All fountains require routine service and cleaning. Maintaining a beautiful water fountain is something everyone can do. Overtime, white scale and calcium deposits can build up in most fountains due to naturally occurring minerals in water. That, along with algae, can be some of the most common problems with water features. With proper maintenance, your fountain will have a long lifespan and continue running beautifully for years to come.
To ensure that your water feature continues running properly and beautifully, it is important for all fountain owners to implement a scheduled maintenance plan. Because water fountains can be made of different materials, it is important to refer to your owner’s manual on what the fountain is made of. This will help you make sure that you do not accidentally damage your investment.
Typically, it is recommended to clean your fountain every two months. Depending on the size of your water feature, you may need to increase or decrease your scheduled cleanings. With all water features a full cleaning is recommended annually.
Follow these easy steps to protect the longevity and appearance of your fountain.
Prevention is key when fighting against algae and white scale. Using distilled water is a great prevention method that has been proven to work when combined with the cleaning methods suggested. Although you can use tap water, combined with a non-abrasive cleaner, hard water and mineral buildup is more likely to occur with this method. When used in their proper dosages, the following cleaners are a recommended. If you have any questions on the dosages recommended for your fountain, please contact customer service.
Please note: If you have a fountain with a custom logo, we do not recommend using cleaner over the surface area that has the logo applied. If you have a logo feature, please reach out to customer service for cleaning recommendations.