When building a pond and looking for koi pond supplies our pond construction supplies makes installing pond equipment a snap. We are not trying to compete with the local hardware store where many fitting and plumbing supplies are found. The construction materials we offer at KoiPondFever.com, such as bottom drains, flexible PVC pipe, bulk head fittings, knife gate valves, and swing check valves can be hard to find at many hardware stores, and that is why we offer them. These are all important materials for koi pond plumbing and pond waterfalls.
Watergarden construction and plumbing does not always follow a straight line. Using a flexible PVC pipe makes plumbing a skimmer to the pond waterfall easy. Unlike hard PCV pipe, Flexible PVC pipe will not crack under the freezing and thawing of the ground and can be glued to PVC fittings. Be sure and use a all-weather glue when making these connections. We do not carry PVC cements because of HazMat shipping requirements. Swing Check valves keep water from running back into the skimmer and fouling the water when the electricity is shut off. Knife gate valves provide precise flow control to water features like the waterfall, fountains, or a UV Sterilizer. Unlike a koi pond watergarden that has water lilies and a gravel bottom to eat up waste the koi pond piping should include a bottom drain. Simply install a bottom drain in the deepest part and plumb it to the skimmer before the filter media but below the water line as much as possible. Use a bulk head fitting at the skimmer for a leak proof seal. By convection waste will be drawn from the bottom through the skimmer and not allow sludge to build up.
Pond Fever is a Pond Supplies company. Our main offerings include: Koi Food and Aquatic Plant Products for your home water garden.
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