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Fountain Maintenance and Cleaning
There are two types of concrete fountains. The first type is a natural concrete fountain. This means there is no sealer already on it. The other type is called a finished concrete fountain. The finished concrete fountain has a sealer applied already.
If you have a natural concrete fountain, you don’t need a sealer, but if you want to slow down the natural aging you can put on a clear concrete sealer.
The finished concrete fountains can be recoated with paint that also seals. They may need repainting every few years because the sun and water eventually wear off the finish.
Residue can form on the bowl of your fountain. This is from water evaporation and the minerals it leaves behind. If you wash your fountain with fresh water it will help to reduce the residue. You can also use a fountain cleaner or lime remover.
If you get any cracks or broken pieces on a concrete fountain, you can repair them with a quick drying epoxy. Make sure the surface is clean and dry before you apply the epoxy and don’t refill your fountain with water for 24 hours.