Solar Powered Fountains Add Beauty And Efficiency

Solar powered fountains are gaining in popularity as the sun-powered technology continues to improve. For small ponds they may be the best way to economically run a fountain throughout the summer. The following article explores what you’ll need to know before buying one.

Enhancing your garden, patio or backyard does not have to be expensive. Solar powered fountains offer an alternative for those who want an environmentally friendly way to complete their landscaping. Even though they cost much less to maintain than a traditional fountain, they provide the same type of elegance and style you desire. However, solar powered fountains have unique needs for their care and maintenance, so you have to know how to keep your fountain beautiful and functional.

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Choosing A Pond Pump

An artificial, man-made, backyard pond simply can’t operate without a good pump. But what constitutes a good pond pump?

In simple terms, when choosing the correct pond pump one needs to know how much water will be flowing through their watergarden system. If you have a waterfall, a more powerful pump may be needed. If your waterfalls are up hill from the pump, it should be stronger. Pumps are made to pump a certain amount of water at a certain amount of feet with a certain amount of pressure. The volume of water that you want coming out of your fountain and waterfall will help you decide on the size of the pump you need. To small of a pump and you will only get a trickle of water. To large of a pump and you will have water shooting out everywhere.

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Solar Fountains For Ponds

A solar fountain is an attractive addition to any pond. Just as the name implies, the sun, with the help of a specially designed pump, powers a solar fountain. It not only adds beauty to a garden, but it also saves the considerable cost of electricity involved in running a fountain pump, and eliminates the safety concern of electrical cords.

Additionally, the solar fountain, unlike fountains that require electrical outlets, can be placed anywhere in the yard. Its solar aspect makes it comparatively maintenance free as well. About the only concern is inclement weather. For instance, The pump must be disconnected if the weather is below freezing, to prevent irreparable damage.

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UV Pond Filters Fight Different Algae Types

By definition, a uv pond filter is actually a combination of several different technologies put together in a single package. UV, or ultra violet light is actually not a filter at all, but when it’s combined in a system that also contains a biofilter, you’ll find this array to typically be referred to as a uv pond filter.

This type of system is becoming more popular for small pond owners because it integrates two commonly used, but different systems for algae control. Historically uv light and bio filters may both be installed in a pond but these new, pre-integrated units make sizing and installation a bit easier.

Let’s discuss the components of the pairing and some of the benefits they bring to the pond owner.

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Pond Heaters For Winter Warmth

perfect climate pond heaterPond heaters are now commonly put into use as winter weather arrives in many parts of the country. And although it’s a simple and affordable device it can pay off handsomely when it’s installed in a small koi or fish pond.

For many people, wintertime means their ponds will be shut down, covered over, drained, and put to bed for a few months. If one has fish, they are often moved indoors and held in temporary tanks.

Others however are finding enjoyment in their water gardens throughout the seasons including the frosty days from November through Febuary. If your pond is set up right for it, wintering fish outside isn’t much of a problem and in some settings a pond heater will be an important tool to use.

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