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The Various Benefits of a Water Feature

Whether you’re planning out a landscape design for a private residence, or in the final stages for decorating a hotel lobby, adding a water feature will be beneficial.


This is because among the numerous benefits, water has been proven to act as a calming agent for the mind. According to Wallace J. Nichols, a marine biologist, “We are beginning to learn that our brains are hardwired to react positively to water and that being near it can calm and connect us, increase innovation and insight, and even heal what’s broken,” Nichols writes in  Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do. Happiness, however, is only one of the benefits. In this article we’ll take a look at how water features are not only benefitting individuals but also the environment.


One of the more unknown benefits of a water feature is that it reduces noise pollution. This is heavily dependent on the type of water feature that is installed. For instance, a stagnant pond is only going to provide minimal noise reduction whereas waterfalls and bubbling fountains are known to absorb noise to a greater extent. Part of the noise reduction is because it has its own soothing sound that an individual is likely to tune into. So it allows them to block out the sound of a barking dog, or the bustle in a lobby.


In addition to reducing noise, a water feature also helps filter the air in two ways. The first is by attracting dust particles due to the negative ions emitted from the flowing water. The second is through the formation of water vapors that help filter the air.


Another benefit of a water feature is that it acts as a focal point for gathering. This happens regardless of the water feature being a pool, fountain, waterfall, or pond. Since people are naturally attracted to water, it means that the conversations will continue longer and the individuals within the circle are more likely to bond.


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Along with a water feature providing a focal point, it also provides individuality to the landscape. This occurs through the the size, shape, colour, design and placement of the feature. It also provides movement to an otherwise still area in the form of the water rushing and with wildlife visiting the water feature.


Another benefit is that the water features require minimal maintenance – as long as they aren’t a swimming pool. Essentially fountains, waterfalls, and ponds continuously recirculate the water from within. This not only limits the amount of water used but also reduces the chances of bacteria growing out of control. Of course, some maintenance must be done initially like filling up the water feature upon installation, but the majority of it is relatively maintenance free.



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Perhaps one of the more appealing aspects of a water feature is that it raises the real estate value. This is because a water feature enhances the look of the property as it creates a harmonious and relaxing atmosphere.


Overall, a water feature is the answer for you if you’re looking to benefit the environment, the landscape, or yourself.


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Solus Decor Fire & Water Features in Stock and ready for delivery now

Make the most of your garden this summer with a Solus Fire and Water Feature.

We have a number of products in stock and available for immediate delivery to enable you to make the most of your garden throughout the summer.

Solus Fire Pits

Hemi 26″

Simple and easy to install we have a number of the Hemi  26″ Fire Bowls with ethanol fuel operation making it even easier to add to your garden, simply place in position, add the fuel and light.  The Hemi 26″ is the perfect way to add spark to intimate outdoor spaces. Standing 325 mm tall (without its plinth or 440mm with the plinth) Hemi 26 distributes its heat from a low vantage point providing a place to warm chilly legs and hands. Visually it has a solid, sculptural presence and holds its own in environments of any size. It can be used in conjunction with the included plinth to raise its height or placed as an elegant stand alone piece for a lower profile fire pit.

We also have a number of Hemi Fire Bowls in stock with natural gas and LPG fuel operation in both 26″ and 36″ in a selection of colours in addition to those shown below.

Elevated Halo 36″

The Elevated Halo is ideal for summer gatherings, coffee table height with space to rest a drink while you enjoy a summer evening around the fire with family and friends.  We have a number of Elevated Halo 36″ Fire Pits in ethanol, LPG and natural gas fuel options in stock and available for immediate delivery so you can add a little something special to your garden this summer. The elevated Halo cradles its flame, allowing the flickering fire light to reflect on its polished concrete surface. Crisp outer edges curve smoothly into their central fire openings, creating a modern, sculptural feel. The tops rest on 750 mm wide box bases which give these modern fire pits a substantial foundation and raises them to coffee table height. With their clean profiles and soft curves the Halo Elevated 36 fits well into a wide variety of outdoor environments.  We have the colours below in stock plus more, get in touch to secure delivery for the summer.

Solus Water Features

If you fancy adding the element of water to your garden to promote calm and tranquility take a look at our beautiful water features.  As with our fire pits they are made from the same high performance concrete with the element of metal creating both a sculptural and architectural quality to their design.  The self circulating nature of our water features makes them even easier to install, all you need is an electrical supply, simply plug and play.

The Scupper with basin

An adaptation of our Scupper water bowls this version combines two concrete vessels to create a simple, self contained water feature. As with our original Scuppers, clean edged, mechanically formed metal and smooth concrete are brought to life by the liquid movement and pleasing sound of water.  We have 26″ Scupper with basins in stock and available for delivery now in cinder and linen as show below.

Water Dome

These water bowls feature polished metal domes that appear to float inside of concrete vessels. Water flows up through the center of each dome to run over the reflective surface of the hand-spun metal and then drop off the edges into the surrounding water creating sound. Like our concrete pieces, each metal dome is handmade and unique.  We have 26″ and 36″ Water Domes in stock and available for delivery now.

Get in touch with us to find out more about our stock items and secure your delivery as soon as possible.