Pioneer Pet Stainless Steel Fountain Raindrop Design

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Price
$57.99
Manufacturer
SmartCat

General Information

Pet fountains help your animals to drink more water because they are attracted to moving water. In the past the only option you had for an automatic pet fountain was a plastic one. Now finally there is a stainless steel pet fountain that looks like it belongs in your kitchen. Our stainless steel drinking fountain is extremely easy to take a part and clean. It is 100% dishwasher safe and is made from high grade stainless steel. There has never been a fountain that looks or works as well as this one does

Details

Binding
Misc.
Brand
Pioneer Pet
EAN
0898142002231
Feature
Circulating drinking water is naturally appealing to your pet
Replaceable charcoal filter for clean and pure, healthy water
Dishwasher safe, high grade stainless steel construction allows for easy cleaning
60 oz capacity
Modern design compliments décor of any room
Label
SmartCat
Manufacturer
SmartCat
Model
6023
MPN
PIO010
Publisher
SmartCat
SKU
898142002231
Studio
SmartCat
Title
Pioneer Pet Stainless Steel Fountain Raindrop Design
UPC
898142002231
Size
Single
Color
black
Department
Racks/Futons
PackageQuantity
1
PartNumber
PIO010
ProductGroup
Pet Products
ProductTypeName
PET_SUPPLIES
UPCList - UPCListElement
898142002231
Item Height
4.5 inches
Item Length
11.5 inches
Item Weight
2.5 pounds
Item Width
9 inches
Package Height
5 inches
Package Length
10.5 inches
Package Weight
2.75 pounds
Package Width
10.5 inches
NumberOfItems
1
LegalDisclaimer
Not intended for children.
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElement
6023

Latest reviews

Pros: stainelss steel; inexpensive; works well; has a filter; my cat likes it... a lot
Cons: filter repalcement is a bit of a chore and cost; you still have to clean it; the motor needs clenaing every few months; needs topping off fairly often
I highly recommend this fountain for any and all cat owners.  it is inexpensive, attractive, works well, and cats (or at least mine) love it. 

A few pro tips with it:

-if your cat bites the cord, use a product called, "Split Loom Tubing Wire Conduit" to cover the wires ( works on any wire, not jut this one)

-use purified water, your cat will thank you (I know it has a filter and that helps, but starting with purified will reduce maintenance and make your cat happy.)

-if the motor stops, you can take it apart and clean the impeller out (they have a video on the pioneer pet site), and that will usually fix it. It happened to me once, and a quick cleaning did, indeed fix it.

-if it makes weird sounds, top the water off
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Pros: Aluminum rather than plastic, relatively easy to clean
Cons: pump requires frequent cleaning
Like most cats, mine prefer running water over still.  I've been thru several brands and models of fountains.  While the Pioneer isn't quite perfect, I prefer it to the Drinkwell fountain I started with over a decade ago.  I don't know if it is true, but I've heard that metal is preferable to plastic.  What I do know is that the metal fountains are much easier to clean.  No matter how much I scrubbed the Drinkwell, the plastic always felt a bit slimy.  Archie and Lucy, love the Pioneer.

For the most part the fountain is easy to clean.  My one nit, is that the pump tends to clog. I take the pump apart every week and soak the motor (and the fountain base) in water with a few drops of bleach.  Then scrub all of the little parts with a brush.  While cleaning the pump is a hassle, it helps the fountain maintain a vibrant stream of water.

About the noise.  When the the lid isn't positioned just so, the unit does produce some vibration hum.  Placing the fountain on a rubber mat helps.  Also, repositioning the lid usually eliminates the hum.

One last comment, Pioneer also makes a ceramic model.  That's the model I first tried.  While I liked the design, mine cracked after only a few months of use.  Hence the change to the metal one.
Pros: Easy set up, easy to clean, and easy to fill/maintain, no super long transition period
Cons: Not as quiet as you'd think
I own the 60oz (smaller one), which is great for my one, rather large, cat. If you have two cats, I recommend the 90 or 120 oz versions.

I keep the water level constant, and change the water completely every week. What I really like about this is that I can add ice cubes in the main drinking area, and it'll help keep the water cool during hot days. The cord is nice and long, and I have it set up in a corner of my kitchen, near my cat's food bowl. As far as my comment about the noise, it really isn't that noisy, but it isn't totally silent, either. It's more like a consistent quiet murmur, which will grow louder as the water is depleted from the unit. Kind of like the hum of an A/C unit on low (Thrmmmmmmm, is the closest I could possibly sound it out). It's actually quite soothing to listen to, if you need "white noise" like I do, for sleep.

It took my cat about a week of it being turned off and on before he would drink from it while the motor was running, but it's been a good investment so far! I like the stainless steel, because it's easy to clean and keep germ free. I'm always wary about ceramics, mostly because they can become porous over time, but that's just me :)

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