Fountain Care For Cold Temperatures

In cold climates, proper care for your fountain is essential to maintain its appearance and functionality. Pittet Architecturals offers 10 helpful tips. 

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Fountain Care For Cold Temperatures
Caring for your fountain in extreme cold temperatures is crucial to preserve its beauty and functionality. At Pittet Architecturals, we recommend the following tips:

1. Drain the Fountain: Before freezing temperatures set in, thoroughly drain the fountain to prevent water from freezing and causing damage.

2. Remove the Pump: Take out the fountain pump and store it indoors. This prevents potential damage to the pump from freezing water.

3. Cover or Wrap the Fountain: Consider covering or wrapping the fountain, especially if it’s made of materials vulnerable to extreme cold. This provides an additional layer of protection.

4. Use a Fountain Heater: If the fountain is too large to move or draining is impractical, utilize a fountain heater to prevent freezing.

5. Protect the Fountain Basin: Insulate the basin or reservoir with materials like styrofoam or blankets to provide extra insulation.

6. Avoid Salt-Based Deicers: If deicers are necessary, avoid those containing salt, as it can damage the fountain’s materials. Opt for glycerin-based deicers instead.

7. Regular Inspection: Periodically inspect the fountain during cold spells. If ice forms, gently melt it with warm water. Avoid using force or sharp tools to prevent damage.

8. Regular Cleaning: Before winter, clean the fountain thoroughly to remove debris. This helps prevent potential issues during freezing temperatures.

9. Consider Indoor Storage: If possible, move smaller fountain components indoors during winter for optimal protection.

10. Professional Maintenance: If you have uncertainties about the best winterization practices for your specific fountain, consult with a professional. They can provide tailored guidance based on your fountain’s design and materials.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to contact our team at Pittet Architecturals. ⛲️
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