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Solar Powered Water Features
Solar powered water features are a dream come true for those looking to add a pump, fountain or water feature to their pond or garden with minimal fuss and expense. Simply position your solar powered water feature in your pond or garden, position the solar panel in a location that receives the most amount of light and away you go!
Types Of Solar Powered Water Features
Broadly speaking there are 3 types of solar water features.
Self-contained solar water features:
Our Solar Buddha Fountain Water Feature is a very good example of a self-contained solar water feature. These are ideal if you want a solar water fountain in your garden, but don’t have a pond. Simply place the Buddha on your decking, patio or lawn, fill the water container and turn it on. The solar pump will then take the water from the container and push it up through the Buddha fountain. The water from the fountain lands in the Buddha’s bowl and filters back down into the water container. These solar water fountains won’t need refilling and are fully automatic so you don’t need to maintain them on a regular basis.
Solar water features for ponds:
This type of solar water fountain needs a pond or some sort of water container to work in. Our Solar Floating Lily Fountain is a good example of this. This product is a decorative imitation lily pad with a solar fountain in the middle. Simply place this into your pond or water vessel and leave it to create a magical effect. The solar panels sit at the centre of the lily so everything is self-contained and there are no wires.
Solar pond pumps and solar water pumps The last type is solar fountains and solar pumps such as our Everjet Solar Fountain. These can be placed in ponds, water features or any type of water container for that matter. Solar fountains will pull water from a pond or water tank and push it up through a fountain. Solar fountain pumps usually come with a variety of fountain heads so you can choose your favourite style. Some solar fountains will have their solar panel as part of the fountain so it all sits together on the water, but most serious solar fountains have a separate solar panel which can be staked into earth near the edge of the pond.
Solar fountains with back up batteries
It is important to remember that there is a difference between the way solar water features and solar lights work. Solar lights charge their batteries up during the day and then use that charge to light up after dark. Solar fountains are designed to work during the day at the same time they are charging.
Some solar pumps don’t have backup batteries. This means that the fountain can only work for as long as there is sun hitting the panel. If a heavy cloud comes over the solar water pump will stop working until the cloud passes and the sun comes out again.
Solar pond pumps with back up batteries such as our highly acclaimed Everjet Solar Fountain are able to store the sun’s rays in their batteries and then use that power on demand just like a solar light. It maybe you want the pump to work on a cloudy day or at night for a party. Simply leave the pump switched off for a day or two before and turn it back on when required.
Solar water fountains with battery boxes
Some solar fountain kits have a separate battery box which is unnecessary and means you end up with 3 pieces of kit when you only need two. This type of kit has a battery box in between the solar fountain and the solar panel. The other thing to consider is that solar pumps with battery boxes always uses a specialist battery which are harder to find than regular rechargeable batteries.
Our Everjet is unique because it has its backup batteries housed in its solar panel unit so there is no need for a separate battery box and extra wires. And it runs off 5 AA rechargeable batteries which are available from any supermarket.