How to Take Care of your Water Fountains


Water fountains are a timeless addition to your home. They can provide an elegant, relaxing ambiance for your home or office. However, like any other piece of machinery, they require proper care and maintenance in order to function properly.


  • Cleaning your water fountain is an important part of taking care of it.
  • How often you should clean a water fountain varies greatly, depending on how much use it gets and what kind of filtration system you have in place.
  • There are several different ways to clean a water fountain without damaging it or getting your hands wet.


It’s important to clean your fountain regularly, as this will not only keep it looking great but also working properly. You should clean your fountain at least once a week, although if you have pets or children using the fountain on a daily basis, then cleaning it every other day is recommended.

To ensure that you get the most out of your water feature, use warm water and mild soap when cleaning and rinse well with fresh water afterward. It’s also advisable to check for any blockages in pipes that could be affecting flow or pressure through them.

Some people find it useful to use vinegar instead of chemical cleaners such as bleach or bleach products when cleaning their fountains because they do not cause damage to natural materials like stone or concrete while still being effective at removing dirt from surfaces like stainless steel or glass (although we recommend using these sparingly).


  • Check for leaks: Are there any leaks in the fountain? If so, you may need to replace the seal or gasket.
  • Check for damage: Be sure to check your fountain for any signs of damage that could signal a need for replacement parts or repairs.
  • Check for clogs: If your water flow seems slow, try cleaning out the pump filter with an aquarium maintenance kit and see if that helps improve performance. Also check for blockages near where the water enters the pump if possible; this can sometimes be resolved by removing hair or debris from around this area as well as cleaning out kitty litter/debris that may have been accidentally dumped into it while walking by on its way down from higher ground (trees).
  • Check up on loose parts: A wobbly connection between two pieces might indicate a loose screw or an improper installation gone wrong—make sure everything is securely fastened before turning things back on!

Your fountain is not flowing properly.

If you are having issues with your fountain not flowing properly, here is a checklist of things to check:

  • Check for clogs. If there is debris in the pump or filters, it can cause blockages and reduce the flow of water.
  • Check for leaks. If your chosen location doesn’t have a lot of moisture or rainwater to keep it wet, you may need to check the seals on valves and connectors periodically.
  • Check for loose connections. Make sure everything has been tightened down correctly so that nothing accidentally comes loose during operation or transportation.
  • Check for low water level in reservoir (if applicable). If this is an above ground unit, make sure that there isn’t a leak somewhere that’s draining away all your precious H2O before it makes it into its intended destination!

If any of these points apply to your situation, consider opening up the base of your fountain (or removing some panels if yours isn’t self-contained) and looking inside at all parts where water could possibly escape from or get stuck in between things such as pipes joints between sections as well as around screws holding them together – especially those located near bottom corners where they may be hidden by rocks/gravel beds underneath them which would be difficult if not impossible spot with just eyesight alone without taking apart pieces first allowing us easier access which will save time money frustration later!

The water stream is not as strong as usual.

The water stream is not as strong as usual.

  • Check if the pump is working properly.
  • Check if the flow is not blocked.
  • Check if there is enough water in the fountain, adjust accordingly when necessary and clean out any dirt that might be clogging up your fountain over time.
  • Check the filter’s condition and make sure it doesn’t need to be replaced yet (usually recommended every 6 months). If this isn’t enough, you may have to take apart part of your fountain so that you can access its insides more easily. Sometimes clogged filters will cause less-than-optimal performance from a fountain!
  • Make sure that nothing’s been damaged recently – especially if there was an earthquake or some other natural disaster nearby recently! You don’t want to find out after everything settles down again that something went wrong with one of your fountains because of some damage caused by an earthquake; this could make it very difficult for someone else trying repair them later on!

The water keeps spilling out of the container.

  • Make sure there is enough water in the container.
  • Check the water level in your fountain reservoir and see if it needs to be refilled.
  • Check the water level of your pump filter and make sure it has enough water to pump through the system.

Water fountains are an amazing asset to any space, yet they require proper care and maintenance.

Water fountains are an amazing asset to any space, yet they require proper care and maintenance.

If you have a fountain that is not flowing properly, it is important to ensure you understand the causes of this problem in order to take the proper steps toward fixing it. The first thing you should do when your fountain isn’t flowing properly is check the water level. Are there any leaks? Is there enough water in the tank? If your fountain’s flow seems weak, be sure there isn’t an obstruction in its path or anywhere else around it that could hinder its ability to pump out water at full force. If none of these things seem like they could account for a drop in performance, then maybe it’s time for some troubleshooting!


Water fountains are an amazing asset to any space, yet they require proper care and maintenance. We hope these tips help you take care of your water fountain for years to come!

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