We really can't emphasise it enough - how important it is to at least try to cover your pond during the winter months to keep that icy cold wind off the water surface and to retain what little heat you have in the pond .. I am sure that most of us will appreciate that laying out under a tent or similar is always going to be much warmer than laying out in the open .. and your pond is not much different and a cover will certainly reward you hands down ..
And of course if you are going to heat your pond then providing a covering for it becomes even more essential for you to be able to lock in that precious heat that you are paying for through your Electricity, Gas or Oil bills. Spending a little on a pond cover, such as this Solarweave or Solar blanket, will very soon pay for itself over and over again.
Left is a picture of Solar Weave which is a reinforced form of Solar Blanket this is the material used if you require a bespoke cover made to order, this is often necessary if your pond is an unusual shape. It can also be supplied straight of the roll – see below..
Standard Solar Blanket - pictured on the Right......
This is available direct from us and comes in 2 mtr wide rolls - by what ever length you require ..
We have often been asked 'How do I make a cover for my pond' .. Well now that has been made much easier with the introduction to our product range of this superb - strong - 400 micro Solar Blanket ...
We will cut to that length for you so you only pay for what you need - we do not say that you have to take a full roll ..
It is very simple to fit and can be easily cut with a pair of scissors. The idea of the standard solar blanket is that it can be attached to a frame which can then be suspended over the pond - Please note a gap of around 2"-4" should be left between the surface of the water and the cover, this is to allow for the important gas exchange...
Please note the 40mm wide plain edge to the sheeting, this will allow you to overlap each sheet in case you require the sheet wider than the 2mtr standard, but of course this will also enable you - using those brass eyelets which are available in kit forms from many D.I.Y. stores etc - to secure each sheet in place.
However we can supply you with a cover which has been welded to the sizes you require and with all edges reinforced if you can provide us with the exact size of your pond - and if a special shape then we would require you to provide a template, which can be cut out of a sheet of polythene etc -
Covers can be fixed in place in lawns,earth, wood, brick or stone with the use of eyelets, hooks and bungee straps. Please ring or email us with your pond dimensions for a price for that bespoke cover made to you specifications..
This photograph shows this Standard Solar Blanket that we had just placed over our very complex shaped 24,000 gallon pond, which incidentally was open to all the inclement weather that is thrown at us as we were almost on a cliff top!
In this particular photograph we just had to lay the Solar Blanket on the surface of the pond .. but of course this is not technically correct as the cover needs to be 2” to 4” off the water surface to allow for the necessary gas exchange on the waters surface....
400 micron Standard Solar Blanket supplied from the roll 2 mtrs wide x the length required per running mtr
Heavy Duty Solar Weave with Woven Top Surface also straight from the roll. 2 mtrs wide x the length you require per running mtr.
Please note that both of the above need to be bubble side down when placed over the pond. The best way to suspend the cover is by way of a wooden frame, be sure to also make support struts to ensure that the cover doesn't sag in the middle in the event of heavy rain or snow fall..
Please state the number of 'Running mtrs required' - you can select that when you enter our Shopping Cart program.