We have this fountain outdoors by the patio. The good: it looks just like the photo, no surprises. Also very easy to put together. The questionable: there is a fine powdery substance that tends to clog the pump and we have to clean it every few days. Not sure if it is the coating from the fountain that is being worn away or something else. The birds love this fountain and it is fun to see them drink, splash and enjoy it.