Simons Pond Advice Book

Pond book: practical information and tips for a virtually maintenance-free water feature

Meanwhile, I can call myself a pond specialist in water and aquarium plants for over 35 years. As a small boy of 9 I, Simon van der Velde, became acquainted with the wonderful world of water and that passion has never disappeared. Through my years of experience I have been able to inspire many people with good (pond) advice. I like to share my knowledge and passion so that as many people as possible can continue to enjoy a clear pond throughout the year. With my pond book: Simons Vijveradvies you will discover the fastest way to a healthy and maintenance-free pond!


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Simon's pond book - published 2022

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 that reason I have summarized all the questions that have been asked over the years regarding ponds and water features in Simons Vijveradvies.

Contents of Simons Pond Advice Book

The book contains the basics for constructing and maintaining a pond or water feature. Both large and small. The 100+ page book covers topics including:

  • What pond are you looking for and what should you look for?
  • Explanation of the difference in zones in the pond
  • Maintaining the plants
  • Pond substrate and bacteria
  • Getting and keeping the pond clear
  • Solving pond problems
  • Special plant species
  • Additional Information

    Weight 0,6 g
    Dimensions 25 × 18 cm


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    CSR: Corporate Social Responsibility

    Van der Velde Waterplanten strives to achieve the 17 global goals. We believe that together we can make a difference. Cooperation is essential for progress. We are committed to helping people distanced from the labour market. We spare the environment by not using chemical pesticides, if necessary we use biological control. Plastic is avoided and recycled as much as possible. By following the developments in the field of packaging we have an increasing percentage of biodegradable packaging available.

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    Acting honestly and openly, ensuring transparency, reliability and clarity. Ensuring a healthier and better world. This is what Van der Velde Waterplanten stands for. We would like to underline this with the MPS-Florimarkt TraceCert and Global G.A.P. GGN Floriculture certification we have obtained.

    Organic cultivation

    All of our plants are organically fertilized at the nursery and grown without pesticides. After this the plants are put into rest (hibernation). This means that the plants only start their growth process when they are placed in the pond.

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