Winterizing Your Garden Fountain V2


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Winterizing Your Garden Fountain V2

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  2. 2. Why Winterize Your Fountain? <ul><li>Protects your investment in a garden fountain </li></ul><ul><li>Frozen water and fountains don’t go together </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Broken Bowls, Shells, or Basins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cracked tubing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ruined pumps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Damaged finishes </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Winterizing your Garden Fountain <ul><li>Get the water out – prevents freezing and damage. </li></ul><ul><li>Dry the surfaces – it’s a great time of year to make sure your spring set up goes smoothly. Consult your Garden Fountain manufactures care guide for approved cleaning solutions and suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>Inspect for cracks- give the fountain a once over for weak cracks in the concrete </li></ul>
  4. 4. Winterizing your Garden Fountain Indoor Storage and Covering tips <ul><li>Storing </li></ul><ul><li>Disassemble and place in a garage, basement or storage facility </li></ul><ul><li>Blankets to protected the pieces </li></ul><ul><li>Plastic or a fountain cover to protect the finish </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the kids off of it </li></ul><ul><li>Covering </li></ul><ul><li>If you can’t store it inside </li></ul><ul><li>Use an Manufacturer recommend fountain cover . </li></ul><ul><li>Fill the bowls, basins, or shells with an absorbent material to keep the water from pooling. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep checking it wind and rain can wreck even the best secure covers </li></ul>
  5. 5. Winterizing your Garden Fountain <ul><li>Pumps and Tubing Should be taken out of the fountain </li></ul><ul><li>Store them inside in a warm dry space. They don’t like be cold </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Free Winterizing your fountain Guide from Designer Statues </li></ul><ul><li>Replacement Pumps – should be purchased based on the original model. Third party pumps are available but may void the garden fountain warranty. </li></ul><ul><li>Fountain Covers – Make sure they’re not torn </li></ul>