What are Swell Solar Fountain Pumps?
The Swell Solar Powered Fountain pump is a multi-functional pump designed to create small elegant water patterns and water circulation for oxygenation; perfect for small ponds, pools and garden features. Powered by a DC solar panel which needs to be placed directly facing the sun for maximum performance. The pumps can also be run off a solar battery back-up for when sun energy is not an option. An LED light ring sits just underneath the water spray adding to the overall look especially at night with an option of different spray heads.
What are the benefits of Solar Powered Pumps?
As many pond owners know running a pond a can be expensive, using solar powered pumps instead of running your pump from the mains means you won't receive any unexpectedly high electricity bills. Once you have the panel set up correctly, all the energy you need comes from the sun and is completely free. Be sure to keep your solar panels clean to keep them producing as much energy as possible.
How does the solar battery back-up work?
As the weather can be unpredictable this helpful piece of equipment will store solar energy so you can still use the fountain on overcast days or at the night time. The input power is stored from what the panel collects during the day. However you can also use a DC power supply to charge it if you need too. The battery back up is protected from over charging and over discharging and includes a timer so you can set the fountain to run off it.
What happens if they block?
If you notice the flow has slowed down you can simply pull the pump apart and rinse out any dirt from the pre-filter section at the bottom, this section also includes a small piece of re-usable foam to provide additional protection for the pump. You should clean the pump regularly to prevent the pump from being clogged with dust and dirt.
What heights can they reach?
Depending on what wattage you are running the pump at and what flow rate you are set too you can reach multiple different heights as per the instruction booklets.
|Flow Rate||230 LPH||300 LPH||610 LPH||1350 LPH|
|Max Head Heights||1.6 - 2.3 FT||2.2 - 3 FT||3.7 - 5 FT||6.1 - 8.1 FT|
|Dimensions||7.3cm x 3.6cm x 4.6cm||7.3cm x 4.9cm x 4.7cm||10.5cm x 6.8cm x 5.6cm||13cm x 8.5cm x 7.2cm|
|Cable length||5 Metres||5 Metres||5 Metres||5 Metres|
|Power Consumption||2.5w / 9v||3.2w / 9v||10.8w / 24v||21w / 24v|
|Guarantee||1 Year||1 Year||1 Year||1 Year|