When deciding to purchase
a solar powered water pump, there are a few things you need to make
sure to take into consideration. First, you need to determine the size
of the pump that you will need based on the size of your water feature
and the size of the fountain itself. Each particular product should
state how many gallons
of water it is capable of pumping per hour, and most
products also come with a recommendation as to the size of water feature
that they are suitable for.
By taking this into
account, you should be able to find the right size of solar powered
water pump to fit your specific needs. Another thing to take into
account is the length of the cable that is used to attach the solar
panel to the pump itself. Solar power water pumps work well when
exposed to direct sunlight, however they do not contain a battery and
are therefore unable to store any excess energy that they
This means that the pump
will only work properly if the solar panel is fully exposed to direct
sunlight which makes the location of your solar panel of the utmost
importance. If you purchase a product with a longer connecting cable,
then you will have much more freedom to place the solar panel in the
ideal location where it can receive as much sunlight as possible during
Smart Solar SunJet 150
Solar Powered Water Pump
The Smart Solar SunJet 150
is a solar power water pump that can be used to power any traditional
fountain, or it can be added to any existing birdbath or other smaller
water feature. This product is one of the top solar water pumps on the
market today and features a solar panel that is capable of pumping up to forty gallons
of water per hour.
The solar panel is
to the water pump by a sixteen and a half foot cable. This allows the
panel to be placed a ways away from the fountain, so you can ensure the
panel is placed in the optimal location where it can receive constant,
direct sunlight throughout the day.
Solar SunJet 150
comes with three different heads which can be
changed to create
different spray patterns from the fountain.
The fountain will shoot
water about 10 inches upwards, so it is ideal for circulating water in
once stagnant birdbaths. This pump can usually be purchased online for
between $45 and $70, which is in the higher end of the price range for
solar water fountains.
particular solar water pump is well worth the price, and also comes
with a two year full replacement warranty so you can feel comfortable
knowing your product will be replaced should it break or stop
functioning properly. Overall, this is quite a decent solar water
fountain pump and comes quite highly recommended, especially since it
is manufactured by Smart Solar.
Instapark Solar Water Pumps
Instapark is another of
one of the most trusted names in solar powered water pumps and
fountains. The majority of their products are self contained solar
water pumps which can be added to any existing birdbath, pond, or other
water feature to turn it into a fountain which runs entirely through
the use of solar energy, so they will not cost you an extra penny on
your energy bills.
Instapark produces a range
of several different solar power water pumps suitable for many
different situations and uses. To determine which model of Instapark
solar fountain pump is right for you, you first need to know what size
of fountain you want and how much water you need to be pumped each
hour. The smaller pumps are more suited for birdbaths and other small
water features, and therefore cost less money.
The larger, more
pumps are ideal for use in ponds and other larger water features. The Instapark
solar water fountain pump is capable of pumping up to seventy eight
gallons of water per hour, and is available for purchase for around
$60, which makes it cheaper and stronger than the Smart Solar SunJet
product is the Instapark
5 Head Solar Pump Garden Fountain Pond Water Feature, which
features five different heads that can be changed out to give your
fountain a different look depending on which head you decide to use.
This product can normally be purchased for around $30, which makes it
one of the cheaper alternatives on the market.
Instapark also produces
several other water pumps in different sizes and in a wide price range.
They also produce one of the largest solar pumps on the market, the
Instapark GY-0050 which includes a 50 watt solar panel and can be used
to power very large fountains. This is a very strong solar pump,
producing a fountain over one hundred and twenty inches high at a rate
of over five hundred and twenty gallons of water per hour.
The price reflects the
strength and capability of this pump, with the GY-0050 being available
for purchase for $399.50. Overall, Instapark solar power water pumps
are one of the more reliable lines you will find and you can’t go wrong
purchasing any of their products.
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