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Thread: New fountain

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    New fountain

    Hi all,

    Just got a new fountain for the garden and was wondering what I need to do to keep the water clean ...if anything. Thanks for your help.
    23,000 gallon gunite with waterfall, radiant heat, sta rite system 3 cartridge filter 450 sq. ft., 1 1/2 HP

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    Re: New fountain

    Hello Concho,

    It is just like the pool. Run the pump daily, top off the water as needed. Clean as needed. (A turkey baster is awesome for getting crude out of the bottom and around the edges of a fountain). The birds can sure dirty it up quickly.

    I had my pump go out on mine, and within 2 days, I had to scrub it with a scrub brush, and bleach to remove the algae because of the small water amount, and the heavy birdy bather load it doesn't take long to turn green if the pump isn't ran often, and the solids frequently removed.

    Most of the time when it gets really dirty, I'll use the jet spray setting on my garden hose nozzle, and just point it at the bottom of water in the fountain, so it will push all the dirty water, and debris out of it onto the ground.

    To winterize, I siphon the water out, use the turkey baster to get the remaining water out, drain the pump and you can unhook if you want and bring it in, I personally do not. Dry out the entire inside, and pump with a towel, and cover with a tarp that is snuggly secured by bungee cords. I hope this helps. Have a safe Labor Day
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