What To Look For in a Solar Water Features
The easiest solar water features to run and install are made from UV-resistant resin. That’s why they feature so prominently in my list of recommended products.
A resin water feature is easy to move around, yet can still realistically resemble different materials like wood, stone and clay. If you want to easily move the water feature, or even run it inside during winter, consider a resin option.
I suggest looking for a water feature that weighs under 15kg. The reason for this is because it’s useful to be able to change the fountain’s position, if necessary, to a spot with more light – something that’s often necessary when working with solar power!
Of course, if you want a more permanent water feature, you could consider one made from real stone or clay; I’ve simply decided to recommend lighter weight options, for the practical reasons stated above!
Naturally, design is a pivotal factor when buying a solar water feature – it’s mostly going to come down to personal taste. As a general rule, traditional-style water features, with the appearance of natural materials such as stone or clay will suit almost any garden. Minimalist water features, in starker colours, are better for more contemporary spaces.
As my top recommendation, I’ve chosen the Ornamental Umbrella Fountain Solar Water Feature. Resembling a traditional stone fountain, it’s actually made from resin. It’s therefore very durable, but also easy to manoeuvre. The design is visually interesting, with water that cascades from the top of an umbrella held by two figures.
For more details about this water feature, as well as some other alternative options, check out the reviews below.