Pond cleaning is a process that needs more and more concentration and involvement. There is also the cost factor, which makes some people think that maintaining a pond can be more costly and makes them feel bad to have a pond at home. It is actually simple if you are aware of the cleaning principles and the types of equipments and products available and you can choose them based on your budget.
Key Features In Different Types Of Vacuum
Using a vacuum cleaner is an easier way to tackle debris in your pond. The manual cleaning eats up your time and also it is much difficult for deeper or wider ponds. It should be noted that there are several points to be satisfied by the vacuum cleaner, in order to use them for pond cleaning. First of all, it should be easily assembled or installed. Portability is another major requirement for a pond vacuum cleaner. It should not be heavy to handle and should work without any batteries or pumping. The collection of debris in the chamber should be visible for the user in order to decide on the efficiency of cleaning in a particular region of the pond. There are pond vacuum available with rotating blades which can cut the larger particles and help in easy suction and removal. Ergonomic design of handles make them user friendly. When we think that battery operated cleaners are costly, it is also true that vacuum without batteries require more time for cleaning. Cordless vacuum cleaners are also available. The most important feature of the vacuum is that it should effectively remove all types of materials from rocks and pebbles to sand and plant waste.
Dimensions Are Critical To Decide
It is very important to note the dimension and capacity of the pond to decide on a suitable vacuum cleaner. The suction tube and discharge tube length and the size of the vacuum head are to be chosen based on the depth of the pond. Also, it is important to note whether the bottom of the pond is smooth or full of pebbles. There are some vacuums that can only work on smooth bottom ponds and hence care is needed. It is always better if you have a good description of your pond with details on the dimension, water capacity, water level that is maintained, whether there are any fishes and frogs grown, does it have string algae, etc., before you go for a pond vacuum.