Although ponds aren’t generally considered a risk as humans don’t drink from it or swim in it, they can still carry harmful bacteria which can affect any wildlife living in the pond or any animal that may drink from it. Therefore, it is important to clean your pond regularly. An easy and very effective solution for this is to use a UV lamp. In this post, we will show you why it is important to use a UV lamp to keep your pond clean and protected.
How does a UV lamp work in a pond?
A UV lamp works through the emission of ultraviolet rays. Whatever harmful bacteria are exposed to these rays will have their DNA disabled, rendering it harmless. Remember, a UV water filter will not physically filter out the bacteria or algae, so you will need to remove the harmless algae through other methods. But what it will do is make sure it can’t harm any animals that are exposed to the water.
Why should you keep your pond protected with a UV lamp?
Using a UV lamp is not only safe for humans, but it is a cost-effective way of removing harmful viruses and bacteria from bodies of water as well as surfaces. It can remove many harmful bacteria as well as:
- Floating algae
- Parasitic protozoa
- And many more…
It is simple to install, with minimal maintenance. All you need to do is change the bulb once a year and keep all elements clean. Using a UV water filter means there is no need for harmful chemicals which can damage the existing plants and wildlife in the pond. It also means you don’t need to have dangerous chemicals in the house which is especially useful when you have young children running around.
It is a great way to maintain clear water as well, so no green, or murky hue. Certain bacteria can harm or even kill fish, so this is one of the safest ways of keeping them safe and healthy.
How can UVO3 help?
We may not be specialists in fish and water wildlife but when it comes to UV water filters and sterilisation, we have a wealth of knowledge and are experts in this area.
We stock a variety of different UV filters along with all the accessories to ensure you have the right setup for your pond, tap water system or any other area.
Our UV sterilisation products range from small domestic filters for the home and garden to larger more commercial setups for offices, factories etc.
Have a look at our full range of products to find the best UV steriliser for you.
Alternatively, contact us today to find out more about how you can implement UV in your home or work environment.