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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Pond Dredging Equipment And Cleaning

Is pond dredging the best way to clean and restore your pond? It’s a simple and natural fact. Large ponds and lakes will fill in over time and in time, that grand old pond that once stayed clean and clear, now has algae or other problems. This process is known as eutrophication. One of the …

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Pond Design Tips – Getting Started

One of the hottest trends for home owners today is the addition of a backyard pond or watergarden on their property.  Small ponds provide a wonderful esthetic addition to a home, and they also create a relaxing oasis for people who want to get away from the rest of the world for awhile.

When you’re considering a watergarden for your backyard one of the most important parts of the process is to come up with a design that not only looks great but it also needs to work, or function great as well.

In this particular article we won’t go into the nuts and bolts of pond design and building but we will address some of the fundamental things that you’ll want to keep in mind as you lay things out.

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A Pond Aerator Or Aerating Fountain – What’s Best?

Many pond owners now understand the importance of having a good aeration system in place because it provides significant support in managing the pond.  Fish are protected, water quality can be improved and maintained, and overall the pond just becomes easier to keep in better shape.

But the question often comes up, what type of aerator would work best in my pond?  In this article, we’ll sort out the various types of aerators available today, and discuss where each one will work best.

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