Lots of homeowners are attracted to the aesthetic appeal of a backyard pond and love the benefits of a pond like water conservation and the abundant wildlife it can attract. Still, ponds can require a lot of maintenance and if improperly cared for they can quickly turn to unattractive, pungent dirty pond water.
Murky pond water is one of the biggest problems for homeowners, and many people are understandably reluctant to treat this backyard pond nuisance with any chemicals. One essential tool we recommend to help avoid this problem is a pond skimmer. Pond skimmers are designed to supplement a good pond filter by removing leaves and debris from the surface of the water. A good pond skimmer will help your water stay clean by filtering out debris floating in your pond and collecting the debris in a basket that makes it easy to dispose of.
When comparing different pond skimmers it is important to consider how it will interact with wildlife and create a safe environment for fish. Pond skimmers also differentiate themselves on the durability of construction, and since it will be submerged outside in the elements it is important homeowners choose a model that can stand the test of time. Shoppers want to be mindful of the size of their pond when finding the best pond skimmer and also the flow rate of any attached supplemental pumps.
[Continue reading] about The Best Pond Skimmer