There are several compelling reasons to add a fountain to your property. A fountain can improve the aesthetic appeal of your property, transforming it into the jewel of the neighborhood. Moving water produces negative ions that remove dust and dirt in the air which helps improve air quality.
Like every other type of water feature, fountains need ongoing care and maintenance. Regular maintenance keeps fountains in tip-top shape all year round. Periodic fountain maintenance can reduce the risk of premature failure and save you money on costly repairs.
Here are some ways to maintain your fountain from Pondscapes, a pond builder serving Scottsdale.
Keep Your Pump Clean
The pump is the most important part of a fountain. To keep your pump in good working order, clean it at least once a month. After you have detached the pump, remove leaves, and other debris from the intake valve and housing by hand.
Soak the pump in a mixture of vinegar and water, then rinse it. Use a toothbrush to remove buildup from hard-to-reach areas. Wipe the pump down with a soft, damp cloth. If the pump or hose lines have become clogged with dirt and dust, flush them.
Scrub The Fountain Bowl
Algae, mineral deposits, and other debris can affect the appearance of your fountain and water quality. To remove any algae in your fountain, soak a scrub brush in a mild cleaner and scrub the bowl with it. Clean mineral deposits with a soft cloth soaked in vinegar.
Change The Water Periodically
Change the water in your fountain at least once a week. This is a great way to prevent odors and keep fountain water clean. Use additives to prevent algae and deposit buildups.
Winterize Your Fountain Before Winter
Water expands as it freezes. If your fountain freezes, permanent damage can occur to the basin, exterior, or pump. To prevent this from happening, disassemble your fountain and store the parts in your garage or somewhere else where they won’t be exposed to excessive heat or dampness. If you do not have a room where you can store your fountain, cover it with a fountain cover.
Pondscapes is a renowned water feature contractor serving Arizona. Our pros have years of experience transforming regular outdoor spaces into oases with visually striking water features. To schedule water feature installation in Scottsdale, call (480) 987-7781.