A Guide To Indoor Water Fountains

If you recently made the decision to have an indoor fountain, either for your home or for your office, no doubt you were surprised at just how many options are out there. In fact, during your search you likely found everything from wall fountains to small tabletop options, not to mention all the other choices  as well. You likely noticed that some fountains also had special lights, while others had natural elements such as stone or plants. Still others may have incorporated a form of custom art. After you have made your decision you still need to have a regular maintenance program in place to ensure that your fountain will last for many years to come.

There are many advantages to indoor water fountains like these from Luxe Water Walls, one of these being that they tend to be easy to keep debris-free, as well the ease of controlling the water supply. Why do we view these as benefits? A significant issue that arises with all types of fountains is the pump which causes the water to attractively flow. While the pump itself is a simple enough device, when debris gets in, it can cause serious problems. However, since there does not tend to be any algae, leaves or other things which could fall into the water, the risk is much lower.

That being said, you do still need to give your indoor fountain regular cleaning, however there is a lot less chance that it will get blocked up. To ensure that the pump is working well one of two things can be done. The complete pump housing can be wrapped in part of a pantyhose to make an impervious filter, or every couple of months the pump can be opened to make sure there is nothing blocking the impeller.

As we noted a little earlier, another advantage that comes with indoor fountains is how easy it is to control the water supply. The level of water in the indoor fountain can always be kept at optimal levels and in addition the type of water can also be monitored. Some people who have indoor fountains may think it is very noisy, however they likely do not realize that this can be due to insufficient water.  If the pump pulls air into the lines it will make a ‘gurgling’ type of noise which will continue until the air is replaced by water. This is not just noisy, but it can also damage the pump.

The type of water which an indoor water fountain uses will also affect how well the pump works and ultimately how long it will last. Tap water can contain a lot of minerals which, over time, can build up and affect the pump, however, distilled water can be used in the indoor water fountain which should reduce the risk of such issues.

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