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Nice Quiet Fountain, works for me.
on May 12, 2013
I have a deep basin birdbath and I was looking for a fountain that would not have wires running over the edge. There are a couple of different solar fountains on Amazon. I picked this one because of the reviews.
It is small in size about Hand span width. The fountains heads are about a quarter sizes. There are 3 different ones and a cap one.
As soon as I took it outside the pump turned on. I had to turn away from the sun. I am so mixed on it. As soon as I put it into the water the fountain turned on. I tried each fountain head and picked the one I liked. They shot up nicely about 10-15" depending on the sun strength and fountain head. It has a very delicate fountain sprinkle. It is not high powered but it does reach a good height. Since it floats around my birdbath I did not want the water getting too high and leaving the birdbath. For me it does not create the trickling sound it is very quiet.
So when it works it is great. If any shadow casts over it, it turns off. There are little solar panels in a circle around the fountain; if any of them get covered it turns off. If slightly covered the strength decreases. This also includes the pedestal the fountain head sits on. So as it floats around and the pedestal casts a shadow on the base, the strength will decrease or turn off.
The battery does not store power.
I think this would be good for a shallow birdbath. There are suction cups on the bottom of the pump.
For me it works for what I want. I wanted solar, no wires and under $50. This fit.