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On Forensicmom's post about her fountain KG mentioned having a solar fountain. I have a friend who has one & it works great.

No electricity needed for that! That's what you can do.
 
Posts: 10349 | Location: Mechanicsville Virginia | Registered: Jan 26, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Wow, good idea..thanks. Are they very expensive, or do you know? Guess I could check Gardeners Supply or google them.

In a normal year, we certainly have enough sunshine to keep one running Smile

Thanks

ve
 
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Be careful & get a good one. I paid $50 for one to put into an exsisting (sp) fountain or bird bath & it didn't last one whole season.
But mine was also one of the very early solar ones...maybe they have improved a bunch. ???


"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
 
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I saw one on QVC.It was so pretty and had 5 ways of water directions and also can sit a flower pot on top.QVC has 1 yr.warrenty.I'd think it was worth it to get it.Take it down and bring inside the garage or out building.
 
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I did a Google search........lots of suppliers out there and quite the price range too...anywhere from 39.99 to 300.00. I think I'll wait and look locally where I can talk with someone.

Are we talking about just the pump, or the entire fountain with pump included? I think I'd prefer the entire fountain, because otherwise, I'd have to figure out how to configure the rest of it.

ve
 
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Ok, what is a solar fountain?
 
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I have two solar fountains and love them both. One I bought from QVC a few years ago,the other one from Grandinroad which was heavily discounted. They only work when the sun is out or maybe a bit cloudy. But I can switch them off and save the solar power for the evening if I want to.

There is nothing more pleasing than watching the birds sipping water or taking a bath in them.
Thinking of getting another one.
 
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Originally posted by nance425:
Ok, what is a solar fountain?


It is a yard fountain that is run by solar power instead of using electric to run the pump.
They have a little solar panel that you have to direct towards the sun.

Mine was one you put into an already established something....like a bird bath or even just a deep saucer with water. It had the solar panel, the pump and the water director or which you had 4 choices of how the water came out/up....a bubbler, a straight up stream or 2 different sprays.


"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
 
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