Pond Advice

Pages: 1 2 6

Protecting Your Pond – Stopping Herons and other Predators

It’s every pond owners’ nightmare – perfecting your pond, getting it all set up with your beautiful fish, and then some pesky bird coming through and attacking them. But how do you stop them? There are lots of products available on the market, but do they really work? The products out there all have their pros and cons, but which is right for you?The most advanced option, and therefore t...

Pond Diseases – Part 2

So last week we looked at parasites in the pond specially, but that’s not the only thing that can cause problems for your fish. It’s worth knowing other diseases that make your fish sick, and it’s important to be able to identify them to ensure they don’t run riot and cause any serious devastation in your system.UlcersUlcers are usually very obvious, and are first noticeable as an ...

Parasites in your Pond – Part 1

Parasites in your pond can be a major cause of concern. They can quickly spread and cause devastation to your system. Recognising the signs and symptoms can save a lot of disruption and heartache. We’ve put together a group of common pond parasites to watch out for. Next week, check back for other common health issues for fish in ponds, followed by health concerns for aquariums too.White Spo...

Air Pumps – are they just another thing to buy?

Air pumps in ponds – do you really need one? What purpose do they serve? In fish tanks, air pumps have become more a visual feature than a required piece of kit, blowing nice bubbles, which although obviously helps in the tank, most modern internal or external filters would cope perfectly well without.So does this go for ponds too? No is the answer. Air pumps can make a dramatic difference t...

Helping Wildlife Thrive in your Garden

Garden pond with pond plants

It’s that time of year. Everything is blooming, growing, breeding. From the lambs dancing in the fields, the influx of insects, and the first butterfly you spot, all are signs of the new season. Nature knows what it’s doing, but sometimes it can do with a helping hand. Here’s some tips of what you can do to help out nature near your pond. Have a pondFirst, just having a pond...

The Swell UK Guide to creating your very own Eco Pond

frog in pond with daisys

Here at Swell UK HQ we are dedicated to helping pond dwelling creatures thrive; be they fish, amphibians or insects. It’s a sad fact that in the UK many of our most well-loved, pond dwelling species are disappearing at an alarming rate due to a reduction in natural wildlife ponds and bog areas. But the good news is that there is something you can do to help!By creating your very own mini Eco...

Essential tips for getting your pond ready for Spring

Spring Pond

The yearly cycle of your pond is important, and with Spring just ready to poke it’s head out following our Swell UK essential tips for getting your pond ready for Spring might just make all the difference in the Spring and Summer when you can enjoy your garden pond at it’s best.We’re sure we don’t need to tell you to dress sensibly for this occasion – temperatures are still pretty lo...

Children and ponds: Keeping everybody safe

child looking at Koi Carp fish in pond

Many pond keepers worry about the relationship between their pond and the children that come into contact with it, and rightly so!Learning to keep your children safe around your pond (and often, keeping your pond safe around the children) is something we should always take seriously, and so here’s a few pointers to avoid disaster and ensure the enjoyment of your garden in a safe manner.S...

How to control pond algae

green pond water

How to control pond algae - trouble shooterWith so much chemistry going on in your pond, having a lookthrough a pond algae trouble shooter might just save you the heartache of a green and stagnant pond.We all know the type of pond algae problem we are talking about, the stubborn ‘pea soup’ pond, where a single or series of factors may have led to algae gaining a rapid and strong hold o...

Getting your pond ready for winter

Winter garden pond

We get it, its going cold outside and perhaps the last thing you want to do if get your wellies on and prepare your pond for winter, but if you can brave the plummeting temperatures there is real value in a little winter preparation, something we see at Swell UK year in, year out.Seasonal changes in your pondAs Summer draws to a close and the weather starts to bite a little more, there are...

Pages: 1 2 6