3 Repair Tips for Fixing Your Outdoor Water Fountain

Posted on: 31 March 2015

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Outdoor water fountains are a great feature to have in your yard since it promotes a calm environment that is relaxing and enjoyable for yourself and your guests. Spending time in your yard will also feel cooler during hotter days of the year. Overall, you will enjoy your backyard space a bit more.

However, you need to be careful that you are making the right repairs to your outdoor water fountain to ensure that it continuously runs efficiently. If you suspect that your water feature is having issues, look at more info below on how to fix it.

1. Clean the Filter: If the water pump on your outdoor water fountain stops working, you will notice right away. This is because the water pump is what helps to push water through, so if it isn't working, you won't have any water falling from the top of the fountain. Luckily, this is typically an easy fix since you most likely just have to clean the filter. You have to be sure that you are cleaning the filter regularly to ensure that all dirt is removed. This will ensure that the water pump does not become completely ruined. 

2. Check for Leaks and Fix Them: Leaks in the outdoor water fountain is something you do not want since it wastes water. Plus, it sometimes means that you will have to replace the entire outdoor water fountain altogether. If you believe that there may be a leak in your fountain, it is best to get it fixed as soon as possible, which will help ensure that you won't have to replace the entire fountain.

To check for a leak, you will want to turn the water off and let the fountain sit for a few days. Any cracks will dry out and you will easily be able to see them since they turn white. If a crack is caught early enough, you can easily seal it up with clean silicone for fiberglass fountains or quick drying concrete for stone fountains. 

3. Renew Waterproof Sealant: Most stone water fountains have a waterproof sealant that it is coated with when you first purchase it. After some time, you are going to have to renew this sealant. Simply purchase the sealant at your local hardware store and spray it on. You need to be sure that you let it dry before you begin running the fountain again. 

By following these repair tips, you can be sure that you get the most out of your outdoor water fountain so you don't have to worry about replacement any time soon.