Algreen 81112 50-Gallon Agua Rain Water Collection and Storage System, Dark Brown
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- 50-gallon rain-saving container with elegant looks and endurance
- Roto-molded plastic construction won't chip, crack, or fade
- Built-in planter included
- Some assembly required
- Measures 23 x 33 inches; 2-year limited warranty on barrel only
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Color: Dark Brown
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Delivery was very quick - 2 days. Both arrived wrapped in a plastic bag with the contents stuffed inside. I suspect mine were originally boxed since there was a card-board shipping label taped to the top of each but it's hard to say - the local deliver seems to be pretty tough on products lately and one arrived with the side pushed in a bit. I'm going to try and fill it up to see if it pops back out as well as test the seams to make sure there are no other problems that don't readily meet the eye.
The hose is a very inexpensive quality - you will likely want to replace it and I've already ordered better quality remnants available elsewhere on Amazon itself. Also, the valve is located at the very bottom of the container - you should get maximum drainage unlike other models where the discharge spout is higher up the side (or even at the top in some models...which makes no sense to me whatsoever).
These truly do look like clay or adobe especially at a distance. Are lightweight when empty and the total effect is very pleasing. A terrific alternative to those with HOA restrictions or just searching for a visually pleasing product. The price is very competitive to most others on the market although certainly a lot higher priced than finding your own used soap bucket or such. Locally even those go for $40 and up...if you can manage to find them at all.Read more ›
They arrived very quickly, as most purchases thru Amazon do. Last year, I ordered two of the larger 65 gal. versions (the Algreen 81001), and they were WONDERFUL: beautiful, well made and functioned perfectly. I knew I wanted two more for our two other downspouts for this year. The price for the larger-sized ones had gone up (by $50 a barrel!) so that's why I opted for this smaller 50 gal. version. I will admit that they're nice looking, but the larger ones are sturdier. AND, the larger ones came with everything needed for installation. These smaller ones did not include an overflow hose, and it took my husband 3 trips to the local Lowe's to find a hose large enough in diameter to do the job. He commented to me a few times how he thought the larger ones were so much better made as he was doing the installation.
Lastly, this smaller barrel does not have the brass spigot the larger one has. I can tell you that the spigot operates much better than the hose. Unless you can mount the barrel up high enough, your flow is really, really slow. And we didn't take that chance, because these puppies are HEAVY when they're full. The green hoses on both models are super-cheap--they degrade quickly, and will need to be replaced. Mine was stored indoors from last fall until 2 weeks ago, and the hose had cracked anyway.
With all that said, I love how this thing looks. It's more like sculpture than a rain barrel. But I just couldn't justify spending $120 extra dollars for the 30 extra gallons I would have gotten, had I bought two big ones again. I'm glad I have them, but I was ecstatic with the 65 gallon version. With this one, I'm thinking my bargain hunting may have bitten me a little.
So for $100 plus you get a poorly designed rain barrel that looks like terra cotta from a distance, but like what it is, plastic, when you get withing 10 feet of it. The odd thing is, it could have been much better designed and constructed to provide a higher level of satisfaction. I doubt they sell many from places where you can inspect them before buying.
Not my best purchase. Wish I followed my first impression, which was it was what it is, and not the most useful garden accessory.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Included hose is short and flimsy, spout is precarious. As with many poorly designed containers with spouts near the bottom, the emphasis is on the word NEAR. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rebecca
LOL, no water was caught even with the most amazing rainy season we had this year in Missouri.
Contemplating attaching to our gutter. Read more
Really cute! Doesn't bulge when full of water....that was my biggest concern. The flower pot at the top adds a lot of cute. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Patricia K. Purcell
I have the bigger version of this company's rain barrel which I was very pleased with, so I ordered the smaller version as well. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Shell