Cleaning Your Fountain Pump

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How do I clean my fountain pump?

Cleaning Your Fountain Pump

If your water feature has a fountain pump, inevitably, you'll 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. It's 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 you're 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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