If the thought of wall water fountain maintenance and care is holding you back from purchasing one of these artistic pieces you are probably under the impression that they are a lot more work than they really are. If you are like most you may believe that cleaning one will make a huge mess. You might even think you'll need to hire someone to remove it from the wall for you. Once you have one and see for yourself how simple wall water fountain maintenance and care is, you'll be mad at yourself for waiting so long to get one. Below are the five most important things to keep in mind.
Maintain the Water Level - Making sure the water is filled to the recommended line is one of the most important things you can do, when it comes to caring for your wall mounted water features. The pump must remain completely submerged to function properly. Otherwise, not only do you risk ruining your pump; the water will become dirty faster. Keep in mind that water is constantly evaporating. In dry conditions you'll need to add water more frequently.
Use a Water Treatment Product - You can't appreciate how much easier water feature care and maintenance will be with the right treatment product, until you actually use one. These water treatments work with regular tap water to help prevent buildup. If you have a smaller fountain you can always use distilled water, but you'll need to keep it on hand at all times to maintain the fill line.
Create a Cleaning Schedule - One of the biggest mistakes people make is waiting until the fountain is visibly dirty to clean it. At this point it is going to be a lot more work. Not to mention, your pump is already working harder than it should have to. Pencil in cleaning on a calendar every three to four months and commit to it.
Protect the Surrounding Area - When you clean your water wall it is important to protect the floor and surrounding area. Electronics should be moved. You may never spill one drop of water the first 10 times you clean it, but the day you don't prepare the area will be the time you trip over the cat and knock the drain bucket over. Better safe than sorry!
Give the Pump Extra Attention - Many people focus their attention on making sure the fountain is sparkling clean. Of course, this is important, but the pump deserves the same amount of attention. Clean in the crevices and make sure the tubing gets clean, too. White distilled vinegar and water is ideal to soak these elements in while you clean the rest of the fountain.