Vacuum Cleaner Comparisons
Backyard and landscaping ponds add value to any
property. Keeping these water bodies clean can be a
chore. One of the best tools to help you keep the water
clean and full of oxygen is a pond vacuum. Failure to
remove debris and detritus from the pool bottom may
cause it to go in an anaerobic state. This foul smelling
condition kills aquatic plants and animals that need
oxygenated water.

Pond vacuums work on the same principle as a pool
vacuum system. A wand and hose are attached to a
suction pump that has a collection tank or filter system
that captures and removes the leaves, algae and other
organic material. In some models the captured debris is
automatically discharged through a hose to your garden
or other appropriate site for disposal.  It is important to
monitor and manage your pond chemical parameters
especially Ph levels especially after vacuuming. Drastic
changes in Ph levels and increasing suspended solid
can kill your fish in short order. The proper use of a pond
vacuum will reduce the risk of problems.

When using a pond vacuum it is important to move the
wand slowly and not dig deeply into the material that
your want to removed. This will reduce suspended solids
and let you better see your work area better. Removing
small amounts of material with each pass of the wand will
allow the pond vacuum to work more efficiently.

High end pond vacuums come with accessories to allow
you to remove filamentous algae, do a surface skim, and
clean rocks and side walls. These high end pond
vacuums have enough suction power to remove all the
organic materials from your pond. These pond vacuums
work very well and will restore your pond to its original
condition. A top quality pond vacuum will cost more than
$500 however it is a very good investment if you are
interested in the proper management of your ponds. It
will not be long before your realize the investment into a
quality pond vacuum will save time and money.

 Pond Vacuums