Guest Author - Sheri Ann Richerson
Solar fountains are a great addition to a water feature. They do not take electricity so they can be placed anywhere which is especially helpful if you have a large yard. Since they are solar they do not contribute to your electricity bill and they are much more environmentally friendly. When it comes to choosing a solar water fountain there are several options and price ranges. First you need to decide what options are important to you. For example, some solar fountains will run only when there is sun, while others will store the suns power so they can run continually. There is not a right or wrong choice as far as which one to choose, that is a personal decision. Solar cells are pretty receptive to sunlight so as long as there is a minimum amount of sun the fountain should run.
Solar fountains are also safer, especially if you have pets or children. Since there are no wires there is nothing to chew, trip or run over or get shocked by. If you are looking for a safe way to create moving water a solar fountain is your best bet. Solar fountains float on top of the water instead of being submerged like regular fountains so you will see the entire fountain. For some this may be a drawback, however when you consider the advantages it is one many people can live with.
Solar fountains are very versatile. They are easy to move, easy to store during the cold months and can be used in almost any type of water feature from a simple container to a pond.
Solar fountains are usually one piece units so there is no need to open them up. Another advantage of a solar water fountain is you do not have to worry about water leaking through and getting into the electrical parts of the fountain.
Running and moving water are important parts of any water feature. Solar technology is becoming more main stream making solar devices for the garden more affordable than ever before. Gardening organically is environmentally friendly, so why not have an environmentally friendly pond?
There is solar pond lighting available as well so if you love the look of a fountain running at night with lights on it you can still have this and use one hundred percent solar power to accomplish the task. Remember the most important part is to decide what you want and how much you are willing to spend before you purchase your first solar fountain.