A drinking fountain, more popularly known as a bubbler or water fountain, is an ornamental fountain specifically designed to deliver flowing, purified water in a decorative pattern. It usually features a basin with a nozzle or continuously running water. The user then sits on a chair next to the fountain and drinks from the fountain’s stream of water. These fountains are found in public places such as parks, public buildings, and even some commercial establishments. The most famous example of this is Futura Park in Miami, Florida.
The most common type of water fountain is a continual bubbler. In a continual bubbler, the bubble is positioned above the area that contains the water fountain. When the water begins to turn on, the bubble is turned off automatically. This means that the fountain will not run out of water until the water is turned off by the bubbler’s nozzle. There are a few types of continuous bubblers:
One of the most effective methods of keeping a water fountain quiet is to purchase sound dampeners. These devices are often attached near or on the fountains themselves. By dampening the noise created by the water, these fountains help to minimize noise pollution outside of the fountains’ operation. Another way of dampening noise is to place the fountain itself far enough away from where anyone is sitting so that they cannot hear the bubbling sound. Distraction-dampening materials such as plastic and other similar materials can also be placed next to the fountain.
Some people prefer to buy a drinking fountain rather than use one of these water fountains. For these individuals, a bubble would not be sufficient because they like to sit near the water fountain and listen to the trickling sound, which is not possible when the bubbles are used. For this reason, many drinking fountains have been designed specifically so that they can offer a better option for this type of person. These drinking fountains typically offer better sound dampening properties and greater volume output than bubblers.
A drinking fountain may be the best option if you want to add something more to your outdoor living space without having to make any structural changes to your outdoor setting. Because these fountains run on running water, they don’t create a wakeboard effect that creates ripples when the running water hits the surface of the water fountain. Running water on the surface of a drinking fountain provides a much cooler feeling than flowing water, making it more enjoyable for all who may be listening to or viewing the running water. If you do choose to run your drinking fountain, you may want to consider purchasing a model that runs with a solar panel.
Running water fountains also provide positive ions to those standing nearby. Positive ions are an important component of an environmental cleanse. Negative ions are necessary for the proper function of all-natural living spaces, including water fountains. These negative ions are the key building blocks of life. Negative ions are essential components of the body’s natural pH level. By providing a more alkaline environment to those who are near your water fountain you can increase the health and wellness of their overall well-being.
Another significant aesthetic benefit of fountains is their ability to act as a water use tax write-off. Many states allow you to deduct a portion of your aesthetic expenses, such as water use, based upon the amount of visual appeal you receive from your fountain. Water fountains are typically considered a visual use and are therefore eligible for this tax deduction. The amount of money that can be deducted can significantly vary.
Whether you choose to run or keep a bubbler at home, both types of fountains are functional and beautiful works of art. Drinking fountains are certainly more attractive than the static, boring bubblers offered by many restaurants and other eateries. Both types of fountains can provide you with a relaxing, refreshing, healthful drink while still bringing about an aesthetic effect.