If you live in the USA you should consider installing a fountain in your outdoor space. Not only do fountains visually enhance your yard or garden but they also help create a calm, serene environment where you can take a break from the stress of day-to-day living.
If you want your fountain to retain its beauty after it is installed, you need to properly maintain it. As long as you follow the care tips provided below, you should be able to keep your fountain looking as beautiful as it did on the day that you bought it.
The Advantages Of Outdoor Water Fountains
* The soothing sound of the water helps relieve stress.
* Birds are naturally drawn to fountains, which helps ensure that the flowers, trees, and plants in your garden are properly pollinated.
* Fountains make outdoor spaces more attractive and inviting, adding to the resale value of your property.
How to Properly Maintain An Outdoor Water Fountain
Get rid of loose debris. On a monthly basis, drain the water out of the fountain. Usually, the best way to accomplish this is through the use of a wet vac, although you can also use a siphon. Once the water has been removed, use a rag or paper towel to wipe away any loose debris. Finish by using a mixture of vinegar and water to clean the surface before refilling it with water.
Minimize the risk of clogs. Putting a nylon stocking over the end of the pump can help keep it from becoming clogged with debris.
Use a water clarifier. This will help remove impurities from the water, minimizing the chances of algae or scale developing in the fountain.
Always make sure there is water in the fountain. If the water level gets too low, the fountain can easily overheat or burn out. Frequently check the water level and add more as needed – particularly if it is hot outside.
Only use safe cleaning products. Fountains naturally attract wild animals like birds. Pets and children also enjoy playing in them. That is why it is so important to only use natural cleaners that are safe for animals and people when you clean your fountain. If you want some more help check out these outdoor water feature ideas.
Selecting The Right Fountain
We pride ourselves on going above and beyond to help each of our clients find the ideal fountain. Fountains that are designed for outdoor use usually last for many years. We are happy to help you with everything from choosing a fountain to getting it installed and keeping it properly maintained.