Can an old firepit bowl be repurposed into a fountain base?

by AJ
I've a years-old "seen better days" firepit bowl (partially rusted out bottom) that sits in its still functional wrought iron stand. Seriously considering setting it up outside my front door and installing a small solar-powered fountain pump from Harbor Freight (per an earlier local Hometalker's post) to create a water feature to cover an ugly stump remaining from old maple tree removal. Location is on south side of house, with sun available for most of each day to power the pump. Would this be feasible? Or would you recommend just planting the firebowl with short-rooted flowering plants?
Any suggestions are welcomed -- thanks in advance for your guidance!
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  • Grant M. Saucedo Grant M. Saucedo on Aug 27, 2016
    I think it will work for you
    • AJ AJ on Aug 27, 2016
      Thank You Grant M. Saucedo, for the much-needed encouragement to move forward with this somewhat off-the-wall idea!
  • Sophia,M.,McConnery Sophia,M.,McConnery on Aug 27, 2016
    If it is that rusted as you say just mix cement and pour it in it.When it is firming spread it up the sides.You could put any used pipe in the middle for your water feature.They have lots of "How to videos" on
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    • Sophia,M.,McConnery Sophia,M.,McConnery on Aug 27, 2016
      You could also use it as a BBQ base!
  • RichandTammy Whiteside RichandTammy Whiteside on Aug 30, 2016
    You could also try lining it with pond liner (it shouldn't take much). Just remember that if you have a water feature that gets direct sunlight that you'll need a little bit of algaecide and be sure to keep that water moving. Have fun with it!!!
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    • RichandTammy Whiteside RichandTammy Whiteside on Sep 01, 2016
      My pleasure. Please consider writing up a post with pictures of whatever you decide to do. I'm sure that it will give others some great ideas who have the same issue.