One of the most common concerns of water fountain owners is the growth of bacteria in their fountains. Good thing there are certain ways to prevent bacteria growth. Here they are:
1. If you have a small water fountain, it’s a good idea to use distilled water. This is however not feasible in large fountains or outdoor fountains but don’t worry if you have an outdoor or large fountains because there are plenty of products that you can use to prevent bacteria growth in your water fountains. One good product to use is the Fountec Water Treatment. Fountec has organic polymers that help keep water in water fountains clearer, clearer and algae- and bacteria-free. This fountain care product may be used both for indoor and outdoor water fountains. Using a capful of Fountec per gallon of water will keep your water fountain looking really beautiful.
2. The use of ultraviolet lights is also an option for keeping larger water fountains algae- and bacteria-free. UV lights are placed at the base of the water fountain. They filter the water by killing the bacteria passing through the ultraviolet lamp located inside the unit. UV lights also get rid of green water by clumping the algae together so the filter can remove them.
Cleaning your water fountain on a regular basis is one of the most important things you can do. Cleaning the main fountain unit and its pump will eliminate algae and bacteria and prevent white scale from building up in your fountain, which means to say that it’s the best way to keep your water fountain beautiful not only in the inside but also in the outside.