A pond provides the opportunity to have something that you can be incredibly proud of and that you can show off, but depending on the state of the pond is what can make or break your garden. Of course you’ll want something that looks beautifully idyllic, which is why top maintenance is key, and keeping up to date with regular checks to see if everything is running as it should be. At Discount Leisure Products we know our stuff when it comes to pond maintenance, which is why we’ve come... Read More
Pond filtration If you’re the proud owner of a ‘man-made’ pond, you’re going to have to take care of a few more chores than if you’d simply taken over a pre-existing naturally occurring pond feature. One of these acts of maintenance is setting up an effective filtration system which will help cleanse the water of organic wastes that can result in toxic waters and seriously damaging the habitat of any organisms residing in your pond. A further benefit of running a suitable pond filtration system is the ability to help... Read More
Pond Maintenance – Summer Months Those halcyon days of summer are just around the corner and the average temperatures are changing for the better for those who prefer to enjoy the great outdoors rather than being cooped up inside with a hot drink on a chilly day. For anybody fortunate enough to have a pond set-up in the garden, it means approaching things a little differently as the climate begins to shift. Here at Discount Leisure Products, we’re going to provide you with a couple of key pointers to help... Read More
Jebao manufacture a large range of pond equipment including a several models of pressure filters for fish ponds. In this post I will be talking about the Jebao CF pressure filter and how the backwash facility functions. As you can see from the image of a Jebao CF pressure filter above, it has one inlet, one out let and one waste outlet which is used during the ‘clean’ or ‘backwash’ cycle. There is a grey level on the CF pressure filters that is set to the ‘filter’ cycle during... Read More
If you own a pond regardless of whether it is a simple wildlife pond or a large koi pond preparing for the colder winter months is important to the health of the pond and the inhabitants. The following is the Discount Leisure Products guide to preparing a pond for winter Clean the pond A filter system breaks down waste matter from a pond such as fish waste, algae, plant matter etc. As the filtration process slows down in cooler weather, cleaning a pond prior to winter will prevent any... Read More
Buying a pond liner is probably one of the first purchases you will make when building a fish pond or wildlife pond. There are many differnt types of pond liner available, making the decision of which pond liner to buy harder to make. The information below will explain the different type of pond liner we carry in stock and help you make a more informed decision on which pond lining to buy. PVC Pond Liner is a heavy duty 0.5mm think liner that is non toxic and safe for all fish... Read More
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Now is the time of year when the colder months are coming, which brings the possiblity of your pond freezing over. Simply breaking ice can stress your fish and leaving the pond frozen over could cause water quality problems. A simple solution is to add a small pond heater that will keep a small area of the pond ice free, allowing any toxic gasses escape from the pond as well as offering a bathing or drinking area for wildlife. The Bermuda Pond Heater is the perfect product.