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I have bought a Tornado Pondvac - a "clever British invention" (so says the blurb) which is supposed to leave my pond crystal clear in minutes. Actually, what happens in minutes is that it picks up next to nothing, but the pond overflows because of all the tap water pouring into it!! Please can anyone tell me if I am doing something wrong?

Many thanks

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Pond Skater wrote:
Hi

I have bought a Tornado Pondvac - a "clever British invention" (so
says the blurb) which is supposed to leave my pond crystal clear in
minutes. Actually, what happens in minutes is that it picks up next
to nothing, but the pond overflows because of all the tap water
pouring into it!! Please can anyone tell me if I am doing something
wrong?

Many thanks


Is this the device you fit a garden hose too?? Are there fish in your pond??
If so, you're pouring gallons of chlorinated water in.............not good!!
They are a complete waste of money. Sorry.
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Yes, BoyPete - that's the thing... you plug the hosepipe in and off you go. Ha ha. I emailed a query to the company supplying them, and their suggestion is that I partially empty the pond of its good seasoned water so that I can fill it up with tap water whilst vacuuming it!

I have a small wildlife pond with an evasive colony of sticklebacks... they seem to have survived most things so far so I'm sure they'll cope with a bit a chlorine.

Well, we live and learn. At least it wasn't a major expense... anyone interested in buying a second-hand one?!

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Pond Skater wrote:
Hi

I have bought a Tornado Pondvac - a "clever British invention" (so
says the blurb) which is supposed to leave my pond crystal clear in
minutes. Actually, what happens in minutes is that it picks up next
to nothing, but the pond overflows because of all the tap water
pouring into it!! Please can anyone tell me if I am doing something
wrong?

Many thanks


Is this the device you fit a garden hose too?? Are there fish in your pond??
If so, you're pouring gallons of chlorinated water in.............not good!!
They are a complete waste of money. Sorry.
--
yt
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Pond Skater wrote:
Hi

I have bought a Tornado Pondvac - a "clever British invention" (so
says the blurb) which is supposed to leave my pond crystal clear in
minutes. Actually, what happens in minutes is that it picks up next
to nothing, but the pond overflows because of all the tap water
pouring into it!! Please can anyone tell me if I am doing something
wrong?

Many thanks


Is this the device you fit a garden hose too?? Are there fish in your
pond?? If so, you're pouring gallons of chlorinated water
in.............not good!! They are a complete waste of money. Sorry.



So is the $50 Cyprio hand-pump pond vac. It's was a total rip-off. Bypass
that one as well.
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Pond Skater wrote:
Yes, BoyPete - that's the thing... you plug the hosepipe in and off
you go. Ha ha. I emailed a query to the company supplying them, and
their suggestion is that I partially empty the pond of its good
seasoned water so that I can fill it up with tap water whilst
vacuuming it!

I have a small wildlife pond with an evasive colony of sticklebacks...
they seem to have survived most things so far so I'm sure they'll cope
with a bit a chlorine.

Well, we live and learn. At least it wasn't a major expense...
anyone interested in buying a second-hand one?!


Have a look on ebay at pond vacuums. 80 should get you the real
thing............I've got one..........worth every penny.
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Yes, BoyPete - that's the thing... you plug the hosepipe in and off
you go. Ha ha.


Anywhere one of those will work a shop/wet vac will work better, takes out
less water and doesn't add any in. ~ jan

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Yes, BoyPete - that's the thing... you plug the hosepipe in and off
you go. Ha ha.


Anywhere one of those will work a shop/wet vac will work better, takes out
less water and doesn't add any in. ~ jan

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But the tanks only hold about 20 gallons of water. That's a lot of stopping
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I too have bought the PondVac and I am very pleased with it. To work well you must have quite strong water pressure. Then simply put the little bag on and scrape the bottom. After a couple of minutes the bag was about one third full of gunge. Ofcourse as this is going on the pool is filling with water. I also found that once you have done enough you can remove the white bag and it becomes a fountain thereby adding oxygen to the pond



QUOTE=Pond Skater;669836]Hi

I have bought a Tornado Pondvac - a "clever British invention" (so says the blurb) which is supposed to leave my pond crystal clear in minutes. Actually, what happens in minutes is that it picks up next to nothing, but the pond overflows because of all the tap water pouring into it!! Please can anyone tell me if I am doing something wrong?

Many thanks[/quote]
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You insert the hose in and off you go. Haha. I sent a query via e-mail to the company supply them, their proposal is part of my clear their good experience of the pond, so I can fill it with tap water, and cleaning it!
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