How do you clean a marble fountain?

As a decoration of urban landscapes or private gardens, marble fountains bring visual enjoyment to people. However, after long-term use, fountains are often troubled by scale, which affects their appearance. This blog will introduce you to some effective methods to help you remove the scale caused by fountains and keep the fountains clean and beautiful.

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To clean a marble fountain, you’ll need a bucket of warm water, a soft sponge or towel, and a non-abrasive soap particular to your fountain’s stone. Be sure to find a soap specific to outdoor fountains made for your particular stone material. It should be non-acidic, as low pHs can irreparably damage your stone.

How do you clean a marble fountain?

1. Use vinegar water to clean

Vinegar water is one of the economical and practical methods to remove scale from fountains. Mix white vinegar and water in a 1:1 ratio, and then use a brush or spray pot to evenly apply the vinegar water to the surface of the fountain, especially the parts with scale. After standing for a while, gently scrub it with a brush, and then rinse it with clean water. Vinegar water can dissolve scale, and it is also environmentally friendly and will not cause damage to the fountain.

2. Use a detergent to clean

If vinegar water cannot completely remove scale, you can choose a detergent for cleaning. According to the product instructions, dilute an appropriate amount of detergent and apply it to the surface of the fountain, and let it stand for a while. Then scrub it gently with a brush, and finally rinse it with clean water. Pay attention to safety when using a detergent, avoid direct contact with the skin and eyes, and pay attention to ventilation.

3. Mechanical cleaning

For more stubborn scale, you can use a mechanical cleaning method. Choose appropriate cleaning tools, such as brushes, sponges, steel wool, etc., and scrub the scaled parts vigorously. But be careful not to scratch the surface of the fountain to avoid damage. During the cleaning process, a small amount of detergent or soapy water can be used to increase the cleaning effect.

4. Regular maintenance and prevention

      Regular maintenance and prevention are important measures to keep the fountain clean. Regularly check the water quality and water flow of the fountain, and clean up dirt and debris in time. Consider installing a filtration system to reduce the accumulation of dirt and scale. In addition, water stabilizers and anti-scaling agents can be added regularly to help reduce the formation of scale.


      Removing the scale caused by the fountain requires choosing the right method and performing proper maintenance and prevention. By using methods such as vinegar water, descaling agents or mechanical cleaning, the scale can be effectively removed to keep the fountain clean and beautiful. At the same time, regular maintenance and prevention are also important measures to keep the fountain clean. I hope that the methods provided in this article can help you remove the scale from the fountain and keep the fountain beautiful.

      Except that, You may need to clean the basin and pump of your Natural Stone Fountain thoroughly – this includes taking your pump apart and cleaning inside it as a build-up of algae and mineral deposits can clog the pump. The safest way to clean outdoor fountain is with a scrub brush, dish detergent, and warm water.

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      Source: Large marble trevi fountain made by YouFine sculpture

      FAQS about cleaning marble fountain

      How often should I clean my marble water fountain?

      Regular cleaning should include a weekly wipe-down and monthly maintenance. However, the frequency may vary depending on the environment and water quality.

      Could I use regular household cleaners to clean the fountain?

      It’s best to avoid harsh chemicals. Instead, use a mild detergent or specific marble cleaners to prevent damage.

      How could I prevent algae growth in my fountain?

      Algae growth could be minimized by keeping the water clean and ensuring proper circulation. Consider using an algae inhibitor or UV clarifier.

      What should I do if I notice mineral deposits on the fountain’s surface?

      Gently scrub the affected areas with a soft brush and a mixture of water and vinegar. Rinse thoroughly to remove any residue.

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      Source: Marble horse water fountain made by YouFine Sculpture

      Please feel free to contact YouFine Sculpture, if you still have some questions after reading this blog post. We are here ready to answer your questions, help you to make you marble fountain more beautiful.

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