, and how you can get one!

Benefits of Outdoor Water Fountains

Outdoor water fountains offer a large focal point, though not one that will ever overwhelm your outdoor space. Outdoor fountains have a huge plus of being easy to install, and only require a flat surface of sufficient space. For this reason, many homeowners use them as a simple way to boost their home’s value. Additionally, outdoor water fountains can attract local wildlife, like birds, and mitigate any nearby noise pollution with the sound of rippling water.

Water Fountains’ Materials

While water fountains come in a huge variety of materials, the best water fountains are made out of natural stone. Natural stone water fountains often require the least amount of maintenance and upkeep and are often naturally resistant to mold, mildew, and bacteria build-up.

Water Fountains’ Source of Water

A majority of water fountains source their water from a home’s main water supply. Connecting your fountain to your house’s water supply ensures a steady flow of water to the fountain, assuming the water is turned on. Some smaller fountains don’t require a continuous flow of water, but can instead be periodically filled and refilled form a hose. The water is then pushed to flow through the fountain by a pump and constantly recirculated. The only downside to these fountains is that their water level needs to be checked periodically to make sure there’s enough water.

Water Fountains’ Source of Power

Water fountains are typically powered in one of two ways: by solar power or by hardwired electricity. Solar-powered outdoor fountains don’t require tapping into your home’s electrical supply, making them a popular option, especially for those DIY-ing their fountain’s power source. Even in areas that don’t experience much sun, solar panels can provide enough energy to run the pump. Hardwired fountains use pumps that draw electricity from your house’s power supply. In most instances, you’ll need to hire a professional for this. It can be dangerous for those inexperienced to attempt installation, and in many places, it’s only legal for a licensed electrician to do so.

Impression’s Natural Stone Fountains

Adding a natural stone fountain to your yard or home is the epitome of elegance. At Impression, we proudly create unique and custom fountains that emphasize timeless beauty and stunning aesthetics. Our fountains are handcrafted and carved by artisans with years of experience out of limestone and marble, giving you a truly one-of-a-kind outdoor stone fountain. Not only are these pieces stunning, but they’re incredibly durable due to the natural characteristics of stone as well as the high quality of the stone we specifically source from Europe. Water fountains aren’t too difficult to maintain, and you can certainly run them 24/7 with no problems. There’s no need to wait for the natural stone water fountain of your dreams: contact the team at Impression today to get started on designing one of your own!

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