fountain is as advertised. Comes in a large carton with easily followed assembly instructions. Very light weight. Took me about on-half hour to put together and after hooking up to a 2 prong outlet cord and running things about 10 feet underground and along the side of the patio, voila, everything worked. Only problem I see is replacing lights when they burn out. Fountain works well, wter cascades as it should with enough white noise and the lights add a nice touch at night.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? as expected
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. ok, but it won't convince anyone that it is cement
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
Directions are clear but seem backwards. Trust them and be patient. The fountain is really handsome and makes lots of water noise. Well built and sturdy. Doesn't look plastic-y. Another great buy from the O.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? right on. very natural and attractive
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very
This is a nice looking fountain, and I've only had it running for a couple weeks. The instructions are not the easiest to follow, and the material it's made of is a little light, and since all the pieces interlock with a twist, it's easy to break the "lugs" off and prevent it from locking in. The white LED lights are very nice looking at night, but the pump and lights have to fit down a narrow tube, and that's the hardest part of the assembly, but definitely doable for the average person. I fear the artificial material will fade in the Colorado sun, and will need to be painted. Will have to see. One negative, is that there is a lot of "splash-out" from mostly the bottom tier. When filled, I notice the plants around the base are wet from splash out and you can see it. It seems I'll have to re-fill it at least once a week if not more often. As the water level drops though the drop is longer creating more splash, the sides exposed reduce the splash-out, so maybe trying to keep at that level is more efficient, if you have time for this kind of maintenance. I would of preferred that the base hold much of the water volume too so it would reduce having keep it filled. The pump sits in the column on the lowest tier, and it's the lower tier that drops in volume first, obviously. The AC/DC converter actually sits outside the fountain, but is sealed. There is a 4-plug (four lights - 2 in bottom tier, one in each higher tier) that has to be put in the column with the pump, which is kind of a tight fit, and a little difficult to maneuver and is filled with water with an access cover on the outside of the column. I think over all it's a good price for the size and the added LED light feature, but I worry about the quality of the materials over time.
This fountain seems ok and sturdily built until you get to the top portion which is so delicate! Ours broke and we managed to glue/caulk it back together. Disappointing, but it was made in China so I should have known better. It seems to run ok so far.
Very Light weight easy to move around- a bit tricky to assemble but my Husband is a pro! Color matches Picture, The lights are nice but I would have added one more to the medium bowl to even it out with the bottom bowl.Love the sound it makes, easy to clean. Well worth the money- very pleased!
A wholehearted recommendation on this one. True, it's not stone gray as its image on o.co shows, but that worked to my advantage since my home is the color of natural cedar with cream trim and the fountain is a warmer color, more like a taupey mustard. I'm guessing here, but if the photo comes from the manufacturer, then o.co isn't to blame for the variance in color. Anyway, the fountain went together in less than an hour. All pieces were well marked and fit together with no trouble. We put a level to it and found everything in alignment. The lights are just right. They add a lovely softness at night and aren't overpowering.. A separate line lets you turn them on or leave them off while the fountain runs. This one can't be beat!
The product itself. We didnt care for the color, as it really looked a little fake, but we spray painted it a dark bronze and it looks great! A slight mishap in the construction was that there was not a hole for the second light that sits in the lower basin. We ended up not minding, but that was definitely a design flaw. It is also not necessarily even. But these are things that only we know since we put it together. Our guests have not noticed it and have commented on how beautiful it is! Assembly - While we got it assembled easily enough, it wasn't due to the directions--it was a result of my husband's common sense! I used to day, When all else fails, read the instructions And that certainly held true in this case! There is no parts list to ensure that you have everything you need before you start the assemblyyou have to flip through the pages and match up pieces with pictures. And the tubing that goes from the top to the pump was severely crimped and we had to straighten it out for some time before it would actually bubble. That was a little frustrating. All in all, with a little work and patience, it is worth it.
Good purchase. Easy to assemble, lightweight - works great
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good, very helpful - the operator didn't know it came with lighting
There were no instructions and I could not find instructions on line. The plug for the lighting would not fit through the hole so I did not install the lights. Other than that, it is working well and I do like it.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? OK
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Seems to be fine so far
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Said that it lights up but I couldn't get it to work and there were no instructions.