It may come as no big surprise that water is an important component of a water fountain. It may come as some sort of surprise that there are wrong ways to manage your fountain water. That is right. Water fountains are part decoration and part machine. While it is easy to focus on them for decorative purposes, it is important to remember that almost any machine has its own way it should be operated if you want to keep it working for a long time. After all, fountain owners ought to want to keep their pumps healthy so they can continue to enjoy their investment.