Maintaining a Copper Fountain

booth-santafe09Copper Fountain Care

Household furniture polish with a soft cloth will help with daily maintenance.  Do not let droplets of water to accumulate on the copper parts for a long period of time.  DO NOT USE COPPER CLEANER, as this will remove the patina, leaving the original bright copper finish (unless you want that look).  I recommend you simply do nothing and allow nature to perform its own permanent patina.  Your fountain will travel through different hues of oxidation and eventually will look like the copper on the Statue of Liberty.  How quickly your fountain will patina depends upon your climate, the water you use, and how you maintain your fountain.  If you have hard water I recommend you use distilled water to prevent mineral deposits.  Copper is a natural material, reactive to its environment, and it will oxidize from exposure to air and water, and darken from exposure to the sun.

Priming the Pump

Fill the fountain with water, submerse the pump and plug it in.  Let the pump run for a few seconds to let air trapped inside escape.  Note: you can adjust the water from your fountain to change how fast it runs and how it sounds.  Hook up your pump and enjoy the fountain.

3 thoughts on “Maintaining a Copper Fountain

  1. I love our copper fountain which we purchased from you years ago, in Temecula, Ca at a Costco road show. I still have not found a good algeacide
    For it. What do you recommend?
    Thank you,

  2. I bought a fountain a few years ago. We are now living with very hard water. It has crystallize on the copper is there any way to get it to come off without hurting the copper?

  3. Help I have a copper fountain which I was purchased over 15 years ago at a Costco road show… We have it under our patio. We had a coating on our patio and it began to pull up around the fountain. I felt the copper (salt) ate away the coating. A year ago we had that all removed and travertine pavers installed. No I see the stone is eroding away and the over spray is also getting on our new windows we had installed. I believe it’s the copper…my husband disagrees but is now admitting it could be….I don’t want to get rid of the fountain but need to know if this has ever been a problem before.

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