Indoor water features are common items in many homes and workplaces today. Adding this water feature to your workplace /home creates a relaxing and calm environment. The natural sounds of water trickling down the surface (glass) have a soothing effect, with the sight of the same simply breathe taking.
Indoor water features can be used as a decorative accessory in almost any indoor area or room. Take a look at an indoor fountain guidebook for inspiration. Like your most valued assets, indoor water features too need an occasional clean and maintenance to give them a longer life. Outlined below are a few tips and ideas on how to care for your water feature.
1. Use Distilled Water
Although tap water might be safe to use in a water feature, it still isn’t the best choice for an indoor water fountain. This is because tap water may contain chemicals, minerals, and other pollutants that can cause staining on the water feature. The effects of using tap water don’t happen overnight. You should however start seeing slight discoloration several months or years into using tap water in the same.
Some of the minerals present in tap water include sodium, chlorine, lead, potassium, lithium, calcium, and manganese.
Using distilled water in the same helps preserve the fountain’s look and appeal. Distilled water doesn’t contain any impurities or chemicals that could contaminate the water feature. The only caveat with using distilled water is that it costs more than the average tap water. This is however a small price to pay for something with numerous such benefits.
2. Add Vinegar to the Water Fountain
The thought of vinegar in your water fountain might seem too extreme; it isn’t. Although vinegar might have a pungent odor, the odor however dissipates quickly leaving the fountain clean and smelling fresh. Vinegar is particularly beneficial in such a water body in that; it will help kill microbes in the water feature. You should consider using a cup or two of white apple cider vinegar (filtered) for the best results. As an added advantage apple cider vinegar is all-natural, hence no need to worry about harsh chemicals.
3. Clean the Fountain Pump
Adding white vinegar in the fountain may help kill microbes and clean it up. Making it a habit of cleaning the water pump regularly helps get rid of the layer of grime common in most pumps. All you need to do is turn the fountain off, clean the pump and any associated parts, then fix them back together. Doing this should give you several months of service.