Clogged pumps and dirty fountains just won't do for the most loyal member of the family. Keep your pet's Drinkwell Fountain clean with the Drinkwell Pet Fountain Cleaning Kit. Each kit includes 3 brushes with a comfortable grip designed to reach inside all Drinkwell fountains and remove obstructions, dirt, and sediment. Regular cleaning prolongs the life of Drinkwell fountains and pumps and ensures proper performance and filtration for your pet.
Includes 3 brushes with a comfortable grip designed to reach inside all Drinkwell fountains and remove obstructions, dirt, and sediment
Designed to work with all Drinkwell fountains
Flared sponge tip provides deep cleaning
Regular cleaning prolongs the life of Drinkwell fountains and pumps and ensures proper performance and filtration for your pet
Extra Small & Toy Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, Giant Breeds
Unplug the fountain.
Dump the water.
Disassemble the fountain.
The fountain is dishwasher safe except for the motor and cord. Either wash in the top rack of your dishwasher or hand-wash these parts. If your dishwasher runs too hot, we recommend hand-washing. When hand-washing, use a bottle brush, aquarium brush, soft sponge, or brushes included in the Fountain Cleaning Kit and dish soap. (Please note: if you have the Avalon or Pagoda fountains, the filter housing is hand wash only. It is not dishwasher safe.)
Remove the motor from the fountain.
Lift the impeller (looks like a small white propeller) out of the motor. There may be a faceplate cover over the impeller than can be pulled up with a coin or fingernail. Wash the impeller in soapy water, removing hair and other gunk that has collected around it.
Pour soapy water inside the motor cavity and clean with a small round brush like the one found in the Fountain Cleaning Kit. A cotton swab or small toothbrush might work too, or anything that can reach all the way inside of the cavity.
Rinse all parts well before returning to the fountain.
Re-assemble fountain, replacing the filter and pre-filter as needed.
Place the fountain where desired. Fill with water. Re-plug in fountain.
I purchased a replacement pump because the original wasn't working just right and I saw these brushes so ordered them too. So glad I did. Because they are made specifically for the hard to reach corners of the water fountain they worked great! Also includes directions for cleaning the actual pump. Amazing! Couldn't believe the gunk I cleared out of the pump. My poor little guy's water wasn't as fresh as I thought was. It is now! The pump is working again. If you're considering a drinkwell fountain, don't forget these brushes. You won't be disappointed. Saving the new pump for later.
not useful for certain bottles
on May 20, 2020
Purchased these hoping they would be long and tough enough for our guinea pigs water bottles. Nope. They don’t reach all the way to the bottom of bottles and the sponge cake right off. Not sure if it can be reattached. Wish there was a bottle cleaner made for guinea pig bottles.
Wish I'd have known about this set sooner.....
on Mar 30, 2020Top 100 Contributor
I've been using Drinkwell fountains for my cats since they first came on the market. I've never been completely happy with my ability to clean them completely, till now. The small pump cleaning brush did a much better job than I have ever been able to do. I was able to remove a lot of dirt I didn't even realize was there. The pump almost looked new. The tubing brush completely cleaned the inside of the Drinkwell tube. I've been using a very long pipe cleaner, doubled up, but it bent too easily. The brush is rigid, with firm bristles. I was able to push it into the tube and turn it to really clean it out. This brush also worked well for small, tight corners. The largest brush worked wellI've been using Drinkwell fountains for my cats since they first came on the market. I've never been completely happy with my ability to clean them completely, till now. The small pump cleaning brush did a much better job than I have ever been able to do. I was able to remove a lot of dirt I didn't even realize was there. The pump almost looked new. The tubing brush completely cleaned the inside of the Drinkwell tube. I've been using a very long pipe cleaner, doubled up, but it bent too easily. The brush is rigid, with firm bristles. I was able to push it into the tube and turn it to really clean it out. This brush also worked well for small, tight corners. The largest brush worked well for the more open parts of the bowl and for the reservoir. I would like to see one more brush included in the set...a large, flexible brush that could be bent to clean the inside of the reservoir around the area of the opening. That was the only place I wasn't able to clean well with this set. The largest brush has a foam pad at the tip which is held in place by a loop of the wire that the stem of the brush is made of. Should the sponge need to be replaced, it would be easy using a pair of long-nosed pliers, (or two pairs if you're like me and have trouble gripping things) to gently unbend the loop to replace the sponge. With gentle bending and a little care, this set could last a very long time.… more
Great product and price
on May 9, 2020
I saw these on Chewy when I was replacing my pump for my cat's water fountain. I was glad these showed up in my search for the fountain so that I can better maintain it.
2 out of 3 are good
on May 24, 2020
Love the medium and small one however the big one is very hard and the sponge at the tip basically does nothing would not repurchase
Doesn't get corners or bottoms
on Mar 12, 2020
Bought for my Drinkwell Mini, and was disappointed to see the sponge on the biggest was held by the wire core wrapped around it, meaning I can't clean the bottom of the reservoir since that nub prevents contact and just scrapes it. Otherwise they're good tools that do the job.
on May 2, 2020
These did a great job cleaning my cats fountain. I still did need one Q tip for small areas. I was a little concerned that the tiny brush could scratch the plastic
Great for cleaning
on Apr 17, 2020
Haven't actually use these yet but , With the different sizes you could actually use them to clean out a straw or a water bottle. I know it's going to be perfect to clean out my cat water dish.
Exactly what I needed
on Feb 18, 2020
Bought these to use to clean my Drinkwell Pet Fountain, and they are perfect for the job! They have held up well, with no issues at all. I love that they are flexible and can be bent to reach into crevices and around corners in my fountain. I know my pets water fountain is clean when using these as a cleaning aid. And they significantly reduce the time required to clean my fountain, as well. Great buy for using with any fountain.
Too big to use to clean some parts
on Apr 3, 2020
The smallest cleaning tool is too big to clean a few areas. Don't buy it you will do better with a baby bottle brush and qtips and toothpicks for the really small areas.