Why would you want to get a rain barrel pump kit? Are they worth the extra money?
You can easily conserve natural resources and give your plants fresh water by installing a rain barrel in your backyard. That said, rain barrels don’t provide the same water pressure that you get from your city water system or well.
If you use your tank water frequently to irrigate your landscape or potted plants, this can be a hassle. However, you can easily solve this issue with a rain barrel pump kit.
A rain barrel pump gives you faster water flow, making it easier to water where you want it. In addition, a pump kit conveniently provides you all of the parts you need.
In other words, you get the pump with an on/off switch and power cord, a suction hose, strainer and connectors. All you need is a power outlet and your garden hose, and you’re ready to go.
A Solar Rain Barrel Pump Kit?
Alternatively, you can use a solar pump kit which eliminates the need to connect to a power source for electricity. Plus, you don’t need to set up your rain barrel near an electrical outlet.
Pump kits don’t come cheap. In fact, they may actually cost more than your rain barrel itself.
Therefore, solar versions work best for frequent waterers because you don’t need a wired power source. By the way, you can hook up a sprinkler system to their rain barrel.
Solar pump kits come super easy to install. Plus, they work with most models of rain barrels and standard hose sizes. So, get ready to not do any work. =)
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