Here we try to answer some of the most common and also the more technical questions involved in water feature selection, design, construction and maintenance. If you have any questions or require any information please don't hesitate to contact us. Don't forget to check out our Frequently Asked Questions FAQ for more information.

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Download installation instructions and tips pondless water features here .

Download Pre formed pond detailed instructions here 

Are you dreaming of a water feature but only have a balcony or a small terrace?

Here we show you how you can create a small water paradise even where space is at a premium.

Purchase half a wine barrel or similar container from your stockist, and the OASE Filtral 3000 UVC water feature filter kit (which has an integrated filter and 9 watt UVC) and also purchase a nozzle kit to go with it.

The nozzle kit includes three conveniently changeable nozzle attachments that generate highly attractive water effects (Vulkan, Lava, and Magma). The filter unit ensures that the water is always clear.

Summary: Minimum work effort for a convincing result, which by the way is virtually maintenance-free!

The following materials are required:

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This is how easy it is
Step 1. Set up the wine barrel at a suitable point and bear in mind that after it is filled with water it can only be moved with extreme difficulty. Place the »Filtral« on the floor of the wine barrel.
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Step 2. Fill with some washed pebbles on the sides. Use smaller plant baskets for planting as they prevent strong rooting plants from spreading.
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Step 3. It is best to place large plants in the plant basket on the long side of the Filtral in the rear area.
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Step 4. Fill the wine barrel with water and your done
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Installation guidelines for water features with reservoirs

1. Dig a hole where the feature is to go, insert the reservoir and fill with water. Tip Ensure reservoir is level.

2. Attach one end of the hose pipe to the pump and lower into the water.

3. Feed the hose pipe from the pump through the hole in lid of the reservoir .

4. Feed the loose end of the hose pipe to the inlet at the bottom of the water feature. Lower the feature onto the lid of the reservoir.

5. Turn the feature on briefly so you can adjust the flow rate from valve on pump through the water feature, until you’re happy with the level of water flow. Tip ensure water flow lands on reservoir lid to minimise splash and avoiding water loss.

6. Once you’re happy with the position of the water feature, the reservoir lid can be covered with decorative pebbles or stone chippings to hide the lid.

7. Tip , Electrical wiring should be carried out by electrician and wired via RCD device.


Pond with pre-formed pond Detailed instructions for creating a pond with a pre-formed pond

Step 1: Requirements

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Installing a pre-formed pond, including the equipment for the pond, should take you 1–2 days. The level of filtration required depends on whether or not the pond is set to contain fish. You can find out exactly which products and tools you will need in the detailed instructions.
 

Step 2: Preparation

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You've chosen the size and shape of the pre-formed pond. Before you can begin work on your project, you first need to determine the exact location and orientation of the pre-formed pond. It is best to sketch the area and draw the pre-formed pond and, if necessary, the filter there.

Step 3: Construction

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Now the real work begins. Begin by preparing the selected site before laying out the pre-formed pond. Finally, put the pond equipment in place and begin filling the pond with water. The design of the planting zones will round off your pond project perfectly.
 

Step 4: Maintenance

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For long-lasting enjoyment of your own domestic biotope, we recommend following a few tips for maintaining the pond. These include small weather-related and seasonal touches which ensure that the water in the pond will remain clear for a long time.