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How To Clean And Maintain Your Decorative Water Spouts

January 29, 2023 4 min read

How To Clean And Maintain Your Decorative Water Spouts

Water spouts are an excellent way to add a bit of ambiance to your garden or lawn. They can also serve as a source of clean, fresh drinking water for your pets and other animals. However, over time, these fountains can become dirty and clogged with debris, which will affect the quality of the water they produce.

In this article, we will explore how you can maintain and clean your water spout to ensure it continues to operate at peak performance.

If you want to know how to keep your water spout in good shape, read on!

How to Clean Your Water Spout

When it comes to cleaning water spouts for fountains, there are two options: you can clean them yourself or hire a professional to do it for you. Both are great options, depending on how much time and money you have available.

If you want to do it yourself, follow these steps:

Step #1: Turn off the water supply to your fountain. 

This is important because if any water remains in the pipes while you're working on it, they may burst when they freeze or expand as they warm up again.

Step #2: Remove Debris

Remove all debris from the area around the spout using a brush and putty knife if necessary.

Step #3: Use a soft cloth and mild soap to wipe down the spout itself

This will remove any dirt that has accumulated over time without damaging any of its surfaces or finishes (which is especially important if it's made from a material like copper or brass). You can also use an old toothbrush if there's anything particularly stubborn stuck in there!

Step #4: Rinse then dry

Rinse off all soap residue with clear water; then dry everything off with a paper towel before turning back on your fountain's water supply once again!

Maintaining Your Water Spout

Water spouts are a great addition to your fountain, but they can also be a pain.

If you want to keep your water spout in good condition, there are a few things you can do to help it last longer and stay looking good.

Make sure that the water spout is always full of water

If there is no water inside, it will corrode and start to look bad quickly. If you notice that the water level is low, refill it immediately so that there is always some water inside.

Make sure that you clean your fountain regularly

This will help prevent algae from growing inside your fountain and ruining the appearance of your water spout.

Consider using biodegradable cleaning products on your fountain instead of traditional cleaners like bleach or chlorine

These types of cleaners can damage or corrode metal parts over time if used too often or improperly diluted with other chemicals like vinegar or baking soda (which can also be harmful).

Replacing Your Water Spout

Replacing water spouts for fountains is easy to do if you have the right tools and materials.

First, you'll want to get some silicone sealant and some new garden hose spouts.

Then, you'll need to shut off the water to the fountain so no one gets hurt by it. You can do this by closing off the valve that controls the flow of water in the lines leading to your fountain.

Next, disconnect all of the hoses from your existing spout with a pair of pliers.

Once they're disconnected, remove any dirt or debris from around where they connect to your fountain and clean it up with a rag or sponge (this will make sure there's no dirt left behind).

Once everything has been cleaned up, apply a bead of silicone sealant around where each hose connects to your fountain (on both sides). This will create a waterproof seal between them so they don't leak when they're connected again later on! Let this dry completely before proceeding further.

Recommended Decorative Water Spouts

If your old water spout cannot be repaired with simple cleaning, you must replace it with a new one. Here are some highly recommended decorative water spouts from Majestic Fountains to replace your old one that are of good quality and can add visual appeal in your fountain:

Roma Spout


Roma Spout
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The Roma Spout is a small, sophisticated ornamental spout that bears the name of Rome, the capital of modern-day Italy. The spout's size and look make it ideal for use in groups, possibly all the way around a fountain's enormous basin, or again all the way around a pool, spa, or cascading spill fountain.

Droop Spout


Droop Spout
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The Droop Spout is a small and sophisticated handmade spout made of 100% copper, inspired by European designs from the old-world and timeless in its use. Ideal for use as a standalone feature, it enhances any architectural design, outdoor living space, pool, spa, or fountain.

Courtyard Spout


Courtyard Spout
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The Courtyard Spout is a classy reproduction made entirely of copper of the handcrafted spouts used for centuries in old-world Europe.

Because of its copper design, it may be used safely with pool water and on porous surfaces where iron spouts would leave rust stains. Nearly every face plate or escutcheon style is complemented by the straightforward, practical design.

Normandy Spout


Normandy Spout
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The Normandy Spout is modeled after European plaza fountains and features a small, downward-facing spout attached to a backplate with a star design. Made of non-corrosive copper, it resembles aged cast iron but without the risk of rust or staining. Ideal for smaller fountains, spas, or as a complement to a wall bowl fountain or basin, the Normandy's limited forward projection makes it a practical and attractive choice.



There are still many ornamental water spouts to pick from, but the water spouts listed above are among the best-selling water spouts at Majestic Fountains. Visit the Majestic Fountains if you'd like to find more water spouts for your fountain.


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