Pond Guides | Pond Planet

24/05/2021
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Oxygenating Pond Plants

Plants are the perfect way to keep your pond ecosystem balanced and healthy. Oxygenating pond plants (or oxygenators) are the best type of pond plant you can choose to keep your pond healthy. Not only do they provide more oxygen to your garden pond, but they also create safe habitats for wildlife and inhabitants of your pond to live under the water. Here at Pond Planet, we’ve got a great range of pond planting products as well as this handy guide to assist you in creating a garden pond that... Read More

24/05/2021
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How to Install Garden Pond Liner in 6 Easy Steps

Installing your garden pond liner might be the job that’s been putting you off from creating the perfect garden pond. If it is, then have no fear. Here at Pond Planet, we’re here to help! Ponds need pond liner to keep the water in a stable vessel and stop it from leaking out. The waterproof sheet of fabric is used to transform the hole you’ve excavated into a garden pond. It is bought in sheets that you can fold to fit your pond shape, creating the perfect base for your... Read More

Pink pond plants and water lilies 24/05/2021
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The 5 Different Types of Pond Plants and The Best Ways to Plant Them

Pond plants are a wonderful way to bring your pond to life. They encourage wildlife, inspire relaxation, and provide a beautiful focal point that all will enjoy. From oxygenating pond plants that help to maintain your pond’s environment to floating pond plants and plants that decorate pond edges, there’s an array of pond plant types out there. However, are pond plants necessary? How many pond plants do you need? And, how do you plant them? At Pond Planet, we’ve put together the ultimate guide on how to plant pond plants.... Read More

14/05/2021
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How To Dechlorinate Tap Water For Your Pond

Tap water is designed to be safe for humans to drink. Tap water contains the chemical, chlorine, that removes bacteria and viruses that are harmful to humans. Unfortunately, it isn’t intended to be safe for your garden pond. It is this chlorine that will be detrimental to your pond. That’s why whenever you plan to use tap water to help fill up your pond levels, you need to make sure you dechlorinate it first. Why Is Chlorine Harmful To Ponds? At worst, high levels of chlorine can kill the fish... Read More

02/02/2021

A Beginner’s Guide To Pond Filters

Here at Pond Planet, we’re here to help beginners understand all they need to know about pond filters. From choosing your pond filtration system to understanding how pond filters work and even to the basics of cleaning your pond filter; this guide has it all. Once you’ve given our guide a read, you’ll be equipped with everything you need to know to implement your pond filtration system and be on your way to having a healthy pond. Why Do You Need A Pond Filter? A pond filter’s main aim is... Read More

17/12/2020
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Pond Pump: Troubleshooting Guide

Your pond pump is the heart of your pond’s filtration system, so when your pond pump stops working this can often cause panic to set in. However, you don’t need to rush out and buy a new one straight away. Some (in fact, many) pond pump issues can be fixed yourself, without it having to be replaced.  Here at Pond Planet, we’ve put together some pond pump troubleshooting tips for you to follow before you start browsing our pond pump range for a new replacement. Is Your Pump Receiving Water?... Read More

17/12/2020
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Pond Water Temperature Guide

The temperature of your pond water is a crucial component in the health of your pond’s ecosystem and inhabitants. The wrong pond water temperature can result in reduced oxygen, poor water quality and, worst-case scenario, can result in your pond fish becoming critically ill.  Our Pond Water Temperature Guide should help you to understand the importance of your pond water temperature for the health of your pond and to make sure your fish and plant life can thrive all year round. Is The Temperature Of Your Pond Water Important For... Read More

17/12/2020
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Garden Pond Pumps: How to Choose The Best Pump for your Pond

Pond pumps are vital for the wellbeing and health of your garden pond. That’s why we’ve put together this fully comprehensive guide to answer all those frequently asked questions you might have regarding pond pumps and whether you need one. From how they work to helping you choose the best type for your pond, this guide should tell you everything you need to know! What Does A Pond Pump Do? Pond pumps are designed to move, circulate and flow water around your pond; this helps push it through your filter... Read More

17/12/2020
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How To Repair A Leaking Pond Liner

There are a few different ways you can repair your pond liner if you suspect it is leaking. Thankfully we’ve put them all in one place for you to try out for yourself. Your pond water will reduce over time due to evaporation, but this will never cause a sudden decrease in water levels. If your pond water has noticeably decreased over a short period, there’s a good chance there’s a leak in your liner. Find The Leak To repair a leak in your pond liner, you first need to... Read More

17/12/2020
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What Size Pump Do I Need?

The pump is a vital part of your pond’s filtration system. Without a pump, your pond’s water would not move around and would instead become a stagnant, unhealthy environment for your fish and plants to live. The more populated a pond is, the more crucial it is for your pump to be able to push the correct capacity of water round the system per hour, as more fish stock means more excretion which can lead to detrimental effects to the water’s health. Before you buy your pond pump, however, it’s... Read More