Fountain Problems

Outdoor water fountains are beautiful additions to many homes and businesses around the world. Water fountains come in many different shapes, sizes, and styles, and all bring a look of sophistication to a space that very few other elements can match.

But, like everything else in this world, fountains sometimes have issues that need addressed. Outdoor water fountains can be beautiful when they’re fully operational, but when something goes wrong, they can become a nightmare. The key is to catch any problems as they occur, assess the potential harm, and fix the problem as quickly and effectively as possible. With that in mind, here are some common outdoor water fountain issues you could encounter and how to fix them.

Problem #1: Chips in the foundation

Water fountains commonly have stone, brick, or even concrete foundations to keep them sturdy. These foundations can occasionally chip, leaving obvious imperfections in the base. Correct this by using a repair product that has been approved for outdoor use.

We recommend: Quick Patch from The Concrete Protector, winner of Most Innovative Product at the 2016 World of Concrete. For more information, visit Quick Patch

Problem #2: Water Pump Issues

Fountains can be a beautiful addition to virtually any space, but a malfunctioning water pump can turn even the best fountain into basically a dry statue. If your water pump stops working, it’s best to check the filter and see if it needs cleaned. To prevent this before a problem happens, take the filter out on a regular basis and keep it clear of dirt or anything else that could cause a clog. This will keep your pump running much longer.

Problem #3: Leaking

Even the smallest leak can cause your fountain a lot of problems down the road, so it’s a good idea to maintain your fountain and repair any leaks as soon as possible. Leaks in a fountain come in different sizes and can occur in any number of ways, but repairing them doesn’t have to be complicated. Simply use a waterproofer to prevent leakage that can handle rain, wind, snow, and other outdoor conditions.

We recommend: SANI-TRED®, the innovative liquid rubber waterproofing system that is applied like paint, hardens, and waterproofs fountains permanently. Prevent future cracks, holes, and leaks by choosing SANI-TRED®.

For more information on Sani-Tred and its use for fountains, swimming pools, basements, and more, visit SANI-TRED

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