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Old July 3rd 03, 11:36 PM
Paul Enterline
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Default Water Fountain: How often should I clean it?

I have one of those "Drinkwell" water fountains for my two cats. The
water passes through a fiberglass/charcoal filter, then out a spout
into a dish, and is then recirculated. I have to add about quart of
water every three days.

Question: How long can I go without changing the water and the filter
and cleaning the unit?
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Old July 4th 03, 12:57 AM
Joe Canuck
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Paul Enterline wrote:
I have one of those "Drinkwell" water fountains for my two cats. The
water passes through a fiberglass/charcoal filter, then out a spout
into a dish, and is then recirculated. I have to add about quart of
water every three days.

Question: How long can I go without changing the water and the filter
and cleaning the unit?


I have had mine for over 2 years now.

The filter catches most of the floaties you might otherwise find in the
water. I refill mine with filtered water from the fridge.

Because the water is circulating and getting oxygenated it really
doesn't go stale or bad... you can likely get along fine with giving it
a scrub every week or so.

--
"Its the bugs that keep it running."
-Joe Canuck

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Old July 4th 03, 12:57 AM
Joe Canuck
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Paul Enterline wrote:
I have one of those "Drinkwell" water fountains for my two cats. The
water passes through a fiberglass/charcoal filter, then out a spout
into a dish, and is then recirculated. I have to add about quart of
water every three days.

Question: How long can I go without changing the water and the filter
and cleaning the unit?


I have had mine for over 2 years now.

The filter catches most of the floaties you might otherwise find in the
water. I refill mine with filtered water from the fridge.

Because the water is circulating and getting oxygenated it really
doesn't go stale or bad... you can likely get along fine with giving it
a scrub every week or so.

--
"Its the bugs that keep it running."
-Joe Canuck

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Old July 5th 03, 04:50 AM
Elizabeth Blake
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"Paul Enterline" wrote in message
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I have one of those "Drinkwell" water fountains for my two cats. The
water passes through a fiberglass/charcoal filter, then out a spout
into a dish, and is then recirculated. I have to add about quart of
water every three days.

Question: How long can I go without changing the water and the filter
and cleaning the unit?


I have a Drinkwell at work for the two office cats. I take it apart & clean
it once a week. At home, I have a Freshflow (?) for my two cats. I have to
clean that 2-3 times a week. Anything that falls into the water (fur, food,
bits of paper or whatever) just sits on the bottom of the bowl. I really
wish I had bought another Drinkwell.

Liz


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Old July 5th 03, 04:50 AM
Elizabeth Blake
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"Paul Enterline" wrote in message
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I have one of those "Drinkwell" water fountains for my two cats. The
water passes through a fiberglass/charcoal filter, then out a spout
into a dish, and is then recirculated. I have to add about quart of
water every three days.

Question: How long can I go without changing the water and the filter
and cleaning the unit?


I have a Drinkwell at work for the two office cats. I take it apart & clean
it once a week. At home, I have a Freshflow (?) for my two cats. I have to
clean that 2-3 times a week. Anything that falls into the water (fur, food,
bits of paper or whatever) just sits on the bottom of the bowl. I really
wish I had bought another Drinkwell.

Liz


 




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