I've been using this solar powered pump all summer and it's still going strong like a little power house. I bought a decorate clay pot and put river rocks around the pump inside the pump. Sometimes the pump is a little strong and turns out all of the water. I bought this for the relaxing sound of running water on my porch. This has been working like a charm everyday. It's been sunny constantly and the solar battery gets a ton of sun-sometimes too much.
For the price, this is a nice little pump. I had a circular solar pump last year, and I find I like this one much better. You can position the solar light anywhere that gets steady sun-there is a cord that you need to keep out of the way so no one trips on it. I have the cord under the table where my pot sits. I've enjoyed this for several months with no defects or problems. I will take it in the fall and put it out next summer-I think this will last for a few seasons at least. So far no problems at all and it produces a nice flow of water. The price is really good on this pump too. I am happy with this product and have no complaints.