Solar Rain Barrel Pump
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Solar-Powered Rain Barrel Pump

  • Pump water from your rain barrel through your hose or irrigation system
  • Empties a 55-gallon rain barrel in about 18 minutes
  • Solar-powered; no electrical outlet or extension cord needed

Now you can use the power of the sun to pump water out of your rain barrel! The RainPerfect™ Solar-Powered Rain Barrel Pump provides a consistent water pressure of 13 pounds per square inch, which is perfect for most drip irrigation systems, low-pressure sprinklers and soaker hoses. It's also plenty of pressure for watering plants in the yard and garden. The control panel mounts on top of most rain barrels; the solar collector is attached to the panel with a 15' cable so you can install it in full sun. Pumps up to 100 gallons on a single charge. Attaches to any standard garden hose, not included.

  • Plastic housing, NiMH battery
  • Control panel is 8" x 7-3/4"
  • Solar panel is 8-3/4" square with a 15' power cable
  • Includes 39" flexible hose with filter for inserting into rain barrel
  • Garden hose not included
  • Protect pump from freezing

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Solar Rain Barrel Pump
 
3.1

(based on 16 reviews)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Conserves water (6)
  • Weather proof (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor garden (9)
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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Great idea, very poor product

    By orchid nut

    from Middlefield, CT

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Short battery life

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors

      Comments about Solar Rain Barrel Pump:

      I was looking for a convenient way to transfer water from my outdoor rain barrel to my indoor rain barrel, which I use for watering my orchid collection. This solar pump looked like an ideal solution. I didn't need super water pressure, just steady pressure to pump 30 to 40 gallons at a time.

      The pump, when it runs, works exactly as I need it. WHEN IT RUNS. I have never gotten a green light when I checked the charge status. The best I've ever gotten was yellow, and at that level I get maybe 15 minutes of pumping then it craps out.

      I don't know whether it is the solar panel or the battery, but if after a week in full sun I cannot get a full charge (forget fully charging in 8 hrs) then there is a serious design flaw somewhere.

      Frankly, with all the negative reviews on performance I'm surprised that Gardeners Supply continues to sell the product.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works great!

      By Julie the avocational gardener

      from Boston area

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Conserves Water
      • Easy To Use
      • Provides Good Pressure
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor Garden

        Comments about Solar Rain Barrel Pump:

        Some other reviewers say that the pump doesn't stay on, but I haven't found that to be the case at all. As long as there's a full charge, it runs well. I'm thrilled that I can finally use the water from my 2 rain barrels to water the garden easily.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Disappointed

        By Alex

        from Bethesda, MD

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Solar Rain Barrel Pump:

          Do not waste your money on this pump. It charges up fine to when it indicates it is fully charged. But then it only runs for one to two minutes and then dies on you. It is not good enough to pump any significant amount of water.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Do not waste your money

          By Tommy

          from Orlando

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Short Lived

          Cons

          • Unable To Replace Battery

          Best Uses

            Comments about Solar Rain Barrel Pump:

            Like any battery, they need replaced. Searched high and low, even asked customer service, you will not be able to find them anywhere. So in the end it is only good for a year at most.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            solar rain barrel pump

            By Peanie

            from reading pa

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Solar Rain Barrel Pump:

                  I don't know if a could of been doing anything wrong. Arrows matched, connections were tight and I had 3 days of total sun. It never charged.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good product, could be better.

                  By Mike

                  from La Salle, IL

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Conserves Water
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Saves time and effort
                  • Weather Resistant

                  Cons

                  • Awkward to connect

                  Best Uses

                  • Household Plants
                  • Outdoor Garden

                  Comments about Solar Rain Barrel Pump:

                  I have a 25' garden hose with adjustable nozzle on the end. Two barrels are feeding the pump and it does a good job watering the plants. My only complaint is connecting the control box to the top of the rain barrel. Very awkward.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Work very well

                  By WLJ

                  from Rochester, MN

                  About Me Master Gardener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Conserves Water
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Precise Spout
                  • Weather Resistant

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Any garden use
                    • Outdoor Garden
                    • Watering the Lawn

                    Comments about Solar Rain Barrel Pump:

                    Better then dragging a heavy hose around.
                    Great for going Green.

                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Much Much Better

                    By WLJ

                    from Minnesota

                    About Me Master Gardener

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Weather Resistant

                    Cons

                    • Instructions incomplete

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoor Garden
                    • Watering the Lawn

                    Comments about Solar Rain Barrel Pump:

                    Here is what's missing from the instructions:

                    When you zero in on the sun, the light on top of the pump will flash (red, or yellow, or green)a couple of times on it's own to let you know you are getting the maximum charge potential.
                    The color of the light just indicates how depleted the battery is. This color changes as it charges up.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    OUCH! -- bad choice

                    By WLJ the gardener

                    from Rochester Minnesota

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Conserves Water
                    • Environmentally friendly
                    • Good for going green
                    • So 21st century
                    • Weather Resistant

                    Cons

                    • Batteries don't charge
                    • Didn't get one day of use
                    • Failed to function
                    • Great IF it works
                    • Poor Quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Household Plants
                    • Outdoor Garden
                    • Summer Fun

                    Comments about Solar Rain Barrel Pump:

                    If the product would work reliably, it would be a great product! There are a lot of places a garden hose attached to the house doesn't reach and this would solve the problem. I am totally in favor of solar products -- the problem is the quality of the stuff being sold, Simply hit and miss.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    great idea

                    By laflyfish

                    from newbury park ca

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Outdoor Garden

                      Comments about Solar Rain Barrel Pump:

                      would have given 5 stars except for the mounting to the barrel. This is definitely better than the 4 foot hose attached to the barrel.

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