This is the next article in our commercial water design series, crafted to inspire your future projects utilizing the vast characteristics of water. Please continue on this water exploration journey with us in the months to come, and look back at the evolution, atmosphere, and visual appeal of water elements in design.
There is a reason so many people love the sound of rain, are attracted to the rush of a waterfall, and prefer the soothing sights and sounds of water over daily hustle and bustle. From ancient days, the water has been regarded as means to restore balance and mind, and therefore, it is no wonder that the combined sight and sound of water achieved through the use of aeration is an attractive design element in commercial applications.
“You will always find an answer in the sound of water.” ~Chuang-Tzu
Aeration Water Design Elements
Aeration water effects are a perfect choice when attention grabbing is a primary goal and space outdoors is available. Aerated water effects introduce air into the movement of water. Aerated water features can be created by fountain nozzles, waterfalls, cascading water steps, and textured water walls.
A Perfect Solution for Masking Undesirable Noise
If your location is close to traffic, manufacturing, or other loud noises that you’d like masked with the more pleasant, natural noise of water, Aeration water effects may be the perfect solution. Aerated fountains are typically used for strong visual water effects with loud sound emissions. These types of water features are meant to be noticed and are great for outdoor settings that require strong site lines and a desirable louder sound to mask unwanted traffic noise.
Versatile aerated water features can be used for both architectural fountains and natural waterscapes. The aggressive water movements are best served for outdoor environments because of their sound, splash and vapor emissions.
If you are interested in designing water with aeration and sound effects, we will be happy to discuss your needs and options with you via our complimentary Concept Validation and Budget Analysis
This Water Design Series is by Greg Stoks, Principal at Commercial Aquatic Engineering. The purpose is to add useful content to CAE social media venues to help readers better understand design considerations when utilizing water as an architectural element. Read more about this Commercial Water Design Series.