Despite the lack of knowledge about the function and importance of baths to birds, we all know that birds (like the rest of us) love having water around for bathing and drinking. Our two tier pineapple solar fountain will serve as a birdbath too. It is classically designed with tiers and a vertical element. Birds are enticed by the sound of splashing and gently running water. A birdbath fountain will not only provide them strength for their continuing travels, but bestow a bit more entertainment at the same time. It will evolve into a place for the group to mess around while they clean up. Hummingbirds particularly love hanging around dripping water as it resembles raindrops on their feathers. Like conventional birdbaths, you should constantly replace the water to make sure that it is clean.
Designed as a self-sustaining outdoor fountain, water is continuously pumped through the pineapple. This fountain has Dry Run Protection Pump Technology, so if the fountain runs low on water, the pump will automatically shut off to save the life of your pump. Typical pumps continue to run when the fountain is low on water or runs dry causing the pump to burn out and be replaced.
This solar on-demand fountain runs in direct sunlight, but has a battery unit as well which will power the fountain on overcast or cloudy days. On the solar powered mode, the fountain will run directly from solar energy; however, the pump will only work in bright and sunny conditions. On the battery mode, you can power your fountain for up to four hours on cloudy days or at night. A fully charged battery will power the fountain up to four hours. To run on battery mode simply press the battery On/Off button. The battery will now power the pump. When the battery power is depleted, the system will automatically change back to solar powered mode and start again when there is sufficient sunlight. You can operate the fountain daily using the battery technology for consistent performance even in cloudy conditions, or leave your fountain off, charging the batteries for use when you want it. A wonderful combination of solar energy and consistent performance.
The lifespan of a battery generally lasts between 12-18 months, but with repeated charges and discharge cycles the battery capacity may reduce. You can try to boost charge the battery by leaving it off for two-three sunny days to allow maximum charge. If the boost charge does not help the battery than you will need to replace it. Open the battery cover on the back of the solar panel and replace the batteries with 4 standard AA size rechargeable batteries.