A solar birdbath is a great way to provide your garden or back yard with ambience. It is an impressive and convenient way to bring the sweet music of the bird chirping onto your garden or yard. There are different solar options that can be incorporated into the birdbath.
Lighting is one of the benefits of solar in a birdbath. The solar light makes them to be noticeable at night. This brings out a unique ambience to the garden. You can decide to choose a unique color of light to add to the beauty.
The solar energy can be used to create a fountain, human and bird visitors will enjoy a solar powered fountain in the birdbath. The sound of fresh splashing water will attract the birds. Since the water is not stagnant, there is no risk of mosquitoes breeding in the solar birdbath.
The solar can also be used as a heater for the water. This will ensure the birds return to the birdbath. It is also useful in keeping the water from freezing in the winter months ensuring the continual flow of the fountain.
Moving water does not become stagnant, which means the fountain feature makes it less likely that mosquitoes and other pests will be drawn to this bird bath.
You can even leave this bird bath outdoors year-round; simply remove the pump and solar panel for storage and insert a winterizing plate.
Most pumps have a filter to prevent build-up but we recommend cleaning it every month or two, depending on the level of build-up accumulated.
- Durable, fade-resistant resin material
- Easy installation
- No plumbing needed – water recirculates through the fountain
- Dimensions: 18L x 18W x 25H inches, 20 lbs
Some of the solar birdbaths have panels integrated into the birdbaths. There are also some that have panels that are placed at a short distance from the birdbath. Those that have the solar panels in the sun get the most out of the sun’s energy.
Those that have a panel placed a short distance from the birdbath, the birdbath can be placed in the shade and the panels in the sun away from the bath. Some of the examples of great birdbaths include Verona Copper Solar Birdbath, Chatsworth Two-Tier Solar Fountain and Japanese Tea Gardens Solar Birdbath.
The Verona Copper Solar Birdbath is a fountain that is specifically designed for the birds. Direct sunshine transforms this 31″ tall natural copper birdbath into a self-supporting and re-circulating fountain. This creates a superb attraction for birds as well as birdwatchers.
Another greatly sought after birdbath is the Chatsworth Two-Tier Solar Fountain. It is a Solar powered two in one birdbath and fountain. It features a weathered stone finish made out of durable all weather resin.
The other is the Japanese Tea Gardens Solar Birdbath. It creates a beautiful relaxing environment in the patio, garden or balcony. Water flows constantly around the basin and the secluded reservoir. This birdbath provides the best experience you could ever desire in a garden or backyard.
Troubleshooting tips for all solar pumps:
- Remove filter cap from bottom of pump (has brilo like pad attached).
- Remove the impeller piece that resembles a fan blade from the metal shaft.
- Blow into the pump to remove any dust or debris.
- Clean off the metal shaft with a cotton rag or tissue.
- Re-insert the impeller back onto the metal shaft just like it was removed.
- Connect the panel power cord to the pump.
- Hold the panel up to the sunlight, and hold the pump to your ear to listen for motor noise.
- Place the pump underwater and give the pump 1-5 minutes to engage itself.
If you are away from home for more than 2-3 days remove the solar pump unit and insert the spare resin plate. The pump must never be operated dry (out of water). Dry operation permanently damages the pump. Please ensure you top-up the water level in the Solar Birdbath Fountain regularly, particularly in hot weather.