Solar-Powered Fountain Pumps allow you to turn your AC fountain into a low-maintenance water feature powered by the sun. Replace your older solar fountain pump with a brushless model that doesn't wear out, and eliminate replacing pump parts forever.
Easy to use and install, ours comes with an AC jack and adapter, so you can run the fountain even on rainy days. Includes three fountain nozzles. For indoor and outdoor use. Includes 16' cable.
Solar fountain pumps Includes three fountain nozzles and 16' cable A/C jack and adapter for rainy days Brushless pump that doesn't wear out Indoor/outdoor
Comments about Product: There is plenty of strong sun in TX. My fountain is only 20 inches high and the pump inconsistently gives a strong enough flow for the fountain to function properly. I feel the pump is over priced for its performance. The larger version @ [$] is much too expensive a purchase for my small fountain.
Comments about Product: I used this pump for a small woman-made creek about 60 feet long with a 1 foot rise in elevation. I would have liked a stronger pump, but this does keep the water moving without electricity at a reasonable price.
Comments about Product: This solar pump worked great and came with many adaptors and heads so that the uses are many. Our previous pump didn't work as consistently since it was stationery. With the long cord on the pump, there is hardly a time in the day that the water doesn't flow. I just have to move the panel to the sun!
Comments about Product: I really like this solar pump. I can now put my fountain where ever the sun is and I am not restricted by an electrical line. Mine runs from 10:00AM to 3:00PM on sunny days and that is plenty for me. The birds and animals love it and so do I.
Pump is On, Pump is off
Comments about Product: I placed pump in glazed ceramic bowl in my garden to enjoy a bit of a fount and the cleaning effect movement and aeration give to the water. The solar panel is nearby staked in a potted plant container. Alas, the pump only works well when the sun is steaduily bright on the panel; and I get a lot of periodic shade or dappling of light which makes for an inconsistent performance. But the worst problem is a roving racoon at night messes everything up on a routine basis requiring me to reset the pump and clean the bowl. Recommended but assess your light situation in advance.
By Kids Nana
Great little pump!!
Comments about Product: Set up a small fountain on my patio - perfect little addition.
GREAT IDEA just didn't work
Comments about Product: This pump works great on house current, but on the solar it does not store enough power to pump my fountain. Used without the need to pump higher than a few inches, it will work great. This is a super idea, just does not have the power needed.
Comments about Product: Easy to hook up and works like a champ for two months now. It does not store solar energy so if a cloud passes over it stops, and of course it does not work at night - just when the sun hits the panel. But we live in sunny Florida so that is all we wanted and we are thrilled not to attempt to run electricity to this part of the yard.
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Comments about Product: I have mine on the front step of my home. I've had it about 5 yrs & last summer I really had to "jiggle" the plug into the solar panel to get it to work. This year no amount of "jiggling" or anything else could get it to work. I'm happy that it's a solar fountain as we have no electrical outlets in this area.
Failed right away
Comments about Product: Easy to assemble but the panel failed within 30 minutes. We're just 120 AC now. Were not able to return it in a timely manner due travel constraints.
Meets my needs!
Comments about Product: I'm using this pump in a fountain that is a 2' high ceramic pot. So the pump has to push the water up about 18 inches. I'm happy to say it is doing it!
It was easy to install, and worked as soon as I stepped away to allow sunshine on the solar panel.
Pump is still running.
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By Suz, master gardener
Finally I found one!
Comments about Product: I've been looking for a solar pump for 3 years to power a vintage water fountain that I recieved as a retirement present from my school. I'm so excited to see it working out in my yard. Thanks for this hard to find and useful product.
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The Olla: A Brief History
Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.
When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.
The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.
Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!