What To Know About Water Walls

What You Need To Know About Water Walls

There’s nothing like the tumbling water of an indoor fountain to create a relaxing ambiance. Mimicking the soothing sounds of nature, an Indoor water feature wall helps your customers unwind as they spend time in your location. Whether you add one to an office, a lobby, a waiting room, a restaurant dining room or another space, you instantly make the area feel more peaceful. Are you thinking about adding an indoor water wall to your facility? Take time to consider the following:

Where to Place Your Indoor Water Wall

To reap the most benefits from an indoor waterfall, you need to pick the right location for it. It should be prominent enough to affect the overall atmosphere. At the same time, you don’t want it to detract from your decorating scheme, but rather to accent it. Some placements that work well include using one as a dividing wall to set apart a seating area or mounting one high to draw attention to the openness of a space. You can use an indoor waterfall fountain as a focal point like you might do with a fireplace, or you can mount it in the background of a reception area or office. To get inspired with possibilities, visit our Gallery page.

Types of Materials Available

Part of the appeal of a water wall is how many possibilities it provides. Take your pick of freestanding, wall-mounted or frameless designs, for example. Go with a fountain that’s fully enclosed or pick one that’s open — depending on what you like. Water walls can be made of various materials, and there are lots of design options to allow you to create the right look for your facility. At Midwest Tropical, our craftsmen are skilled at working with stainless steel, copper and other metals. We can also use acrylic, glass, tile, stone and other natural materials to build custom water walls. We can even add LED lighting to showcase the cascading water in your design.

Working of an Indoor Water Wall Fountain

The mechanism of indoor water feature wall is very easy to understand and maintain. Indoor water wall fountain works in a simple and straightforward way that is just self-recirculating the water. Almost all water wall indoor contains a base at the bottom which is a reservoirs for storing water. There is a water pump installed at the base where the reservoir is. Its mechanism let the water to go up the water wall with the help of the pump. The pump take the water from the reservoir to the top of the water wall which creates a cascading effect.  The most important component responsible for the working is the pump of the indoor water walls. The pump should be very powerful to easily pull the water up from the base. The pump contains an impeller which comprises of medium size blade with various vanes or propellers that pulls the water up from the tube to the top of the water feature. Once the water gets pulled it falls from the top of the water feature. The falling water cascades down to a smooth surface and then it store back into the base which is the reservoir.  This cycle continues again and again.

What to Look for in a Water Wall Manufacturer

Another important factor in the quality of Indoor water wall fountain is the manufacturer. The last thing you want is to install a water fountain that leaks, cracks or looks subpar. This would create the exact opposite of your intended goal and only make your space more chaotic! How do you know which company to trust? Start by looking for a reputable brand with experience in the industry. Midwest Tropical, for example, has not only been in business since 1977, but we also are the company that pioneered indoor water walls. We craft all our products in-house from our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the Chicago area. Likewise, we test all our water features thoroughly to make sure every component from the pump to the acoustics is working well.

Built For Ultimate Sense of Peace

Water walls can be found in a variety of materials ranging from stone, copper, bamboo, marble, bronze, acrylic resin and fiber. The built type can be chosen depending on the application whether it is inside or outside and the climatic condition of the region. The choice can also be made considering the temperature and level of humidity in the atmosphere.  Water wall fountains are a great source of enhancing mental health and have been scientifically proven that water trickling noise from the water walls deliver a sense of relaxation and peace.

Steps To Take Care of Your Indoor Water Walls </h4

Indoor water walls are obviously not exposed to harsh climatic conditions and extremes of weather such as rain, sun light and wind etc. However there might be some chances of algae development in your water wall due to the minerals present in the air. To prevent this algae development it is best to use distilled water. You may also use specific materials available in the market which are designed to prevent bacterial development in water fountains.  Fountain cleaners can do great job in preventing pests, bacterial and algae growth.  The best and easiest way to maintain your indoor fountain is to keep an eye on dust buildup and maintaining the quality of water.

If you are in the market for a water feature that will make your facility more relaxing for guests, come to Midwest Tropical. Learn more about our water walls online, and get in touch with us anytime to talk about designing yours!

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