During the past decade or so, the use of water fountains has been continually on the rise. Both indoor and outdoor water fountains come in more styles and sizes than ever. These fountains are made from a wide variety of materials and can be found in just about any color that you can imagine. From tiny fountains that are small enough to sit on your desk all the way up to giant fountains that are used to help businesses attract attention, there are many different styles available. Dentists and doctors have even started using fountains to provide stress relief for their patients. Residential builders often include fountains in housing developments. They can also be found at playgrounds or in parks.
Think about the amount of stress that you experience on a daily basis. From being bombarded with email messages and text messages to dealing with traffic, from the moment you roll out of bed, you undergo a constant barrage of stress-inducing events. One of the best ways to relax is by listening to water moving through a fountain. Closing your eyes and listening to the trickling sound of water after a stressful day can help you deeply relax. Best of all, the water can also block out noises created by electronic devices, nearby traffic, or neighbors.
One of the things that people struggle with the most when choosing a fountain is deciding whether it will be too loud for their space. There is no clear-cut answer since it really comes down to a matter of personal preference. The amount of sound that a fountain makes depends largely on the materials that it is made from, the overall size of the fountain, and the distance that the waterfalls before making contact with the surface of the fountain.
Additionally, the sound of the fountain can be affected by the acoustics of the room where it is placed according to Soothing Walls. Some rooms are naturally noisier than others – especially if they don’t have a lot of soft surfaces like carpeting or draperies. When deciding on an appropriate noise level for your home, you need to think about the design of your space as well as any sounds that you are trying to block out.
My love affair with water fountains began years ago when I started setting out fountains on the table when I was attending conferences and events. What I found is that people were far more likely to stop at my booth when the fountain was running than when it wasn’t. It wasn’t that they were interacting with the fountain. In fact, many of them didn’t even notice it until after they had already stopped. Subconsciously, however, the gentle sound of the fountain and the positive energy given off by the moving water naturally drew them into my booth. It was really quite amazing to see people who were noticeably stressed out instantly relax the minute that they stopped and heard the sound of water.
When you consider the positive impact that they can have on people’s moods and emotions, it is no wonder that they are so popular in public spaces. One interesting thing to think about is whether or not fountains could be used to reduce crime if they were placed in blighted neighborhoods.
Another way that fountains benefit the body is by humidifying the surrounding air. Dry air can not only produce static electricity but can also cause your hair and skin to dry out. A fountain can counteract these effects. The running water also gives off negative ions. These ions help cleanse the air while at the same time elevating the mood of anyone who is nearby.