Pond vacs

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by STL Ponds and Waterfalls, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. wurkn with amish

    wurkn with amish LawnSite Senior Member
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    oh keith you comedian!
     
  2. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It's the ultra cleaning vac, rocks, fish, plants, muck, oh and algae.

    Seriously I guess I'll have to rig up something like this. http://members.shaw.ca/floydn/

    I tried my big 16 gallon vac with the 3" hose and it's drowning in a foot of water.
     
  3. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I get the impression that you are doing pond clean-outs solo. You need to hire a helper. With 2 people, the clean out process goes a lot smoother, plus the customer is happier because you are in and out considerably quicker.
     
  4. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a helper when I do a full blown cleanout. I'm just playing with the pond vac setup for touchups etc.
     
  5. eastcoastjessee

    eastcoastjessee LawnSite Member
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    I'm not sure I understand how these DIY pond vacs work. I'm referencing something like this http://www.members.shaw.ca/floydn/ The water comes into the bottom of the barrel and fills it up then you pump the water out of the barrel?? How is this filtering the water to put it back into the pond? Or is the water not be replaced? I'm getting ready to clean a large pond and wanted to explore my options rather than totally draining and refilling. Thanks.
     
  6. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If anyone knows a cost-effective way to COMPLETELY clean an R & G pond WITHOUT draining it, I would like to hear about it.
     
  7. eastcoastjessee

    eastcoastjessee LawnSite Member
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    Well that explains it perfectly, thank you.
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  8. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
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    They're basically just a muck/debris vacuum to help in weekly/monthly maintenance etc.
     
  9. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    i am building one similar, wired 110vac. all parts except fittings and hand truck have been salvaged from retrofits/upgrades

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    Last edited: Apr 12, 2012
  10. allinearth

    allinearth LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is this for real?
     

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