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Solar Powered Fountain Pump

Pacific Hydrostar 66093 Solar Powered Fountain Pump

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Pacific Hydrostar - item#66093
Save energy with this solar powered fountain pump

Only: $29.99
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Product Overview
Description
Utilize the power of the sun to pump water through your already existing or newly created pond/water display with this solar powered fountain pump! The pump includes several tip heads for a wide variety of spray styles to choose from. The solar powered fountain pump is also ideal for powering a remote project where electricity is hard to access or not available.
  • Max. water lift height: 2.62 ft.
  • Max. flow rate: 42 gallons per hour
  • Can power your remote project where previous energy was not available
  • Kit contains several tip heads for a wide variety of spray styles
  • Includes: (1) submersible pump, (1) solar panel, (4) fountain heads, (3) nozzle adapters, and (4) nozzle extension tubes
  • Peak power of solar panel: 1.2 watt
  • Operative voltage: 7 volts
Specifications
Name Solar Powered Fountain Pump
SKU 66093
Brand Pacific Hydrostar
Head lift (ft.) 2.62 ft.
Quantity 1
Shipping Weight 0.85 lb.
Warranty 90 Day
Customer Reviews

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Pacific HydrostarSolar Powered Fountain Pump
 
2.4

(based on 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (22)

40%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy set-up (18)
  • Easy to assemble (14)
  • Quiet pump (14)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

  • Poor design (10)
  • Inconsistent performance (9)
  • Flimsy (7)

Best Uses

  • Garden (19)
  • Outside (11)
  • Home (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (13), Budget shopper (12), Parent (4), Thrifty (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

loved it

I bought this for a small 5 gal container where I do have some fish. It worked great. The fish lived the plants grew nice and sitting on the porch the sound of the...Read complete review

I bought this for a small 5 gal container where I do have some fish. It worked great. The fish lived the plants grew nice and sitting on the porch the sound of the water was very soothing. The atachments did make the water go up to high. I simply made some extra holes with a nail. It worked good. It would be nice if the panell could hold some charge for the evening hours. I was so pleased with this inexpensive solar powered pump I actualy went and bought 2 more.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

for the price, you cant go wrong!

I am on my second fountain. I bought the first in march and then the pump quit so I had to exchange for new. Luckily it was within the 90 days!
I...Read complete review

I am on my second fountain. I bought the first in march and then the pump quit so I had to exchange for new. Luckily it was within the 90 days!
I have this fountain in a small landscape pond with fish, frogs and plants. (Although it does have a warning not to use it with fish. Not sure why! Had 1/6 goldfish die, but I doubt the fountain was the cause). It is just the right size for my 155 gallon pond. This is my first water garden project so it suits my needs.
I do have trouble with some sludge in my pond that clogs the filter, so every few days I have to take it apart and clean the filter. Need to come up with some sort of secondary filter that goes around it to see if that helps any.
Overall it is a very neat unit for the price!

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

love this

By Mo

from wyoming

About Me Thrifty

Pros

  • Best thing ever
  • Easy To Assemble
  • Easy To Use
  • Lasting Fun

Cons

  • Cant Get Anymore

Best Uses

  • Fountains
  • Home
  • Outside

Comments about Pacific Hydrostar Solar Powered Fountain Pump:

Love not having to have power cords but went to buy one today and they said it might have been discontinued, Hope not

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  • No

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

works great

By lee

from in

About Me Education Oriented

Pros

  • Easy To Assemble
  • Easy To Use
  • Lasting Fun

Cons

  • Flimsy

Best Uses

  • Home
  • Outside
  • Travel

Comments about Pacific Hydrostar Solar Powered Fountain Pump:

i dont use it much but for prepping in a stream but all ays ready

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  • No

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(12 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

solar powered fountain pump

By Pat

from Bridgeport, Ct

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy Set-up
  • Quiet Pump

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Birdbaths fountains
    • Garden

    Comments about Pacific Hydrostar Solar Powered Fountain Pump:

    Have used this model for several yrs, & recommend it to people who show off their summer gardens for the locals, & I see the gunk under the water in their birdbath bowls. It's inexpensive, & works well, easy to take apart & clean filter, & had a store move nearby from which I can replace them, if nec

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    (12 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Have Had One for 3 Years

    By Off the Grid Birder

    from Fish Creek, WI

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy Set-up
    • Quiet Pump

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about Pacific Hydrostar Solar Powered Fountain Pump:

      Have had mine for 3 years! We like it so much we are wanted it to run on cloudy days too so we have hooked it up to our 12 V electrical system (for we are off the grid). If you want it to keep running you have to keep it from clogging. I installed it underneath a piece of foam for fish tanks- with just the spout sticking through. Then I put river rocks on top with small stones inbetween so all the water that reaches the pump is filtered from debris. I also put in an algacide. The bird bath still has to be cleaned about once a month but it is so delightful to watch even the hummers take showers!

