Five Tips for Fountain Care

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Kasco J Series Decorative FountainA fountain can be a delightful addition on your residential or commercial property. When taken care of properly, this attractive new addition can provide many years of aesthetic beauty and intrigue. Kasco understands that many are first time owners and just because you purchased one, you may not be fully aware of the steps you can take to ensure and expand the lifespan of your fountain

Here are five practices you can follow to keep your unit performing its best all year long. Be sure to keep track of your maintenance efforts by using this checklist.

1.) Clean your unit – This step is often considered with the best of intentions but with the busy nature of your schedule, can be easily overlooked.

  • Power spray/pressure wash your unit thoroughly every two months. If you don’t own a pressure washer use a sturdy, plastic bristle brush and your garden hose.
  • Check for debris around the shaft and in the screens of the unit. Some common debris that gets caught up in a unit is fishing line, plastic, etc. Collect trash around the area where the unit is in use (such as your pond.)
  • Control any vegetation and weed build up before putting your unit out for use.

2.) Check Zinc Anode regularly – Your Zinc Anode attracts corrosive properties to it which, as a result, protects the stainless steel parts of your unit from said properties. You will want to replace this when it’s about half the original size. It’s easy to replace!

3.) Check for damage/Handle unit with care – Although durable, fountains maintain peak performance only when they are handled with the upmost care. Be careful not to dent the can or jar wires out of place. Try to refrain from turning unit on and off frequently. This can generate friction that may not knock your unit out but will put unnecessary strain on it. Also, store it upside down when not in use. That will direct the oil flow upwards, oiling the seals and keeping them properly lubricated.

4.) Routine maintenance every three years – To maintain optimal performance, be sure to follow the maintenance guidelines of your unit. Also, familiarize yourself with your new fountain a bit. We don’t expect you to become a fountain expert but familiarizing yourself with the unit and its warranty will help you assist us or a maintenance professional as we try to troubleshoot any complications that may arise.

5.) Regularly test your ground fault – This will also ensure safety around the unit. Hit the test button in the breaker, and be sure to reset when you are done. This should be done every two months.

Following these steps with ensure a longer lifespan for your unit. For further maintenance help, contact us at (715) 262-4488 or websales@kascomarine.com.

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  • Max

    I’ve been talking about getting an outdoor fountain for years with my wife, and I think I’m about ready to surprise her with one. I wanted to look up some maintenance tips so that when we buy outdoor fountains, I’m not clueless. You talked about making sure the unit is clean, and how you can power wash it every 2 months to make sure your fountains stay working well! Thanks for the tips!

    • Megan Wolf

      We’re so glad you found the tips helpful! What a great surprise that will be! If we can help in any way assist with your research and purchase decision, we’d be glad to help! We have a very knowledgeable team. Give us a call at 715-262-4488 or email us at websales@kascomarine.com. Have a great weekend!

  • Jack Titchener

    I never knew that the zinc anode attracted corrosive properties to it. I can see how this would be a problem if the corrosion spread throughout the fountain. I’ll have to remember your tips if I ever have to clean a fountain.

    • Megan Wolf

      Hey Jack, we’re so glad you found this information helpful. Please do check back often as we continually post helpful product maintenance tips. Thanks!

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