Ever wonder what to do to keep leaves and debris out of your pond and stream in the winter, especially in the fall?
Too much debris in the pond bottom encourages harmful bacteria and parasitic growth as well. Bird netting just doesn't work as the openings are too big and it's a mess around the pond. Here's a great solution. We construct a PVC frame, anchored very simply around the perimeter of your pond and stream/waterfall, and cover the frame with the correct density of shade cloth, which is custom sized to your system. The result is a very cost effective way to keep your pond clean especially during the fall season, and everything disassembles and is re-usable for years to come. Shade cloth will allow you to enjoy and see your feature and fish even when the system is covered. Click the picture to see "through" the shade cloth. This is the way to keep things healthy and cut way down on spring clean up.
If your pond was constructed without a built in skimmer, but you would like to skim the surface automatically, we can install a built in skimmer even after the pond is built. A built in skimmer draws the surface debris into the basket inside the skimmer which is easily removed and cleaned. It cleans the pond surface very well and can be installed into just about any pond.
We use two and three way valves in all our installations to regulate and or to direct flow. These valves are made of PVC, and are lubricated for life. They can be disassembled and the inside replaced without the need for removal from the plumbing set-up. Stops are adjustable to enable the return of the valve to the prior position. If you ever had a red-handle ball valve stick or break, you know how valuble a quality valve can be.
The new generation of pumps provide high flow rates, at medium head pressures, at the very best Electric Effeciency usage available today. Some provide 3-inch fittings to reduce friction and improve flow. Others allow for 5800 gallons per hour while consuming about 3 amps in power. If you have a pump using 6, 10 or 15 amps or more, you owe it to yourself to see the new generation of Hi efficiency pumps today.
Aeration is critical for good fish health in warmer temperatures. Georgia Ponds installs Alita and KamAir pumps, with manifolds and quality air stones to insure adequate oxygen transfer during summer months. Many pump sizes and configurations are available.Click here for important information on aeration
Filters need to be effective, healthy for the fish, and low maintenance. The current generation of filters we use provide these benefits plus they are cost effective too. If you have ever cleaned filter pads full of fish dirt, you will really appreciate these filters. Flip a Valve on the filter to backwash and clean the filter. You won't even get your hands wet.
If you have ever wanted a larger leaf trap on you external pump, this is it. Every one of us have been frustrated with emptying pump leaf baskets too often. A larger leaf basket needs to be emptied less often...this translates into a lot less maintenance. Well, here it is. We call it our Big Leaf Trap (BLT for short) and its one of our favorites. Its about 27 inches high, and the internal basket is a whopping 9 inches in diameter, 16 inches deep !! This is an awesome item. The inlet and outlet is even adjustable to accommodate your plumbing positions. One of our customers in Roswell, Georgia has suggested that the BLT be installed into every system.
Bottom drains are essential for good circulation and for the removal of dirt and sludge in the pond bottom. These get plumbed to an external pump so that dirt is extracted from the pond at the same time circulation is enhanced.
Ultraviolet systems kill suspended algae in water and keep your pond crystal clear. One of the critical issues concerning UV systems is to "size" your system correctly. We can help.
Unions provide you with the ability to remove components or equipment from your plumbing set up without having to cut or hacksaw the PVC pipes apart. And of course, they allow quick and easy re-assembly when its time to put things back together.
Don't worry! We specialize not only in selling the highest quality products, but also in design and installation. We can help you build a water feature that meets both your needs and your budget. Give us a call at 770-531-1426 (or toll-free at 1-800-531-4535)!