If you are looking for a way to add some interest to your garden, why not install a pond? This is a great feature for even the smallest space – you can find pre-formed ponds that are surprisingly small and yet effective – and adds a natural look that you cannot replicate elsewhere. A pond is also of interest to local wildlife – frogs, for example, will likely find a way, and many beautiful insects such as damselflies lay their larvae on the water – so you are also doing your bit for the natural environment.
There are many different ways you can build a pond: we’ve mentioned the pre-formed versions that come in many shapes and sizes, and you can also buy a strong pond liner that can be used to cover a hole of any shape or size. There are of course some further things you need to do if your pond is going to be right for wildlife and healthy for fish and plants. Still water, after all, will soon turn green as algae thrive in these conditions. In nature, the water is likely to be moving constantly, as ponds are normally part of a stream. That’s why you need an adequate pond pump and filter, which is what we are talking about in this article.
Why a Pump and Filter?
The purpose of a pump and filter is to keep your pond water clear and healthy, and free from harmful bacteria that will build up naturally. There are several types that you can choose from – you can find a lot of excellent information and reviews here – www.pondpumpreviews.com – and you will find that they are not expensive.
They work as follows: your pump will be submerged in the water and will be powered by the mains. It is connected to the filter – which will likely be above ground – by hoses. The pump takes the water and sends it to the filter, where it undergoes a few processes: it is subjected to UV light and passes through a bacterial filter system, as well as having small debris removed. Then it is pumped back into the pond. This happens on a constant basis, keeping your pond free from harmful bacteria and the water nice and clear.
Choosing a Pond Pump
The website linked above is a great place to start looking for an ideal pond pump. You need one that is suitable for your size of the pond – choose by the capacity of water and look for those that are powerful enough – or it will not do the job you want it to. They are easy to install and simple to maintain – the filter will need cleaning every now and again to make sure it is operating at full capacity – and not expensive to buy.
If you want a pond that is truly natural in appearance, and one that is clear and harbors life, you need a pump and filter, so have a look now, and make your pond the envy of your friends.