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How to choose a good vacuum cleaner for pond cleaning: classification and comparison of units

How to choose a good vacuum cleaner for pond cleaning: classification and comparison of units

Beautiful well maintained pond with growing along banks of flowers floating in the clear water and silvery fish glittering in the sunlight, stones in the short term can turn into a dirty, overgrown with slime swamp if from time to time does not make it clean. There are several ways to rid the pond of debris and silt, for example, mechanical – but it takes a lot of time. Chemical technology will kill in the water all living things, remains the best option is to use a vacuum cleaner for pond, a special device for cleaning.

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Classification of water vacuum cleaners

Name «vacuum cleaner» in this case, it is not true, as the Assembly has nothing to dust, and so named by analogy with the household appliance. Like domestic helper, it it cleans the dirty surface, only instead of floor coverings and upholstered furniture it serves the bottom of the reservoir, methodically cleaning mud and debris. The simple work of water the device underwater part of the pond becomes well-groomed appearance, the water becomes clear, and from the coast one can long observe the active life of water inhabitants.

If we take into account the degree of human intervention in the management of water cleaner, it can be all well-known models divided into three groups: manual, semi-automatic and standalone machines.

Manual control — the budget option

The main driving force of the hand vacuum cleaner is its owner. He chooses the land for harvesting and on their own, but with the help of the device removes dirt and silt. The simplest models are ideal for reservoirs of small size, as rod length is strictly fixed.

Manual cleaning of the pond

Manual cleaning of the pond can be a wonderful active pastime: a couple of hours in the fresh air strengthens the body, and the pond will become a great view

Manual water vacuum for pond has set a standard set of components:

  • telescopic rod made of durable plastic or aluminum;
  • corrugated hose;
  • several nozzles (a net for debris, brush for bottom).

All components are assembled and joined with the garden hose. The jet under the pressure wash bottom silt and raises the dirt up. For the complete purification of pond equipment is connected to a special filter. Purified water returns to the pond, and the dirt remains in a special bag. Thus it is possible to remove the sediment from the bottom, the walls of the pond and decorative objects in it: stones, parts of fountain, water decorations. Light trash – leaves, dry twigs, grass, usually close to the surface, especially it has the net. Nozzle with mesh attached is the brushes on the rod end, and you can slowly remove all the excess that floats in the pond.

The advantages of handheld models:

  • easy to assemble and use;
  • budget cost;
  • the opportunity to once again enjoy communion with nature.

The disadvantages are important to people who have shortage of time: handmade takes more than one hour, and to repeat it would have with some regularity.

Handheld vacuum cleaner

Some models of hand held vacuum cleaners are vacuum shoes that suck up from the bottom debris and deliver it in a special tank

Semi-automatic: control over the process

Any automatic intervention is another convenience and additional help. Externally semi-aqueous cleaners are nozzle – more complex and functional vacuum brush. In addition, the apparatus is arranged in such a way that you can regulate the speed of the passing water flow. Most vacuum models are the middle link between elementary manual brush and Autonomous a robotic vacuum cleaner. Pneumatic system and filtration equipment ensure smooth operation of the device, which randomly moves along the bottom, collecting the silt and mud. Special membrane-suction Cup holds the nozzle in one place, then moving to another.

Head semiautomatic

The brush attachment for semi-automatic water devices differ from manual counterparts. They are made of elastic material, through which the head literally sticks to the surface, clearing it of silt

Plus the purchase of semi – able to use in ponds of different shape and size. When installing, be sure to take into account the need to connect to the skimmer or to a bag for collecting garbage. The cleaning goes much faster than by hand, but control over the operation of the equipment is still needed. You can easily adjust the processing speed of the bottom, which is managed by a special valve. The machine copes with the cleaning of the grooves and areas, which are difficult to reach manually. Naturally, the cost of the vacuum models is higher than the hand held vacuum cleaners.

Modern robots-vacuum cleaners

There are many reasons to buy it Autonomous vacuum cleaner pond, which is called a robot. Compact and beautiful model appearance and method of adjusting like children’s radio-controlled cars – the same bright, functional and original. Not only that – they are more independent than toys, and absolutely do not require active human intervention.

There are two main ways to control underwater robots. First well when the bottom of the pond is smooth, does not have complex undulations and bends. After switching on, the apparatus operates strictly according to a preset program, carefully exploring all the bottom and sides. The program stored in the memory device, and next time he will once again carry out cleaning on the same route. The second method is optimal for bottom with depressions and elevations. The cleaner is directed with a remote control on the right areas, is also regulated by being in the right, complex place for cleaning.

Not only brushes, but also all electronic filling is under water. The range of the apparatus is limited by cable length. In the skimmer or other additional equipment, the robot does not need filtration system and storage capacity for debris on the outside of it. After each procedure clean the vacuum cleaner should be cleaned, especially the filter.

Robot vacuum cleaner

A large part of the robot cleaner designed for cleaning swimming pools, nevertheless, they are perfectly cope with the cleaning of the ponds, which possess a smooth bottom and walls

Easy to use, convenient and reliable, robot vacuum cleaners quickly won the love of gardeners. The price of guns high, so for all their benefits, the acquisition of underwater toys for children.

A brief overview of the most popular brands

Option #1 — Mountfield

On manual models specializiruetsya Czech company Mountfield. Kits for connection to the skimmer are sold flat Packed and include at least a telescopic tube holder (2,5-4,8 m) corrugated hose in different lengths and tip-brush. Hose length may vary, but the average is 9 m or 12 m. the Cost is 3500 rubles.

Parts kit Mountfield

Part of the Mountfield kit sold separately, so in case of failure of the telescopic rod, hose or nozzle can be easily replaced with a similar

Option #2 — Pondovac Classic

Holders of picturesque ponds are probably familiar with the German purification units ponds company Oase. The majority are universal machines used for harvesting and ponds, and areas.

Model Classic 1400W has a capacious reservoir for waste (27 l) and a large set of nozzles, among which are a comfortable fit especially for cleaning of cavities and crevices or harvesting of filamentous algae. The device is equipped with two hoses: for water suction (4 m) and drain (2m). The vacuum cleaner proved to be excellent when working at a depth of 2 m. the cost of the device – 11600 roubles.

Pondovac Classic

Pondovac Classic is a favorite of the practical Germans. In the summer it is a great helper when cleaning the pond in winter – the perfect vacuum cleaner for home, powerful and comfortable to use

Option #3 — Dolphin Galaxy

Israeli firm Maytronics produces fairly expensive, but high quality and reliable robotic vacuum cleaners. One relatively inexpensive machine Dolphin Galaxy, ideal for ponds with flat, smooth bottom. The combo brush is a special shape (40 cm wide) very clean and the bottom and corners. The device is equipped with fine filter, holding dust particles and dirt the size up to 70 microns. Cost – 41000 roubles.

Vacuum robot Dolphin Galaxy

Vacuum robot Dolphin Galaxy independently scans the area of the bottom for cleaning, also can clean a small pond in just two and a half hours

Choice water vacuum cleaner depends on the availability of free time and desire to spend more time in the fresh air and, of course, the material possibilities.

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