Are you looking for tips on how to keep waterfall fountains clean? The answer is simply: running water. In fact, what might help you to keep your fountain clean is to put your waterfall on a timer. If your fountain waterfall runs on a consistent basis, then it’s much easier to keep track of. Let’s consider some maintenance essentials step by step.
First, try to change the water in your waterfall (as in a complete replacement) once every month. What about waterfall fountain treatment, you ask? It does its job, in that it gets rid of algae, mineral deposits and white scale. However, no treatment available will help you get rid of dust and debris that accumulates in your waterfall pond.
Next, you must keep the water level at its peak. This will mean adding water to your fountain probably on a daily basis. Most people water their waterfall like a plant. Because of evaporation, garden waterfalls empty water on a regular basis. If the temperature is hot and the day dry, then evaporation is accelerated. This action must be done so that the pump is always submerged. When the pump runs out of water it can be damaged in a hurry. Besides, adding fresh water on a daily basis helps to keep the whole fountain clean.
If your garden waterfall is an exterior fountain then you have to protect the basin from leaves and other debris. Not only that, but you have to give special consideration to the pump, the most important piece of the waterfall feature. It’s best to cover the pump with shade cloth screen. Debris can damage the inner workings of the pump.
You must winterize waterfall fountains in the colder seasons. You cannot let the pump freeze, nor can you let water freeze in the basin because of the threat of cracks. If by some chance some water freezes in the basin, then don’t fret. Allow the water to thaw in its own time. Do not break the ice on your own, however.
If your waterfall fountain has been inactive for a few months or even longer, then you may notice problems with the pump. This is not actually the pump’s failure (assuming you took it inside) but the tubing. Whenever this happens, try and use a garden hose to put pressure on the obstruction inside. There may be debris or even an insect nest inside.
Please note that using garden waterfalls indoors can be risky because of uncontrolled splashing. Splashing can harm wooden, tiled or carpeted surfaces. All in all, these garden waterfall maintenance lessons are easy to remember.