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The clean green indoor fountain

Updated on July 16, 2010

Meditation gold

The happy home and a chucking fountain

It’s not commonly known that the indoor fountain is one of the great joys of life. These little fountains provide the famous “chi effect”, as well as a cheerful background sound which is great for meditation and just relaxing. The flow of water symbolizes the flow of life forces, the fundamental natural rhythm of existence, and the Tao of existence.

There are other, more physical benefits. The little indoor fountain is also an evaporator, releasing moisture into the air. That’s particularly useful in summer, when dry heat can truly drain you of fluids. The extra moisture from the fountain helps reduce moisture loss, and makes the air cooler and fresher. The fountain also helps indoor heat transfer as the motion of the water displaces air. This makes breathing more comfortable.

The fountain’s pool traps airborne particulates, and an occasional clean will show you how much airborne gunk you haven’t been inhaling. This is truly staggering. A small fountain can pick up a lot of dust, fibers and other garbage which would otherwise be real irritants. There’s a lot of this stuff in the air, even in the cleanest homes. The fountain’s water traps it progressively. A clean a month will be a revelation

Indoor fountains usually run on 12v DC adaptors. They use microscopic amounts of power to achieve this effect. This is green energy, in its truest senses. The only moving part in a fountain is the pump, which only needs to be cleaned occasionally.

The only drawback is algae. You may be surprised to find algae growing in your living room, but these tiny plants are universal, and will migrate from areas like the bathroom to other areas of moisture. The algae can be kept in check in the little fountains with a common algaecide, and one bottle of it will last a decade or two.

It’s the beautiful peace of the fountain that’s its real secret. I’m a professional writer, and I’ve written whole books to the accompaniment of a fountain, happily chuckling in the background. If you’re a creative person, you’ll appreciate what a fountain brings to your home.


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    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you showign this beautiful fountain and good tips.

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      shanel 7 years ago from Seattle

      Indoor fountains are a great way to add interest and depth to any decor. Nice hub.