Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Solar Lily Pad Fountain

Details: Solarrific's Floating solar fountain on a lily pad doesn't require battery or electric wires.  Easy to use, just place it on the water and it will start working within 3 seconds under full direct sunlight.  Adds natural beauty to any fish pond, swimming pool or large water container.  Will help attract birds, and help create water movement to help prevent stale water that mosquitoes thrive in.  Comes with additional attachments for water shape options.  Directions: remove the plastic film on the solar panel, place the product under full direct sunlight.  Clean the pump regularly to keep its full lifespan of 20,000 hours up to par. The solar panel does not store energy.  Instruction manual comes with pump cleaning directions, extra notes, and attachment diagrams for your convenience.  You can buy this on amazon.

Technical Specks: 

  • Maximum water height: about 18 inches (45cm)
  • The pump will automatically start in
  • 3 seconds when bright sunlight shines
  • directly on the solar panel. Make sure the
  • panel is not under any trees or shadows.
  • 4 different water shape options provided

Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary in exchange for an honest, non biased review on my blog and on amazon.  I only recommend products that I have personally tested, tried and find worthy.

My Review:  I love the idea of solar powered novelties.  And since my family loves water, fishing, swimming, beaches etc, this was a great testing opportunity to see if it would work and how we would like this Lily Pad fountain.  This arrived during a very wet season, so we had to wait until we had a really sunny day with little to no cloud cover to test the "full direct sunlight" feature mentioned in the instructions about this water fountain.  When that day finally came, I brought my children down to the fish pond with me and we tested it out.  We opened the box, read the instructions, and opened up the lily pad to put on the water.  Right away I noticed that as soon as the solar panel gets direct sunlight it starts working regardless of it being in the water.  This was a little annoying, but it was an easy fix/ solution, you leave the lily pad folded up or turned up side down until you are putting it into the water.  Since it comes with different water shape attachments I thought it best to try some of them out.  We tried 3 different one of the 5 you are given.  I found that the original one works best in a dark water fish pond.  I feel that the larger ones would work better in clear, clean water like a water container, or pool.  But that is just my opinion.  I am really pleased with this product, and will be giving it to my parent's as a gift because they have lots of water elements in their landscaped yard and would use this more that I would.  I know that they would love it!  So I am going to recommend this product because it works exactly as it claims, its really nice looking in the water, and it really is super easy to use.

Pros: easy, beautiful, works excellently,

Cons: none

My Rating: Thumbs Up


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