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Pond Xpert | Pond Advice from the Experts | Bradshaws Direct

Are you looking for advice from a Pond Expert? You have come to the right place!

Welcome to ask the pondxpert. We've compiled a useful list of our most frequent customer queries to help people like you who are looking for some friendly and helpful advice for their pond queries. We know it can be quite daunting when you first start a garden pond with the prospect of everything in front of you – but that is when a pond xpert can help! We hope you find the information from our Pond Experts useful and interesting. If there is anything else you feel you would like to know more about, simply contact us via phone or email and one of our pondxperts will be more than happy to help you with your query.

Pond Expert Advice One: Pumps

Choosing a pond pump can be confusing and this is why we suggest that you always contact a Bradshaws pondxpert if you're not sure. For most garden ponds you will need a submersible (completely in the water) pump even if you have a waterfall, filter or fountain. Our Pond Experts swear by PondKraft products; why not have a look at the pumps available here and buy your first pond pump? Our Pond xperts won’t be wrong!

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PondExpert Advice Two: Filters

Pond filters are used to maintain a healthy pond and are useful in ponds that have a large population of fish, because they keeps ponds clear of algae and debris which keeps the water clear and the fish healthy. Which filter you choose should be based on the size of your pond, the number and type of fish and the area where your filter will go. Our PondXperts highly recommend PondKraft filters, which have all of the features you need. Check them out here. For any further information, feel free to contact our Pond Experts!

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PondXpert Advice Three: UVCs

One problem that all pond experts will tell you about is algae. Lots of algae makes your pond look green and can lead to problems with fish health. The best way to deal with it is to fit a UVC to your pond filtration system. Water containing the suspended algae is pumped Ultra Violet (UVC) light. The algae are then clumped together by the UV light, and removed by the filter. Our Pond Experts swear by the PondKraft range of products, and the PondKraft UVC is a perfect product to get rid of your algae. View it online here.

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Pond Expert Advice Four: Skimmers

One thing that PondXperts will warn you of during autumn especially, is leaves and debris on your pond. A pond skimmer will solve this problem, by grabbing leaves and other debris from the surface of your pond to keep it looking clean. They keep your pond safe for your fish by removing anything unnecessary from the surface. They are designed to work with filters to remove larger things such as leaves that could maybe clog filters. A pondxpert favourite is the PondKraft skimmer; this has a powerful built in pump. Simply connect it to the electricity supply, and float it on your pond. There is no need to buy another pump or plumb it into your existing system. See it here.

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If what you are looking for does not appear here, why not email our pond experts? We will be more than happy to answer any questions you have.