Today’s post, How to Run and Maintain an Outdoor Fountain, is another installment of how we are sprucing up our patio on a budget. Before you get started on this amazing post, make sure to check out the first post in this series about how we are going about the patio spruce-up. The intent of this series is just to document how we are making our space more functional and pretty without spending lots of money. I’d love to drop a few hundred dollars on new decor, cushions, plants and more but it’s just not in the cards for this year. So instead, I’m focusing on sprucing up a few areas for a small amount of money to help our space be enjoyable and pretty.
Let’s get right into the post today, but fair warning… some of the fountain pictures are DISGUSTING and a bit embarrassing. No judgement, k?!
It doesn’t look that bad, right? Think again, and look below.
Yikes, right? So, we pulled the fountain tarp off a few weeks ago and it did an amazing job at protecting the fountain through the winter. BUT, things got piled on here and there and we didn’t get the fountain pumping soon enough. So, the debris and general disgustingness added up.
This past weekend though, we went about fixing it.
First things first, these types of fountains are beasts! They weigh a freakin’ ton. So, make sure you have someone to help you. Luke and I can barely lift the top piece together and the few times that we needed to get the bottom bowl off… we’ve had to have extra help.
Dump the water out of the bowls first. If you can tilt the bowl, then let the water pour out that way.