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Fountain Cleaning Guide
Step by Step Cleaning for your Indoor and Outdoor Water Fountains
Whether it’s a custom water fountain, garden fountain, feng shui fountain, outdoor wall fountain or an outdoor fountain, they all need to be cleaned. Cleaning water fountains is an easy task that only takes a couple of hours for a large fountain and minutes for small tabletop style and needs to be done periodically. We recommend you clean smaller fountains once a month or so, they are quite simple to clean and have less water in them so it tends to get algae quicker. Wall mounted fountains or larger floor standing fountains can go longer between cleanings, often times you can go 2-3 months between fountain cleanings. Without cleaning a water fountain, it will not look as appealing and may not even function properly. Algae and mineral deposits are the key things to be cleaned as they have the tendency to build up. Algae is a plant like organism that grows in water and mineral deposits form from the fountains chemical composition.
Follow these simple steps to a clean fountain:
Your fountain pump is the heart and sole of your fountain, bringing you those beautiful water sounds. Taking care of and keeping the pump free of debris and algae is crucial to a long-lasting pump.
The easiest solution to a clean fountain is to not let the white scale or algae build up. Easier said than done, right? There are some great fountain care products that come to the rescue for us! Below you will find the products the WaterFountainPlace.com offers and what each will do.
Preventing White Scale and Hard Water Mineral Deposits: White scale can be hard to get rid of in fountains, especially outdoor fountains, if it is allowed to build up. There is a product specifically for this called No More White Scale. This will reduce the chance of build up if used properly and regular cleaning is done.
If you already have mineral build up try the following to remove it:
Vinegar and water may also help get rid of some of the deposits. Let it soak on your fountain to allow it to work and break down the deposits and then scrub with a non-abrasive sponge.
Preventing algae growth in your water fountains: Algae will occur over time in your fountain because anywhere there is water algae will grow. The best solution is to clean your fountain regularly as explained above and to use a type of fountain care product/algae preventative. Although fountain care products will prolong algae build up, you will still have to clean your water fountain.
No More Algae - This will prolong algae growth for indoor or outdoor fountains. No More Algae should not be used if you have children, pets, fish or birds that get in the water as it can be harmful if digested.
Care Free Enzymes - Prevents organic contaminants, mineral deposits, stains, sludge. A non-toxic, all natural product that can be used in all types of fountains.
Fountain Fresh - A water clarifier that prevents algae growth and colored water. It is a great for small or large fountains and outdoor water fountains. Also safe for wildlife and pets.
Fountain Block - Controls and prevents algae growth in large fountains as one block will clear up to 50 gallons of water. The fountain block should not be digested as it is hazardous to animals and humans.