Pond Vacuums to Keep The Pond Bottom Clean: The vast majority of garden fish ponds do not have bottom drains. This means debris accumulates at the bottom of the pond. Whilst this is not a major problem unless it is allowed to build up to any significant thickness it is a bit of an eye-sore.
We have a variety different pond vacuum cleaners from Germany, which form part of the Oase range.
The Pondomatic is a sludge vacuum cleaner, which can remove loose particles of dirt up to 10mm in size, algae, string algae, sludge, dead vegetation and bits of leaves from the pond by way of suction. The Pondomatic’s 27 litre tank is made of impact resistant plastic and features a unique sludge draining system. The sludge is drawn through an adjustable suction nozzle (2-10mm) into the container via a 4m connecting hose. Once the container is full of sludge, the motor switches off automatically (Read Switch). As soon as this happens a special valve at the end of the 2m long discharge hose opens automatically allowing the sludge to drain out of the tank.
This takes approximately 25 seconds. The vacuum then starts up again.
The next generation of OASE Pond Vacuums allow the pond to be vacuumed continuously. This is accomplished by means of the two-chamber system. Two identically sized cylinders are filled and emptied in alternating cycles. If one container is full, a valve is mechanically activated by a float. This triggers emptying of one chamber while the other is being filled. This allows pond vacuuming and emptying of the container to occur at the the same time. The result is a product that pond owners will love. It saves precious time, facilitates pond cleaning and guarantees a perfect result.
The OASE Pondovac 4 can remove dirt particles up to 3/8″ in diameter, such as algae, silt, dead plants and decomposed leaves. The debris that is collected can be spread directly over the garden as fertilizer for plants through the discharge hose. An integrated check valve prevents sludge from returning to the pond.