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Old 04-19-2014, 05:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I posted a link above with some solar powered options? If you have a place where you get enough sun you could try one there?

Also, I really prefer the ones where the solar panel can be placed in a sunny spot and the fountain in more shade. The reason being too much sun on the fountain will cause a lot of algae.

Check out this link with lots of solar powered fountains you can order online, or you can get the pump and panel only and buy your fountain at the store:

Solar Water Fountains from $34.95 at 1000Fountains.com

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I would love to have a pond Gunther could play in. Unfortunately that's not feasible where I live so I have to wait until I have a home in the country. I can't do water features because there is no electrical outlet on the outside of the house, only on the detached garage. I guess I could put one by the fence that would reach but I'm afraid it would encourage Gunther to the gate more. It would take too many extension cords to reach out and Gunther would chew the cords
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Please post pics if you can!

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I have a waterfall that falls into a large pond--man made. The pond is about 5 ft deep and has steep sides. Every dog that has ever visited has fallen in--once. I keep a close eye on it especially with new dogs or pups but generally one dip is enough. My current pit has fallen in twice but not for the past year.

A problem right now is the ducks. Mating pairs find their way to the pond and the dogs go crazy chasing them. I love the waterfall and pond when they are clean and working but there are frequent cracks and cleaning to deal with. Although the sound of it is great for blocking out city noise.
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:35 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I think it would be a pain to keep clean though?

You could order a solar powered pump and it would fit beautifully in the corner where you have the mulch, pretty evergreens and bench.

But you would need to cover it to keep birds and seeds and such out.....

(also did you see the solar fountain link that you can order from online? posted just above )

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That is so beautiful...peaceful. I wonder if that could work outside like in a bird bath kind of thing with some kind of battery operated pump to create a current so the bells can move?
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I'm sorry but I can't post pics...maybe my son can help me although he tends to get frustrated at my lack of skills.
I'm going to check out the solar fountain link.
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Pic from last year and have completed more since this pic was taken like the waterfall wall. There is a 4' sheer falls, backlit and some other things. Pond is 6.5' deep.

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Old 04-19-2014, 09:11 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Spooks, nice! (got it shaded too!)

Are those some Koi I see in there?
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:33 PM   #17 (permalink)
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We have a Koi pond. I used the invisible fence system to train the dogs not to go in(Kacie especially)....white flags showed the boundaries and waving the flags to back away. We put an e fence in the front yard as a security backupso the dogs were trained to those flags. It carried over even when they never wore the collars. They'll drink out of the skimmer but they don't go in it hardly if ever.
Not sure you can see this, I took it yesterday(all of our Koi survived the never ending winter)
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I'm sorry but I can't post pics...maybe my son can help me although he tends to get frustrated at my lack of skills.
I'm going to check out the solar fountain link.
We must be sisters, which would make our kids cousins. I need to go to picture posting school.
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