Care and Maintenance of Your
It is very important to NOT add any coloring agent to the water in the fountains.
The pool finish material that I use in the Coquina veneer is a raw concrete product
that will absorb any dye-like agent and leave a stain.
Mosquitoes: Mosquitoes can be controlled by several means. First, you can run the fountain continuously; mosquitoes cannot complete their life cycle in moving water. If you run the fountain infrequently, you will need to use chlorine or Bromine to keep the mosquitoes from growing and becoming a nuisance or health hazzard.
Algae: as stated below in the maintenance section, algae can be controlled by using liquid chlorine or bromine tablets.
You can run your fountain 24 hours a day if you like.
Should the fountain veneer Coquina finish become damaged due to a blow or
Maintenance is easy. A wet/dry shop vac is great to remove the water
First of all, a small amount of loose shell is normal on the fountains.
If you receive one of the small 20" fountains and you aren't sure
how to set it up, don't panic. It is quite simple.
The smaller top half of the fountain fits directly on top of the lower, larger piece.
Place the top piece face down on top of the bottom piece.
The pump should be attached to the clear tubing that is attached to
the plumbing fitting in the top section. The cone shaped intake of the pump should be
aligned so that it will be facing the front. Note that there is a small lever between
10 and 12 o'clock on the front of the pump above the cone shaped intake.
You will be able to reach in from the front of the fountain and adjust that control lever.
Once the pump in in the correct position, simply set it on top of the lower piece.
As you raise the upper piece with the pump attached into place, be careful
that the pump does not "hang up" on the back of the bottom piece, which
could damage the pump. You can set the top piece more to the front to begin with
and placing your hand in the front of the bottom piece make sure that
the pump is sitting flat in the bottom piece.
There is a small raceway in the back of the fountain for the cord to go in and allow
the two pieces to fit together perfectly with only a small seam showing.
Fill the fountain before you plug it in.
Note the full water level. Once you plug it in the water will fill the upper
pools. Note the water level is slightly lower now. That is the level
to which you should fill the fountain from now on. If you were to fill it up to the maximum level in the front and turn the fountain off or have the electricity go off,
then all that water in motion and from the upper pools will go into the bottom pool
and overflow the fountain. This could be a big deal if the fountain is indoors. If the fountain is outside, this issue with the water level will not be a problem, as the fountain can overflow just as it will when it rains or the sprinklers keep it filled.
Your new water feature will give you many years of enjoyment.