One of the great things about modern outdoor fountains is that you can always opt for a semi-portable model to put away for the winter. This is a great option that not only reduces wear on the fountain itself, but allows you to convert your backyard or other garden space for other uses as late autumn and winter creep in. Properly wintering your water fountain is a straightforward task, but let’s break it down to avoid even the slightest possibility of an accident.
Step One: Take Apart the Fountain
If the fountain is designed to disassemble, take care of that first thing. Don’t forget to properly store extension cords and power cables instead of leaving them out. If you own a solar fountain, remember to safely store the solar panel.
Step Two: Dump Water and Dry the Fountain
Make sure the fountain pump is off and dump all of the fountain’s water before it has a chance to freeze. Use cloths to get rid of as much moisture as possible. Excess moisture during storage may damage the fountain.
Step Three: Clean Your Water Fountain Pump
Remove your fountain’s pump and give if a thorough cleaning according to its directions. Watch out for small debris. If indicated by the pump model, store it in a container of warm water in an area that will never frost or freeze, even a little. This will prevent dried out gaskets.
Step Four: Fill and Cover Your Fountain
Cover your fountain with a tarp and fill the basin with rags to absorb and moisture from condensation. Water Fountain Place also sells covers fitted for outdoor fountains. These are a necessity if you have an outdoor fountain that’s too heavy to move indoors.
Step Five: Get an Indoor Fountain!
Why not? Get an indoor fountain or tabletop fountain to keep the relaxing look and sound with you through the winter. There are also several water fountains that work for both indoor and outdoor use – just ask a water fountain vendor for details.
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