Pondless Waterfall Design: Advice from the Pros

Pondless Waterfall Design: Advice from the Pros

The waterfall — it may be a simple combination between running water and gravity, but there is something magical about the result. That element of wonder is most noticeable in giant-scale examples like the famed cascades of Niagara or Iguazu. Yet you need not look any further than a small trickle streaming off the roof after a rainy day. The sight and sound can astonish you or relax you.

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Everything You Need to Know About Pond Skimmers

Everything You Need to Know About Pond Skimmers

When you want to install a pond in your backyard, what materials do you need? The answer may seem obvious: just dig a big hole, line it with some stones, and fill it with water. The addition of fish and grass might be a good touch, and decorative features like waterfalls and lighting can spice it up further. What more could you need?

Plenty more, as it turns out. Everything mentioned above is rather surface-level, but the pond needs certain fixtures to make it actually function. One such product is the pond skimmer. We have written in the past about how pond skimmers keep the pond clean. Here, we will go into greater detail and explain everything you need to know about them.

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Fill Within the Lines: How to Choose the Best Pond Liner

Fill Within the Lines: How to Choose the Best Pond Liner

Not all ponds are created equal, and if you're creating a pond or water feature on your property, you'll find out that sometimes it's all about the pond liner. Finding the best pond liner for your new pond or water feature has certain criteria you want to learn and then use the knowledge you acquired for your property's advantage. You can buy a pre-formed plastic pond liner, but sometimes those don't add anything to the look of your pond's water features.

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The Complete Checklist for Building a Koi Pond

The Complete Checklist for Building a Koi Pond

Adding a koi pond to your backyard or landscape can bring beauty and interest to your home while increasing curb appeal. These fascinating outdoor water features are found throughout the country, and you can build your very own, as long as you have the proper tools, materials, and instructions. Read on to learn more about building a koi pond so you can enjoy the beauty of these fascinating fish in your own backyard.
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When Should I Feed my Pond Fish?

Here are some general guidelines for when to feed your fish during the year, specially the start up of spring and when to stop feeding them for the winter.


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Cal Pump PW Series Pumps - Review

The Cal Pump PW Series Waterfall Pumps just don't last as long as they use to. The problems they have are....


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What is an Asynchronous or Hy-Drive Pump?

A Hy-Drive is a cross between a mag drive and a direct drive. And here are a few reasons why...

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What is a Mag Drive or Magnetic Drive Pump?

Mag Drive pumps have a low to medium head. They use a very low amount of electric but have an inefficient impeller.

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What is a Direct Drive Pump?

Direct drive pumps have a medium to high head. Solid handling capabilities. They usually use a higher amount of electricity compared to other type of pumps in the industry.

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Pond Filter Media and It's Biological Process

Choosing the correct pond filter media is essential to a healthy pond. Bacterial colonies live on surfaces of the filter media.

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What is Pond Filtration?

Pond filtration system is beneficial for many ponds. There are three types of filtration.

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What size Pump do I need for my Pond?

Are you always wondering what size pump do I need for my pond? If so, here is an article that will give you instructions on sizing your pump for your application.
 
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Pondmaster Mag Drive Pumps - Review

Pondmaster Mag Drive Pumps have always been considered a reliable pump. Here's more about this magnetic drive.

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How do I get rid of Algae in my Pond?

Two of the main algae problems in a pond is suspended and string algae. Here are a few way to keep algae under control.

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Algae in my Pond is out of Control

There are three main algae that grow into ponds.  Planktonic, Filamentous and Blue-Green.

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