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Gold label Underwater Sealer 290 ml (Black)

Gold label Underwater Sealer 290 ml (Black)


Gold label Underwater Sealer does exactly what the name says, Gold label Underwater Sealer is remarkable and it will seal everything and everything, stainless steel to stainless steel, it will stick steel to plastic, plastic to wood, wood to stone, stone to plastic and what’s more as the name suggests it can be used underwater. Yes actually underwater, Gold label Underwater Sealer

G4 Pond Sealer Black 25 kg

G4 Pond Sealer Black 25 kg


G4 Pond Sealer Black G4 Pond Sealer is a moisture cured polyurethane which forms a non-porous seal on concrete rendered ponds, G4 pond sealer uses the moisture in the air and the render to harden, G4 pond sealer can be applied to slightly damp surfaces, but it is important that the render is sufficiently dry to be porous so as to enable the first coat of G4 pond sealer to bond and obtai

Blagdon Powersafe Switch Box 5 Way

Blagdon Powersafe Switch Box 5 Way


Introducing a completely new range which ensures that the Blagdon Powersafe switch boxes are not only the best quality switch boxes on the market with unique innovative features, but also the best value switchbox on the market. Blagdon Powersafe switch box. Each Switch box has at a glance unique power on and power standby indicator lights Individually fused outlets We

Wizard Fibre for Concrete

Wizard Fibre for Concrete


The easy to use cement additive that makes your pond smoother, stronger and crack-resistant. Building a concrete pond has never been so easy. Wizard Fibre has been in use for decades in specialised architectural and construction projects where very high performance is required to withstand sustained stresses or harsh conditions and where long service is important. Wizard Fibre is a ve

Pond Construction Getting the fundamentals right can be tricky when building your dream koi pond, why not speak to the experts and get it right first time ?

Building a Koi pond

Planning, patience, persistence.

The three key commodities that are absolutely essential in order to succeed.

We have attempted to provide you with some general rules that apply to all Koi ponds no matter what materials you use in your construction. These are common sense practices which we sometimes tend to overlook.

How Deep Should a Koi Pond be?

A Koi pond needs to be at least 3-feet deep, preferably 4-feet, and in most cases does not have to be over 6-feet deep unless you are trying to grow jumbo show Koi.

In colder climates 4-feet would be the minimum and an area that is 6-feet in part of the pond. In warmer climates you can get away with 3-feet deep, but remember that a shallow pond will heat up and cool quicker, which is not good for the Koi.

Maintenance Planning - Plan ahead
A Koi pond should be as maintenance free as possible, so when planning the location of your bottom drains keep in mind that they will only draw from a radius of 4 to 6 feet. Plan to have enough bottom drains to remove the debris & silt from the bottom of your pond.

Some components to consider
Make sure to install a skimmer and as far away from the waterfall or water return as possible, so that all floating debris to the can flow towards the skimmer.

A vortex, if space and budget allow, is very beneficial for your biological filter, as it will catch the bigger debris and cause less clogging in the bio-filter.

Basic design considerations
The pond edge should always be higher than the surrounding ground to avoid runoff water that could have chemicals from fertilizers, fungicides, and just any debris lying on the ground.

Keep the pond away from trees for two reasons: their roots could damage your pond and you don’t want to have to remove leaves all the time. Leaves in the pond will upset your pond’s water chemistry.

You will want to place the pond in an area close to your house, so that you can enjoy it from inside during inclement weather.

Budget
The last consideration is probably the most important, your Budget. This will determine the size of your pond as much as the space you have allocated for it. You should consider everything for the pond—filters, pumps, plumbing, electrical, stonework, landscaping and any other expenses associated with your pond. Once this is done you can begin construction.


Pond Construction

Getting the fundamentals right can be tricky when building your dream koi pond, why not speak to the experts and get it right first time ?


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