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Pond Vacuums And Muck Vacs

A question we get quite a bit is why on earth do you offer pond vacuums on an algae control website? It's a good question with a simple answer. 

Small ponds that have common algae problems are often dirty and have an accumulation and build up of debris in the bottom of them. Much of this is organic material that settles and compacts in the depths of the pond. As this material decays, it adds abundant nutrients to the water, or in other words, substances that are perfect food for algae growth!

Therefore one of the most proactive and useful things a pond owner can do is keep the pond clean and clear of some of this build up. And pond vacuums are the perfect tool for that.

When choosing a pond vacuum, you'll want to consider your budget, and the size and depth of your pond. Where possible we've included a functional operating depth on the units listed on this page as well as other technical specs that may be helpful to you. Currently we offer several of the most powerful, versatile, and effective pond vacs that can be found on the market today. Simply click on any of links below to learn more about a specific model, or scroll down this page to view all of our pond vacuum models.



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Matala Pond Vacuum II

The 2 H.P. motor in the Matala PV II is made with high quality German made components. In suction tests, the Matala Pond Vac II is four times more powerful than its competition with a suction lift 5 ft above water.

Also known as the "Muck Buster," the vacuum easily removes algae, sludge, dead plants, leaves and even small pebbles up to 3/8" in diameter.

The auto fill and drain cycles allow for water to fill the vacuum canister, then simply discharge water into garden beds. The on/off cycle is approximately 40 seconds vacumm and 20 seconds drain out. When it is empty, it turns itself on automaticaly and contunues to vacuum. Use the mesh bag to capture coarse debris before releasing the dirty water to the garden or yard drain. Do not return water to the pond. In this way you can use the vac to make monthly water changes. Safe for use in fish ponds and water gardens.

The Muck Buster Vacuum II is perfect for ponds up to 2000 gallons.

  • 16 ft power cable
  • 8 ft discharge hose with integrated blocking flap
  • 16 ft suction hose, hose and piece, 5 extension tubes
  • 3 adjustable floor nozzles for particle sizes 1/10", 1/5",3/8"

Matala Pond Vacuum II - $269.95 $241.95


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Use water pressure to remove silt and debris from your pond



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The new Odyssey Muck Vac uses water pressure from a standard garden hose to create a vacuum which removes silt and debris from the pond bottom.

The waste water is vacuumed up the handle and discharged out through the 10' flexible discharge hose (included). Waste water can be collected in a bucket or discharged onto the ground.

Now you have an easy way to remove dead algae, scum, and loose leaves from the pond bottom without the hassle and mess.

** Muck Vac requires 50 psi water pressure for maximum operation. This is standard household pressure.

 Do you have questions about the Muck Vac? Click here...

Muc Vac Vacuum System - $89.95

Additional 10 Foot Hose - $19.00

Muck Vac Questions and Answers

Q. How does it work?
A. It is a simple system which uses the water pressure from a
standard garden hose to create a suction and vacuum the muck.

Q. Where does the muck and waste go?
A. The muck and waste is vacuumed up the telescopic pole and discharged to waste right out the end of the discharge hose, which we provide. You can allow it to go into a bucket, or right onto the lawn, garden or a deck drain.

Q. Does it put any water into the pond?
A. No, no water goes into the pond. The water is used purely for
creating the suction. However, some water will be displaced from the pond, along with the muck and waste. It will definitely lower the water level.

Q. Will it pick up pebbles and small leaves?
A. Yes, the higher the water pressure the better the system will
operate as far as sucking up small pebbles and leaves.

Q. How can I tell if I have 50psi water pressure?
A. You really can’t tell without buying a special gauge, but 50psi
is usually standard.

Q. To what length does the telescopic pole extend?
A. Extends to 6 feet.

Q. How long and how wide is the discharge hose?
A. It comes with a 10 foot discharge hose that is 1-1/4 inches wide and there
is also a hose adaptor included so that you may add additional hose lengths.

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