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Keeping Your Garden Wall Fountain Clean

It is essential to carefully maintain water fountains for them to perform optimally. It is easy for foreign items to find their way into outside fountains, so keeping it clean is important. Also, algae is likely to build up anywhere natural light meets water. In order to stay clear of this, there are some basic ingredients that can be poured into the water, such as vinegar, sea salt, or hydrogen peroxide. There are those who choose to use bleach, but that is hazardous to any animals that might drink or bathe in the water - so should therefore be avoided.

An extensive cleaning every three-four months is ideal for garden fountains. To start with you must drain the water. Then use mild soap and a soft sponge to clean the innner part of the reservoir. If there is delicate artwork, you might need to use a toothbrush for those hard-to-reach areas. Do not leave any soap deposit inside or on the fountain.

It is highly suggested taking the pump apart to better clean the inside and get rid of any plankton or calcium. Soaking it in vinegar for a while will make it easier to clean. If you want to eliminate build-up in your fountain, use rain water or mineral water versus tap water, as these don’t contain any ingredients that might stick to the inside of the pump.

Lastly, make sure your fountain is always full by checking it every day - this will keep it in tip-top condition. Permitting the water level to get too low can result in damage to the pump - and you certainly don't want that!

The Many Styles of Water Wall Fountains

Small verandas or courtyards are an ideal place to set up wall fountains because they add style to an area with limited space.Many Styles Water Wall Fountains 2479072229404673.jpg Conventional, antique, contemporary, or Asian are just a few of the styles you can choose from when looking for an outdoor wall fountain to your liking. While there are countless prefabricated ones on the market, you may need a customized fountain if none of these are appealing to you.

Depending on your needs, you can select from mounted or freestanding types. Mounted wall fountains are little and self-contained versions which can be displayed on a wall. Fountains of this kind need to be light, therefore, they are usually made of resin (resembling stone) or fiberglass. Large-sized free-standing wall fountains, commonly referred to as floor fountains, have their basins located on the floor and a flat side leaning on a wall. Water features such as these are usually manufactured of cast stone and have no weight limitations.

It is a good idea to integrate a customized fountain into a new or existing wall, something often suggested by landscape professionals. Placing the basin against the wall and installing all the plumbing work needs a professional mason to do it properly. A fountain mask or a spout also needs to be incorporated into the wall. The unified look produced by custom-made wall fountains make them appear to be part of the landscape rather than an afterthought.