At Aqua Buddy Pools, we specialize in cleaning backyard swimming pools. But because so many homeowners today are investing in decorative fountains and other water effects, the number of questions we get about cleaning these devices is increasing.
People enjoy having water fountains, waterfalls, and other water effects on their property. Not only are they fun to look at, but they can promote tranquility and calm. In some instances, they also can increase the value of your home.
But like swimming pools, they also need to be kept clean.
Boca Raton Pool Cleaning Services – Cleaning Water Effects
The water running through fountains and other effects is the same water that comes out of your taps inside your house. So if you are having problems with calcium buildups, staining, or hard water in your house, you can expect the same issues to develop outside as well.
Fountains need to be cleaned about once per month if you have interior water issues, and about once every couple of months if you don’t experienced water problems.
Because the water effects are outdoors, the same microorganisms that can affect the quality of your pool water — such as algae and bacteria — also can grow in your decorative water effects.
Boca Raton Pool Cleaning Services — Pumps and Other Mechanical Devices
Visible surfaces of fountains and other devices aren’t the only thing you need to worry about. The pumps that move the water, as well as any other mechanical devices used in the water effects, also need to be cleaned and maintained.
The biggest threats to fountain machinery are algae and white scale buildup. If these are allowed to grow unfettered, they can damage or ruin your pump and equipment.
Home water effects can be a welcome addition to any property, but only if you provide them with the same care and maintenance as you do your backyard swimming pool.