EHEIM VAC40 - New EHEIM vacuum cleaner for ponds (07.11.2018)

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EHEIM VAC40 - New EHEIM vacuum cleaner for ponds



Deizisau, November 2018 – With the VAC40, EHEIM has introduced a new
vacuum cleaner for ponds, with time control, designed to gently clean the bottom
of the pond.

Autumn is the time to prepare the garden pond for winter. The main task is to
remove any sludge but it is important to proceed cautiously as too much
disturbance can destroy the biological balance in the pond.

This is why EHEIM has introduced the new EHEIM VAC40 - a vacuum cleaner
specifically designed for gentle pond cleaning. The performance is adjusted to
ensure that dirt is absorbed without stirring up the substrate too much.

With its powerful 1300 watt motor, the EHEIM VAC40 will suck up to a height of 2
metres. The suction pipe, with a universal nozzle, is precisely adapted and the
generously dimensioned canister has a capacity of 40 litres. A filter element
prevents blockages and wheels and a detachable handle simplify motability.

The combination of a 7.5 m mains cable, 4 m long suction hose and 2.5 m long
drain hose gives you a large working radius which means you do not have to
keep moving the VAC. A built-in time control makes using the VAC more
convenient and, depending on the setting, ensures fully automatic activation of
the suction process and the emptying of the canister. So all you have to do now
and then is to help.

Sludge extraction is important. Over the course of the year, uneaten food, fish
excrement, dead pond dwellers (bugs and things), and plant debris, as well as
debris from outside the pond, settle on the bottom of the pond where they rot and
form sludge. This decomposition process produces fermentation gases which
remove the oxygen from the water.

However, it is advisable to never remove all of the sludge, but to always leave
some to prepare for new regeneration in the pond.

The best time for major cleaning projects is in the autumn. They should not be
carried out in the spring because, after winter, life in the pond needs to



The EHEIM company group, with headquarters in Deizisau near Stuttgart, is a
medium-sized family company with subsidiaries in the aquatic, pond, aviation and
commercial shopfitting industries. Central to this is the aquatics group and, with
operations in Europe and Asia, it is one of the leading manufacturers in the pet
industry and the global leader in the aquarium filter sector. The aquatic ranges
include aquariums, aquarium technology and filter systems as well as fish food
and water care products. In addition, the company offers a new pond range and
shop fitting equipment for specialist pet shops. In the aviation division, EHEIM
operates the business charter company SFD (Stuttgarter Flugdienst). The
property construction subsidiary, Intek, is represented by two sites in Germany
where the company plans, manufactures and installs interior fittings systems and
building fixtures, specializing in system partition walls and system cabinets.

Press contact:
Nadine Gebhart
Plochinger Str. 54
73779 Deizisau, Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 7153 7002 – 211
Fax: +49 (0) 7153 7002 – 10

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