Asked by: Khachatur Adria
asked in category: General Last Updated: 1st May, 2020

Can you put chlorine in a water fountain?

Use Chlorine Only If Needed.
Fountain pumps aren't designed to work with concentrated levels of chlorine, but if an algae bloom won't die down, add 1/4 cup of chlorine bleach for every 5 gallons of water, and run the pump overnight so it circulates long enough to disinfect the entire system.

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Also asked, how do you keep algae from growing in a fountain?

Regular maintenance of your fountain can help prevent algae growth.

  1. Clean the fountain thoroughly every one to three months, depending on the size of your fountain.
  2. Place the fountain in a shady location.
  3. Fill the fountain with fresh water.
  4. Add a preventative measure to the water.

Also Know, can you put essential oils in a water fountain? Oils: Essential oils can be added to some fountains to produce a scent as well as the musical sound of the water. The oils are generally chosen for their aromatherapy properties. Do not add oil to a fountain not designed for it.

Subsequently, one may also ask, what can I put in my fountain to keep the water clean?

Take your fountain apart and clean each surface using soap and hot water and allow to air dry before reassembling. Wipe down the fountain with distilled white vinegar or a solution of 1 cup of bleach per gallon of water before soaping and rinsing the fountain. Rinse bleach thoroughly.

Should I leave my water fountain on all the time?

Make sure the pump is completely submersed in the water while running to avoid motor damage. Frequently turning the fountain on and off isn't good for the pump and should be avoided. Keep your new fountain running all of the time for optimal performance and functionality.

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