Water fountains have remained a significant attraction wherever they are installed. Especially technologically advanced-fountain installations have great commercial value also attached to them. Extensive care is taken while installing a fountain system with respect to the quality of water, pump set, jet nozzles, lighting, musical arrangement, and computer programming. Fountains look marvelous if all systems are working in synchronization and regularly maintained, otherwise their charm reduce day by day.
For this, a systematic servicing and maintenance plan is necessary for every fountain be it an outdoor large fountain or an indoor small fountain. Some of the significant and technical aspects discussed here may give an idea about the maintenance of water fountains.
Fountains are installed everywhere in the world at the places having a different geographical area which has different environmental effects on water utilized for the fountain and due to this fountain installations require regular services and maintenance. Hot and cold weather require different treatments for the parts of the fountain system and sometimes replacement of the parts. Similarly, the nature of water is also required to be taken into consideration.
Water contains minerals which are not similar at every place, due to this hardness of water would differ from one place to another. More hardness in water would decay the parts of the fountain faster and more care should be taken to upkeep them or replace them with new ones to maintain the desired result from the fountain.
Fountain systems installed in the pond or lake require extraordinary care and regular service due to the nature of water contained therein. For the reason of stagnancy of water, a deposit of algae, and undesired biological elements in the pond, the quality water deteriorates with the passage of time. The fountain generated with the help of such pond/lake water can spread odor in the surroundings which obviously is not welcoming. To avoid this, at regular intervals, say every month, cleanliness of the pond water should be carried out by removing impurities.
While doing this, care should be taken that the chemical properties of the freshwater should be maintained and no hazard should be done to the living organism and water body. Proper oxygen level should be maintained in the water body and it should be ensured that water should be not steady but flowing. Care should be taken that the pump sets kept in the fountain system should not run dry.
Wherever dancing, musical, laminar, or interactive fountain systems have been installed, regular servicing of the pump sets, jet nozzles, and lighting equipment is to be done and computer programming is kept updated to generate the same level of efficiency at all times. Especially where interactive fountains have been installed and if they are not maintained as per their functions, the users will immediately come to know about the inefficiency since they directly interact with and use the fountains themselves.
Similarly, if indoor fountains systems at a significant place, like the central hall of hotels, resorts, business plazas, are not kept well-maintained, they would appear filthy and spread odor in the surrounding. There should regular cleaning of the parts of the fountain, be carried out, and replacement of stale water with fresh water to be done at pre-determined intervals. This will keep them always fresh and effective.