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How Can I Make My Water Fountain Quieter?

We all love the sight of water rising high in the sky and then trickling down the intricate yet elegant fountain designs.

Water fountains add tranquility vibes and air a sense of calm.

However, to every good, there is a bad.

Many people complain about the water fountains being too noisy.

How can I quieten my water fountain

Not to blame all, some quiet tabletop fountains can be quieter too.

You can always lookout for a quieter water pump, but that doesn’t imply that the noisy water pump in your garden has no solution.

It can always be hushed with the deployment of a few hacks in place. Curious to know them? Continue reading.

Solutions For Making The Fountain Quieter:

1. Check The Water Level:

If you aim to cut down the noise produced by your fountain, to almost a minimum, then just go on with trying this.

Varying water levels can have a significant impact on the noise a water fountain generates.

Lower water levels make the fountains roar louder because of the air intervention in the pump.

Not just that, but it can also cause your pump to heat up and burn out at worst.

To cater to this, it is advised to keep the water level half an inch above the fountain pump’s top.

Not only will it control the noise, but it will help your water fountain make out longer than usual.

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Maintaining a sufficient water level would keep your pump in better action and save it from burnouts.

2. Give Your Pump & Tubes A Thorough Clean-up:

If adding in more water doesn’t offer you satisfying results, you can always go out for cleaning.

However, make sure you have taken all the safety measures in advance.

To mention some, make sure you unplug your pump before starting, and needless to say, pat your hands dry before you deal with any electrical equipment.

Also, don’t worry if you are a beginner and just don’t find the pump anywhere, it doesn’t mean that your fountain operates without a pump.

Fancy fountains usually have the pumps somewhere hidden under the decorative parts that must be easy to unhook.

Once you have all the parts segregated, identify the two main parts that need a thorough cleanup; the pump and the fountainhead.

Both can be rinsed with water exhaustively, or a better option could be letting them soak in vinegar overnight.

This will help eradicate any mineral deposits that erode the functioning of the pump.

Wash it under running water later, and that’s it. Enjoy a noticeably quieter pump!

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Regular cleaning of the pump and tube not only makes it quieter but also adds more life to your fountain.

Monthly clean-ups would help you flush out any mineral deposits that might have formed inside the pump.

This helps the pump function more effectively and gives the fountain a brand-new look.

A very cost-effective and useful hack!.

3. Adjusting The Pump Speed:

Most of the pumps come with an in-built feature to manually adjust the pump speed.

All you need to do is find the control button or switch somewhere over the pump and slide it to ‘slow’.

A slower pump creates a lesser noise, and you can enjoy the peaceful trickling of water that soothes your mind.

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This solution lets you have the complete control of your pump’s speed and noise both, and it costs you absolutely nothing.

4. Adjust Your Pump’s Location:

Sometimes the pump is fitted in such a manner that it gets to touch the base of the fountain, which leads to continuous vibrations and a pathetic noise.

Adjusting the location of your pump in the center or a non-interactive location can solve the problem to a great extent.

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Adjusting the location of your pump can not only cut the noise but save your pump and fountain from brittle damages that might result from a frictional contact.

5. Use A Sponge:

This hack is just my favorite.

If you find it difficult to fit out and refit your pump in a better location, you can go for an easier solution.

Just find a normal sponge of the right size and fit it beneath the vibrating pump.

Not only will it absorb the vibrations and the following noise, but it will save your fountain and pump of any damages that might be caused by friction between the fountain base and the pump.

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Finding and adjusting a sponge of a suitable size might cost you a little effort, but this is one genius hack to reduce the noise and save any future costs.

Also, it saves the effort of relocating the pump.

Which Solution Tends To Be The Most Effective?

All of these solutions can be effective under different circumstances.

To find the ‘show-stopper’ hack for your noisy fountain, it’s necessary to identify the problem with your fountain first.

It might have lower water levels, a need for cleaning, inappropriate speed or location, or others too.

Once you have sorted out the problem, you will find out the solution quickly.

Water fountains are installed to tranquilize a place, and it must be made sure that they serve the purpose.

If your water fountain is a little too noisy, try the hacks above in the same order, starting from the easiest.

All these hacks are sure to help hush your fountain.