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A step-by-step guide on how to clean your self-contained water feature

Posted by Kayleigh on 30th Jun 2022

 A step-by-step guide on how to clean your self-contained water feature

There are some “chores” I really don’t mind doing, mainly ones that involve being in the garden and those that have a great *ta da* moment once complete. Which puts cleaning our self-contained water feature "on the list".

Adored by the family and commented on by many guests, our Genoa Cascade Solar Powered Fountain is a great focal point in the garden. However, as you can see from the pictures it has been needing a clean as there was a build up of green water and slime.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to clean your self-contained water feature and how to use Blagdon’s Feature Algae Control Treatment 250ml to keep future unsightly and foul-smelling problems at bay. Ideally you should change the water once a month and add in the treatment in then too.

  1. Unplug from the source/remove from the solar panel to stop the motor running for the time being.
2. Empty your water feature thoroughly. 

3. To clean the feature, use a fresh cloth and wipe away any slime. I added a small dose of the Algae Control Treatment to some fresh water before delicately scrubbing. (Be careful not to use any cloths that may damage your feature, a soft sponge is fine.)
4. Remember to rinse the sponge filter in the pump out too.

5. Once clean, fill the feature back up with fresh water.

6. Now it’s time to add the Algae Control Treatment which has a built in measurement feature to dispense the 25ml doses directly into the water. Each dose will treat 62.5 litres of water, so one 250ml bottle is enough to last quite a while. Make sure you distribute evening over the water surface.

7. And *ta da*, your feature will look as good as new and you now have peace of mind knowing the water will remain clear with this effective treatment solution, if you dedicate less than 10 minutes a month to this job.

*Please note -Feature Clear is toxic to aquatic life so should only be used in free standing water features which do not use a pond as a water source. The product may also cause damage to plants present in treated water feature. 

*Another thing to note - It is important to drain your feature during the winter and dry it by covering it, or move it into to storage. This is because ice in shallow water may damage the paint work or crack the feature.

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