One of the benefits of modern technology is that it has introduced an excellent array of new materials that surpass traditional ones in many ways. Consider the availability of resin fountains, they allow someone to enjoy the good looks of something like stone without the worries that come with the damaging effects of ice or freezing temperatures.
Alternately, the many styles of acrylic fountains mean that a wider range of home or business owners can incorporate a water element or feature into their overall design scheme too. This is because the acrylic fixtures weigh a bit less than glass, stone or metal options, and can often be custom designed with artwork or other materials.
We’ll first look at the use of a resin fountain to understand how special or alternative materials can be of great benefit. As stated above, the resin material can often withstand the wild variation between summer heat and winter ice without suffering the cracks, fractures and negative effects of many other materials. This is one of the reasons that birdbath fountains and many waterfall fixtures are constructed from resin.
In addition to the fact that resin can withstand natural conditions, it can also be poured, shaped and finished in such an array of styles as to leave a shopper dizzy! The “fine art” wall fountains that look straight out of a classic Italian villa or the convincingly realistic looking stone waterfall fixtures available for incredibly modest prices are usually due to the availability of resin for their manufacture.
Apart from pump maintenance, the use of distilled water, and a somewhat regular cleaning with mild soap and water, a resin fountain is often a way to add an elegant feature without a lot of care or costs.
An acrylic fountain is also a good choice for the consumer hoping to incorporate a very unique water fixture into the home or office space as well. These can usually have some sort of painting or design painted or etched into their surface, and this can be used to give them a fine art, organic, or highly modern look. These too will come as wall or floor mounted and desktop models, but tend to be unsuitable for outdoor use due to the fact that acrylic panels are not usually tempered for the extremes of wintry weather.
Just like resin, an acrylic fountain requires very little regular maintenance, and their cleaning and care tends to be one of the reasons that they are selected over glass panels in similar styles. When an owner inadvertently scratches a glass panel during a traditional cleaning, the scratch is permanent. When this occurs with acrylic, however, the scratch is easily repaired or removed with readily available polishes and repair kits.