Thanks Jiffy, but the water really isn't any better.
I don't know why.. I am sick of cleaning the filter. Bleh.. I am just letting it do it's thing for now... until I get the motivation to try something different. Isn't that an awful attitude??
And the solar thing, it is just a floating fountain.. not hooked to the pump/filter.. and it is no longer solar. I bought it at Lowe's cause I really wanted a fountain for the lower part of the pond for some water action.. That was the only one they had so I got it.. but it doesn't have a battery, so it doesn't hold a charge either.
As soon as there was no direct sun on it, it would stop. So I said something to hubby and being the wonderful 'can-do-anything' man that he is, he converted it to electric. He said we could paint over the solar panels with some good enamel and you would never even know.. but I don't mind the panels.. I am just happy it works later into the evening now. I love that fountain. The little dragonfly on it is on a spring
and bobbles when the water hits it.. I was afraid it would look tacky, but it is actually very cute in action.
And thank you for the compliment Rosepetal!! I got my mulch today.. a whole truck bed full.. so I should have some finished pictures very soon!!!