INDOOR / OUTDOOR WATER FOUNTAINS
Water fountains started out as being something functional. They were originated to provide water to people. Today Water fountains bring a sense of beauty and serenity that can help shield unwanted background noise such as road noise. They come in many shapes and sizes. Made for indoors or outdoors. There are large ones, medium ones, and small ones. Some are made of cast stone, ceramic and/or fiberglass. Water fountains are used in offices, backyards, pools, ponds, gardens, and in your home. My dentist has one in his waiting room, it really does help calm the nerves before going under the drill. If you want to add a sense of tranquility and peace into your life, a fountain is a beautiful and affordable way to achieve that.
This is an example of a pool water fountain feature. Nothing beats the sound of water swishing, splashing, and moving about. Not to mention the sparkling glimmer it makes when the sun glistens upon it.
Enhance your living space with a table top fountain.
TIPS on how to keep water fountains clean.
- Place your fountain in the shade or partial shade to avoid algae buildup.
- Be sure your pump is submerged in water
- Use distilled water when possible.
- Clean your water pump by soaking it in diluted white vinegar 50% water to 50% vinegar.
- Clean your fountain at least every 2 months. Dish soap works well and is safe for animals that may drink out of your fountain.
- Clean the fountain’s tubes. A tool that works well is pipe cleaners.
- Add algae prevention to your fountain or you can add a cap full of bleach for smaller fountains and 3 teaspoons of bleach for larger fountains. A third option which would be safest for small animals and birds is adding hydrogen peroxide to your water. The amount depends on the size of your fountain. Use 1/3 of a 16oz bottle for a larger fountains and a few cap fulls for smaller fountains.
- Change your fountain’s water at least once a month.
- If you have an outdoor fountain, remove debris such as leaves, dirt and bugs.