When building your backyard pond, consider going solar! The benefits of solar powered ponds or really - anything includes protecting against rising energy costs.
Solar Powered Ponds Table of Contents:By investing in a solar energy system for your pond now, you can decrease the electricity rate and protect against unpredictable increases in electricity costs.
Furthermore, if you're a business or homeowner like many of us, then fluctuating cash flow is always a problem.
When you go solar for your pond, you'll help your future self by managing the expenses that lie over the horizon.
As you go through the different sections, we picked the most frequently asked questions and featured them. We figured it would be best to answer any common questions you might have as we went along!
We're going to cover the basics of Solar Powered Ponds:
1. Pond Pump
2. Pond Aerator
4. Solar Powered Heater
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1. Solar Powered Ponds and Pumps:
Solar powered water pumps for small ponds are highly sought after due to energy efficiency, cost effectiveness, and simplicity.
Here are a few questions everyone has in regards to pond pumps when starting out with their solar pond journey:
"Are Solar Pond Pumps Any Good?"
The answer, in short, is Yes. The benefits include: No monthly running costs, with zero need for wiring and thereby, electricity. Also, they are ideal for smaller fountains, environmentally friendly, quietly run and small or discreet.
"What is the Best Solar Powered Water Pump?"
The best solar powered water pump is left up to debate however, one of the most common type of solar powered water pump is the fountain pump.
Basically, these water pumps are designed to be placed on your pond's lowest level or the floor. The fountain attachment hangs above the surface of the pond.
From there, solar panels connect to the pump and power the fountain using solar power, or obviously, sunlight.
2. Solar Powered Ponds and Aerators
If the question is "does it work well", then in short, Yes, but it depends. For small ponds (let's say roughly 8' by 5'), you can use the solar aerator as an auxiliary to the waterfall pump
Most commonly reported, these solar powered aerators are not effective in big ponds.
3. Solar Powered Ponds and Fountains
Solar powered pond aerator fountains are fantastic for many reasons. Namely, they provide oxygenation to your small-medium sized ponds AND circulate water through.
With this particular subsection of pond fountains, often times the 'knee-jerk' reaction to solar power is "Do Solar Fountains Really Work?"
Consider this: Solar panels in a multitude of solar garden fountains will not store sunlight as a form of solar energy.
This means that the pond fountains cease to work at nightfall and not at all during the evening.
As we've mentioned before though, don't let that fact deter you. Advantages of these types of ponds fountains are:
-No Need for electrical outlets
-Setup can be anywhere in the yard where there is sunlight
4. Solar Powered Ponds and Heaters
Solar powered ponds and their heating systems are highly advantageous to have in your backyard. These products have distinct leg up on other heaters as we are dealing with sunlight and solar energy.
These pond heaters are great to have on-board for many reasons.
For starters, these heaters simple to set up and get working for you. Also, there is a lack of need for wiring or fumbling around with electricity.
Which brings us to our next point: there won't be a need to pay handsomely for electricity to keep them operational.
You're partaking in an environmentally friendly venture, which is always a plus.
In general, with pond heaters there are two main types: submerged and exposed, or floating.
Your floating pond heater by default, consumes less energy. It's easily placed on top of ice to melt an entry hole, allowing for gases to escape.
Submerged pond heaters are great for larger areas but not relevant to this discussion.
5. Solar Powered Ponds and Special Lights
The use of solar powered lights for ponds whether their LED or not, is recommended for those who want a pond light that lasts. Specifically longer lasting in the evening.
The best and most cutting-edge solar pond lighting system offers multiple lighting options.
We hear "What are the Pros of Solar Pond Lights?"
The answer is simple. Most owners of solar pond lights usually only have good things to say about them because of their affordability, quick and easy install, and solid battery operating time.
Solar pond lights have an array of applications that includes light up entire lawn features, brightening fountains as well as ponds, and overall create an oasis.
So, there you have it. The complete list of solar powered pond items and mechanics.
If you're still on the fence, consider the cost saving and wide range of applications if you live in the sunnier parts of the world!