Help with all 6 pond phases

When interested in a pond, you go through stages such as finding a suitable pond and constructing or maintaining it. We offer help and sustainable solutions for every stage of your pond project

construct swimming pond1. Pond types

Read all about different types of ponds such as mini ponds, organic plant ponds, swimming ponds, koi ponds, natural ponds and mirror ponds, and get guidelines for designing a pond. We offer tips, inspiration and examples to help you create your dream pond.

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Tips design your own pond2. Building a pond

Learn how to build a variety of ponds with our handy step-by-step plan and get tips on pond accessories such as pond substrate and making organic plant filters. Also save money with our advice on how to build a pond without using a pump.

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rubber liner is the best pond liner3. Pond supplies

Discover the essential and unnecessary supplies for maintaining a natural pond, along with tips for natural pond maintenance. Substrate, bacteria and pond liner are recommended, while a pond container, pond pump, pond filter, air pump and skimmer are considered unnecessary.

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Help, my pond plants are not growing4. Setting up the pond

When setting up a pond, a planting plan is important. Essential plants are the four must-have species, aquatic and oxygen plants, water lilies and marsh plants. Planting requires attention to depth and position.

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Pond maintenance spring March 2021 Van der Velde Waterplanten5. Maintain pond

The most important maintenance of a pond, including tips on pond bacteria, regular maintenance, pond cleaning and maintaining water values such as water hardness, GH value, KH value and pH value.

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remove carrier algae pond6. Pond problems

Here are some solutions to the most common problems pond owners may face, such as controlling algae (floating and filamentous algae), promoting pond plant growth and chasing away herons.

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Pond advice from Simon

With tips on pond construction and maintenance.

Simon van der Velde has gained so much experience and knowledge over the years that he can boil down pond construction and maintenance tips to a few essentials. All in all, Simon has been involved in more than a thousand ponds, always with the intention of developing, constructing and maintaining a balanced pond.

From a mini pond, to garden pond and large water features for government agencies. Nothing is too crazy for Simon. His expertise comes in handy and saves you from common mistakes, which can save a lot of money. Thanks to his connections all over the world, Simon has been involved in many projects internationally and can also help you with your project abroad.

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Who is Simon

Simon van der Velde has been a grower of aquatic plants from an early age. His passion for nature and his commercial spirit have made Van der Velde Waterplanten into a very successful nursery.

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I believe that a water feature, in the form of a pond or aquarium, can contribute to moments of rest and relaxation. Therefore I would like to share my knowledge and make sure that people can build their own pond and enjoy it. This without having to perform a lot of maintenance. For this reason I have summarized all the questions that have been asked over the years regarding ponds and water features in Simons Vijveradvies Boek.

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