Solar Pond Pump

177 in stock

39 reviews

Solar Pond Pump

Solar Panel Type: High-efficiency Monocrystalline Silicon
Solar Panel Weight: 290g for optimal energy capture
Battery Specification: Lightweight design at 75g (empty), ensuring efficient power storage
Water Volume Capacity: 216g for balanced water flow
Solar Panel Dimensions: 435mm x 200mm x 3mm, designed for maximum sunlight absorption
Packaging Dimensions: 460mm x 215mm x 40mm, with a total package weight of 800g
Product Origin: Crafted with precision in Shenzhen Pine
Dimensional Note: Slight variations may occur due to manual measurement
Usage Flexibility: Operable without power, suitable for general use
Performance Parameters:
– Normal Power Range: 10-50W, adaptable to various pond sizes
– Open Circuit Voltage: 20V, for efficient power conversion
– Optimal Power Voltage: 18V, ensuring peak performance
– Short Circuit Current: 0.89A, designed for safety
– High Power Current: 0.65A, for consistent water flow
– Output Interface: USB DC Type C, for versatile connectivity

Standard Testing Conditions: AM=15, Illuminance=100, Optimal Operation Temperature=25°C, guaranteeing reliable performance under standard conditions

Battery not included

177 in stock


39 reviews for Solar Pond Pump

  1. c***a

    Adopting this solar pump has been a game-changer for my outdoor pond. It’s eco-friendly, efficient, and surprisingly powerful for its size. It blends perfectly with the garden aesthetics.

  2. R***T

    Absolutely thrilled with the Solar Pond Pump. It’s not just a pump; it’s an upgrade for my garden. The solar efficiency is spot on, providing a consistent flow that’s just mesmerizing.

  3. N***l

    Really happy with how this pump adds vibrancy to my garden pond. It’s lightweight, easy to install, and the solar panel is efficient. It’s been a fantastic, sustainable addition.

  4. J***n

    The water pump is discharging normally and the circulation system is very good

  5. R***s

    The pump exceeded my expectations with its solar performance. It’s especially effective in well-lit areas, enhancing my garden with its gentle water movement.

  6. J***r

    Very pleased with the pump’s quiet operation and ease of assembly. It’s nice to see companies making environmentally friendly options that actually work well.

  7. E***s

    In sunny weather, better results

  8. B***a

    A great choice for those looking to add a small, eco-friendly water feature. The pump is straightforward to use and adds a delightful element to my pond.

  9. D***s

    Impressed with the build and efficiency. Once positioned for optimal sunlight, it works consistently well, adding a lovely touch to my outdoor space.

  10. J***e

    This pump is ideal for small to medium water features. It operates quietly and efficiently, with a noticeably quick charge time. Very satisfied with its performance.

  11. C***n

    Loved the easy installation and the flexibility this pump offers. It’s been a reliable addition to my garden, and the eco-friendly design is a huge plus.

  12. M***s

    This pump kit has high operating efficiency in sunlight conditions.

  13. K***l

    Was pleasantly surprised by how well this pump performs. The solar panel does a great job, and the pump keeps my fountain flowing beautifully. A great buy for the price.

  14. J***n

    I’m really into sustainable products, and this pump fits the bill perfectly. It’s great for small ponds, and the gentle flow it creates adds so much to the overall ambiance.

  15. D***n

    Setting up the Solar Pond Pump was a breeze, and it’s been a delight to see it work every day. It’s quite efficient, making my garden pond lively and enchanting.

  16. A***s

    Perfect water pump system

  17. D***m

    Good product from green ray solar as usual, works great for my garden and would defnitely recommend to anyone looking for a low maintenance pond pump

  18. C*****r

    Everything as offered. Perfect

  19. Customer

    Impressed with the Solar Pond Pump’s functionality. It’s lightweight, easy to adjust, and the foldable panel is a practical feature. It moves a good amount of water, making my pond look more dynamic

  20. m***r

    Working quickly, with intact packaging

  21. w***r

    Super water pump kit, I recommend

  22. s***r

    The pump has met my expectations for a solar-powered device. It’s perfect for small ponds and operates well under direct sunlight, adding life to my garden

  23. k***r

    The perfect solar panel water pump kit works smoothly

  24. a***r

    The quality is very good

  25. s***r

    I’m happy with this pump’s performance. It’s quiet, efficient, and was easy to assemble. It’s nice to see such eco-conscious packaging as well.

  26. i***r

    This solar panel water pump kit is great, just what I needed for my small pond!

