kits are kits that are used with rigid or flexible plastic pond
liners. These plastic pond kits usually have the same parts as other
pond kits: skimmers, pumps, filters, pond liners, biological media,
and plumbing. Each part of the plastic pond kit is essential to maintain
the health of the pond. If you aren’t going to have fish, then
you probably don’t need the pumps or filters. Mother Nature
will do her work with the biological filters. But if you do have fish,
then all these parts are necessary.
In the plastic pond kit, the pump, filter, and biological media all
work together to keep the water clean and free of toxins. Your fish
will release ammonia, and too much ammonia will kill them. The filtration
system works to keep your water at a healthy level. The skimmer takes
leaves and debris off the top of the water and aids in removing the
unwanted waste from the pond.
Though not included in the plastic pond kit, you will also want aquatic
plants, fish and possibly decorative lighting to make the most of
your pond. The pump can add a nice touch if you attach one of the
hoses to a waterfall or fountain head. This adds a real focus of beauty
to your pond, as well. Remember, the plastic pond kit covers the basics,
you add the extra touches that will fit your personality.