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Offline Oblivion

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pond vac ?
« on: February 04, 2013, 08:32:59 PM »
ive been thinking about a better pond vac, wondered about using an inline pump on a standard large aquarium gravel vac, kinda hot it up a bit so to speak so it gets the stuff off the bottom of the pond.

then i got the idea of something like this, i wonder if its any good.
i need something thats got good power to get dirt stuff off the bottom, but wide enough so i dont have to spend all day doing it.

http://www.bigw.com.au/sports-leisure/pools-and-accessories/pool-accessories/bpnBIGW_0000000006459/supa-vac-pool-water-care-maintenance-kit#


the one i have now works off a garden hose too, but its maybe 10cm wide at best and really slow. by the time your done you walk like yoda, all hunched over with a screwed up back.

clean pond, you must. sore back, you shall.

is there any better options without spending hundreds on an expensive unit?
« Last Edit: February 04, 2013, 08:38:43 PM by Oblivion »

Offline pauls

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Re: pond vac ?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 11:36:32 AM »
I used to sell these, but get killed on price so had to give them up. They are the best of the hose driven pond suckers, but still not super rapid. Using a higher powered submersible pump instead of the hose can improve suction considerably. Sadly all the other good barrel type pond vacs are pretty expensive.