Capturing the sun’s rays to power the pump in your own fountain pond is a intelligent choice on several levels. With solar, you’re constrained only by the limits of light reaching the solar panel. A solar fountain pond offers multiple power settings in addition to installation flexibility, which makes it feasible to emphasize previously inaccessible locations in your garden.
Opens up Your Garden
Utilizing the ability of sunlight to conduct your own fountain frees you from the restraints of joining with available power. With solar power to run the pump and fountain, you don’t need to worry about trenching or running conduit or restrict positioning to a location near an exterior outlet. Set the pond and its own fountain in far-off corners which reap the peaceful burble of water, such as atop hills that previously sat bare or in dark garden corners.
Moves Beyond Gentle Areas
Solar panel-powered fountains trust sunlight, but this does not restrict your location to only sunny spots. Put your pond and fountain in a location that receives only dappled lighting, such as under a tree, since solar panels don’t have to receive constant light to function. Install either a larger-than-needed panel, understanding that it won’t be completely utilized, or place the panel in a sunnier place in your garden and add ample line to connect to the pond and fountain location.
Moves Water Quietly or Actively
With solar fountains, you control the degree of water movement throughout the fountain and to the pond. Keeping water moving in the pond is critical because still water offers a habitat for mosquitoes to lay eggs, which may introduce health hazards and annoyances. Moving water can also be lower maintenance since it minimizes algae buildup. Let the pump guide your solar panel selection. Look at the pump’s conditions concerning gallons per minute (gpm). Smooth, minimum flows require only 1 to 2 gpm, however burbling, busy fountains need enough power to move 4 to 6 gpm, and active fountains which lift water may take around 8 to 16 gpm.
A solar-powered fountain which empties into a pond demands flexible installation in order for it to function nicely: The panel does not require constant lighting, but it needs to have the ability to find seasonal sun locations. Installation of the panel is simple. Put the panel atop a pole made of PVC material, very similar to that utilized for your irrigation system. Let the panel rotate on the pole, which maintains the pump completely powered so that water is continuously moving in the pond. If you’re uncertain where the sunniest location lies in your garden, use a solar powered apparatus that will help you determine the perfect installation location.