Cleaning of Indoor Water Fountain

The indoor water fountain can stay clean when you take regular steps to maintain it. When indoor water fountains are exposed to some natural elements, they can grow algae and bacteria. It will also experience low water levels due to evaporation.   For the maintenance of indoor water fountains, you must clean the fountain and pump once a month . It will prevent algae and mineral deposits. 

With regular maintenance, you can keep your indoor water fountain and all its working parts functional and good-looking.

General Maintenance

  In addition to minimizing algae growth, this also helps circulate the water in the fountain and keep it filtered. Your fountain pump can also dry out and burn out if it’s not submerged continuously.

  • Check the water level around the fountain pump daily. 
  •    Add water to the fountain as needed. 
  1. Keep your fountain pump powered on.

This will help keep your fountain water clean and extend the life of the pump. Ask a friend or family member to help keep the water level in the fountain when you need to travel. 

  1.  Use distilled water in the water Fountain.

 Using distilled water is a natural way to clean fountains and prevent algae growth. Tap water may contain minerals that can solidify and build up on the walls of fountains and pumps.

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Cleaning Procedure

Follow the following steps for caning indoor water fountain

  1. Turn off the fountain and unplug it.

This will eliminate your risk of electrocution while cleaning the water fountain.

  1. Remove any stones or pebbles from the inside of the fountain.


Stones need to be washed before being put back into fresh water.

  1. Remove the fountain pump from the fountain.


You can Consult the fountain manual if you are not sure how to safely remove the pump from the fountain.

  1. Remove the water from the fountain.


Depending on the, you can either empty the fountain or use a vacuum pump to remove the water.

  1. Clean your fountain and its components.


Use a soft, non-abrasive sponge to avoid scratching or damaging the fountain’s interior and working parts. Clean fountains, pumps, and stones with a cleaning mixture of warm water and mild liquid soap. For an all-natural alternative, spray distilled white vinegar on the parts of the fountain, then scrub with a damp sponge.
Use a toothbrush to clean any small,hard corners or spots that are difficult to access.

  1. Put the fountain pump and stone back into the fountain.


Refill the fountain with fresh, clean water. The procedure for refilling a fountain will vary depending on its size. Pour bottled distilled water into a fountain or use tap water from a sink.
Depending on the size of the fountain, you can refill the fountain from inside the sink,
or use a bucket to transport water from the sink to the fountain.

  1. Plug in the indoor fountain and power on the fountain.


Watch the fountain for a few minutes to make sure the pump is reinstalled correctly and the fountain is working effectively.

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