For those who dont know, here is an intro into the basics of choosing a pond pump
Many pond owners like the look of rocks lining the bottom of a pond, however are they really a good idea?
Most pond builders and maintenance professionals would probably advise against lining the bottom of a pond with rocks. Rocks at the bottom of the pond provide cracks and pockets where waste can accumulate and not be filtered out or broken down by beneficial bacteria. Over time this waste can contribute to foul odors, oxygen depletion, ammonia and nitrite production and even algae blooms. Plus, since fish spend there time swimming, they really dont miss them if they arent there. Most pond owners also think they need them to hold the liner down, when not realizing that the weight of the water when the pond is filled will take care of that problem.
This is not to say you cant line your pond with rocks if you want to, but be prepared to spend more maintenance time keeping them clean. If pond rocks are a desired aesthetic, try using them in the shallow edges of the pond or in the bottom of streams. This application makes the stones more visible and less likely to create problems.
Today’s Deal of the Day is the Oase Aquamax SF Submersible Pond Pumps…now 40% OFF
Available in 4 models, these energy efficient pumps are capable of achieving flow rates of up to 3500 GPH
Ideal pump to be placed on pond bottom
Includes satelite pre-filter for dual pump intake
Compatible with all OASE Skimmers
Very energy efficient – usually pays for itself within 24 months with energy savings
Includes 1-1 1/2″ sprial tubing adapters
5 Year Warranty (3 years + 2 years upon registration)
- 20′ power cords
For more information on these pumps or to order visit www.pondworld.com.
The Sun Dolphin 5 is a5 person capacity pond paddle boat. The boat measures 93″ long and 65″ wide and has a weight of 110lbs. This particular model comes complete with a retractable canopy to provide shade on hot summer days. It has a max capacity weight of 825 lbs. Trailer not included.
Learn more or order at www.pondworld.com
Our latest Deal of the Day is the Pond Keeper Blue Pond Dye in the 16 oz size. Normally retailing at $19.99, it is now on sale for $10.99.
Pond Keeper Blue Pond Dye is a blue pond colorant formulated to treat koi ponds, water gardens and fountains. This pond dye helps filter out sunlight as well as creating an aesthetically pleasing appearance to the pond water by offering a natural blue look.
Pond Keeper Blue Pond Dye can be mixed quickly and evenly throughout the pond with the use of a fountain, aerator or similar mechanical device.
Click here for more details on this pond dye