Monday, 26 September 2016

New!! - Small solar pump system. This solar powered system is new to the range but uses the same tried and trusted pumps. Useful if you only have a small pond or water feature.supplied with 3 different fountain nozzles which produce different water patterns including multi-jet spray nozzle, single jet fountain and water bell nozzle.mThis solar feature will produce a fountain jet reaching up to 180cm high.
Supplied with 2 x 10 watt solar panels, each with supporting poles and ground spikes that allow the solar panels to free stand in locations that receive good sunlight exposure. The solar panels can be separated and installed in different areas to receive sunlight at different times of the day. Factory assembled  £174

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Green pond water? The secret to getting clear pond water for good!
The number one "problem" for pond lovers is yukky green water. We have been making ponds for over 20 years and know a thing or two about water and this information could save yu a lot of time, worry and money :)   It's pretty simple really...

Green pond water is caused by algae and garden centers and aquatics shops don't want you to know this but getting clear water is simpler than you think. Buying expensive chemicals and filters is great for garden centers, it makes them £££ over and over again.Why? because it doesn't work, at least not for long and you will be back for something else later in the season or next year.
At we have been working with ponds for decades and the way to nice clear water is pretty simple and even better it doesn't cost a thing.

Green water is caused by algae. Algae turns nutrients in the water (with sunlight ) into more algae. Simple.
Algae blooms when new, nutrient rich water is added to a pond ie:tap water. When the nutrients are used up the algae will stop.
People unknowingly "add" algae to water in several ways, through topping up the pond with tap water, adding new plants in soil full of nutrients or through feeding fish.(fish also produce nutrient rich waste). So you now you know how to think about slowing the nutrient side of the triangle.
The next part of the solution is reducing the light. Ever wondered why a pond covered in lilly leaves or duckweed is so clear underneath? Simply that plant leaves stop sunlight reaching the algae. It will not grow in the shade. Gardeners are experts in knowing how to utilise sunlight to make plants as good as possible, you just need to think of the pond as a vertical flower bed. If the plants in and above the water thrive the algae will not.
solarsolutionsfountains bring a pond to life and help make your water feature a focal point but remember if you have pond questions, we have been been advising british gardeners with ponds for 20 years!

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Solar solutions fountains supply the largest solar powered pond pumps in UK
Not very long ago this kind of solar pump was unthinkable. Now solar solutions fountains can supply pumps that have really large flows. Pumps that are capable of 11000 lph and 6000 lph (litres per hour).
These amazing pumps are now available to run big water features using solar power. The largest can lift up to 3 metres high and has a maximum flow of 11,000 lph! They pump water through a tube 2" in diameter and could make a water course 50cm-1metre wide!
Patented frost protection: Consequently, the pump will not be damaged at temperatures as low as -20°C
Plant remains or fish waste to 11 mm in size are displaced
Reliable engineering with 3 year guarantee.
Price would be dependent on size of pump and panel choice Please ring for best price.

Saturday, 26 March 2016

solar solutions fountains are proud to celebrate 20 years of bringing water to life without mains electricity!

This year solar solutions is celebrating 20 years of providing the best solar powered pond pumps in the UK!! We have an original pump here from 1996 and it is still going strong! Thats why we love our pumps and why they are still the best in the UK..

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Do you love gardening for wildlife? Do you know these 3 top tips for making a wildlife pond:
1: You don't need to dig the pond too deep! Most pond life and plants live in the shallowest 10cm's
2: Native pond plants are best for wildlife and also cheapest and easiest to grow.
3: You don't need any mains electricity to bring it to life! You can use a small solar panel to bring waterfalls to life! supply solar pumps from £249. Plus, you can save £15 just by clicking "like" and visiting our website.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

are attachments and pre filters needed on pond pumps?

An interesting question has come up this week with a system I assembled for a customer. When we set the pump up to suit whatever you are making we obviously supply the tubing and nozzles but there are a lot of spare attachments or accessories in the box as well. Are they needed?
There is a tendency for pump and pond manufacturers to make things sound much more complicated than they actually are. Our system is very straight forward. You connect the pump to the panel and put the pump in the water.
When the pump is in the water you then fit either the supplied tube (running the water through a water feature or waterfall or you fit the spray nozzle and use it to create a fountain.
Most modern pumps (including ours) also have lots of accessories and attachments most of which are never needed.
You can for example use a "T piece" so that half the water goes up the tube , the other half to the fountain. There is also a pre-filter which I have never used.
If you look at one of our pumps in the picture at the top of the page you will see it is fitted with a fountain spray nozzle. Attaching a tube instead is just about the only other variation in 99% of cases. Of course if you need something unusual, just ask but to answer the original question....simple is best (in my opinion)
Alex , solar solutions fountains

Friday, 15 January 2016

Happy 2016! Starting to send out the first solar systems of the year. Looking forward to seeing all the statues, water features and wildlife ponds bought to life :)
when the snow goes of course!!