Indoor fountains are an ideal decorative element for the home and can be used in a variety of ways. We’d recommend setting one up in the living room or the study to help create a tranquil ambience. The soothing sounds of flowing water have been shown to help relax the mind and focus energies.
Another popular use for indoor fountains is in a business lobby. Whether it be an office block, a restaurant or even an airport lounge, an indoor fountain makes an impressive and professional impression on clients and customers. Certain styles of interior fountain can even be customized with company logos for the ultimate in branding.
Best Indoor Fountain Style
Choosing the right indoor fountain style depends on what you’re using the fountain for. If you simply want a tabletop fountain which will slot seamlessly into your existing decor, our oriental fountains are particularly popular. They range from Buddha fountains to feng shui fountains and all combine subtle yet stylish design with simple and effective function.
If what you’re looking for is a floor fountain, then a variety of stunning statement pieces are available. Our acrylic water walls are certain to get noticed as are our range of bubble fountains which boast colorful bubbling displays. One of our floor fountains is ideal for business addresses.
You’ll also find our indoor fountains available in several different materials, each of which carries its own benefits. Steel and copper are stylish and durable but come at a price. They’re well suited to a modern decor. Polyresin, at the other end of the scale, is fantastically versatile and lightweight. It’s great for use in almost any setting but is often used as a substitute for stone so might be best placed in a room featuring other natural materials.
Deciding on the right material for your needs beforehand will help ensure you get the right fountain when it comes time to place an order.
One of the many benefits of an indoor fountain is the humidifying effect it has in the room in which you run the fountain. As the water flows, the air humidity level in the room increases. The health benefits of increased moisture in the air are akin to a toned down version of drinking plenty of water. Aside from keeping skin well hydrated, a humidified room will help ease sinus problems and snoring conditions.
How Loud Will It Be?
You can expect to hear the quiet hum of the motor whenever the pump is running. This isn’t a loud or overpowering sound but will be a solid reminder that the pump is functioning correctly. If you experience anything more than a gentle noise, it’s likely there is something clogging the filter of the pump.
The other noise you can expect to hear is the splashing of water as it cascades down the fountain. Many pumps will have a flow adjuster which allows you to control the strength of the water flow released from the fountain. The greater the water flow, the louder the splashing noise the fountain will make. By controlling the flow adjuster, you can control the volume of the splash.
If you wish to actually change the sound the fountain makes, as opposed to altering the volume, you will have to experiment with different materials in the fountain basin. Adding various small pebbles into the basin will affect the splash of the water and will produce a different sound to the flow of the water.
Best Water Treatments
A simple fountain maintenance chemical product will help keep your fountain pump running smoothly and prevent the build-up of mildew on the fountain surface. A capful or two every fortnight tends to be more than enough to ensure effective operation. Be careful to check the ingredients of any cleaner you intend to use if you have pets who might drink from your fountain. Many products are pet-friendly and completely safe to use without risking the health of your animals or compromising the efficacy of the cleaner.
If you should find at any time that your fountain is straining to work as successfully as it once did, it is often easier and cheaper to invest in a replacement pump than a whole new fountain. It’s often not necessary to replace a pump with the exact same model as most manufacturers now produce pumps in standard flow capacities. As long as you’re getting a similar flow capacity from your replacement pump, there are various additional extras you can find to connect an otherwise unmatched fountain and pump.