Pond

Pond Technology

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.

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

Simon van der Velde

A healthy pond that is in balance is one that does not involve pond technology. Pumps, filters and other equipment can disturb the balance in your pond. My vision is; decorate the pond with plants, substrate and bacteria and let Mother Nature do her work.

Simon van der VeldePond specialist and aquatic plant breeder

High costs and unnecessary energy consumption

I sometimes speak to pond owners who complain about high energy costs from using oversized pumps, filters, UV lamps, air pumps and water bottom vacuums.

A pond pump is often too powerful for the pond in question. It is not essential to circulate the pond water several times. A filter filled with algae no longer filters properly and requires frequent cleaning, which many find annoying.

Vacuuming the bottom with an underwater vacuum cleaner is not only unnatural, but also tiring and energy-consuming. It disrupts the biological balance by eliminating beneficial particles, such as oxygen plants.

I have often visited natural ponds and observed fish farms in China and Japan. Even there, the water can sometimes be murky, but with a healthy biological balance, it often clears by itself.

In nature, you will find beautiful ponds and water features brimming with life. Therefore, I have created an effective step-by-step plan for pond owners.

More about this roadmap and additional tips can be found in my pond advice book and on a specific page I created for this purpose.

Want to replace traditional pond equipment with natural alternatives? Here are some examples:

  • Pond pump -> Oxygen plants
  • Pond filter -> Plant filter
  • Air pump -> Oxygen plants
  • UV lamp -> Bacteria
  • Skimmer -> Swamp filter
  • Hydropower -> Mussels

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

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

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.