I received the fountain and was excited to use it, and I wasn’t disappointed at all. The quality is great and the top part where the water flows is very heavy and seems to be solid. The bottom bowl where it holds the water is plastic, but seems to be durable. The assembly was easy and fast, but since the top part is heavy you might need two people to do it. When I plugged it in the water started running only on one side of the fountain but it was due to not being leveled, which I fixed it and the water started flowing evenly. It’s very calming, and quiet flow of water. The only drawback is there is no off switch for the light on the fountain so you can turn off the light during daylight, but I loosened the bulb. If you’re looking for a loud water flow this fountain it’s not it. But it’s beautiful, and great buy for the money.
The fountain is nice, but the reason we bought it was because we don't have any electric lines where we wanted to put it and didn't want to cut any of the concrete in the driveway. If it weren't for the solar power, I wouldn't give it this rating. The flaws are: 1. Lightweight (which means it needs to be anchored or to slightly bury the base 2. The fountain turns off automatically after 3 hours, without any ability to override the auto-off timer 3. The timer automatically memorizes the first time you turn it on, turning the fountain on at the same time everyday thereafter. While this could be nice, it's a pain to reset it and it only allows one memorized function. 4. There are no lights built in, and since the power source is the solar panel, you need a specific type of light to plug into the light adapter on the panel. 5. The maximum height that the water comes out of the top of the fountain is about 1 inch (if not less) All that said, finding a cost-effective solar powered fountain isn't easy. If these flaws were fixed, even at a slightly higher retail price, this would be a 5-star product. I'd probably even buy another one for the backyard.
After many hours of research and reading reviews, I choose Thaumas Outdoor Floor Fountain from OVERSTOCK. Be cautious of a well known store that looked of the same product. I believe the other store fountain is rated for indoors, not outdoors. Hence, small price difference. I ordered on Monday and much to my surprise in all the snow weather our nation is receiving it arrived on Friday. Being overly excited it is unpacked awaiting the first spring day to place on our patio. It is stunning absolutely beautiful! Of a decent weight but I had no trouble unpacking. I believe the price is well worth this fountain. I can feel the difference in weight of the pump and the power cord is a decent length compared to my current fountain. This is my first to have lights, which it also comes with 2spare bulbs. I was looking for height in a fountain. 66 inches will be beautiful and extremely affordable as others were well over $****. My husband will help put it together as directions recommend 2 people. It feels like stone as described. The picture does not do it justice by any means. The fountain was packed extremely well and was an absolute WOW moment when opened! Thank you OVERSTOCK and KenroyHome for offering the beautiful Thaumas fountain! A stunning addition for our home.
I do like the fountain... one of the bowls was cracked. It sounds lovely though and was very easy to assemble. It is larger than a table top fountain so other reviews are inaccurate. Also, I have no problem with the length of the cored:)
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