November 9, 2007, Newsletter Issue #37: Cleaning Your Fountain Pump

Tip of the Week

If your water feature has a fountain pump, inevitably, youíll need to perform some basic maintenance to get it cleaned. Your fountain pump likely has a strainer or screen to prevent pebbles and other debris from jamming the function of the pump. Itís always a good idea to clean your fountain pump before the water flow is completely blocked because your equipment can overheat and burn out. Here are just a few tricks to keep your pump jam-free.

Read the instruction booklet on how to disassemble and reassemble your pump for easy cleaning.Once disassembled, use warm soapy water and an old toothbrush for a thorough cleaning.You can then dip the pump parts into a mild bleach solution. Once youíre done, reassemble all the pieces and make sure your fountain pump is back to its original setting. The process should just take you less than 10 minutes.

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