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      (14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Not just great for fountains

      By Innovative Adam

      from Hesperia, CA

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Pros

      • Cheap
      • Durable
      • Easy Set-up
      • Quiet Pump
      • Simple

      Cons

      • Low Lift Height

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Home
      • Nursery
      • Office
      • Projects

      Comments about Pacific Hydrostar Solar Powered Fountain Pump:

      I've had two so far, and you'd be surprised at what you can use them for other than a fountain pump. Since it's solar powered, that also means it runs off of DC. I actually disconnected the solar panel, and have use them to empty things, as a pump on an RV swamp cooler, of course on a fountain, and as a bilge pump for a boat.

      But perhaps the coolest thing is I actually made a remote controlled boat with one. They are easily capable of running off of 12v (which means you can hook them up to a car battery), and mine have been for well over a year now with no problems.

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works great for my swamp cooler

      By Adam (You Tube Supersnot4)

      from Hesperia, CA

      About Me Budget Shopper

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      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Can run off 12 volts
      • Durable
      • Easy Set-up
      • Good flow
      • Quiet Pump

      Cons

      • Not much lift height

      Best Uses

      • Evaporative Cooler
      • Garden
      • Home
      • Nursery
      • RC Boat

      Comments about Pacific Hydrostar Solar Powered Fountain Pump:

      I bought 2 of these. 1 was for a little pond of ours in the front yard (but it got green pretty fast), and the other was for whatever I decided. It ended up working perfectly for the Coleman evaporative cooler on my camper. The original pump went out, and I had one of these laying around. The hose fit perfectly onto one of the adapters, and I wired it to the 12 volts for the camper.

      I plan on using another one for a little r/c boat project of mine, to pump the water out so I can drive it around in the ocean (wish me luck!)

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Worth The Money for short lift

      By Jeff the Biologist

      from Bakersfield, CA

      About Me Education Oriented, Thrifty

      Pros

      • Easy To Assemble
      • Lasting Fun

      Cons

      • Maintenance

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Lift To Less Than 2 Feet
      • Outside

      Comments about Pacific Hydrostar Solar Powered Fountain Pump:

      Great for replacing pumps on shorter fountains.
      Coating on solar panel requires constant buffing.
      Motor VERY SIMPLE to fix and maintain (i.e. one moving impeller makes almost unbreakable)
      IF THE PUMP STOPS DETERMINE WHICH COMPONENT IS AT FAULT (i.e. panel, wires, pump) then
      1.) if it is the panel, clean and buff the coating]
      2.) if it is the wire break out the solder and heat shrink wrap
      3.) if it is the motor take off the riser and CAREFULLY manipulate the impeller to loosen debris

      If all these attempts fail, only then can you say the system has a true fault.

      REMEMBER: the pumps starts working at ~6 volts, and the less stress the motor is under the longer it will last. (i.e. angle the panel just slightly away from the sun to get optimal life span)

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great for the money!

      By cheep hippy

      from Santa Cruz

      About Me Parent

      Pros

      • Easy To Assemble
      • Easy To Use
      • Lasting Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Pacific Hydrostar Solar Powered Fountain Pump:

        I needed a small pump for a fountain in the garden. This works well.. and has worked well for over a year. The only problem is, the solar panel needs direct sunlight. If there is any shade (even on a sunny day) it doesn't work.

        PS: My fountain is only 8 or 9 inches up.. This works well at that height.

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        4.0

        Bought 2, one worked, other failed quick

        By Cliff

        from Sacramento, CA

        Pros

        • Easy To Assemble
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

        • Birtd Bath
        • Fountain

        Comments about Pacific Hydrostar Solar Powered Fountain Pump:

        I bought two of these in a bird bath in front yard, getting sun most of day. One failed within a week and stayed broke, not pumping any water. Other one worked very well from start, pushing water high. When good one sputtered, I took garden hose and sprayed water forcefully around spray holes and around base, then it worked again. I added a few TBS of bleach to water, and it sprayed higher for a longer time. Thinking maybe bleach dissolved algae around brushing or moving part of solar base. Happy with one that works. Just so you know, this will NOT work for weeks at a time without frequent clearing or cleaning of water debris around base pumping.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Best for money!!!

        By Old-school Texican

        from Dallas/Fort Worth area, Texas

        About Me Budget Shopper

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy Set-up
        • Operated two years
        • Quiet Pump

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Home
          • Outdoor bird bath

          Comments about Pacific Hydrostar Solar Powered Fountain Pump:

          Bought original product for use in outdoor bird bath,
          outside elderly parent's window. She enjoyed watching
          and listening to water sounds (when weather allowed).
          Due to lack of filter, had to clean regularly.
          Item has been unavailable in store for several monthes.
          Will purchase as soon as is available.

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          Manufacturer Warranty Detail We guarantee this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship 90 days from the date of purchase. Limitations apply.
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