Keep Your Garden Fountain Clean

Proper care and regular maintenance are important to the longevity of water fountains. It is important to clean it out and remove any debris or foreign elements that might have gotten into or onto it. On top of that, algae can be a challenge, as sun hitting the water enables it to form easily. Stir hydrogen peroxide, sea salt, or vinegar into the water to avoid this particular problem. Some people opt for adding bleach into the water, but the problem is that it harms wildlife - so it should be avoided.Keep Garden Fountain Clean 43848592214906137.jpg

Every 3-4 months, garden fountains should have a serious cleaning. Before you can start cleaning it you need to empty out all of the water. Once it is empty, clean inside the reservoir with a mild cleanser. Feel free to use a toothbrush if necessary for any stubborn crevasses. Be sure to completely rinse the interior of the fountain to make sure all the soap is gone.

Make sure you get rid of any calcium or plankton by taking the pump apart and washing the inside carefully. Soaking it in vinegar for a while will make it easier to wash. Neither rain water nor mineral water contain ingredients that will build up inside the pump, so use either over tap water if possible.

Finally, be sure to have a quick look at your fountain every day and add water if you notice that the level is depleted. Allowing the water to go below the pump’s intake level, can cause severe damage and even make the pump burn out - an undesired outcome!

The Source of Modern Fountains

Pope Nicholas V, himself a well educated man, reigned the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455 during which time he commissioned many translations of ancient classical Greek documents into Latin. It was important for him to embellish the city of Rome to make it worthy of being called the capital of the Christian world. Restoration of the Acqua Vergine, a desolate Roman aqueduct which had transported fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away, began in 1453 at the behest of the Pope. A mostra, a monumental celebratory fountain built by ancient Romans to mark the point of entry of an aqueduct, was a practice which was restored by Nicholas V. At the bidding of the Pope, architect Leon Battista Alberti began the construction of a wall fountain in the place where we now find the Trevi Fountain. The Trevi Fountain as well as the well-known baroque fountains located in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona were eventually supplied with water from the modified aqueduct he had reconstructed.

Taking Care Of Garden Fountains

An important facet to think about is the size of the outdoor wall fountain in respect to the space in which you are going to install it. In order to support its total weight, a solid wall is needed. Therefore for smaller areas or walls, a lightweight feature is going to be more appropriate. In order for the fountain to have power, a nearby electrical outlet is needed. Most outdoor wall fountains come with simple, step-by-step instructions according to the type of fountain.

Most outdoor wall fountains come in easy-to-use kits that will provide you everything you need to properly install it.Taking Care Garden Fountains 51565765709112090.jpg In the kit you are going to find all the needed elements: a submersible pump, hoses and basin, or reservoir. The basin can usually be hidden away among your garden plants if it is not too big. Once your wall fountain is in place, all that is required is consistent cleaning and some light maintenance.

It is vital to replenish the water consistently so that it remains clean. Leaves, branches or dirt are examples of debris which should be cleared away quickly. Additonally, outdoor fountains should always be shielded from freezing temperatures in wintertime. In order to avoid any damage, such as cracking, from freezing water during the cold winter months, relocate your pump indoors. The bottom line is that if you properly maintain and look after for your outdoor fountain, it will bring you joy for many years.