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.
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.
Author: Alex Hinrichsen