Energy Efficient Pond Products
Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff

Energy Efficient Pond Products
Maintaining a beautiful pond or water garden and being eco-friendly doesn't have to be complicated or difficult. Incorporating energy efficient pond products is one of the easiest ways to embrace "green," eco-friendly practices. There are many products available for your pond that are energy efficient or don’t require traditional energy usage at all! Become an energy-wise pond keeper with the following simple tips:

Monitor energy use and replace energy-wasting products
Know how much electricity your current pond products consume. To check current energy consumption, use the Kill A Watt PS. Simply plug your pumps, filters, lights and other pond products into the Kill A Watt PS and it will assess energy use while the built-in surge protection keeps them safe. It will show you how much energy these items consume. The Kill A Watt PS also calculates cost and forecasts electrical expenses by week, month, and year. Once you determine the "energy hogs," replace older, inefficient products with newer more energy efficient models. For lighting, use low voltage lighting such as LED Lights.

Harness free solar energy
We offer a variety of pond products that rely exclusively on solar energy. These products are smart choices because they are environmentally friendly and also eliminate costs involved with outdoor electrical work. With these budget-friendly products, you don't have to worry about wiring, or hiring a contractor to run electricity out to the far corner of your yard. Solar-powered water fountains, water pumps, air pumps, and a large selection of solar lighting options are available to enhance any water feature or landscape.

Employ eco-friendly products to new or existing ponds to help alleviate rising energy costs. More importantly, explore new ways to create and enjoy a beautiful pond or water garden with energy efficient products.