Ponds and Water Gardening forum: Patio fountain & lime deposits

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wpeglow
Jul 10, 2017 6:05 PM CST
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I am new to this forum and would appreciate any help you may give me.
My wife an I have just completed the the fountain pictured above. The fountain is the on the west side of our house and will experience heavy evaporation, also our water has a high mineral content. Does anyone have a suggestion on how to prevent lime deposits on the fountain.
Thank you in advance.

Bill

Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Jul 10, 2017 6:51 PM CST
Will it be used by birds/animals? Got to be careful about adding any chemical to it, if so.
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cinta
Jul 13, 2017 12:57 PM CST
On the pump end put charcoal in a net might help. You could also put charcoal mixed with your rocks.

wpeglow
Jul 16, 2017 2:50 PM CST
Ctcarol and Cinta, I apologize for taking so long to respond to your posts.

Ctcarol, the fountain is pictured above. It will not house plants and birds will not likely be able to make any use of it.

Cinta, the hint about using charcoal is certainly something that I will consider.

Bill Thank You!
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Jul 16, 2017 4:17 PM CST
If no one will be bathing or drinking out of it, you can run a gallon of white vinegar through it when it gets bad. You would have to rinse it out though as I'm sure the vinegar would be hard on the pump membrane.

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