Water lily (Nymphaea) ‘Laydekeri Purpurata’4th June 2023
Water lily (Nymphaea) ‘Laydekeri Lilacea’12th June 2023
£7.96 inc. VAT
Ideally ponds would be filled and topped up with rain water, but this is rarely possible and most people use tap water. Tap water historically has been chlorinated, i.e. had chlorine added to disinfect the water and keep it safe for humans to drink. Whilst chlorine is toxic to fish and amphibians it doesn’t persist in water and evaporates after a day or two, so tap water has always been ok if allowed to stand for a few days before adding it to a pond.
However, some water companies are now to adding ammonia to tap water, the combination of which with chlorine is known as chloramine. It is not clear which water companies are using chloramines, and whether those that do use it in all parts of their water system. Unlike chlorine chloramines cannot be removed by allowing them to evaporate as they are designed to persist in the water system, so tap water is potentially more dangerous to pond life than it has been in the past. Whereas previously we would’ve advised allowing water to stand for a few days before being added to a pond we would now recommend treating the water to provide the best possible protection to your pond life.
Ecopond Chlorine Guard is an eco-friendly solution for the treatment of the chlorine, chloramines and heavy metals in tap water which can be harmful to fish and wildlife. It contains natural compounds which bind the chlorine and it contains no synthetic chemicals. Chlorine Guard should be used each time the pond is topped up with tap water.
Country of origin: UK
250ml treats 25,000 litres (5,555 gallons)
Recommended dosage is 10ml per 1,000 litre (222 gallons) every time tap water is added to the pond. Calculate the volume of water in your pond as follows:
Cubic metres x 1,000 = litres;
Cubic feet x 6.25 = gallons