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Original DrinkWell or the platinum?

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I have had the original drinkwell for about 2 years or so. Works great and I have never had an issue with it. In fact, I have no issues with it now. But with 2 cats I tired or refilling it 2 times a day because they drink so much. I am debating whether to just get a reservoir for the one I got or upgrade to the platinum. I am leaning towards just doing an upgrade. Thing is I have read reviews on the platinum that the motor is louder on this one and there are leaking issues. Anyone that has the platinum have either or those issues? Or any other issue with the platinum that they did not have with the original.
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I have had the original drinkwell for about 2 years or so. Works great and I have never had an issue with it. In fact, I have no issues with it now. But with 2 cats I tired or refilling it 2 times a day because they drink so much. I am debating whether to just get a reservoir for the one I got or upgrade to the platinum. I am leaning towards just doing an upgrade. Thing is I have read reviews on the platinum that the motor is louder on this one and there are leaking issues. Anyone that has the platinum have either or those issues? Or any other issue with the platinum that they did not have with the original.
I had the orignal drinkwell but had to toss it when I went away for the weekend and the numbskull watching my cats didn't put any water in it the motor blow and melted the bottom of the bowl. So when I decided to by a new one I got the platinum and I love it. Since the motor is suposed to stay under water level the only time that the motor is noisy or louder then the sound the water is when the water is to low, which I like because then it reminds me that I need to add more water. I have had no problems with any leeks I know my cats love to drink from the small stream of water that comes out. The only issue I ever had with the platinum is sometimes it randomly makes a humming sound that is fixed by smacking the top of the foutain, but thats only happened 2 or 3 times and I have had the foutain since december.
post #3 of 9
Hi! I've had a platinum for a while now and I haven't had any problems with leaks or the motor being too loud. I use it for my one cat and clean/refill once a week. Our apartment is kind of warm (75F in winter and 78F in summer), so I think the water evaporates somewhat fast for me.
post #4 of 9
It was less expensive for me to go with the reservoir. With 5 cats and only one fountain running at the moment (although I have two, I haven't set the 2nd up yet,) I wind up filling the reservoir once every 2-3 days. I have the smaller reservoir.
post #5 of 9
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hmmm sounds like there may be some issues with the platinum if you have only had it 2 mths and you randomly have to smack the top of it because of a humming noise. How loud is this humming noise? Is it making the noise because the motor/propeller is sticking or debris is getting stuck in the propeller/motor. May be I should just check the price on on reservoir for the original I already have.
post #6 of 9
I've had the original for about 2 yrs now. I bought the reservoir about 6 months ago because I got tired of refilling it after we went back to having 3 cats. I waited for a sale and a Petco PALS coupon, and I got a pretty good deal on it. Now I only refill about once a week.
post #7 of 9
We have the original, and the reservoir works well for us. We probably add water about once a week (maybe a little more often in the winter).
post #8 of 9
i have the platinum. don't have any issues with it - doesn't really make much noise unless it's low on water.
post #9 of 9
I have the regular with a resevoir, probably fill it once a week to ten days. I never had the platinum.

I may replace the one I have with dog version. In the summer I could use more capacity than the current resevoir affords.
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