4 Tips For Indoor Water Fountain Upkeep

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If you are the proud owner of an indoor fountain or have decided to start looking into purchasing one, the wide array of choices available are surely impressive to behold. By now, you may have encountered a hundred different styles that range from small desk and table top versions to elaborate wall fountains. You've probably ooh'd and ahh'd over the ones with special lights built in, as well as those with natural features like plants or stones. There are even fountains decked out with custom artwork! It can be a difficult decision choosing which one to go with, but once you've taken the plunge, it's important to keep in mind the general maintenance and upkeep that your new prized possession will require of you. 

 

One of the best aspects of an indoor fountain is that they stay relatively free from dirt and debris. It's incredibly easy to control their water supply as well. Traditional fountains often have issues with their pumps, keeping them from generating a consistent flow of water. The devices are really quite simple, but any amount of debris can greatly hinder how well they work. Indoor fountains generally don't suffer from this issue given the lack of leaves, algae, and other pesky cohorts of nature in the comfort of your home. Here are some tips. 

 

This isn't to say that having an indoor water feature is without its required maintenance however. The possibility of clogs are reduced, but you'll still need to clean the fountains and the pump housing every now and then. In effort to make sure your pump is in good shape, you can either wrap it in something like panty hose to filter any potential debris out, or of course just look inside of the housing every couple of months to make sure that there isn't anything like pet hair or other nasty stuff clogging things up. 

 

As previously mentioned, it never fails to impress how easily the water supply to indoor fountains can be controlled. The water level can be kept incredibly consistent and absolutely optimized to your liking. On top of that, the type of water flowing in can also be controlled. Many homeowners with fountains dislike when pumps get too noisy, not realizing that the culprit is actually an inadequate amount of water flowing through the system. If a pump manages to pull air into the lines, you're going to end up with a nasty gurgling sound. 

 

The noise is annoying enough, but when this happens the pump is also in danger of being damaged pretty badly. The type of water you use in your indoor fountain plays a big part in the longevity of the pump. Tap water generally has too many minerals that build up inside of the pump. Just look at how water can stain your toilet tank for an idea of what's going on in there. The advantage of your indoor fountain however is that you can use distilled water quite easily. With that, you should have all you need to know about keeping your fountain in tip top shape.


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