The term “water feature” is given to a range of items including fountains, pools, ponds, waterfalls and streams, but people generally think of them as small, decorative outdoor items. The first water features were powered by gravity or hydraulic rams, but since the 18th century pumps have been used to circulate the water.
The sizes of water features range from ones small enough for a tabletop, to ones large enough to cover an entire wall. They can be constructed from stone, granite, stainless steel, glass or a range of other materials. Most modern water features have timers to control the hours they run and some have even more advanced controls, such as synchronizing music and light animation with the water’s movements.
Fountains are the most common water feature and come in a variety of styles. There are vase fountain kits in which the water spills from the vase onto the ground and into the basin below, where it’s recycled back up to the vase. Other styles include urns, bowls, rocks, monoliths and others.
Then there are spitting fountains, which feature a statue spitting into a bowl or other basin. These spitters are usually incorporated into larger water features, but can also be stand-alone fountains.
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