Just because a water feature is solar powered it doesn't mean it has to be boring, as the examples on our website show. Gone are the days of the stereotypical bowl fountains and the winged cherubs blowing water from their tiny trumpets. Now you can buy a wide range of interesting and intricate water features for your garden, and what's better is that many of them can help to protect the environment and save you money by ultimately powering themselves.
It doesn't matter whether you have a bustling garden with trees, shrubberies, ornaments and the odd gnome, or a Zen garden designed to provide tranquillity and harmony to your life, you can still find a solar powered water feature to suit your needs. Maybe you want to help the local bird population by providing an ever-flowing bird bath, or perhaps you want something really original like a three foot copper-effect dog complete with his very own watering can – they are all available and they will all enhance the beauty of your garden without costing the earth.
The Simplicity of Solar Powered Water Features
What could be simpler than solar power when it comes to powering outdoor water features? You simply (note how we're stressing the concept of simplicity because it really is that simple) unpack your box, attach the solar panel to your solar powered water feature and place it in an area of the garden that catches the sun.
There's no more digging the garden up to hide the power cables; no more trailing wires into the house or up the walls and through the door frame so you can plug it in, and no higher-than-normal electricity bills because you love the relaxing sound of your water feature 24 hours a day.
Some of the bigger water features that use solar power even have the technology to store unused energy that is generated by sunlight. So, not only can you use your water feature on overcast days when the sun isn't shining as brightly as you might want it to, you can even have it on in the evenings if you're entertaining guests.
It's estimated that a water feature running for 8 hours per day can add two to three pounds to your electricity bill each week (obviously this depends on the size of the pump you use). Now, if you add this up you can look to pay an extra £12 per month for your electricity..or put another way around £144 per year. Solar powered water features cost nothing after that initial purchase, so even if you pay a few pounds extra in terms of price you more than make up for it within the first few months.
So the question has to be why wouldn't you want a solar powered water feature if you had the option? After all, they have all the beauty and attractiveness of a plug-in water feature, they come in styles suitable for most gardens, they are equally as robust and durable, they are quick and simple to install, and they save you money in terms of running costs.