A water feature can boost curb appeal or add to the feng shui of your space, but whatever your reason for having a fountain, they always need maintenance. Without the right treatment and cleaning practices, water can get smelly, discoloured and can have a major impact on the overall condition of your space. Instead of dealing with the aftermath, have an expert handle your Hamilton water feature maintenance.
Ponds and fountains are a huge draw for exterior places but they can also help to brighten up interiors as well. The needs of each of these will vary depending on the surrounding areas, particularly the plant life. An indoor fountain, for example is more at risk of spills and other contaminants, while an outdoor water fountain can easily be clogged up with pollen, leaves and other debris.
Water Feature Care: Getting Back to Basics
When managing a water feature, care and maintenance does not stop at water alone. In the same way that pools need to be cleaned regularly, so do fountains – and there is a right way and a wrong way to do this. Anyone can pop out for a basic algae remover or brush, but putting them to use is a much different story.
Taking the wrong approach to clean your fountain can lead to tears in liners or overlooked issues, like a clogged filter or sitting residue. A basic algae remover can help to eliminate growth and bacteria that is already there but it does not do much for those things that are leading to this invasive growth. In addition to improving looks, water fountain cleaning can help to eliminate health risk associated with contaminated water.
Try as you might, there is no way to stop children from dipping a hand into a fountain or having animals hopping through water gardens. For humans, ingesting just a bit of contaminated water can lead to serious illness, while just coming into contact with it can lead to skin or eye irritations. If appearance was not enough of a reason to clean your fountain regularly, this should be!
Monitoring condition of shells, liners and water levels is important but so are the unseen areas of your system. Depending on the style and placement of a wall fountain, for example, your fountain pump might be located behind a panel or in other hard to reach areas. This makes it extremely easy to just forget about them, but this can lead to serious strain on motors and lead to expensive repair or replacement bills. Instead of gambling with health or your budget, call a Puddle Pool Pro today!
Water Fountain Maintenance: The Best Results
As the colder season rolls around, it is easy enough to cover the fountain around your property, but just throwing a tarp over your water feature is not enough to maintain condition. Whether you are hoping to service a running fountain or are looking to close down for a long time, it is always best to consult the experts.
The technicians at Puddle Pools are not your average fountain cleaners. After years of experience in the industry, our specialists can keep your fountain running both indoors and out. Outdoor fountain pumps can be difficult to navigate, but not for our pros. Hiring a Puddle Pro means access to water treatments, as well as a full clean of liners and inspection of hardware. Imbalanced chemicals can lead to rust and corrosion, so keeping track of these is key to prolonging the lifespan of your system.