Garden Fountain Covers- Winter Fountain Protection Get the protection needed for your garden fountain with protective fountain cover. Garden Fountain covers come in several sizes and are designed to keep snow and ice from collecting causing damage. Steps to Winter Fountain Protection 1. Remove all water from the fountain by pumping the water out. Use a shop vac or other device.2. Remove the water pump and place in dry place over winter.3. Completely clean the fountain ( use a bio cleaner)4. Make sure the fountain is dry5. Place a garden fountain cover over winter.