What does a surface skimmer do and why do I need one?
Elsewhere on this site you can see pond clear outs and renovations that we have done where the bottom of the pond is filled with sludge and it’s not a coincidence that this is always worse around trees.
If you think of this sludge like a compost heap then you will quickly connect this to many of the issues people complain about with ponds.
The pond in these images was built before Aquascape was available in the UK so we couldn’t use one; this is one days worth from one cherry tree. Notice how the leaves are already sinking. We will be fitting one to the pond later this year