Fountains are a lovely addition to the landscape. Ranging from abstract, modern shapes to timeless Greek gods, the water fountain presents a well-loved position in any appointed landscape. Some fountains provide a water resource for animals and birds; others grow aquatic plants and support whole ecosystems. One way to transform the appearance of a fountain quickly is to alter the color of its water.
Things You'll Need
- Measuring cup
- Pool and fountain dye
Determine the water volume of your pond, water feature or fountain. Calculate the water area (length times width times depth).
Select a pool or fountain dye suitable for your application. Pool dyes range in color and in function. Most dyes are blue, blue-green or black.
Measure the correct amount of dye for your fountain, and pour the dye as close to the fountain aerator as possible. Dyes will not discolor fish or your skin. A large pond or water feature may take as much as two hours to completely change color. Small fountains will change water color almost immediately.
Tips & Warnings
- Most pool dyes are designed for large bodies of water, so it only takes a small amount to change the color of a small fountain. This change in color can last up to four months.
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