Asked on Jul 09, 2016

How do we remove calcium deposits on our patio water fountain

by Pamela
How do we remove calcium deposits from our patio fountain and brick walkway?
  12 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jul 10, 2016
    Empty the fountain and put white vinegar in allowing enough time to remove the calcium.Your patio can be cleaned with a masonry cleaner.
  • J747725427 J747725427 on Jul 10, 2016
    CLR for calcium build up works great
  • K K on Jul 10, 2016
    Vinegar and water. Let it sit for about an hour or two and clean with a sponge. Works great.
  • Capernius Capernius on Jul 10, 2016
    as the above said use Vinegar. it is a natural product with no health risks to you or to the environment. some say vinegar & water, but my experience has shown that vinegar works just fine(if not better) without the water. pour it in or on, let it sit for about an hour, then try wiping it off, if you need a scraper, use a plastic one(a CHEAP plastic one) so you do not mar the finish
  • Capernius Capernius on Jul 10, 2016
    I use vinegar to clean EVERYTHING in & around the house... even the toilet. to clean the toilet, spray all surfaces you can reach, then let sit for about 20 minutes, then scrub as usual. follow that with 1 or 2 denture tabs in the tank. you done!
  • Queta Gomez Queta Gomez on Jul 10, 2016
    Vinegar the best
  • Cepontzsons Cepontzsons on Jul 14, 2016
    pressure washing and stiff bristle brush should do the trick. Pavers can be sealed to help prevent this issue.
  • Janice Janice on Apr 27, 2024

    I agree, CLR is the best product I've found so far to remove calcium.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 28, 2024

    Soak it in plain white vinegar, it will dissolve the deposits. Try that for several hours or until the deposits are gone.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Apr 28, 2024

    Diluted vinegar or clr then rinse with distilled water

  • A white vinegar and water combo is one frequently suggested do-it-yourself remedy. Acetic acid, which is present in vinegar, aids in the dissolution and breakdown of calcium deposits. After applying this combination to the afflicted regions and letting it stay for a while, you can scrub it off with a gentle brush.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 05, 2024

    Maybe use a Calgon product?