Therese & Glenn – April 24, 2016 – Glacier Point Basic Fountain

I purchased the Basic Fountain about 2 months ago. I called first to ask questions and had lots of help deciding which to order and details I needed to know before deciding to invest. I have 4 Cats 2 recent rescue’s from outside after feeding for a year, and 2 Senior Cats one with Hyperthyroid issues. I have been bombarded with vet bills since this started, $400 every time for tests to get her medication regulated not to mention other issues, Dental surgery etc. Not much left available on my credit card, so this was tuff to decide to spend this much on a fountain! After reading and watching all the videos I could see this is a well made product with longstanding VALUE.

Watching Barry in the videos, he reminds me of my Dad who had passion for the things he believed in and got deeply involved until it was done right, and cared most about how well a product is made, PRETTY DOESN’T MATTER ! Just like my Dad how it works is what matters. A science experiment it does “kinda” look like, but that’s o.k. it is a nice safe ceramic dish and the bottles are easy to find since it is a common thread. I had to chuckle at the one explaining how to change the charcoal and filters in the blue tube, “ya know its like how you load a rifle” LOL I got the point but Barry most of us women have never loaded a rifle, don’t change that video though, loved it! Barry didn’t find the Cheapest way to make it so he could profit more, he made it so it worked safely for our pets and our peace of mind.

I accepted 2 strays from outside, they all get along for the most part but cats can sense when one is sick and pick on that one a bit so when I’m not home or at bedtime I keep my senior hyperthyroid cat in the bedroom with us. So a QUIET fountain is a big issue. I started with the Hagan Cat It, well even with using distilled water after three weeks it stunk like lake water and was slimy when I cleaned it. I felt safer giving her water from the bowl but needed to encourage her to drink! So I then bought the Drinkwell Pagoda, I tried to attach video but don’t know how, anyway it was nice looking but LOUD, to give you an example you’d have to turn your TV up to compete with the noise plus I found out there are serious dangers with ceramics made in China which it is. Returned it and decided to go for the Glacier Point Basic Fountain knowing I could upgrade it to the Chiller and order replacement parts.

THIS IS A FOREVER FOUNTAIN, considering I’d have replaced fountains every 2 years and spend a fortune of filters and still not feeling the water is safe in the end I believe this is saving me Money the Value is lasting.

I received it all the way out here in Canada within 10 days. I read the instructions and watched the set up video on you tube. It was easy peasy. I made sure my cats were watching me set it up and my Nellie girl started drinking from it within 5 minutes. One of the others drinks from it occasionally but they have their water bowls still on the main floor. Once my Nellie passes on they all will drink from it. It is important she drinks lots of water no doubt heading into renal kidney failure next. That fountain is helping her keep her kidneys flushed.

The first time I cleaned this fountain, (after three weeks running) I watched the video and did it and there was very very little slime, just a tiny bit against the pump and it was so easy. The water did not stink I think I could have drank it!
Some people like me, wait until our cats get ill to buy a fountain, when in fact and especially if you give your cats dry food which I no longer do, your animals end up dehydrated, they do not drink extra water to make up for the water loss, this in turn causes inflammation that starts a whole host of other problems. Start now and avoid this problem and save yourself some vet bills.

I really appreciate that Barry decided to put his passion for animals and desire to have a properly working “no fuss” product on the market, we wish you success and hope more and more people find out that there is a reliable product out there that they can count on.