Fountain Basics – Spring Maintenance & Re-Installation
When the weather warms and the ice on your lake melts, it’s time to kick off pond season! But before you dust off your boat and fishing pole, you need to do a little fountain maintenance and installation first.
If you didn’t perform regular upkeep on your fountain when you pulled it out last fall, now’s the time to do so. Here’s a quick list of to-do items before you put the fountain back in place:
- Power wash the motor so built-up material doesn’t trap heat.
- Inspect the cord for cuts.
- If you have muskrats, protect the cord with ratcord.
- Send the motor in for regular seal/oil maintenance if you haven’t done it in a few years.
Once it’s cleaned up an inspected, you can position your fountain. Be sure your mooring lines are snug enough to hold your fountain in place. If you’re anchoring it with blocks at the bottom of the pond, make sure they’re spread far enough apart so the fountain doesn’t spin from the force of the motor, which could cause the lines to get tangled.
Now is a great time to add that first dose of pond dye, too. Nature’s Blue™, Twilight Blue™ or Black DyeMond™ shade and protect the pond while enhancing its beauty. If you put the dye in at the same time as your fountain, the color will disperse evenly throughout the lake.
Pond Talk: What’s the first thing you plan to do once pond season begins?
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