Pond Problems

Looking for a maintenance-free pond? Simon van der Velde is your go-to pond specialist with 35 years of experience and 10,000+ projects worldwide. Cut through the maze of pond advice and get clear, honest tips. Our mission: to connect you with nature. Discover it here and start your journey to a natural pond.

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If you have the right setup for your pond, you don't need to use energy-consuming pond pumps, filters or water improvers.

Simon van der VeldePond specialist and aquatic plant breeder

Pond troubleshooting

Discover the perfect solutions for all your pond problems. From tackling algae to bringing back the brightness of a green pond, we offer effective and long-lasting solutions to restore your pond to a clear and healthy state.

Algae control and prevention in the pond

Fighting algae

Anti algae oxygen plant package

Algae problem in plant filter

Bacta Clear for a clear pond

Clear the pond

Soil sludge removal

Soil sludge removal

Heron chasing package

Heron Dispelling

oxygen plant category

Increase oxygen

Pond technology vs pond plants

Choose a pond article and we'll introduce you to the sustainable alternative to a biologically balanced pond.

Pond Pump

Pond Pump

Pond filter alternative

Pond Filter

Air pump alternative

Air Pump

UV lamp alternative

UV lamp

Skimmer alternative

Skimmer

Hydrogen vacuum cleaner alternative

Vacuum cleaner

Pond Management

From constructing your first pond to carefully selecting aquatic plants, installing an effective plant filter and cleaning your pond regularly, we offer expert advice and high-quality products for every step of your pond adventure.

Pond excavation and construction step plan

Building a pond

Pond decorating step-by-step plan

decorate pond

Plant filter

Setting up plant filter

Pond cleaning package

Pond cleaning

Advice per pond

Discover everything for the perfect pond: from construction to design and maintenance. We offer expert advice for a self-regulating and biologically balanced pond. From a swimming pond to sleek mirror pond: select your type of pond or choose by water content if your pond is not listed.

Building a swimming pond in your garden

Swimming pond

Mirror Pond

Mirror Pond

Constructing a koi pond in your garden

Koi pond

Plant filter

Plant filter

Mini pond

Mini pond

< 500 liter

Small pond

Small pond

500 - 10,000 liters

Large pond

Large pond

10,000 - 100,000 liters

Natural pond construction

Mega pond

> 100,000 liters

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With the right approach and a good planting plan, you can save a lot of money and maintenance. The planting plan immediately affects, for example, the depth of the pond. So don't dig first and only then think about the planting plan, but do it the other way around. Plants are quite capable of filtering the water themselves and keeping it clear, clean and healthy. A good planting plan ensures that algae have little or no chance to grow.

Simon van der VeldePond specialist and aquatic plant breeder

Anti algae pond package wire algae control and floating algae control in the pond

Choose the pond package that solves your pond problem

To solve your pond problem as quickly as possible, we have put together a separate pond kit for each problem.

The 4 most valuable pond tips

Bacta Clear for a clear pond

Pond bacteria for optimal plant growth and a clear pond all year round

Pond Plants

Pond plants purify the water and provide a biologically balanced pond

pond advice book

Simons pond advice book practical information and tips for a virtually maintenance-free water feature

Learn about common mistakes and get a handy planting plan.
 
Tips, advice and substantial savings
I would like to share my experience with you, and advise you to solve any pond problems and reduce pond maintenance. As a result, you can easily save hundreds of dollars.
Tips, advice and substantial savings
I would like to share my experience with you, and advise you to solve any pond problems and reduce pond maintenance. As a result, you can easily save hundreds of dollars.
Tips, advice and substantial savings
I would like to share my experience with you, and advise you to solve any pond problems and reduce pond maintenance. As a result, you can easily save hundreds of dollars.
Tips, advice and substantial savings
I would like to share my experience with you, and advise you to solve any pond problems and reduce pond maintenance. As a result, you can easily save hundreds of dollars.