Can I adjust the flow of my water fountain?

WP Law - Thursday, May 21, 2015

Everything you need to know about improving the function of your fountain.

Water Fountain

If the flow on your water fountain "leaves much to be desired," there are several things that could be going wrong. Your pump might not be working correctly, the fountain nozzles might have a blockage, or a build-up of debris might have occurred over the intake screen. To help you adjust the flow of your fountain, we have gathered together a few problematic scenarios, as well as possible fixes.

Top Ways to Adjust the Flow of Fountains:

Scenario 1: Your fountain is not pumping water well.

When a fountain makes a spitting noise, combined with the inability to pump water correctly, it is usually due to insufficient amounts of water. As a general rule of thumb, your indoor or outdoor fountain needs to have enough water to cover the entire pump. If your pump is sufficiently covered, there is a chance that the pump could be clogged or dirty. Thoroughly clean the pump and conduct any necessary repairs by using a pump repair kit.

Scenario 2: Your water fountain has a loud pump.

Loud pumps can be caused by a number of items, including:

  • The water level is too low.
  • You have trash or other debris in your pump.
  • The pump may not be positioned properly, which causes it to vibrate loudly.

If the water level is too low, simply add water until your pump is submerged under of 6 inches of water. Trash or other debris should be removed by disassembling and thoroughly cleaning the pump. If you notice that the pump is vibrating loudly, make sure it is secured properly. Sometime excessive vibration can be a symptom of other problems and may require calling a professional for their expert opinion and help.

Scenario 3: The water flow is too slow or the pattern is irregular.

When a fountain flows irregularly, it is usually due to clogged nozzles or improper the improper setting of flow control valves. Fountain nozzles can usually be cleaned, although time consuming, it is typically an easy fix. Most water fountains will be equipped with an adjustable flow valve; as such, try adjusting the settings to accommodate for your desired flow-level. If this tactic doesn't work, you might need to clean the fountain pump of any debris or build-up. Using a pump repair kit will help you to clean and fix the pump so that it improves the fountain's flow. Additionally, you might need to install a different flow valve, so that the water levels can be regulated more effectively.

Contacting The Water Fountain Experts

Are you still having a hard time adjusting the flow of your water fountain? Perhaps your specific scenario wasn't listed above? Not a problem, simply contact the experts at W.P. Law Incorporated. Our team of professionals will help you to address your specific water fountain issue. Whether you need to purchase a pump repair kit or install a new pump flow valve, we are here to help.

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