I saw one of these in my local MHA - it looks much smaller in real life!
Critch wrote: soooo This is the Pond verson of a Biorb.
It so is - it looks good, but is far too small! Still think it would be nice as a tropical tank for smallish fish in a conservatory, but you wouldn't get much viewing through the small port holes on the sides and I think you'd need a refrigeration unit for the summer - my conservatory gets like a green house in the summer. Would hate to come home to simmering fishies
Hi I'm new here and this is my first post. I came accross the site through google when looking for reviews on the affnity pool and it showed this topic.
I've been looking for an above ground pool/water feature for my back yard for a while now and I seen one of these pools (octagon) at my local garden center yesterday and was really impressed with the look, size and shape of it and thought that will be perfect as it's a pool and water feature all in one. I haven't bought it as I'm trying to get some more info and customer feedback on it but seen as it's so new there isn't a great deal of info on it other than what websites selling it say but now after reading peoples comments on it I'm not so sure ? Could someone point me in the right direction of something for the beginner ?
I was mainly looking for a large water feature but this caught my eye and I liked it but as you and others have said it's maybe not best or the most practical thing to keep fish in. I have done some reading on it and it's been in development for 4 years so surely it's been through all weather conditions ?
I'm waiting for an email back from the manufacturers with a few questions about it so I'll see what they say :)
Could someone point me in the right direction of something for the beginner ?
Hello R1chard, nice picture.
Most folk who want a pool (Not a water feature) make one them selves to their own design. The only other pool (That springs to mind) is also hexagonal but has no "windows" and it too is also very small.
There are available a lot of free standing water features, ranging in cost from a few pounds to thousands, but only two pools (That I know of) I suspect this is because like a fish tank, there is more to keeping a fish pond than meets the eye.
If it?s a fishpond you are looking for, as I mentioned, the best way is to build it yourself.