A beautiful fountain is a feature that can enhance the ambiance of your residential or commercial property. Some of them have intricate designs that captivate your attention immediately. They can be large, small, or lined up in a row, depending on the size and layout of your space. But just like most things, they require maintenance to keep them clean and working properly.
In this blog, we'll discuss why you need to maintain your fountain, important features in fountain maintenance, and why algae is harmful to your fountain.
Why Should You Maintain Your Fountain?
Neglecting to take care of your fountain could be a very costly mistake. If a major malfunction occurs, it's not a cheap fix. Regular fountain maintenance will significantly reduce the risk of a large-scale repair. Not only is fountain maintenance important from a financial perspective, but failing to maintain it significantly reduces the visual appeal of the fountain. In a matter of months or even weeks, your fountain can go from a luxurious centerpiece to a repulsive eyesore, simply from lack of maintenance and failing to fix necessary repairs. The fountain water can turn green, stains can form on the fountain walls, and the water can even start to smell.
What is the Most Important Feature in Fountain Maintenance?
Many important factors keep a fountain running efficiently and looking great. But in our professional opinion, the pumps are the heart and soul of any fountain. Pumps are what keep the fountain flowing effectively. Outdoor fountains can occasionally become clogged with debris, so they need to be cleaned periodically. Fountain pump maintenance isn't difficult or time-consuming, but it's one of the most important things you can do to keep a fountain up and running!
Why is it Important to Prevent Algae?
Another crucial aspect of fountain maintenance is preventing algae. We mentioned earlier that lack of maintenance and repairs can cause your water to smell. Algae is the main cause of that. It can ruin the fountain's water pump and clog the auto-fill. This will also result in flooding over the top of the fountain wall. It's important to purchase algae cleaner that will eliminate organisms in the fountain to prevent this from happening.
If your fountain is located directly in the sun, algae will grow faster. If possible, have a fountain installed in a shaded area. But if that isn't an option, simply maintain it regularly and keep a close eye on it to make sure algae doesn't take over.
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It's absolutely critical that your residential or commercial fountain is maintained on a regular basis. Failing to do so can result in major problems, and possibly ruin the fountain altogether.
Sweetwater Pool Service has the knowledge and experience to keep your fountain in pristine condition! Give us a call and Relax... We Will Do The Work!
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