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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.

Product Details

  • 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 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

58%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Conserves water (6)
  • Weather proof (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoor garden (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (12)

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3.0

Updating my review

By Jen

from Burke

Comments about Solar Rain Barrel Pump:

Wanted to update my review. I was able to secure a new battery for the pump at Bateries+ (custom build - cost about $50). So I am happily able to use my pump again. Just wish the battery would last a bit longer. I plan to disconnect it during the winter months in hopes it will last longer this time.

I appreciate Gardener's Supplies contacting me and letting me know that the battery could be replaced.

 
5.0

Love the Rain Barrel Pump

By clynn851

from Evansville IN

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Assemble
  • Easy to use
  • Makes Rain Barrel Usable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about Solar Rain Barrel Pump:

    Finally makes using my rain barrel easy to use. No hauling water to plants, just use my hose to water. Love it. So easy, got another rain barrel and ordered another rain barrel pump.

    • I Am A:
    • Family Older Kids

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Worked great, for a time...

    By Jen

    from Burke, VA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Assemble

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Solar Rain Barrel Pump:

        This product worked great for the first season after purchase. The second year - the battery will not charge. If someone finds a place to get a replacement battery, I'd love to know.

        (2 of 3 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.

            (2 of 2 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.

              (4 of 4 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

                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.

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