If you are thinking about getting a pond fountain, it’s certainly a great idea. The fountain will add a beautiful look to your pond, and it offers other benefits as well. You will find that the movement of the water through the pump is great for the health of the pond. It clears the water so you don’t have to worry about stagnant, odiferous pools of water. It clears away algae as well. A pond such as this can be a perfect place to add a few colorful fish as well – depending on your geographic location. You wouldn’t want your koi to freeze in the winter!
You can choose a pond fountain that shoots a geyser into the air or a fountain that has a simple, small spray. Your options are wide open. Of course, if you are going to have one of these fountains, you need to make sure that you care for the fountain and maintain it properly. Luckily, the maintenance of these fountains is quite easy.
The first thing that you will want to do to maintain your pond fountain is to make sure that your pond is clean. While the fountain can do a good job of clearing away algae, other, larger particulates can get into the water. Check the pond at least once a week to see if there are any leaves, twigs, or other debris inside of it. If there are, remove them. You may be able to use a pool skimmer depending on the size of your pond.
You will want to check the filter occasionally as well. Make sure that nothing is clogging the filter or getting into the pump. This takes only a few minutes, and you should only have to do it a few times per year. You can simply rinse it off in some clean water – that’s all there is to it!
When the colder months of the year are on their way, you may want to remove the fountain. If you live in an area where the water freezes and it snows, you must remove the fountain from the pond. Otherwise, you risk destroying the it.
A pond fountain is one of the best ways to give your backyard pond a unique look. As long as you take care of your fountain, you will be able to use it for many years.