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I don’t have a pond, just a disappearing fountain is there something I can use for maintenance other then products designed for big ponds? | Decorative Ponds & Water Gardens Q&A


I don’t have a pond, just a disappearing fountain is there something I can use for maintenance other then products designed for big ponds?

I don’t have a pond, just a disappearing fountain is there something I can use for maintenance other then products designed for big ponds?

Monica – Chicago, Il

In the world of water features, disappearing fountains are in a category of their own. Because they don’t involve fish and plants – and typically don’t have filter systems – many people assume they’re maintenance free. But like all backyard water features, disappearing fountains do get dirty, and often gather debris that aren’t eliminated through simple recirculation.

As a result, disappearing fountains are susceptible to water discoloration caused by debris buildup. Fortunately, Pond Logic® FeatureFix™ Water Feature Cleaner is formulated specifically to safely eliminate accumulated debris and clear unsightly discoloration – often in as little as 48 hours.

To prevent ongoing buildup problems, a disappearing fountain is a prime candidate for regular maintenance. We recommend the regular application of Pond Logic® FeatureClear™ Bacterial Water Feature Cleaner, which contains natural, beneficial bacteria that digests organic debris to keep water crystal clear. It’s true. Disappearing fountains do require regular maintenance. But with FeatureFix and FeatureClear, it’s one item on your “to do” list that’s downright easy to check off.

Pond Talk: Do you have a disappearing fountain that requires regular maintenance?

Pond Logic® FeatureFix™

4 Responses

  1. I have a water feature in my front yard that is a disapearing bubbling large rock. You have an answer that was posted in 2008 regarding removing the pump from this type of feature in the winter months. Do you still believe that this is best?

    • Hi Dale,

      It is best to remove the pump and store for the winter months. This keeps ice from freezing in the pump causing potential cracks or damaging seals on the pump.

  2. I have a small water feature (approx 24″ deep X 24″ round) in the courtyard of a house we just purchased. It is concrete with a plastic liner. It has cattails growing and I’d like to them to come back next year. How should it be winterized? We live in the Midwest, so it will freeze.

    • Cattails are generally hardy plants, after you have started receiving frost and the foliage has died, simply cut off the dead foilage and leave the remaining root system in the water.

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