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Indoor Fountain
An indoor fountain serves more than a decorative element in your home. Do not overlook the soothing power the gurgling sounds have on your mind and frazzled nerves.

Historically, decorative outdoor water fountains were installed in central places to add beauty, as great accent pieces and to create a soothing environment. The exotic display of water ushers a radiant ambience and relaxes the mind. Similarly, the sound of water that springs from an indoor fountain has tremendous positive power. Besides the healing power, it can soothe or calm the mind and revitalize or boost energy levels.

Fountain as an indoor element is fast gaining popularity amongst those who have realized its merits. You can select an indoor fountain for as low as $40 or as high as $3000. In order to create the right impact, due care and attention is required for selecting a particular indoor fountain type. You will benefit from learning to maintain and care for your indoor fountain.

Indoor fountain types

Within your home, indoor fountains can be a focal point in an entryway or hallway. Indoor fountains in varied materials and sophisticated designs offer a wide choice - be it for the bedroom, for open spaces such as patios or even under a stairway. Indoor fountains are prominent accessories in offices and hotel lobbies too. Before selecting a particular indoor fountain type, consider area specific decorating theme, available vacant space in the desired location, your personal preference and finally the suitable fountain size.

Indoor fountain types fall under four categories - Floor type, wall indoor fountains, tabletop indoor fountains or freestanding ones.

Choosing indoor fountain

By Materials: You can choose from synthetic or natural materials. The choice includes ceramic, stainless steel, acrylic, slate, marble, stone, wood, fiberglass, plastic, copper, bronze, glass and aluminum. Location of indoor fountain, your design preference and mobility factor should be accounted, as indoor fountains made of stone, rock or slate can be heavy. Indoor fountains made of synthetic materials have less wear and tear besides being affordable.

By designs: Each type offers extensive choice in terms of being simple, rustic or slick contemporary designs, hand-carved or custom-designed. The visual appearance of each is unique.

By features: Adjustable flow control impact sound of water and the overall appearance of fountain, lighting to enhance visual appeal, the built-in clock or thermostat improves the functional aspect. Wall brackets specifically for wall fountains safely fasten the fountain in its place.

By water sound: Bubbles and gurgles or with a soothing flow of water or with gushing sound are some options with indoor fountains.

By size: The size is determined by the number of panels - one, two or three panel indoor fountain.

Indoor fountains - care and maintenance

Indoor fountains as compared outdoor fountains are practically maintenance free. They demand less time and effort for care and maintenance. Few hours every few months would suffice to keep it running sans interruption.

  • Make use of manufacturer's instruction manual to understand the mechanism of indoor fountain working and related maintenance aspect.

  • Prevent algae and mineral deposits by cleaning the pump every three months. An unused toothbrush, dish detergent and warm water are required.

  • Remove build up of calcium deposits on ceramic or stone with a common kitchen or bathroom lime remover.

  • Always ensure the optimum water level is maintained. Check daily; add a small quantity of water everyday. If the right water level is not maintained, it can result in the burning of the pump.

  • Change water every month in order to prevent algae buildup.

  • During winter, do not allow the water to freeze. You can dismantle and not exhibit during extreme winter or drain the fountain completely, fill the bowl with burlap and cover the fountain with a waterproof cover

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