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  • does anyone use a shop vac for vacumning their pond?

    Would like to try using a wet/dry shop vac for pond vacumning instead of buying a 350-500 dollar pond vac. Has anyone done this? If so, have their been any problems doing it? Would be using it for the muck, old algae.

    Thanks

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    Re: does anyone use a shop vac for vacumning their pond?

    Am I the only person in the world that believes in using the right tool for the job? If there are vacuums out there (And this is the first time I have heard of such a device) built for sole purpose of cleaning out bodies of water, then use a "pond vac" for cleaning a pond.

    If the purchase price is an issue, especially for a specialised piece of equipment that will not be used that often, then the next question needs to be immediate, "Is it possible to rent one?"

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      Re: does anyone use a shop vac for vacumning their pond?

      Yes,If it's a SMALL pond! Use a GFCI ELEC OUTLET. remove filter. Use some olf window screen for a scum filter. A better way for about $150.00 www.littlegiant.com
      I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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        Re: does anyone use a shop vac for vacumning their pond?

        Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
        Yes,If it's a SMALL pond! Use a GFCI ELEC OUTLET. remove filter. Use some olf window screen for a scum filter. A better way for about $150.00 www.littlegiant.com
        I need to ocassionally pull grit and stuff off the bottom of my hot tub. I bought a spa vac gizmo. a thing with a vacuum piston (not electric). It worked, but cost money and lasted one year (3 or 4 uses) before it fell apart.

        So now I use my shop vac. But it will suck so much water that it will fill up in about two minutes. So I duct tape 95% of the crevice nozzle, leaving a small hole. Seems to work fine.

        Do remember to take out the pleated filter and clean out the dry shop residue first!

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