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Wim Hof, and The Benefits of Cold Water Swimming
As some of you may know, cold water swimming has its many benefits. In reality, all swimming has its benefits on our physical and mental health, however, outdoor swimming in the colder water has a whole lot more. Popularity of outdoor swimming has risen in the most recent years. One of these reasons is to […]Read more ›
Can you heat a Swimpond?
A question we often get asked is “Can you heat a swimpond?” The simple answer is yes, however, there are many factors to consider before being able to heat it. Traditional swimming pools are often heated, especially in the UK where the air temperature is much lower than other countries around the world. When people […]Read more ›
How can you protect your fish from predators?
Here are 5 tips and tricks to ensure your fish are kept safe within your pond. 1 Aerators. Aerators are an excellent way to protect your fish from predators such as herons. The aerator produces bubbles, which means the heron cannot see the fish. They are also excellent in making sure your water is clear […]Read more ›
What NOT to put in your fishpond
Just a bit of friendly advice from Michael, to those of you with a fishpond. No matter how dirty, or green your pond gets, don’t try and clean it yourself, unless you’re going to be using professional pond cleaners! Disinfectants or chlorine will NOT work, and will harm your fish. Here’s why I know it’s […]Read more ›
The importance of planning
Here at Ponds by Michael Wheat, we plan, plan, plan, when it comes down to our projects. Without planning, how are you expected to know what your project will turn out like? Although it may shock some people, there is a cost for our planning and design service. But this is because we put lots […]Read more ›
Cold-water swimming – is it good for you?
With cold water swimming, I’m sure it wouldn’t be at the top of your list when it comes to doing some type of exercise. The cold water isn’t always too appealing, however, swimming in Swimponds are a fantastic way to increase endorphins, burn more calories and socialise with friends (when we are allowed to, of […]Read more ›
What is a pond eco system?
A pond ecosystem is the system whereby different organisms are dependent upon each other for survival. Each pond has different qualities that affect the ecosystem. Algae is one of the most common problems that affect your pond’s ecosystem, hence algae needing to be treated regularly. What can help maintain a balanced eco system? Plants With […]Read more ›
What happens when your pond freezes over?
It is getting to that time of the year, where its beginning to get much colder. The crispy leaves beneath your feet, snowfall and ice, and that breath of fresh air when you first take a step outside. It’s a bit like marmite… You either love it or you hate it. We may enjoy autumn […]Read more ›