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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

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

Matsuko Switchbox - 5 Way with Pumpguard & Consumption Monit

Matsuko Switchbox - 5 Way with Pumpguard & Consumption Monit


Matsuko Switchbox Introducing Matsuko Switch Boxes, an innovative range of external switch boxes ideal for controlling all types of electrical garden products. Anbsolute Koi’s range of Matsuko external switch boxes are ideal for controlling all types of electrical garden products. They allow a high level of flexibility and ease when it comes to controlling more than one appli

Spindrifter 110 mm Bottom Drain For Liner

Spindrifter 110 mm Bottom Drain For Liner


The Spindrifter bottom drain is known worldwide for its quality and design. This Spindrifter bottom drain completely replaces the "Standard Bottom Drain."The most noticeable feature of the Spindrifter bottom drain is the extra 1 inch Dia Pressure pipe connection in the sump of the drain. This allows the air supply hose to enter the sump independent of the water outlet pipe, thu

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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