I Don't Want My Fountain to Splash!

A properly installed fountain should not splash outside of its basin and onto its surroundings. It should run smoothly and self-contain the water. The instructions that come with your fountain should tell you all about how to avoid excessive splashing. Following the instructions is critical, because a splashing fountain can cause water damage to the objects and furniture surrounding it. In addition to referring to your instruction manual, use the following tips to minimize splashing.

Begin by setting up your fountain on a waterproof surface, or on something that is not very valuable and that you don't mind getting a little wet. Clear valuables out of the way. This way, if your fountain does happen to splash, it won't cause any damage. You can later move your fountain to a desired location, assured that it will not splash onto its surroundings.

Place your water fountain on a level surface and make sure that there is nothing under it that will cause it to not be perfectly level. If your fountain is not level, splashing may occur. This is because the fountain is designed for the water to run straight down. If it is tilted, the water will not run down its intended path.

The level of the water in your fountain is very important. If your basin is less than half full, the water may splash out. Conversely, if your water level is higher than ½ inch from the top, splashing may occur too. Keep your water level between half full and ½ inch from the top in order to minimize splashing. Water levels that are too low means that the splash will come up higher, while water levels that are too high means that the water may spill over the side when splashing occurs.

Put the fountain in a location where it is out of the way and will not be bumped. Bumping may cause splashing, change the water level in your fountain, cause it to not be level, or possibly damage it. Avoid these problems by keeping your fountain out of harm's way. This way you will stay dry as will the fountains surroundings. The only thing that should be wet is the fountain.

If you live in a humid place, your fountain may acquire condensation on the outside of the basin. If this happens, be sure to place your fountain on a surface that will not be damaged by moisture. You may wish to water-proof whatever surface your fountain is on, or cover it with a plastic tablecloth. If you put some smooth stones in your fountain's basin, less splashing may occur, as the rocks tend to minimize the force of the water's impact.

Put water on the fountain's surface. This breaks the water's surface tension, enabling it to flow as it should.

Never use an "outdoor only" fountain inside. Manufacturers often allow for extra splashing with outdoor fountains because they are meant to be in an environment where minimal splashing is not a problem. Splashing of outdoor fountains may add to their appeal by increasing the sound of flowing water, dramatizing its effects. When ordering wall fountains, remember that they may splash a little bit, and locate them accordingly.

Oftentimes, You can control the rate at which your fountain pumps water. By turning the flow of water down, the water will not come out as forcefully. This should reduce splashing.

If your fountain continues to splash, you may be able to add a splash guard. But you should not have to do this - contact the manufacturer to find out if your fountain is defective. They should be happy to replace your fountain or its parts in order to provide you with a quality, splash-free product.

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