Bubbler & Pond Supplies
Bubblers, pond pumps, and other supplies are the foundations of a high-quality pond. Portland Rock provides a variety of supplies you need in order to build a pond you will love.
Benefits of Pond Bubblers
Prevent Algae Growth
Stagnant water allows algae to thrive consuming nutrients and forming a foamy, green layer on top of your pond. A bubbler moves the water enough to prevent algae growth.
Extra Pest Control
Algae isn’t the only pest that thrives in stagnant water. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in bodies of water, where they can hatch in as little as 48 hours. Aerating the water with a bubbler makes your pond an undesirable environment for mosquito eggs. Installing a bubbler now could result in fewer mosquito bites next summer.
Improve the Health of Fish Living in Your Pond
Fish living in your pond need plenty of oxygen in order to thrive. Aerating the water ensures the fish can breathe. It can also boost the health of other living creatures underneath the surface.
Why Use a Pond Liner?
Pond liners are made from durable materials like rubber or PVC. They contain the water by covering the bottom and sides of a pond. Here are a few reasons why we recommend using a pond liner.
Contain Pond Water
A pond liner keeps water exactly where you want it–inside your pond. Without a durable barrier in place, water will seep into the soil, and you will quickly discover an empty pond. Using a pond liner prevents water loss and helps maintain the original look of the pond.
When water seeps into the soil, you end up with more problems than just water loss. Too much water in the soil causes erosion. As the water spreads, the ground becomes unstable, creating a safety hazard on your property.
Care for Fish
Fish and other aquatic life living in your pond need ideal conditions in order to thrive. A pond liner prevents contamination, which could cause the fish to fall ill or even die.
Choosing a Pond Pump
A pond pump helps keep the water clear by filtering out all sorts of pollutants. There are a few things to consider when choosing the right pump for your pond.
Nearby Electrical Access
Using electricity around water is always a safety risk. To avoid injury, you should never connect a pond pump to electricity using an extension cord. Always use a nearby power outlet for your pond pump.
Consider the flow rate of a pump in relation to the size of your pond. You want a pump that can treat your pond in about 2 hours. If you have fish or other aquatic life in your pond, you will need a pump that provides even better filtration.
The cost to operate a pond pump depends on a few factors. Inexpensive pumps have a tempting price tag, but often consume more power, costing you more in the long run. Some pumps only operate during the day, which can save you money. Consider how long you want to run a pump each day before you make your final decision.
Pond Supplies From Portland Rock
Installing a pond creates a serene place to relax and enjoy nature. Portland Rock provides supplies to help you build a pond that is durable and won’t cause your soil to erode. Place an order for bubblers and pond supplies by calling (503) 656-7625.