Pond nets fall into two categories: pond covering nets to protect people from falling in, and leaf nets to prevent leaves, fruits or twigs from falling in at different times of year. Although natural forces are at work here, the decomposition of organic material results in a release of nutrients, resulting in the development of algae, which disrupts the balance in an (artificial) body of water and can consequently endanger the creatures living in the pond habitat that you have created.
Some ponds need to be given a covering due to external circumstances, as otherwise they could put persons like children who can’t swim or small animals at risk of drowning. A pond net can thus protect children by preventing them from falling into your garden pond. Although the pond covering net for the garden is for private use, it has the same features as the fall safety nets used on building sites to break falls. This ensures maximum safety.
Covering nets for ponds have a material thickness of 5 millimeters and a mesh size of between 45 and 100 millimeters, as well as a reinforced border all around with an additional border rope. The pond net is stable enough to catch a fully-grown adult. Due to the intrinsic elasticity of nets, it is important to check how far the net stretches towards the surface of the water under a load.
Leaves falling into the garden pond can be annoying. Solve the problem by installing a covering net! Depending on how many leaves could potentially contaminate your pond, choose a pond net by its material thickness. Due to their weather resistance and UV-stability, these polypropylene nets are ideal for outdoor use and can effortlessly withstand years of contact with water. The nets do not even need to be taken down in the winter.
The fine-meshed pond nets from Safetynet365, with a mesh size of 20 millimeters upwards, protect ponds from small leaves and blossoms from fruit trees, beeches, oaks and maples. To begin with, the pond is measured out and the size of net is calculated; next, you order the net by the square meter in accordance with your individual measurements; finally, the net is installed. A useful tip: make sure that the fallen leaves don’t accumulate in a hollow in the pond. A float can be a great help here. A pond net in inconspicuous black makes the pond an eye-catching feature in your garden, even in autumn.
Balanced planting is absolutely vital for maintaining a healthy garden pond, as every single plant produces oxygen, thus helping the pond flora to maintain a balance. For example, the water plants filter phosphates and nitrates from the ground. Some water plants offer practical benefits for pond-dwellers, while others delight the pond-builder with their decorative features. Pond plants fall into three categories: waterside plants from marshy and moist zones, floating leaf plants and submerged pond plants. Marsh plants like meadow bistort or marsh valerian are planted right at the edge of the pond and, as preservers of the biological balance, have constant contact with the water. Well-known members of the showy floating leaf plant family include the water lily and brandy-bottle. Submerged pond plants such as elodea or hornwort provide natural hideouts for fish.
The relationship between fish and plants needs to be balanced. There is no formula for this, but ideally the waterside plants should be distributed around the pond in a well-balanced way and should allow the fish enough space to swim, as well as places where they can retreat and rest. In addition, planting an uninterrupted line of vegetation along the water’s edge protects the fish from natural predators.
If what you have is a fish pond rather than a natural biotope, a pond sludge suction cleaner is essential for preserving the health of the pond. It prevents sludge from accumulating and the deterioration of water quality which would deprive the fish of their life-sustaining natural habitat.
The pond pump constitutes the heart of every garden pond: it guarantees oxygenation by filtering out organic contaminants from the pond-dwellers and plants or leaves. Different pump capacities and contaminant filters are required for different sizes of pond.
A garden pond location which receives a natural alternation of sun and shade promotes a healthy pond. This is why shady vegetation like trees, hedges or bamboo have a beneficial effect on a south-exposed pond. Ornamental ponds require special care: koi inhabiting them need to be protected from UV radiation in summer, as otherwise they can die due to life-threatening sunburn. However, the main reason for providing shade is to prevent unattractive thread algae, which infest the pond in sunny conditions. Awnings or close-meshed screen nets or shading nets can help here.
Surrounding trees and bushes, which have a beneficial effect on the climate of the pond ecosystem all through the year, suddenly become a danger for an artificial pond in autumn. Falling leaves disrupt the biological balance, and fruits can be toxic for the pond-dwellers. A pond net or leaf net for your garden pond from Safetynet365 is the answer!