This solar powered birdbath from Solatec may be our top recommended budget option, but don’t let its low price tag put you off. Not only does it look the part, it also works extremely well. Simply assemble the solar panel with the connecting base attachments and spray head then place it in a birdbath stand, pool, pond or other water feature. The fountain starts to spray jets of water into the air in a matter of seconds. All it needs to fire up is proper placement in direct sunlight. The fact that it works so well surprised us considering that this is a budget model.
As long as the sun is shining, this Solatec birdbath fountain pump can spray water up to 1.64ft high at peak pressure. A fishing line provided with the pump can be used to tie a heavy object to the bottom if you want to keep the solar panel from moving about too much. With four nozzle heads included, it is easy to refine the spray pattern to get the visual display you want for your birdbath or solar water fountain. Overall, this affordable solar pump for birdbaths and fountains offers good value for the price. Maintaining it is very straightforward and all you have to do is wipe the solar panel with a damp cloth or sponge as well as check the pump occasionally to rid it of dirt. Regular cleaning is necessary as dirt can diminish the panel’s ability to harness solar energy or clog the pump’s water inlet.
- Inexpensive solar birdbath fountain pump with 1-year warranty
- Lightweight and portable design
- Little assembly required
- Easy to clean
- As with most solar powered fountain pumps, this unit won’t work if it does not get enough sunlight
- Also, it does not store power in a battery