Water fountains can be the perfect additions to your patio or garden area, but without proper maintenance and care, the fountains can deteriorate and the fountain water can become discolored. In most cases, the water may become green if the fountain has been left unmaintained for a significant period of time.
Typically, the green water is created by algae or unhealthy fish. In some cases, bacteria and algae can grow rapidly and turn the water in your fountain to a brown-greenish color. To prevent this from happening, you may want to consider purchasing a pond aerator that will operate at all hours to keep the water in your fountain healthy and maintained. While you can also purchase some chemicals to keep your water in better shape, purchasing a pond aerator is probably your best bet over the long term. When shopping for a new pond aerator, you’ll want to keep several factors in mind.
First, you should make sure the size of your pond aerator matches your water fountain. For instance, you don't want to install an overly large pond aerator in a smaller water fountain. Also, you may wish to visit multiple retailers before making a final purchase so you can get the best possible price for your pond aerator. Feel free to speak to a sales associate at each store about any available deals and product guarantees for the various pond aerators. If you have a smaller water fountain, you should plan on purchasing a surface aerator. Alternatively, if your fountain is fairly deep, you may wish to purchase an underwater pond aerator. You also need electricity to operate the aerator, so consider picking up an extension cord if you think it will be necessary.
Taking these simple steps can help you maintain the water in your outdoor fountain.