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.
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.
Matala Pond Vacuum II - $269.95 $241.95