Pool fountains vs. Wellheads who comes on top?

A pool fountain is an architectural aesthetic piece of art which pours water into a basin or jets it into the air to supply drinking water and for a decorative or dramatic effect.

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Fountains were originally used to provide drinking to the residents of cities, towns and villages. Until the late 19th century most fountains operated by gravity, and needed a source of water higher than the fountain, such as a reservoir to make the water flow or jet into the air.

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By the end of the 19th century, urban fountains became purely decorative. Fountains are used today to decorate city parks and squares or home backyards; to honor individuals or events; for recreation and for entertainment.

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  • Pros for pool fountain:

When having a very spacious backyards or garden, a large diameter pool fountain is ideal to architecturally fill in the blank space and make the place look more cozy and aesthetic for your family or guests. The sound of water cascading off of a tiered or a four spigotted fountains create a whimsical orchestra that should be music to the ears.


Even if you’re not using your fountain as an integral part of your pool, you can still glean the stress relief that comes with running water. Studies have shown that people who have fountains in their yards are more relaxed. What’s better than laying by the pool, cold drink at hand, tuning in to natures frequencies? You can even turn the flow up high enough to block out the neighborhood traffic, dog and pool parties while still enjoying a peaceful afternoon by the pool.

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The height elevation of a backyard pool water fountains can easily take your audience eyes away from other backyard features that you may need to underplay or camouflage like an adjacent property wall

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  • Pros for wellhead fountains:

Wellheads were at first nothing more than a simple hole in the ground with a limestone ring that facilitated the rope pulling of water filled buckets.

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Later as the mercantile class, noblemen and royals began constructing their manors, mansions and castles around an underground water source for a self- sustainability reason, a decorative need for those well heads was born and a hole in the ground wasn’t enough any longer. In no time, wellheads became a staple to many old European fairy tales and folklore like the princess and the frog fable.

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Wellheads are ideal in getting the job done where standard size pool fountains fall short or delivering that task. They are also ideal for side yard specially ones that are open to a kitchen window or adjacent to a sunroom, kid’s room or formal living rooms.

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Another picturesque application for Wellheads is in the front yard entry of your home centered inside a small roundabout island where yet again a wider fountain would have been too big to fit or too obstructive to your front entryway.


Just like fountains, wellheads can also be waterproofed and equipped with a small internal pump that will allow for a water jet to softly overflow and create a soft mystical water melody fare less intense that the sound of cascading fountains.

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More indoor and outdoor water fountain and wellhead models are available in more architectural styles, sizes, patinas, and stone options at Ancient Surfaces so come on by and visit our website so we can inspire you further more.



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