When you buy a solar powered fountain for your garden area, you need to make sure that the place where you are going to put the fountain gets plenty of sunlight. If the garden is in the shade for a large portion of the day, the unit will not work properly. It needs sunlight for power.
If you are unsure of how much light the area where you want to put the fountain receives, it’s a good idea to check on it periodically throughout the day. Since you are probably at work most of the day during the week, set aside a day on the weekend and check the garden every hour or so. This will give you a better idea of where to place the fountain to receive the most light and still be an aesthetic benefit.
Keep in mind that you do not need to place the fountain in or even near the garden. These are beautiful fountains, and you can place them just about anywhere in your yard that you want. Many people are using them in the front yards as décor because those areas in their homes receive more light.
Some types of solar powered fountain may have a battery in them that stores the energy for later use, even at night. Others may have an additional power cord that you can use if you need to. With so many different types of fountain available, it will be easy to find one that works with your needs.
A solar powered fountain is quite easy to maintain. Once you have it in an area that receives a lot of sun you only have to check the water levels and clean it on occasion. The reason that you want to check the water levels is for the safety of the pump. If there isn’t enough water inside, the pump can burn out and that’s the last thing you want.
For those who live in climates that receive snow and freezing temperatures, it’s important that you take the fountain inside during the winter. If you don’t, you will find that the parts inside can freeze and crack, rendering your solar powered fountain useless. You will also want to make sure that the solar panels that gather the light are in a safe area and that nothing is able to fall onto or damage them.