Water Pond Supplies
What are the most important pond supplies when creating your own water pond? After digging a hole or buying a pool, then comes the process of treating the water itself. First of all, you will need a pond aerator. This is the tool responsible for the oxygenizing of the water. This is required in order for water to be healthy and support plant and aquatic life. For smaller ponds with shallow depth a fountain can act as an aerator. However, for deeper ponds a diffused aerator device would be most appropriate.
Next, you want to make sure that the water pond contains clean water. Water ponds can be cleaned by way of a water pond filter. This filter can clean out green pond algae, which looks as uninviting as it is disturbing in smell. This will happen when you gather too much nutrients in your pond, which in turns, feeds the unwelcomed algae allowing it to grow.
Other pond supplies to remember include a garden pond skimmer, which holds the pump and filters out and removes debris. A skimmer actually increases the life of the pond filter. Water ponds also require a pump. This device runs constantly and must be compatible with the filter. These devices are measured in PSI (pounds per square inch). Small water ponds do require a water flow rated about 50% of the pond itself, giving a total circulation time of about two hours.
Other pond supplies to consider include a pond UV sterilizer for algae prevention, plant fertilizer, and gloves for working. It might help you to create a checklist for your water pond needs when the time is right.