Articles About Ponds and Water Gardens

Brandt Reynolds

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EPDM Pond Liner and its Chemical Compatibility

Homeowners, including myself are always looking for ways to save money and keep a few extra dollars in our pockets.  Pond owners are no exception especially when it comes to maintenance.  Although many of these pond owners are concerned about the health of their fish but when they decide to do there own spring-cleanouts the chemicals they are using could be harmful to the EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) Pond Liner.  In contrast, many Installers are also unaware of exactly how many and what types of chemicals can be harmful to the EPDM pond liner.

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Tags: Pond Troubleshooting, Pond Maintenance, Pond Safety, Pond Liners

Bottom Drain Science and Popularity on the Rise

Despite popular belief bottom drains are not just for pools, the growing popularity within the pond industry is leading to new standards for koi gardens and water garden pond installation.  The pond maintenance requirements are drastically reduced along with koi health benefits being improved.  Bottom drains are not only efficient but can add aeration so the yearly spring pond cleanout practices are less needed.  Most contractors are accustomed to this spring time practice and dedicate a lot of money and effort with little time for spring start-up projects.  The ability to up-sell on a gravity flow bottom drain along with a pre-filter and an external pump allows landscape contractors to improve profit margins with add-on sales.

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Tags: Pond Design, Koi Gardens, Aeration Kit, Contractors, Types of Ponds

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