Water Features
Broseley Missouri

Keeping Your Outdoor Water fountain Clean

It is essential to carefully maintain water fountains for them to perform properly. It is easy for foreign objects to find their way into open-air fountains, so keeping it clean is important. Additionally, anywhere light from the sun combines with still water, algae can form. To stay clear of this, take vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, or sea salt and add right into the water. There are those who like to use bleach, but that is hazardous to any animals that might drink or bathe in the water - so should therefore be avoided.Keeping Outdoor Water fountain Clean 75800617194.jpg

Every three-four months, garden fountains should undergo a serious cleaning. The first task is to get rid of all of the water. When you have done this, scrub inside the water reservoir with a gentle detergent. A useful tip is to use a toothbrush if there are small hard-to-reach spots. Be sure to completely rinse the interior of the fountain to make sure all the soap is gone.

Calcium and fresh water organisms can get inside the pump, so you should really disassemble it to get it truly clean. You might want to let it soak in vinegar for a few hours to make it quicker to scrub. Build-up can be a big headache, so use mineral or rain water over tap water, when possible, to reduce this dilemma.

Lastly, make sure your fountain is always full by looking at it every day - this will keep it in tip-top shape. Allowing the water to drop below the pump’s intake level, can cause major damage and even make the pump burn out - an undesired outcome!

The Many Styles of Water Wall Fountains

If you want to have a place to relax as well as add some flair to a small area such as a patio or courtyard, wall fountains are ideal because they do not occupy much space. Traditional, antique, modern, or Asian are just some of the styles you can choose from when looking for an outdoor wall fountain to your liking. Your tastes dictate the type you buy so while there may not be a prefabricated fountain to satisfy you, you do have the option of having a customized one.Many Styles Water Wall Fountains 057862912369871468.jpg

There are two specific styles of fountains you can buy: mounted and stand-alone. Small, self-contained models can be placed on a wall are known as mounted wall fountains. Wall fountains made of resin (resembling stone) or fiberglass are typically lightweight so they can be easily hung. Large-sized free-standing wall fountains, often referred to as floor fountains, have their basins positioned on the floor and a flat side leaning on a wall. Typically made of cast stone, these water features have no weight constraints.

Custom-built fountains which can be incorporated into a new or existing wall are often prescribed by landscaping designers. Hiring an expert mason is your best option to build the basin and install the necessary plumbing. It is also necessary to add a spout or fountain mask to build it into the wall. If you want a cohesive look for your garden, buy a customized wall fountain because it becomes part of the scenery rather than an afterthought.