Overall inspection. During this part, we’ll make sure everything works from the pump to any lights. If everything is working properly your fountain should stay cleaner for longer.
Draining the water. We can get your fountain way cleaner by draining the water. This way, we can have an easier time removing the muck, debris, and algae. We can do a deeper clean, getting into any crevices between rocks.
Remove decorations and plants. We don’t want to accidentally damage anything! We’ll be sure to carefully store any decorations until the cleaning is done.
Remove debris and muck. We use the good old hands and a bucket process for this step. This involves taking out sticks, leaves, and other organic materials. We may also use a bucket of water with some mild soap and a non-abrasive sponge to clean the sides.
Flush and pressure wash. These steps help get rid of the icky stuff hanging onto the sides of your fountain. We’ll make sure it’s nice and clean before we’re finished.
Backflush the pump. We see this all the time- unprotected pumps clogged with debris. If we need to, we’ll take out the pump, put a garden hose over the tube in the fountain, and backflush it out. This keeps it clear and lets water flow easily.
Cleaning the pump. We may need to clean the pump too. To do this, we’ll put it in a sink or bucket, remove the face, and brush out any debris before rinsing it under a vigorous stream of water.