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Philadelphia Indoor Pond Design

Philadelphia Indoor Pond
Philadelphia Indoor Pond

Do you have or want a Philadelphia Indoor Pond?

You can put a pond anywhere, especially if you have a Philadelphia Indoor Pond!  With winter here now, it’s time to think about a Philadelphia Indoor Pond.  Lots of people have indoor ponds– businesses, greenhouse owners and in actual homes.  We even built a pond in our client’s basement!

Indoor Pond Options

Indoor ponds can be extravagant and elaborate requiring significant space, planning and equipment or they can be very simple and easy to manage. Depending on the space you have available and the desired effect of the water feature, there are many options for type of water feature.

In large entries, foyers or atriums, large ponds or layered fountains may be appropriate.  In small office spaces, hallways and meeting rooms a simple wall or tabletop fountain may be enough. Water in indoor spaces has benefits regardless of the size.

Benefits of a Philadelphia Indoor Pond

A Philadelphia Indoor Pond does more than soothe the soul and well-being by making a contribution to interior spaces, that is both wonderfully aesthetic and to a significant extent, textural. With a little imagination, you can build an attractive and beauty pond that will be easy to maintain and add interest to the area where it’s built. The indoor aquatic pond combines the best features of an aquarium and an outdoor garden pond.

An indoor pond has more health benefits than you may realize. One benefit is the relaxing, calming effect of both the sight and sound of moving water. There are other psychological benefits like promoting calmness, focus, creativity and better sleep quality.

In addition, water, in all forms, releases negatively charged ions into the air, which combats free radicals and purifies the air of dust mites, pollen, germs, allergens and pollutants, and in turn keeps your body healthy. These negative ions are also believed to boost serotonin levels, which relieve stress and depression, and help to increase energy, alertness, and concentration.

During the winter months, low humidity in your home can become an issue, leading to worsening allergies, dry skin, static electricity and increased susceptibility to colds and flu. Indoor pond naturally add moisture to the room in which it is in. Not only is this beneficial for you and your family, it also is good for the plants in the room.

Where to put a Philadelphia Indoor Pond

An indoor pond could fit anywhere in your home, but there are obviously some rooms that are better suited than others. You can use them as art or sculpture in prominent spots, or place them in an area that would otherwise not be utilized such as underneath a staircase. No matter what type of water feature you choose, you are sure to reap all the benefits it provides for your home and family. Contact AquaReale for more information on maintenance or design of a Philadelphia Indoor Pond.

 

What is hardscaping and do I need it?

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Hardscaping

What is hardscaping? The term hard landscaping (hardscaping) is used by practitioners of landscape architecture and garden design to describe the construction materials which are used to improve a landscape by design.

The corresponding term soft landscape (softscaping) materials is used to describe vegetative materials such as plants, grasses, shrubs, trees etc. to improve landscape or outdoor space.

Hardscaping 101

Hardscape refers to hard landscape materials in the built environment; structures that are incorporated into a landscape. This can include paved areas, driveways, retaining walls, or any other landscaping made up of hard wearing materials such as stone, concrete, etc.

Hardscaping allows the erection of landscaping features that would otherwise be impossible due to soil erosion, or that compensate for large amounts of human traffic that would cause wear on bare earth or grass.

While there are many hardscaping products, AquaReale tends to work primarily with natural stone products. We work with wallstone and flagstone materials.

We tend to stick to natural flagstone pathways and patios because the materials blends well with everything from modern to older architecture. It withstands the test of time, and can hold up for decades if installed properly.

Natural stone allows for more raw creativity, because no system is being followed. This allows us to go with the flow of the design, creating everything from steps and benches to drainage culverts.

Hardscaping and Stormwater Solutions

AquaReale understands that without nearby bare soil, a hardscape with an impervious surface requires artificial methods of drainage or surface runoff to carry off the water that would normally be absorbed into the ground as groundwater.

Lack of capacity can cause problems after severe storms. We make certain that there is adequate drainage or runoff on every hardscaping project we complete.

Contact us to see what hardscaping solution is best for you.

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