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Hello all. I placed part of this thread in my previous posting on "Leaking pond liner" including an update, but had no replies, so I'll try my luck here with a new thread. 

Does anyone have an opinion on these pond vacs? Undecided whether to invest in one. The UV filter that's running 24/7 does get a helluva lot of detritus in it's 2 sponge filters etc. & I'm removing & cleaning it maybe every 6 weeks or so. So thought about these vacs & am looking for some input, the only reviews I have seen have been from manufactures.  

Thanks in advance.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    I wouldn't do that but mine is a wildlife pond and the wildlife lurks in the detritus

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
    No good if you have beasties in the pond. Vacs kill them!

    The pond should not be filtered all the time if you have wildlife in it.
  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,991

    I used to hire a pond vac every year to give the pond a clean. Thought it was good, then I bought one and it hasn't been out of the box. Lazy me!

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Sorry for the delay, haven't been getting notifiers? The only wildlife in the pond are the goldfish, well they don't appear to be very tame. Found out today, that a friend has one, so decision sorted. 

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