Bernini Rechargeable 3-Tier Custom Fountain with Timer
Love my fountain but....
I purchased this fountain as a TSV in February and set it up in May. It's been a wonderful addition under my large gazebo for relaxation. The only complaint I have is that the color is starting to come off in the large bowl/bottom bowl of the fountain. Other than that, with the required cleaning (which isn't a big deal) it performs well. My friend was over one evening and absolutely loved the fountain and is going to purchase one for her deck.
Love the product and so do my friends. Great addition to my deck and plants.
This is the worst item I have purchased through QVC. We purchased early in the season, for Michigan. Sadly by the time we set it up the 30 days had passed.
It was lopsided looking as a start. The stream never ran evenly. After about 12 hours the battery was dead and would not recharge.
We called the company and they sent a new battery. Lo and behold it only ran about an hour and quit. We give up. The birds don't even like it as it is too narrow from the edge to the second level. I will always open and try item before the 30 day period it up!
It needs Maitenance!
If you are unwilling to keep the water clean in this fountain to extend the pump's life, to recharge the battery after 30 hours running, to take apart and clean both the filter and the infuser every 8 weeks, then do not buy this fountain. There are some really misleading reviews here that claim the fountain has stopped working. The pump will not run when t is clogged. This keeps the pump from overheating and completely dying on you. When it stops working unplug the battery and follow the manual instructions for cleaning both the filter and infuser. It runs again like new. I had a small amount of color flake off the fountain,. However, it is under water and can not be seen. Otherwise an awesome fountain.
I Loved It but...
Just like the other fountains solar or battery operated I love them and get so much pleasure out of them. One spring I had this one in my living room for a while. I loved fountains, always have since I was a girl. So thanks to QVC my dream of owning one, not just one but 3 has come true they just don't last. I do understand that the motors are small so they don't last forever. What I'd like to suggest to QVC because I see it happens a lot. QVC should at least sell the tiny motors. I have tried to get parts from the manufacturer I got nowhere. I'd rather do business with QVC. I gave 5 stars because I love them so much but would not recommend because they don't last.
Not worth it!
I bought this as TSV, did not start it up until May. It stopped running last week, the first week of July. Not only that, the finish is flaking off. My daughter and I tried to trouble shoot and fix the issue to no avail. I suggest that QVC not do business with Bernini, the quality and value are not there.
Fabulous Customer Service !
I purchased this beautiful fountain in February as a Today's Special Value. I recently broke the top portion of the fountain and contacted QVC as to where I could buy replacement parts. They directly me to the manufacturer. This manufacturer restored my faith in real old fashioned customer service. They told me this was under warranty for a year and even covered the part that I broke ! I was fully prepared to pay for it. They were lovely and sent me the new part in 7 days at no cost whatsoever ! I am very impressed and thrilled with this service. Bravo Bernini Fountains !
After loving my fountain for a year and proudly displaying it in my front garden, I ran into a problem restarting the system after I cold New England winter. With the help of outstanding customer service offered by Bryan, I am now able to enjoy my fountain. The company has
an employee that cared about my problem and worked to solve it. That sort of respect for the customer: priceless.
I have purchased a couple of solar fountains but this non solar fountain is the best. You can have it work anytime you like and it lights up at night. I love it!
Not worth the cost and inconvenience
We have a Bernini fountain similar to this one and even though it still works and is attractive i don't consider it worth the money and inconvenience to operate it. Yes, it is easy to assemble and install but,at least for our deck i could certainly run an extension cord to operate a non-battery operated fountain. I am also fortunate to be able to run a conduit with a separate weatherproof outlet to plug in an electric fountain if I want to. We already have a couple of water features that are plugged in and we can operate them 24/7 if we want without having to turn the fountain on for 4 hours and to recharge every few days.
We have a very good reason for wanting to leave a fountain running 24/7 and that is that the birds get used to the running water and we have a lot of hummingbirds and goldfinches attracted to our other fountains because of the running water. In fact the hummers will hover right next to the other fountains and drink from them.
There is no problem with the finish of this product yet,,,, but the fit is not perfect - in fact one of the attachments that we recently tried is not square to the base so that part is not perpendicular and looks strange. We ordered this item while we were traveling and didn't get it home to try it out until way past the 30 day return period or it would have gone back.
Paint / Finish Wears Off
Had this fountain for a year. Works as advertised, sound great on the patio. However the finish started to come off. Disappointed
Great Purchase Highly Recommended
I have had this fountain since March and run it
everyday . The battery lasts me about two weeks
without charging I run it several times each dayI have had to
clean the pump once or twice. It's now the end of June
I have not tried to clean it out so no problem with paint coming off
I have had a little trouble keeping it all level but
not enough to matter much. I have it on my patio
and daily watch birds take their baths. I love love my
fountain and would buy another tomorrow. It has
functioned perfectly and I have no problem recommending