Ponds

Goldfish and koi backyard ponds

UV Pond Light Enhances Your Pond

If you have a pond in your back yard then you will probably know just how annoying it can be when you cannot see your pond life for the algae that turns it green. If you are thinking of having a pond added to your garden design then you should also think about solutions to that particular problem before it arises. Installing an ultraviolet or UV pond light will enable you to bypass the problem of algae by making sure that it never actually occurs in the first place.

A UV pond light actually works as a clarifier in any given pond. It is the ultraviolet light that encourages algae to congregate in the same area of the pond so that your pond filter can actually detect and identify it and filter it out of the water.

How to Clean A Pond

If you ask any homeowner who has a pond in their back yard, it is unlikely that he or she would be able to tell you how to clean a pond. It is something that very few people actually bother to do. Instead the majority rely on man-made instruments of technology, such as filters, to do the job for them. What they do not seem to realise is that these features are designed to do a temporary job rather than be a substitute for the human cleaning process.

Why learn how to Clean your Pond?

Sizing Pond Aerator Pumps

Well, everybody knows that fish live under water and that there needs to be a certain concentration of oxygen in the water for them to survive and thrive. Pond aerator pumps are essential to the health of fish in captivity but they are next to useless if they’re not the right size.

If you’re going to keep fish, and keep them in excellent condition, then you’ll need to invest in the right sized pond aerator pumps for your body of water. Get it right first time and your pump will pay for itself over and over, not just in the turnover of fish but also in maintenance.

Ensure the Health of your Fish

How Do I Get Rid of Lily Pads in My Pond?

It seemed like a good idea at the time. You know, the lilies you planted in your pond a few years back. Or maybe your lilies came from ducks bringing in seeds or through the rain or the wind. However they came to be, you’ve got ‘em now, and you almost certainly considered them in a favorable light when they first appeared.

The thought of them blooming so magnificently enhanced the whole romantic idea of a beautiful water garden, and you planted them with abandon – and probably more than a little hard work. And you were right, in part. Water lilies do a wonderful job of providing a good habitat for fish. They shade them from the sun when they need it the most, during the hottest days of summer.

A Pond Skimmer Keeps Pond Waters Pristine

After you spend the time, expense, and hard work of creating your own little water-garden paradise, do not overlook what a good-functioning pond skimmer can do. Although no absolutely necessary, pond skimmers not only help keep your pond from becoming cloudy and obstructed with leaves, grass (and grass clippings!), small branches, feathers from visiting birds, and other debris, but by keeping these things out of the water, they also keep potentially noxious gases from forming, which can sometimes ultimately kill both fish and plants.

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