  27. b***r

    I’m quite impressed with the performance of this solar pump. It’s dependable, even on days that are not entirely sunny. The water flow is perfect for my small fountain, adding a lot of charm.

  28. t***r

    The fish seem happy with this product, and I definitely recommend this water pump!

  29. n***r


  30. a***r

    The water pump connection is working well, easy to set up 🙂

  31. P***n

    For those looking at eco-friendly options, this solar pump is a great pick. Ideal for decorative water features, it adds a nice touch to my pond without any hassle.

  32. H***a

    Meet my requirements, as described

  33. 4***r

    Good build quality and durability. Needed some adjustments for optimal sun exposure, but once set, it’s been consistently reliable and efficient.

  34. A***e

    This pump is a nice little addition to my water feature. It charges quickly, and while it’s best suited for smaller setups, it’s quite a charming solution.

  35. a***r

    The customization options of this pump were a pleasant surprise. It’s easy to set up, and the variety of output options is really convenient for different needs.

  36. a***r

    Working stably under sunlight exposure

  37. a***r

    Very happy with this solar pump’s performance in my backyard. The foldable solar panel is quite handy, and the pump does a good job for its size and price.

  38. B***o

    The eco-friendly aspect of this pump is fantastic. It works well for my small pond, providing a steady flow that enhances the ambiance of my garden beautifully.

  39. y***i

    I installed this solar pond pump in my garden and it’s been working smoothly. It’s especially efficient on sunny days, and even on cloudy days, it manages to keep up well enough.

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Table of Contents

Efficient Solar Pond Pump Options for Eco-Friendly Water Circulation

Considering a solar pond pump for efficient and sustainable water circulation? This guide covers practical advice on selecting, installing, and maintaining solar pond pumps to enhance your garden’s ecosystem. Learn factual benefits, step-by-step installation tips, and operational insights without the jargon. Embrace solar energy for a clear, lively pond.

Harnessing Solar Power for Your Pond’s Health

Harnessing the sun’s power for your pond is not only an eco-conscious choice but also a smart one. Solar pond pumps play a vital role in maintaining clean and clear water, indispensable for a healthy and visually appealing backyard pond ecosystem. As they say, the health of your pond reflects the health of your garden.

Solar power is a free, renewable, and abundant source of energy. Solar pond pumps offer several benefits:

  • They capture sunlight through solar panels, converting it into electrical energy to power the pump.
  • This process eliminates the need for external power sources and complicated wiring.
  • Solar pumps are an efficient and cost-effective solution for your pond’s water circulation needs.

Assessing Your Pond’s Solar Pump Needs

When it comes to choosing the right solar pump system for your pond, a one-size-fits-all approach simply won’t work. The first step is to perform a site survey. This helps in determining factors such as:

  • water demand
  • the water source
  • total head
  • depth
  • potential locations for the solar pond pump installation

A well-conducted site survey sets the foundation for a successful pump installation.

Next, it’s crucial to calculate the daily water volume requirement and the peak pumping flow rate. This helps to ensure that the pump can satisfy the pond’s water demand. Also, understanding the flow rate, measured in gallons per hour (GPH), helps gauge the suitable pump capacity. The maximum lift of the solar pump, also referred to as ‘max head’, should exceed the fountain’s head height by a factor of 1.5 to ensure an adequate water flow rate. By doing these calculations, you can estimate the pond’s volume and determine the days required to fill it using the pump’s Gallons Per Day capacity.

The Role of Solar Panels in Pond Pumps

Solar panels are the heart of solar pond pumps. They function by absorbing sunlight and converting it into electrical energy, which powers the pump. This allows the pump to operate from sunrise to sunset directly utilizing solar energy, eliminating the need for batteries. But maximizing the efficiency of solar panels requires a bit of strategic placement.

Mounting the panels at the optimal tilt angle and facing true south is crucial to ensure they receive maximum sunlight exposure. But what about cloudy days, you may wonder? Solar pond pumps are engineered to function efficiently in low light conditions. While their gallons per minute (GPM) output is typically lower on cloudy days, they still maintain their functionality, ensuring your pond’s health isn’t compromised.

The Ultimate Guide to Installing Solar Pond Pumps

Once you’ve assessed your pond’s solar pump needs and understood the role of solar panels, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and install your solar pond pump. But fear not, the process is simpler than you might think.

The installation process for solar panels involves the following steps:

  1. Install the mounting structure for the solar modules, ensuring they are at the optimum tilt angle and facing true south to receive maximum sunlight.
  2. Secure the solar panels on the structure.
  3. Configure the solar panels in series or parallel, depending on the system’s voltage and power needs.

