Now Is The Time For Algaecide

 Crisp, Clean, Clear!

Your oasis’ new addition flows with crystal clear water, enhancing the beauty of your home. Much like the fountain below, it’s a sight to behold. So why would you have to think about algaecide?

What makes algae tick? Our warm temps and long sunny days create an algal bloom paradise! Even in shaded areas, algae will thrive if not prevented and maintained. No fountain is immune, even the small ones like the feature below.

Algal Bloom

“Help! I’m in algal bloom!!”

Prevent and Maintain.  To prevent the algal bloom, put in an algaecide right away with set up. If the fountain is established, do your regular water change, removing any formed algae, and add when refilling.  The elements and water refills due to evaporation make the need to add more necessary. How often, does depend on a lot of factors but once to twice a month should keep the desired quality. Here at Zona Fountains we offer Fountain cleaning and maintenance services, Click Here for details

Wildlife and Algaecide. Here at Zona Fountains we love our wonderful wildlife.  We believe that the effectiveness of an algaecide should not come at the cost of harming the animals we care for. We have the right products to do just that!  

A few more tips and tricks

Finally in addition to algaecide there a few other things you can do to minimize algae in your fountain:

  • Make sure you don’t get any fertilizer in your fountain when feeding your lawn or plants, as fertilizer is also a great food for our green foe.
  • For smaller fountains consider using distilled water rather than tap. Tap water and even filtered water still have natural impurities present in them which can encourage algae growth, using distilled water is also a great way to prevent calcium build up as all those staining minerals are left behind in the distillation process.

Most of all don’t forget your local experts at Zona Fountains don’t just sell fountains, we stand by our products and will help keep your fountain running well. Call 520-325-3888 or email us at to see how we can help keep your personal oasis running for life.

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Bringing the essence of our lot to our webpage

We have been brainstorming ways that we could bring the dimension of our store to the face of our blog. In doing so, we decided that we should include video footage of some of our fountains in full swing. Please take a look below at our very first video featured fountains. We hope you are pleased with the two we chose to showcase, and do continue to look back from time to time to see other fountains that we have available!


Alonzo1videoThe Alonzo by Fiore Stone
Shown in Sedona

The Mission by Rinse Water Statuary
Shown in Bronce


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Cold Weather

BRRRRR It’s Cold Outside!

While a frozen fountain is beautiful to look at it will cause more harm than you realize. For that, we and the manufacturers both recommend draining the fountain when temperatures drop below freezing. When the water freezes, it will expand and may result in cracking your fountain. Water may also be restricted from the pump causing it to burn out. If you expect rain or snow during the freeze we also recommend that you cover the fountain. That will eliminate any possible cracks from occurring, or having to replace the pump.

Cold Weather Fountain

If you still wish to keep it running  here are a few tips:

-Run the fountain all night. Running water freezes at a lower temperature. If it only drops below freezing for a brief period of time this may suffice.

-Place a light, or more than one light, under the fountain for the night. The heat generated by the light may be sufficient.

-Place a heater near the fountain for the night.

Here at Zona Fountains, we believe the best course of action is to drain the fountain. This will help prolong the life of the fountain.  Please contact us if you have any questions or wish to purchase a fountain cover.

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