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Pond and Garden Electrics

Pond and garden electrics installation in Cardiff, Newport, Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan, Caerphilly and the surrounding South Wales area.

Building the structure of a pond is most probably everyones first concern when designing and building a pond or water feature.

However there are other important considerations to consider as your pond will most probably require a pump, UVC (ultra violet light clarifier), lights and other accessories to assist in keeping the pond looking it’s best.

All of these pond products will require electric power to make them work. Consequently planning for an electricity supply for your garden fish pond project is imperative.

Of course you should always remember electricity and water do not mix and therefore it is imperative that special attention is paid to ensure that your new water feature is completely safe.

The following is a summarised list of basic requirements:

  • Outdoor cable should be protected using armoured cable or appropriate conduits.

  • The source of power should be protected by an earth leakage or residual current device so that in the event of electrical connections being exposed to water then the whole electric circuit will trip to prevent accidents.

  • Pond or fountain pumps with short 2 core cables must not be used in outdoor environments.

  • All outdoor connecting points must be weatherproof and certified as such.

  • Outdoor cabling for pond pumps is made from specially manufactured rubber and certified to meet exacting safety standards. The cable normally has words to this effect printed on the cable itself.

  • In areas where the public at large and especially children gather often electrical equipment will be low voltage so that in the event of any accidents there is no risk of electrocution.

In the UK all electrical work must comply with Part P of the Building Regulations and failure to comply is judged to be a criminal offence.

As with all outdoor electrical devices and water features take care .

So whatever your pond and garden electric requirements contact Ponds 4U  – the leading pond specialist in South Wales can help.

We provide pond and garden electrical services in Cardiff, Newport, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Swansea and the surrounding areas of South Wales.

For a FREE quotation call 01443 841288 / 07832 134176 or contact us today.