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 Post subject: Waterfall Winterization
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:31 pm 
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Disappearing Waterfall Winterization

How to Winterize a Disappearing Pondless Waterfall or Stream
Russell Watergardens® Hydro Vortex system™

Winterizing your disappearing waterfall system has never been easier. The Russell Watergardens Hydro Vortexâ„¢ system comes
standard with an additional drain line. This important feature allows for fast and easy winterization of your water feature. The entire process takes only 15-30 minutes!

1.) Turn off the pump

2.) Open the drain valve on the Russell Watergardens® Hydro Vortex Filter™ (Leave valve in the "open" position). Leave the filter media, and grate inside of the filter. (If fur or pine trees are near your filter you may want to cover the Hydro Vortex Filter with netting or plastic to prevent the needles from falling inside)

3.) Remove the rocks and locate the lid of the pump chamber. Remove lid bolts and detach lid. Try to prevent rocks from falling inside of pump chamber once the lid has been removed to access the pump.

4.) Detach the pump by unlatching the Gator Lockâ„¢ fitting from the plumbing line. This will allow the water in the plumbing lines to drain and will prevent them from freezing and cracking.

5.) Take the pump out of the pump chamber and store in a bucket of water in a location that does not freeze. The water will prevent the rubber seals from drying and cracking.

6.) Place lid back on the pump chamber. Hide the lid by covering it with a thin layer of rocks. This will make sure your new "dry stream bed" still looks nice until spring.

7.) You are now finished! Your next step is to kick back, relax, and start dreaming about next spring! :D

To see step-by-step photos along with the instructions go to:

Jake Langeslag

Aqua Eden

"Creating Waterscape Paradises"

Jake Langeslag

"Creating Waterscape Paradises"
Faribault, Minnesota

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