Table of contents:
- A lot has been written about how to create a pond from various materials. So, the pond has been built, here it is the fruit of your efforts, it lies at the feet of the Creator. It would seem that everything, you can relax and enjoy the surrounding nature to the sound of the jets of a fountain or the murmur of a stream. But there is no limit to perfection! Here the wind brought dry leaves to the surface of the water, the fountain is making a lot of noise, it would be necessary to reduce the flow, and the water is not as transparent as in the first days. What to do?
- 1. Nets
- 2. Pond scissors
- 3. Skimmer
- 4. Ilosos
- 5. Grid
- 6. Heaters
- 7. Sockets
- 8. I-Tronic device
- 9. Speed controller
- 10. Cascade filter spout
- 11. Hoses
- 12. EASY-FITT connection
Video: National Characteristics Of Pond Building
2023 Author: Ashton Daniels | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-27 17:13
A lot has been written about how to create a pond from various materials. So, the pond has been built, here it is the fruit of your efforts, it lies at the feet of the Creator. It would seem that everything, you can relax and enjoy the surrounding nature to the sound of the jets of a fountain or the murmur of a stream. But there is no limit to perfection! Here the wind brought dry leaves to the surface of the water, the fountain is making a lot of noise, it would be necessary to reduce the flow, and the water is not as transparent as in the first days. What to do?
We will try to tell you about some of the devices that make the life of a pond breeder easier, with the help of which the care of the pond, its maintenance, becomes quite simple and even enjoyable.
An indispensable attribute of each pond should be a landing net (like a shovel for a gardener). This is the simplest and most affordable device for keeping the water mirror clean. Owners of the smallest ponds can be limited to them. In more "serious" reservoirs, the landing net serves as an auxiliary tool. On sale there is a fairly wide variety of nets, differing in purpose, size, shape, "bells and whistles" and, accordingly, price. To remove dirt and dead plant parts, a net with a fine-mesh net is needed, for catching fish - with a much larger one. Most of the nets are equipped with telescopic handles for easy maintenance of different sized ponds. New - a net with a protective edge along the rim, which protects the net from damage.
2. Pond scissors
If you are passionate about the aesthetics of your pond, and every yellowed leaf or dead stalk of an aquatic plant can upset you, this device is for you!
With one movement of your hand, without damaging the neighboring leaves, you can remove exactly the part of the plant that you want. From garden shears, pond ones are distinguished by a long handle, with which you can reach out to distant thickets.
You can put a tip on the scissors (in the photo they are gray) and get anything from the pond without getting your feet wet!
A net for a pond is a wonderful thing, of course, but you must admit that you cannot spend the whole day by the reservoir, catching every leaf or blade of grass that flew there with a gust of wind. Moreover, if the perimeter is considerable. There is such a device as a skimmer to constantly collect contaminants from the water surface. Through the skimmer floating on the surface of the water, the pump sucks in the surface layer of water, and thus creates a flow towards the skimmer. You just have to periodically empty his trash. The designs and sizes of these devices are also very different. There are skimmers for small ponds that are attached directly to the pump, and there are those that are installed on the bottom. They depend on the water level, although they allow it to fluctuate within small limits. Floating skimmers equipped with floats do not depend on the water level in the pond. True,for their normal operation, the depth of the reservoir must be at least 60 cm. Some of the models are equipped with a built-in pump.
A skimmer or landing net will help collect debris from the surface of the pond, but dead plant parts, fish excrement, some cut grass and leaves will still accumulate at the bottom of the pond. In addition to the fact that all this is unsightly, during the decomposition of organic matter, ammonia is released, poisoning the life of all inhabitants of the pond. The solution to this problem can be a sludge pump that can remove silt, dirt particles, algae, etc. suction method through an adjustable nozzle. Such a suction pump works according to the principle of a conventional vacuum cleaner, only it does not suck in air, but water with dirt. The sucked-in water flows into one of the two built-in reservoirs, while the other is automatically emptied and vice versa. This ensures the continuity of the unit. The kit includes several attachments, including an attachment for removing filamentous algae.
Autumn has come, and with it the problem of falling leaves. Even if the trees don't grow near your pond, the hooligan wind will pick up dry autumn leaves wherever possible and throw them right into the pond! Not a single skimmer can handle this! What to do? And the way out is quite simple - to pull a special mesh over the surface (by the way, it is almost imperceptible on the surface of the pond). It will not let foliage and other debris sink to the bottom. Then it's easy to remove it all. There are nets of different sizes on sale, all of them are equipped with pegs for fastening on the shore.
Another useful device is a pond water heater. Equipped with a float and a ten-meter cable, this heater prevents the formation of a continuous ice shell of the reservoir. Oxygen enters the pond through the wormwood, which is very important for the successful wintering of fish. The heater can also be inserted into a special slot in the pressure filter housing.
A very important issue, which is often overlooked, is the issue of power supply for various electrical appliances in your garden or pond. Along with the pumps of filtration systems, streams and waterfalls, which must work constantly, it is desirable to turn on and off the lamps in a pond or garden with maximum simplicity, adjust the height of fountain jets, and you never know what else. This is what remote controlled garden sockets are designed for. Depending on the model, such devices have from one to three sockets with an on / off function and one with a pump speed control function. The included remote control provides control of outlets up to 50 meters away. Hollow artificial stones can be used to decorate the rosettes.
8. I-Tronic device
This effective device for the control of lower algae in a garden pond enriches the water with copper ions. The effect of the device on the scourge of many water bodies is especially destructive - filamentous algae. For animals and people, the created concentration of copper ions is completely harmless. The only contraindication is the presence of snails in the pond (those who fought with slugs know that they literally dissolve, crawling over the grains of copper-containing preparations). Depending on the model, one such device is enough to clean a pond with a volume of up to 75 thousand liters.
9. Speed controller
Sometimes it is quite difficult to find a pump with a capacity that exactly meets the specified parameters. The result of this may be improper operation of the filtration system, overflow of the channel of a stream or waterfall, spraying of fountain jets outside the reservoir, etc. In such cases, the speed regulator will provide a stepless regulation of the performance of the asynchronous pump using a rotating knob.
10. Cascade filter spout
This is a very simple, but at the same time effective design of double action: water, flowing through the filter element, is purified, and flows out through the spout like a decorative waterfall. These filters help maintain the biological balance of the pond.
Various hoses are used to connect different parts of filtration systems, pumps, skimmers and other equipment. The main requirements that they must satisfy are strength, flexibility, crease resistance, absence of kinks and kinks during installation, and, if possible, a camouflage color. Spiral hoses meet all these requirements. Now there are two types of such hoses on the market: the so-called "black", which is more flexible (for pressure up to 1 bar) and "green", which is much more rigid, but also more durable (for pressure up to 3 bar).
Often, in order to save money, novice pond breeders decide to use a watering hose. Do not do this, because after a while such a hose may simply "stick together" and stop passing the required water flow. Not to mention the tendency of watering hoses to kink and kink.
12. EASY-FITT connection
A constant problem in the installation of pond equipment is the need for simple and, at the same time, reliable connection of hoses to the fittings. In the case of a “black” spiral hose, this is solved with the simple and reliable EASY-FITT fastening system. Easy installation without the use of tools, reliable fastening, preservation of the hose cross-sectional diameter - these are the main advantages of this new system. Only suitable for black spiral hose with a diameter of 20 to 50 mm.
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