We all know that it is possible to dramatically enhance your garden’s appearance with the addition of a water feature. For many people another attraction of adding a feature to their space is the thought of bringing tranquillity and mellow ambiance to their very own garden. However, when trying to decide on which feature is more suitable, cost is usually their biggest deterrent in deciding if they should or should not add a water feature.
Solar powered water fountains can be a visually pleasing, cost effective, environmentally friendly addition to any garden enthusiast's yard, and offer many advantages over fountains powered by electric. Solar powered water features are becoming increasingly popular especially where power in a garden may not be possible. Solar powered fountains are just as effective as their electricity-powered counterparts when it comes to creating a relaxing outdoor atmosphere and attracting birds and wildlife to your garden or patio, but at a much lower cost and they are kinder to the environment!
As crazy as it sounds, it is also possible for you to save money on running a water feature. Solar water features or solar fountains are a great alternative to regular water features that require a connection to a mains outlet. With a solar water feature there is no need for a mains, simply place your feature and enjoy!
Besides saving on the cost of electricity the addition of solar powered water features will be environmentally friendly too. Solar water features come with a solar panel which harnesses the natural power of the sun. The water feature will work during the day using direct sunlight, whilst at the same time charging a built-in battery. This built in battery enables the fountain to operate at night and during cloudier skies.
Another advantage is that Solar Water Features are easy to set up. Simply remove the water feature from the box, attach any sections of the fountain together. Follow the instructions to connect the solar pump and place the panel in the garden where it will get the most sunlight. Fill with water and then enjoy!
When first using solar fountains with a battery backup panel the built-in batteries will need a good charge in direct sunlight (just like when you buy a mobile phone for the first time!).
Here are a few tips to ensure you can enjoy your new water feature for many years to come…
- Always ensure the fountain is full of water, during warmer summer months water will evaporate so please do check the water feature to ensure the pump is always submerged in water.
- Every now and again when out in the garden give the solar panel a simple wipe over to remove any build-up of grime and ensure the panel has maximum exposure to the sun.
- During the winter we advise to empty the fountain and place into a garage or store room. If this is not possible please drain and cover with one of our winter fountain protection covers.
Another environmentally friendly aspect of these water features is that they come equipped with a self-contained reservoir that does not need to be connected to a water supply, which means the water just needs to topped up every now and again. (More often during longer spells of prolonged sunshine).
Solar water features, after the initial cost to install, will save you money over the many months to come. That is because these solar features have solar panels installed that draw energy from the sun. You simply place the water feature where you know there is good amount of daylight, then the solar panels will then cause the water feature to run like normal, no need to worry about costs of electricity! Throughout the day, the solar panels will store energy to be used once the sun has set, which will cause your water feature to run long into the night. The best thing with a solar powered feature is that it won’t cost you anything to have a beautiful and stress-relieving water feature in your garden!
From a practical standpoint, forget about the inconvenience of tangled electrical wires and finding an electrical outlet to plug in a solar powered fountain. These can be some of the trickiest parts with choosing and installing your water feature, but with our range of Solar Powered Features, you no longer have to worry about either of these things!
Just making this small difference in choosing solar over electric can go a long way towards an environmentally friendly gesture. This is one small way you can make a difference in both your garden and in your wallet!
Here at UK Water Features stocks a wide range of solar water features that will create something special in your garden this spring and summer! No matter what style of décor you choose for your space, we have something that will go with all tastes, from the most sleek modern designs to charming traditional styles, and everything in between! We hope this blog will have given you a little insight into the benefits of adding a solar water feature to your garden this year.
Head over to our UK Water Features website today to browse our amazing range at your leisure!