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.