I priced solar fountains and they were out of my price range. With this solar powered pump, I can make my own fountain.I sealed the hole in a large planter, added rocks and water, then set my soalr fountain in it. I absolutely love this pump. The spray pattern can be changed a few different ways with different attachments. When the fountain is dry the pump shuts off. This would be great in fish pond, pool, or birdbath.