Pool Fountains: Liven your swimming experience with flair
Swimming Pool Fountains
There’s nothing better than a backyard swimming pool, and plenty of accessories make it easy to customize any pool to your liking. Kids love water slides, older adults relax in saunas and athletes can use wave machines to add resistance to their daily swim. However, if you’re looking to add some flair to your pool, try installing a pool fountain.
Some of the most famous fountains in the world, including the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas, the Jet D’Eau in Lake Geneva and the Samson fountain near St Petersburg, use spraying waves of water to magnify and increase their unique beauty. A pool fountain livens up any backyard swimming pool as it sprays arcing water droplets into the air. Even the sound of a pool fountain can be soothing as the falling water lands on the surface of the blue lagoon below.
If you’re thinking installing a pool fountain in your swimming pool, keep in mind that this extra accessory will require a certain amount of maintenance in order to keep it functioning properly. Following a few simple steps can keep your pool fountain healthy and happy:
- Clean your pool fountain consistently to prevent the backup of leaves, debris and pool toys, all of which can block filtration pumps and cause mechanical trouble or complete system failure.
- Algae can be the No 1 damaging factor when left uncontrolled and untreated. Be sure to keep a well maintained algae filtration system to prevent standing water, which extends its own invitation for algae growth!
- Maintain adequate levels of chlorine in your pool in order to reduce algae and bacteria and keep your fountain free of growth.
- The key to a consistently working pool fountain is to maintain its filtration system. Manage pH and water hardness in order to minimize any corrosion of your copper pipe system.