This pump and panel kit pushes water up to 47" through a hose. It is also perfect for manmade outdoor ponds and birdbaths with at least 6" of depth. To turn the pump on push the POWER ON/OFF button to operate on solar only power push the SUN/BATTERY button so that the green light next to SUN is on. To switch to the battery pack select the SUN/BATTERY button so that the green light next to BATTERY is on. If you have a special occasion where you wanted the pump to run only in the evening this can be done too. During the day push the "POWER ON/OFF" button to turn off all of the lights; next hold down the "POWER ON/OFF" button for 5 seconds until you see all lights are flashing the batteries will then charge. Battery backup will run about 4 hours if fully charged once depleted you can select the SUN/BATTERY button to power the fountain via solar energy and the pump will resume running when the sun comes back out. Note: LEDs only work at night and will turn on/off automatically. Water flow is 79 GPH with maximum spray head of 47". The pump and adapters fit the inside diameter of a hose of 1/4" 3/8" or 1/2". If you connect to a 1/4" diameter hose the head is 47" head is 35" if a 3/8" hose and head is 23" if a 1/2" hose.