• If water becomes “cloudy” or dirty, replace with water from garden hose and “wash” fountain parts with hose spray while refilling. DO NOT USE chlorine bleach, TSP, CLR or other harsh cleaners as the finish could become damaged or discolored through an adverse chemical reaction.
• To prevent lime and mineral deposit buildup, use of environmentally safe products, such as MICROBE-LIFT™ Fountain Clear by Ecological Laboratories. This will help ensure clear water and pumps free of organic debris.
• “Weathering” of the finish on your fountain is a natural occurrence. KANSAS CITY ART STATUARY stains do penetrate the surface of the concrete and are designed to last many years. Minor scratches or nicks in the finish may be touched up using a “dab” of paint of a similar color wiped off after application.
• Concrete products that are designed to hold water will “shrink and expand” depending on temperature conditions. KANSAS CITY ART STATUARY products are manufactured using fibers and/or additives to prevent cracking. However, harsh winter conditions may create “freeze and thaw” problems that are inherent with concrete.
To prevent your KANSAS CITY ART STATUARY from having winter problems:
DO NOT ALLOW water to freeze in fountain bowls, bird baths or planters without drainage.
DO NOT leave concrete products in “pools of water” that could freeze.
DO NOT allow salt or ice melt to come into contact with fountains and statuary.
DO COVER your fountain or bird bath with a water-resistant cover if you cannot store inside for the winter. Be certain to drain all bowls and place an absorbent material in the bowl to soak up any condensation that occurs.