Just the idea of dealing with wall water fountain maintenance and care may be holding your back from purchasing one of these stunning pieces, but it shouldn't. Will it need to be cared for? Absolutely, but not to the extent that it is going to affect your social life! However, if you need to use the excuse that you need to clean your fountain to get out of a date, you certainly can! It is definitely better than the old excuse about washing your hair. Sometimes, it is easy to learn what mistakes you should avoid instead of being told what you should do. This list of mistakes pertaining to wall water fountain maintenance and care should help.
Nojoqui Falls Triple Wall Fountain
Dimensions: 57"H x 76.38"W x 6.5"D
Allowing the Water Level to Drop - The fill line on your fountain is there for a reason. It is very important that the water level does not drop low. If the pump is not fully submerged it cannot do its job.
Turning the Fountain Off - One of the number one rules to live by is to never turn your water features off, unless you are cleaning it. Some assume that if they turn it off before they leave for work or to go bed that they will extend the life of their pump. In all actuality, if you do this, you will be shortening its life because it will have to work harder to clean the water. Plus, you will have to do a full cleaning far more frequently, if you continuously allow the water to get stagnant.
Athens Wall Fountain
Dimensions: 48"H x 28"W
Using a Harsh Cleaner - You see white scale as you are walking by and immediately reach for a harsh cleaner or an abrasive sponge to scrub, scrub, scrub. Big mistake! These products can scratch glass and mirror, and dull slate. In most cases, white distilled vinegar and water will remove fountain stains. If not, a calcium lime remover will.
Refilling Without Thoroughly Rinsing - After you clean your fountain and run water down the face to rinse it, the basin needs to be completely drained of water before you refill it. You can't add fresh water to the leftover cleaning water.
Grand Nojoqui Wall Fountain
Dimensions: 72.25"H x 36"W x 6.13"D
Waiting Until Fountain is Visibly Dirty - If you want wall water fountain maintenance and care to be a real pain then wait until the water smells and looks dirty. If you want cleaning to be a breeze and you want to extend the life of your pump, create a cleaning schedule, and stick to it, making sure you clean before it actually looks dirty.