At Van der Velde Waterplants you have come to the right place for various pond bacteria, plant food, pond substrate, pond plant soil or clay. If you use the products correctly, you no longer need a filter or pump in the pond. Read more about this on our blog: a pond without a pump
Using the right plant mix in combination with substrate and bacteria creates a healthy pond that becomes more beautiful every year. You can find all supplies for this in our online pond store. Tip: Additional tips and tricks for the fastest way to a healthy and maintenance-free pond are described in Simon's Pond Advice book.
Building a pond takes some thought. Don't just start digging without a plan. For example, first carefully consider the location of the pond, its shape and depth. To make pond construction successful, Simon has developed a step-by-step plan. By following this plan step by step, a pond can be created that, through its natural plant filter, keeps the pond in a biological balance. A filter or pump is then no longer needed.
There is a very wide range of pond fish. It is important to first learn about the characteristics of the particular fish species. For example, pay attention to the reproductive rate and feeding pattern. If you have koi carp, provide enough plants so that the growth rate of the plants equals what the koi carp eat. Or place floating plant islands that your carp cannot reach. These also provide shelter for the fish. Read more about fish in the pond.
Yes, a pond with a natural plant filter is low-maintenance and durable. A swamp filter is a combination of plants and bacteria that ensures that waste products from the water are absorbed and broken down. A plant filter works best on a bottom of pond substrate. In it, the roots of the plants can grow optimally. View extensive information about a plant filter in the pond.
A natural pond is one in which no artificial materials are used such as foil or another plastic to seal the bottom. Also, this pond has no pump and no chemicals are used in it. Everything in this pond is maintained completely naturally. The water in this pond is maintained by groundwater and rain. No tap water is used, but water from a nearby ditch or pond that connects to the pond.
By placing a combination of the right plants, the natural pond will keep itself clean. When algae does appear in the water, combat it with natural means such as water fleas or plant additional oxygen plants.