Winter Fountain Maintenance

Winter Fountain

Winter Fountain Maintenance: When is The Right Time For an Oil & Seals Change?

Your floating fountain helps to maintain the balance of your pond or lake with constant aeration while providing a pleasing view throughout summer months. As we head into winter, now is the best time to consider scheduling critical maintenance and “TLC” for your fountain, such as an oil and seals maintenance service.

Prevent Water From Leaking Into Your Fountain's Power Unit

This important fountain maintenance task will ensure that your seals are working as designed, preventing any water from leaking into the unit, and that your pond fountain is running with clean oil. The oil and seals service includes performing an internal inspection of the power unit (motor and related parts), making any necessary adjustments, replacing any worn parts, and changing the oil, rotary shaft seal, and all related parts. Changing the oil in your fountain works much like changing the oil in your car: the cleaner the oil, the smoother it runs.

How Often Should Services Be Performed on Your Lake Fountain?

SOLitude can provide an oil and seals service on any brand of fountain that uses oil-cooled submersible motors. Manufacturers recommend that this service be performed on a once every three (3) year basis and every two years for ½ HP units. Our highly trained team of experts can remove your fountain’s power unit, perform the maintenance service and have it back in the water quickly with little downtime.

Minimize The Need For Expenses & Repairs

Please keep in mind that routine fountain maintenance will help minimize the need for more expensive repairs and replacements in the future, and is imperative for ensuring that your floating fountains operate properly all year round. Your fountains are a valuable asset and it is important to keep them running at their best, regardless of how you choose to manage your fountain this winter. The cost to perform the routine oil and seals maintenance service is determined by the size of your fountain.

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SOLitude Lake Management offers a wide range of lake and pond fountains and aerators. We work closely with every client to offer custom installation, service and repair.

Let's Get Your Waterbody Ready For Winter!

Contact us to schedule routine oil and seals maintenance or find out if you’re fountains are due for service.

SOLitude Lake Management is a nationwide environmental firm committed to providing sustainable solutions that improve water quality, enhance beauty and preserve natural resources. SOLitude’s team of aquatic scientists specializes in the development and execution of customized lake, stormwater pond, wetland and fisheries management programs. Services include water quality testing and restoration, algae and aquatic weed control, installation and maintenance of fountains and aeration systems, shoreline erosion control, muck and sediment removal and invasive species management. SOLitude partners with homeowners associations, golf courses, private landowners, businesses and municipalities. SOLitude Lake Management is part of Rentokil, a leading business services company, operating across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit SOLitude Lake Management at, and connect on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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