FAQ Solar Water Pumping

How do I protect my Solar Water Fountains and Solar Operated Yard Figurines?

In order to protect your solar water fountains and solar operated yard figurines you must clean them occasionally.  Also if you live in a cold climate we suggest you bring your fountains and yard figurines inside during the winter months.

Can I leave my floating solar fountain in water all year round?

If you live in a climate where the temperatures are not able to freeze water, than yes you can leave your fountain in water all year round. If you live in a climate where water can freeze you will want to remove your fountain from the water. If you do not your fountain may become damaged by ice, which is not covered in your warranty.

My floating solar fountain will not stay in one spot. How can I fix that?

You can attach a tether to the bottom of the fountain and to a heavy waterproof object (like a rock) to keep your fountain in place.

What is the head rating of a fountain pump?

The head rating of a pump is another way of describing the maximum lift height of the pump. It is the height that the pump is able to push water upward. This is especially important for fountain pumps where a submersible pump is usually located at the base of the fountain and must push water to the top of the fountain.  

Why does my pump not work out of water?

Because some water pumps are specifically designed to only work underwater, they are often built with “dry run protection” to protect the pump. Out of water a variety of things can go wrong. The water is often used as a type of lubrication within the pump, without which the pump bearings or gears can be worn away more easily. Another common problem is that because these pumps are built to run underwater, running them out of water will allow the...

Do I have to use my battery with the AquaJet Pro 24V Kit?

No you do not.  If you do not want to use the battery, then you can just connect the panel and pump into each other.  People choose to do this because of appearance or because they do not care if the pump does not run longer or more often when not using the battery.

How Do Solar Pond Pumps Work?

Solar Pond Pumps are extremely simple.  First, there are different types of solar pond pumps to worry about.  One, an aerator pump, which pumps air into the pump. The other is a water pump, which moves water around the pond. Whether your solar pond pump is an air or water pump, it works the same way. The solar panel either chargers a battery (which then runs the pump) or powers the pump directly. The pump then does its job, either...