Water Feature Installation
We will be offering a full line of customizable water features in Eugene & Springfield. From small creeks to full 8-foot water falls, we can assit with design, installation and maintenance. We also offer complete pond installation in Eugene and maintenance as well. If you are interested in discussing installation or design ideas, please give us a call. Feel free to browse our gallery of Ponds and water features we have built in Eugene. We look forward to hearing from you.
More Water Features Info
Aside from ponds, streams, waterfalls, pools, and cascades, fountains are the most popular type of water features used in commercial or residential buildings. It is an excellent way of designing gardens and complementing landscapes. During the 18th century, water features were powered by the force of gravity. With the evolution of technology, most water features are now making use of hydraulic rams. The most popular kind of water feature is known as the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and water was supplied with the use of an Archimedean screw.
Starting from the 18th century, most types of water features make use of pumps to keep the water supply flowing constantly. In olden days, steam engines were the main source of power for these pumps. In today's modern times, electricity is the main power source of these water features. Water features come in different designs and sizes, as well as installation techniques and power supply. With the recent advancement of technology, some water features make use of solar energy as the power source. Not only is this beneficial to the environment, but it also eliminates electricity costs and eliminates the use of power lines by getting free energy from the sun.
With today's water features, the water supply does not need to be built in, but rather contained within the water feature itself. The water supply can either be recycled from a reservoir which is hidden, or from a pond. A sump is where the water supply is hidden underground, or can be located in the water feature.
Water features come in different shapes and sizes, and can be used indoors or outdoors. Water features can be as small as a water fountain fit on desk tops, and can be as large as an indoor waterfall that can cover an entire wall. This is usually seen in large commercial or corporate buildings. Water features can be made with different kinds of materials such as granite, resin, stone, glass, and stainless steel.
Water Feature Maintenance
Modern fountains are built with a water filter or media filter. This prevents the particles from staying in the water and eventually blocking the passage of the water from the pipes to the spouts. Filters usually have their own pump in order for the water to pass through it. Plumbing is also required in order to remove the filter in pools for maintenance purposes. For sanitation purposes, the water is usually treated with chlorine or other anti-algal agents. Other biological methods in cleaning and filtering are also being used today.
For safety purposes, the filter, pumps, plumbing, and the box for the electrical switch are often located in a plant room or shed. Fountains usually require lighting with low voltages, like 12 volts of direct current or lower. The use of low voltage lighting reduces the electrical hazards and other risks. Other light bulbs are usually submerged in water, which is why it is very crucial to make use of the right tools and equipment in setting up these fountains. For lakes and ponds, floating fountains make use of water chambers and nozzles for the float pump.
To ensure that your fountain and other parts are working properly, a regular checkup of the fountain must be done. Water must be replenished on a regular basis in order to keep the pump submerged in water and prevent damage and other potential hazards. Cleaning should also be done regularly, to get rid of debris and dirt buildup that can compromise the way your fountain works. As a responsible owner, you have to keep your fountain running on a regular basis. This will also prevent the minerals in the water from seeping in and causing stains and blocking the nozzles and pipes of the fountain. If there is a noticeable difference in the way your fountain functions, the owner should not hesitate to have it checked for any damage or defects.
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