Understanding the correct operating procedures is vital to keep it looking its best. Here we will provide some basic instructions on operating these types of water features. If you recently installed a decorative fountain or waterfall in your garden, you probably have questions: should i leave my water fountain on all the time, or how to use a pump? We hope this information will help you keep your fountain or waterfall running smoothly for years to come!
- Take the fountain out of the box.
- Attach the pump to the tubing inside the fountain.
- Install the pump inside the fountain in a horizontal position.
- Pour in cold water so that the pump is completely submerged.
- Connect the plug from the pump cord to the 220V electrical network.
- Reduce or increase the water flow using the pump’s water pressure regulator.
- For more extended pump operation, you must use distilled water.
- In the process of evaporation, it is necessary to add water.
- To prevent the formation of lime deposits, it is necessary to periodically (at least once a month) flush the fountain and pump it under cold running water.
- The pump must be installed in a horizontal position.
- Do not use the fountain near electrical appliances or outlets.
- Do not lift the pump by the cord.
- Keep children and pets away from the fountain while it is in operation.
- The pump is only connected to work with cold water.
- Turn off the fountain and unplug it from the electrical outlet before cleaning or performing any maintenance.
- Never operate the fountain without water.
- Never leave the fountain unattended while it is in operation.
- The fountain should not work around the clock – this quickly wears out the pump.
- Do not use extension cords with the fountain.
- Always turn off your pump before handling it.
Maintenance of decorative fountains and waterfalls
Carefully read the instruction manual supplied with the fountain.
For the longevity of your fountain, we recommend using distilled water. In addition, using distilled water will help prevent harmful limescale build-up. You can buy this water at any automotive store.
A better option than using ordinary water is filtered water.
If limescale appears, it must be removed with ordinary detergents.
Ensure that the fountain always has the required water level. Otherwise, the pump may burn out. It is necessary to add water only to the turned-off fountain.
As soon as the water begins to bloom (it depends on the proximity of the light source), foams or smells, it is necessary to replace the water in the fountain. In any case, you must change the water at least one time per month.
If you change the water at the wrong time and there is a green coating from algae on the fountain, clean the fountain with a regular cleaning agent and a brush.
Also, clean the pump and diffuser from limescale and other contaminants as necessary.
It is not recommended to use chemical detergents or solvents when caring for the fountain.
If the device emits suspicious noise during operation, do not operate it.
Tips for keeping your fountain or waterfall looking its best
- Use distilled water to help prevent limescale build-up.
- Change the water in the fountain at least once a month.
- Clean the fountain regularly with a cleaning agent and brush.
- Do not use chemical detergents or solvents when caring for the fountain.
- If the fountain emits suspicious noise, do not operate it.