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Common Mistakes To Avoid When Using an Indoor Water Fountain

Posted by Doug Gardner on

Whether it’s used in your home or place of business, indoor water fountains are the perfect accessory to revitalize and rejuvenate the surrounding decor with a touch of style and sophistication. Sure, you can always fill voided gaps on the wall with paintings and framed photos, but nothing compares to the sheer tranquility and relaxation of an authentic water fountain. The soothing sounds combined with the sight of free-flowing water will naturally compliment the decor. To gain the most benefit from your indoor water fountain, however, you’ll want to avoid making the following mistakes.

Using Tap Water

One all-too-common mistake people make when using an indoor water fountain is filling with tap water straight from their kitchen sink. I know what you’re probably thinking: what’s the big deal with using tap water in a water fountain? While it probably won’t cause any immediate issues, tap water will likely lead to the development of water spots. You have to remember that most municipal tap water sources contain a plethora of minerals and chemicals. As these minerals and chemicals flow through your indoor water fountain, it will eventually cause the formation of water spots.

The good news is that water spots are relatively easy to clean. If you notice them developing on the surface of your indoor water fountain, use a washcloth along with a spray bottle filled with vinegar to remove them. To prevent water spots from occurring in the future, you should stick with distilled water rather than tap. Distilled water reduces the chance of water spots thanks to its chemical and mineral filtration process.

Incorrect Water Levels

Another all-too-common mistake owners make with their indoor water fountains is using incorrect water levels. If there’s not enough water in your fountain, it won’t possess the same visual appeal as it should. On the other hand, filling your fountain with an excessive amount of water may cause it to overflow. Trust me, you don’t want water to spill out of your fountain and onto your floor.

So, how much water should you use in an indoor water fountain? It really depends on the size and type of fountain, as some of them hold more than others. Take your time to familiarize yourself with the fountain before attempting to fill it with water. Find out exactly how much water it uses and carefully fill it to this amount.