Equipment

Why doesn’t my pond pump come with a plug?

Every electrical item comes with a fitted plug these days, right? Not if it’s a pond pump, as the rules are different for outdoor sockets and permanent outdoor electrical installations.Part P of the government’s building regulations state that any permanent electrical socket fitted outside and connected to the house mains must only be installed by a qualified electrical contractor.  ...

How to select the right quartz sleeve and bulb for your UV

Ultra Violet Clarifiers are designed to work with filtration to clear green pond water. They do this by emitting ultraviolet light, which damages the tiny green algae cells that flow past it. Get the right sized UVC for your pond and they work brilliantly well, clearing green water and keeping it at bay throughout the season. But UV bulbs have a relatively short life and should be change...

How to install a pond filter

In a previous guide we went through the pros and cons of each main type of pond filter. With your choice made, here’s how to install them. How to install a box filterBox filters work via gravity so they need to be placed above the pond. For ground-level ponds, the box should be placed at the edge of the pond, with the outlet projecting over so the filtered water drops back into the...

How to choose a solar-powered pond pump

Solar is a great way to get water moving in the garden without having to use mains electricity. You can create a fountain in a pond or water feature powered solely by the sun, resulting in a low voltage, safe feature with eco credentials to boot. How they workSolar-powered pond pumps consist of a solar panel, a cable, and a small fountain pump. The panel is placed in an area of full ...

How to clean a pond pump

Pond pumps need regular cleaning and maintenance because of the dirty job they have to do. Even new pumps can clog up and stop and working if they suck in too much algae and debris. If your pump stops working the first thing to do is access, check and clean the impeller. Here's how:1. Switch off the pumpSwitch off the pump at the mains and to be extra safe and sure, unplug it. If the pum...

Probably the best pond pump in the world

oase aquamax eco premium

If a certain lager brand did pond pumps.... It would likely be the Oase Aquamax Eco Premium, estimated by many to be the best pond pump on the market.The Eco Premium gives you exactly what you want in a pond pump - reliability, efficiency and lower running costs. With Swell, the Eco Premium also comes with a top of the range satellite strainer.The Eco Premium has a 5-year guarantee (3 yea...