Maintaining a fountain is not highly difficult. However, there are a few important things that do need to be done periodically. This article contains a guide of some of the basic steps that a person needs to take in order to maintain a fountain effectively.

One of the most important things for both indoor and outdoor fountains is never let the pump run without water. The result is a pump that will burn out quickly. Depending on the weather where you live, you will need to keep a close eye on the water level. For example, if you live in hot climates such as Texas, California, and Arizona, then the water will dry up quicker than if you lived in Colorado or Montana. Therefore, just use common sense when it comes to the water level so the pump is not damaged.

If you notice your fountain splashing too much, then if it came with a splashguard, this may need to be adjusted. However, the other possibility for the problem is that you filled the fountain with too much water. In this case, removing some of the water is all that is needed. However, sometimes the water flow on the pump will need to be adjusted. Regardless, the fix for a splashing fountain is easy and inexpensive.

Another common problem with fountains is the noise. Fountains are meant to be enjoyed with a soothing sound of flowing water, not overrun you by a loud pump. If you notice that your fountain is loud, the first thing to check is if the pump is causing a vibration. In this case, something as simple as placing a piece of folded up newspaper or sponge underneath. However, if the pump is still noisy, then it could be that the tubing has come loose. If the pump is for an outdoor fountain and it is a submersible type, make sure it is completely under the water.

Finally, if the water does not seem to be flowing evenly over the surface of the fountain then it could be that the fountain is not placed on a level surface. With slate fountains, in addition to checking the levelness, you should also spray the slate’s surface with distilled water prior to turning the pump on. This will help the water flow down much smoother. Finally, if you notice the water collecting in a small pocket by the top, then simply take your finger, running it along the edge at the location where the water flows over and down to help break and surface water beads.


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