Next, position the submersible pump. For submersible solar pond pumps, lower them into the water source, while surface pumps should be positioned near the water source. Remember to keep the solar water fountain pump submerged when operating to prevent damage.

Choosing the Perfect Location

Choosing the right location for your solar pond pump is a game-changer. The location should ideally have maximum sun exposure to ensure the efficiency of your pump. But how can you maximize sunlight exposure, especially when the sun’s position changes throughout the day?

This is where solar trackers come into play. These devices follow the sun’s trajectory, enhancing the energy gain of solar panels by up to 55% in clear, sunny conditions. While installing solar trackers might be an additional task, the enhanced efficiency makes it a worthwhile investment for those using a solar panel system.

Getting Your Pump Up and Running

Getting your solar pond pump up and running smoothly requires careful selection of components and proper installation. Start by choosing solar pump components such as panels, pumps, and cables based on the calculated load and power requirements. This ensures compatibility and efficient operation.

Solar pond pumps can run directly from the solar panels without the need for an inverter, streamlining the connection process. Also, ensure that the solar pump’s discharge size matches the fountain’s tubing for a proper fit and efficient water flow.

With the right solution in components and installation, your solar pond pump will be running like a champ before you know it!

Enhancing Your Garden with Solar-Powered Fountains

Why not turn your garden into a visual delight with a solar-powered fountain? Acting as an appealing and eco-friendly feature, DIY solar fountains can enhance patios and gardens. Creating a solar water fountain can be a simple project, utilizing items like a large plastic planter, a supportive pail, and a smaller planter on top.

In the setup process, the solar pump circulates water between the components, establishing an attractive water feature. One of the best parts about solar-powered pond pumps for DIY fountains is that they:

  • Eliminate the necessity for complicated electrical wiring or plumbing work
  • Simplify the installation process
  • Make it a great weekend project for families.

Fountain Pump Features to Consider

When choosing a fountain pump, there are several features to consider. For optimal performance, the flow rate of a fountain pump should be at least 100 times the diameter of the fountain’s spout in inches. This ensures proper water circulation and fountain functionality.

Depending on your preferences, you can manage flow control through reducers or pumps with flow control features, enhancing flexibility in water flow adjustments. Additionally, multiple nozzle patterns in solar pond fountains facilitate up to five unique water effects, allowing customization and variation in the aesthetics of the water display.

With various models, sizes, and horsepower options available, you can tailor your solar pond pump to create the perfect water feature for your garden.

Eco-Friendly Water Features: Solar Waterfalls and Streams

Solar-powered waterfalls and streams can take your garden aesthetics to a whole new level. A water feature integrated among rocks and grass with solar power adds an eco-friendly natural feel to garden design. The incorporation of organic materials like driftwood enhances the serene ambiance of solar waterfalls in the garden.

Solar waterfalls can be innovatively constructed from inexpensive and unconventional items such as foam boxes and cement for unique garden features. Also, the dynamic movement of a solar waterfall, cascading down a rocky facade from a height, creates a lively visual and acoustic feature for ponds. With solar power, not only do you get to enjoy the soothing sounds and sights of a waterfall, but also contribute to a greener planet.

Waterfall Pumps vs. Stream Pumps

Choosing between waterfall and stream pumps depends on the type of water feature you want to create. Waterfall pumps are engineered to move substantial water volumes, capable of thousands of liters per hour, and are ideal for overcoming elevated distances with large head differentials.

On the other hand, stream pumps are designed to generate a consistent and meandering water flow, making them suitable for stream-like features rather than elevating water to significant heights. With options like RPS Pro Series Volume and Deep Well Pumps, you can cater to both waterfall and stream pump requirements with performance up to 225 GPM.

Maintaining Clarity and Quality with Solar Filters

A pond is not just about aesthetics; it’s also about a balanced and thriving ecosystem. And maintaining water quality is a vital part of this ecosystem. Filters in solar pond pumps are crucial for sustaining the health of the pond’s ecosystem by maintaining water quality.

Proper filtration and aeration contribute to combating algae growth, which can be detrimental to both pond aesthetics and aquatic health. Effective filtration reduces the production of hydrogen sulfide and other unpleasant odors resulting from decomposing algae and organic waste.

Furthermore, a well-maintained aeration system adds oxygen to the water, reduces nitrates and sediments, improves fish health, and ensures clearer and healthier water.

Types of Filters for Solar Pumps

Solar pond pumps can be paired with different types of filters, each serving a specific purpose. Mechanical filters are designed to remove physical debris, while biological filters foster healthy bacterial colonies beneficial to the pond’s ecosystem.

