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Waterscape Made Easy: Can I Put Vinegar in My Water Fountain?

Waterscape Made Easy: Can I Put Vinegar in My Water Fountain? Waterscape Made Easy: Can I Put Vinegar in My Water Fountain?

Waterscape Made Easy: Can I Put Vinegar in My Water Fountain?When managed well, a water feature can bring a sense of tranquility to your yard that you never imagined. When taking care of and maintaining water fountains, you must know what is and isn’t safe to put in them.

Fountains need to have their unique maintenance routine to run properly. Fountain water needs to be kept clean of debris, sediments, and contaminants such as leaves, dirt, twigs, etc.

If you’re looking for a low-maintenance way to add interest to your water fountain, you may want to try waterscaping with vinegar. Why not, it’s completely safe and won’t harm anything. We’ll discuss how to use vinegar in your water fountain to improve its taste, prevent scale buildup and even get rid of water stains.

Does Vinegar Kill Algae?

Algae growth in the fountain is easy to see and usual to see, especially if your fountain sits in a spot that gets hours of sunlight. 

The ugly green growths are pretty simple to remove with vinegar, but before you begin the process of rinsing them out, consider some other causes for the algae growth, such as dirty tubes that need replacing or debris that needs to be cleaned out.

How Much Vinegar Do You Put In A Fountain?

One of the best ways to keep your fountain clean and looking good is to use a mixture of water and vinegar. You can either buy a maintenance kit or make your cleaning solution.

Just mix one-half cup of white vinegar with one gallon of warm water, scrub all surfaces you can with the nylon scrubber. You must rinse it well with clean water, then fill the fountain.

Will Vinegar Hurt Your Fountain Pump?

Fountain pumps are a part of water fountains that take the place of gravity to make the water flow up to the top. Fountain pump maintenance can be tricky, but it is not that difficult once you have learned some basic knowledge about them.

Vinegar does not hurt your fountain pump! There is nothing left to worry about if you decide to use vinegar. You can remove stains and discoloration easily. The basic idea behind cleaning most water fountains is understanding the system inside and knowing how to clean.

What Are the Other Benefits of Using Vinegar? 

Vinegar is a DIY wonder! Would you ever guess that white vinegar would be a unique remedy for keeping your fountain clean? There are a couple of reasons why this works so well. First, vinegar is acidic.

So when you use it to scrub the inside of your fountain, you’re removing and dissolving calcium buildup and other minerals—that’s how it removes stains. Second, white vinegar also contains acetic acid, which breaks down mineral deposits and makes the fountain shine.

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A nice fountain provides a lovely accent to any yard. It can be an oasis that attracts birds and butterflies, yet it can also cause algae problems if you’re not careful. Here at Orange County Pond and Fountain Services, our service is specially designed for your pond or water feature.

We provide a customized approach to keeping your water feature clean and smelling fresh. Whether it is with a simple vinegar treatment or high-pressure water jetting to remove the toughest algae, our services will provide you with years of enjoyment.