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Algreen 81001 Cascata 65-Gallon Rain Water Collection and Storage System

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Terra Cotta
  • 65-gallon rain barrel with timeless looks and extreme durability
  • Made from roto molded plastic that won?t chip, crack, or fade
  • Double-walled for extra strength and durability
  • Comes with screen guard and removable crown planter
  • Measures 24 x 46 inches
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Product Details

Color: Terra Cotta
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 24 x 46 inches ; 21.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 23 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0013CCO08
  • Item model number: ALG81001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,232 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

Color: Terra Cotta

The Algreen Cascata Rain Water Collection and Storage System combines the timeless aesthetic elegance of ceramics with the enduring durability of modern plastics. This 65-gallon rainsaver is constructed from tough, roto molded plastic able to withstand extreme temperatures and will not chip, fade, or crack over time. The rain barrel comes with a 6-foot garden hose with shutoff nozzle, corrosion-proof screen guard, brass spigot, and easily removable crown planter on top. It's double-walled for supreme strength. The hose hangs neatly on the attached hook. The rain barrel measures 24 x 46 inches.


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Customer Reviews

It was easy to install.
M.A.
The design is really nice and the terra cotta look blends in nicely.
Judelake
Great product and looks great!
Jonathan Hershey

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

413 of 421 people found the following review helpful By B. Hooven on July 11, 2009
Color Name: Terra Cotta Verified Purchase
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153 of 155 people found the following review helpful By Bodhi Tree on May 31, 2008
Color Name: Terra Cotta Verified Purchase
These Algreen Cascata "barrels" are gorgeous. I've had folks knocking at the door wondering where in the world I got them. I have three and would order another except Amazon is out of them. The free shipping was also a plus.

Pro:
1. Beauty. Drop dead gorgeous.
2. Strength. Planter is double lined. Body is strong and should hold up fine.
3. Easy assembly. You'll need one slotted screwdriver.
4. The planter at the top. This is great with fuschia, for example.
5. Will hold 65 gallons. This is 10 gal. more than my other barrels.

Con:
1. Drain hose is cheap; it crimps. Replace this with a decent hose.
2. Does not come with an overflow hose. You'll have to get a pool overflow hose at Home Depot or Lowes, plus a hose clamp, if you don't want it to overflow on its own foundation, causing major problem.
3. Planter is great to have, but it could be deeper. You'll need to line it with moss, or else hole drill for drainage.
4. This is not the type of barrel you'd want to string together with other barrels, probably, but if you did want to, you couldn't unless you mounted one barrel lower than the first one.

Overall: I'd buy another one in a second it they were available. This is the best looking barrel out there for the front of your home. True terra-cotta color. The company is Canadian, and the quality is quite high. I love mine.
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243 of 251 people found the following review helpful By Steven R. Ives on July 8, 2009
Color Name: Terra Cotta
I purchased four of these barrels through Amazon. Three of the four barrels leaked profusely where the white plastic fittings met the molded plastic of the barrel body. Two leaked from the fitting housings on the bottom of the barrel and the other on the housing for the spigot. In all three cases, the leak was fast enough that within 6 hours of filling the barrels, they were virtually empty again.

I contacted the company, relying on their stated 20 year warranty, and when customer service did finally respond five days after I left my initial phone message, their solution was to send me a tube of black, rubbery silicone to apply to the fixture housings. Obviously, this solution destroys much of what is good about these barrels, their attractive appearance; and was no where near satisfactory as a customer service response.

One of the barrels leaks to this day (I guess I didn't get the silicone goo applied appropriately). When I contacted the company again, they demanded proof of purchase. I faxed them a copy of the Amazon invoice which they claimed never to have received. I emailed them another copy, to which their response was that they "have no business relationship" with Amazon. To date, they have finally (after two months of back and forth) offered to replace one barrel, but apparently feel their black silicone solution is sufficient for the other two.

Bottom line, I would never buy another product from this company again. A rain barrel should hold rain, and these do not at least 75% of the time in my experience.
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74 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Lee Rhys on May 16, 2008
Color Name: Terra Cotta Verified Purchase
I received my rain barrel in just 3 days. It is HUGE. Unlike the ugly recycled plastic rain barrels for sale elsewhere, this is a beautiful piece that adds to the aesthetics of my garden. It looks like a terra cotta planter. I planted strawberries in the top, so they can hang down the sides but not take over the garden. I bought a 1/2" boiler drain spigot, sprayed it with WD40, and inserted it into the overflow tube. Very tight fit. Then I attached a length of garden hose to the spigot and ran it away from the house. This solved most of the overflow problem. However, the overflow tube is not big enough to drain fast enough during a really hard, long rain. Water will escape by flowing between the top of the barrel and the crown planter. Prepare the foundation accordingly and do not place the barrel in a place where your basement may be easily flooded.
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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By A. Dent #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 5, 2009
Color Name: Dark Brown
I purchased one of these (not from Amazon and in a slightly different color) a few months ago and I am reasonably happy with it so far. However, there are some issues.

After 3-4 months of use I can testify that the Cascata is a great way to deliver water to a small garden patch in my backyard without breaking a sweat - when it gets hot and dry, I simply attach a hose that branches into a network of drip soaker tubes and I don't need to worry about it much. The top, which is supposed to be a planter, I keep it as a small bird bath.

I can't say anything about customer support because I did not need any help yet.

This is what I like about this product:

- Large capacity. 65 gallons is a lot of water but this is okay because one big downpour may be enough to fill it up where I live.
- Good looks.
- Setup seems to be easy but, I must admit, I chose to hire a professional to set up the base, connect the down spout and make sure that the connection to the soaker tubes fit.

Issues:

- The accessories do not seem to match the quality and design of the barrel itself.
- The overflow hose is not sufficient to keep up with the inflow during a heavy rain so, if you have a finished basement, be very careful.
- The 20 year warranty covers the barrel only and none of the accessories so, unless the barrel cracks or explodes on its own and you capture that on a video and you can provide 'proof of purchase', don't expect much from the warranty.

Rating:

I hesitate between 3 and 4 stars. The serious overflow issues and the warranty tell me that I should grant this 3 stars but the fact that it worked well ever since installation bumps up the score to 4. It is possible that, had I interacted with the customer service my ratings were lower - from the others' reviews - but, since I didn't, I can't factor in 'support' so the 4 stars should be viewed within that context.
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