Depending on your pond’s needs and your personal preferences, you can choose between submersible filters and external pond filters. Submersible filter options, like inline and canister filters, are popular due to their straightforward installation and ease of maintenance.

On the other hand, external pond filters, like gravity-fed or pressurized systems, operate outside of the pond and are equally efficient in cleaning and circulating water.

Optimizing Solar Pump Performance Throughout the Year

Maintaining your solar pond pump’s performance throughout the year requires a bit of planning and adjustment. Pump controllers, such as linear current boosters or maximum power point trackers, can help your solar pumps start in weak sunlight and prevent them from stalling. Regular inspections and cleaning of solar pump components like the solar panels are essential to maintain their longevity and efficiency.

Solar pumps can run continuously using a battery pack to store energy, allowing them to operate at night or during periods without direct sunlight. However, without a battery pack, solar fountain pumps will operate exclusively when their solar panels receive direct sunlight. Regardless of the sunlight conditions, solar water pumps are engineered to function efficiently without the risk of overheating or stalling.

Adapting to Seasonal Changes

Adapting to seasonal changes is a key aspect of maintaining your solar pond pump’s performance. It’s crucial to have a system of water storage to ensure continuous operation. Depending on your local climate and usage patterns, it’s recommended to have three to ten days’ worth of water storage.

During periods with less sunlight, it’s beneficial to have an alternative water source, such as rainwater collection, to supplement the solar pumping system without affecting the price.

Conversely, on sunny days when the risk of pond water evaporation is higher, the optimal operation of solar pumps helps to maintain stable water levels within the pond.

The Financial and Environmental Benefits of Solar Pond Pumps

Investing in a solar pond pump is not only great for the environment but also for your wallet. By utilizing a solar pond pump instead of an electric one, you can see significant cost savings due to reduced energy expenditure over time. While solar pond pumps generally have higher initial costs than electric pumps, the investment can pay off due to lower operating costs.

From an environmental perspective, adopting solar pond pumps offers several benefits:

  • Decreases reliance on fossil fuels
  • Eliminates the need for fuel transportation
  • Reduces operational costs
  • Contributes to climate change mitigation by operating without direct emissions, unlike traditional pumps that often rely on fossil fuel power.

Solar Pump Longevity and Warranty Options

The lifespan of solar pond pumps typically ranges from 3 to 5 years. While this may seem short, proper maintenance can significantly extend the life of your pump. This includes the use of filters to block debris, which can cause wear and tear over time.

When investing in a solar pond pump, it’s also worth considering the warranty options. A warranty can provide peace of mind, covering any unexpected issues or defects that might arise. So, while a solar pump might require an upfront investment, the benefits of cost savings, environmental impact, and longevity make it a worthwhile choice.

Creative Applications for Solar Pond Pumps

Solar pond pumps aren’t just for ponds and fountains. They can also be used in a variety of creative ways to enhance your outdoor space. Solar water pump kits can fulfill a multitude of DIY applications such as:

  • creating water circulation systems for different types of ponds
  • waterfalls
  • fountains
  • aquaponics and hydroponic systems

With a bit of creativity and innovation, you can create a variety of garden water features including:

  • Ornamental ponds of varying sizes
  • Fountain designs
  • Streams
  • Waterfall layouts

And if you’re someone who enjoys the soothing sounds of a fountain even after sundown, fret not. With the capability to store solar energy, solar pond pumps can extend their operational hours past dusk, providing continued aeration and water feature function into the evening.


Solar pond pumps are an ingenious solution to maintain the health of your pond’s ecosystem while adding aesthetic value to your garden. Whether it’s harnessing solar power, choosing the right pump, installing it, or exploring creative applications, this guide has got you covered. So, why not take the leap towards a more eco-friendly and cost-effective solution for your pond? It’s time to let the sun power your garden’s beauty!

Frequently Asked Questions

How many solar panels do I need to run a pond pump?

You will need around 2 solar panels (100W each) for a 1/2 HP pond pump. Keep in mind that this number may vary depending on the specific requirements of your pump.

What are the disadvantages of a solar water pump?

The disadvantages of a solar water pump include higher capital costs compared to typical solutions, the need for larger water storage, and dependence on solar radiation levels. However, with proper management, these challenges can be navigated effectively.

What is the role of solar panels in pond pumps?

Solar panels absorb sunlight and convert it into electrical energy to power pond pumps, providing an eco-friendly and cost-effective solution.

Can solar pond pumps operate at night?

Yes, solar pond pumps can operate at night by using a battery pack to store energy for continuous operation.