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Outdoor Living  |  Water Feature  |  Winterize Water Feature

Getting my fountain ready for winter

Shorter days and chilly nights point to that time of year... winter.  Although winter has a few low points, it also affords many bonuses.  Things such as good books in front of crackling fires, family game nights, hot cocoa, snowflakes lazily falling through the air, and of course my personal favorite... Christmas!     Before any of this can happen though, we have to prepare our homes for the freezing temps.  Of the different things that we need to winterize, our garden fountains are one of the most crucial.  If you fail to winterize your water feature, water could freeze inside the pump. The result is that it will crack and damage the vital parts that make the machine operate correctly. If you damage the pump, it may have to be replaced. Fountains that have concrete or cast stone parts are also at a higher risk of cracking.  

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Outdoor Living  |  Water Feature  |  Winterize Water Feature

Winterizing Pondless Water Features

Here we are again.  It's that time of the year where we are preparing the yard for Old Man Winter to make his seasonal debut.  For some of us, he already made his presence very well known...  Yah, don't remind me. Of the different things that we need to winterize, pondless water features are one of the most crucial.  If you fail to winterize your water feature, water could freeze inside the pump. The result is that it will crack and damage the vital parts that make the machine operate correctly. If you damage the pump, it may have to be replaced.

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