Solar Fountain FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Over the years, we have gotten many calls and emails regarding solar fountains. Many people are unfamiliar with how they work, which ones are better, etc... so we decided to compile a list of the most common questions asked to us about solar fountains. If you have a question that isn't on the list, please email us or call at 1-888-881-4668 and we will gladly assist you.

Jump to the type of question here:

  1. General Questions
  2. How To...
  3. Maintenance
  4. Troubleshooting
  5. Technical Questions

General Questions

plus-sign.jpg What are the different types of solar fountains and how do they work?
How long do solar-on-demand batteries last?
How long will my solar-on-demand battery run before it needs to be recharged?
What are dry run protection pumps?
How long will my solar pump last?
How far away can I put the solar panel?
Where should I put my fountain?
How long can my solar cascade fountain run on AC power indoors?
What is included with solar fountains?

How To...

How do I switch my solar-on-demand fountain from solar mode to battery mode?
How do I get my LED lights to work?
How and where do I place my solar panel?
How do I convert my solar fountain into an electric one?


How can I keep my fountain clean and free from algae and white scale?
How do I care for my solar fountain in the winter?
How do I clean my fountain pump?


My pump is not running. How do I get it to run?
My pump is running very loudly, how do I fix it?
How can I tell if I need a replacement pump or a replacement panel?

Technical Questions

Can I get a bigger solar panel to charge the batteries faster?
Can I get a bigger pump for better water flow?
Where can I get spare parts (panels and pumps)?
What is the warranty and does it cover the pump and panel wearing out?
What advantages do solar fountains offer over electric?
Are solar brushless motor pumps better than traditional solar motor pumps?
Why is a solar fountain or solar birdbath better than a traditional birdbath?
What are the types of solar panels and how are they made?