Prepping Your Equipment for Fall and Winter

  • October 14, 2015

Winter weather and the elements can wreck havoc on your fountain and aerator equipment. Don’t let snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures damage your water features and aeration products. A few simple steps now can save you big headaches come spring time.

In areas that are prone to freezing, follow these steps to safely remove your fountains:

  • Disconnect power; lock out the breaker to shut off the power source.
  • Unplug the power cable and secure to the float.*
  • Store the power cable separate from the fountain as well.
  • Coil up the power cable and disconnect from the control panel.
  • Inspect the power cable for nicks and wear.
  • Store power cable in a safe place away from rodents.
  • Remove the fountain from the float.
  • Remove light kit from the float.
  • Store the float in a safe area.
  • Keep the fountain in an upright position. (The original packing carton is an excellent way to store your fountain.)
  • Clean and inspect your fountain.
  • Replace any worn or broken parts prior to storing for the winter.

If you are in an area that does not get below freezing, the fall is a good time to clean and inspect your fountain and replace any worn or damaged parts.