Kelkay supply essential pumps and lights for water features

Kelkay logoKelkay, manufacturer and distributor of aggregates, has launched new pumps and lights to further enhance the company’s best selling water feature brands easyfountain® and Henri®.

Four new pumps, with capabilities of 450, 750, 1100 and 1500 litres per hour, are now available to power small and large water features. They’re easy to install, have an adjustable flow rate and an anti-clog foam free inlet. A 10-metre cable makes them highly versatile and will give consumers complete confidence and peace of mind.

Kelkay’s new range of water feature lights includes three kits all low voltage, easy to install with 20,000 hours usage. Each kit includes either 2, 3 or 4 led light strings each with a 4 led ring per string. Also included in the kit is a weather proof transformer and 10mt cable.

The pump and light ranges are available to retailers on a stand deal including PoS.

4 Light String BoxAntony Harker, managing director of Kelkay, said: “Kelkay premium water features are highly regarded by retailers so we’re expanding the ranges with more essential accessories. The new lights will make any water feature the focal point of its surroundings, while the pumps will keep water clean and maintain its natural glisten.”

Kelkay ensures industry leading stock availability and delivery lead times, especially at peak periods. It offers a £500 carriage paid order service across the UK through its transport logistics department. This ensures customers receive their orders within three days – and in many instances, two.

Kelkay to launch essential pumps and lights for water features at Glee 2015

Kelkay logoKelkay, the market-leading manufacturer and distributor of aggregates, is launching new pumps and lights at Glee 2015. The new products will further enhance the company’s best selling water feature brands easyfountain® and Henri®.

Four new pumps, with capabilities of 450, 750, 1100 and 1500 litres per hour, are now available to power small and large water features. They’re easy to install, have an adjustable flow rate and an anti-clog foam free inlet. A 10-metre cable makes them highly versatile and will give consumers complete confidence and peace of mind.

Kelkay’s new range of water feature lights includes three kits all low voltage, easy to install with 20,000 hours usage. Each kit includes either 2, 3 or 4 led light strings each with a 4 led ring per string. Also included in the kit is a weather proof transformer and 10mt cable.  kelkay Pumps and lights POS stand

The pump and light ranges are available to retailers on a stand deal including PoS.
Antony Harker, managing director of Kelkay, said: “Kelkay premium water features are highly regarded by retailers so we’re expanding the ranges with more essential accessories. The new lights will make any water feature the focal point of its surroundings, while the pumps will keep water clean and maintain its natural glisten.”

Kelkay ensures industry leading stock availability and delivery lead times, especially at peak periods. It offers a £500 carriage paid order service across the UK through its transport logistics department. This ensures customers receive their orders within three days – and in many instances, two.

Kelkay’s brand portfolio includes Borderstone®, Build Mate, easyfountain® and Henri®, providing retailers with a single source of supply for a wide range of garden products. These include aggregates, stone, water and garden features, paving, edging and walling, building materials, horticulture, growing media and winter garden products.

By promoting aggregates, paving and fountains with eye-catching point of sale, merchandising units and display stands, garden retailers have seen sales grow in these categories.

Taking place at the NEC, Birmingham from 14 to16 September, Glee 2015 will host over 500 UK and international wholesale garden suppliers. Kelkay will be on stands 19 A10 – C11 and 20 G06 – J07.

For more information, visit www.kelkay.co.uk.

THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF A KOI CARP

squires logo 2013Amongst a huge range of plants, flowers and gardening accessories at Squire’s Garden Centres, lies an award-winning Pets & Aquatics department which houses a large selection of topical, aquatic, fresh and coldwater fish. One breed of fish stocked by Squire’s is Koi Carp – every single one of these fish have made the incredible journey all the way from Israel.

Squire’s Garden Centre Pets & Aquatics Co-ordinator, Dan Reep, travels to Israel in the month of February each year to visit the Megann Michael Farm and the Far Rupin Farm to hand select the Koi Carp to ensure Squire’s stock the best quality of Koi Carp at a competitive price.

“There is a huge aqua culture in Israel and the local fish farmers are extremely knowledgeable so it seems only right that we travel to Israel to source healthy and good quality produce” explains Dan Reep.

koi carpOnce the Koi Carp have been carefully selected and cooled for 24 hours at the farm, they begin their journey to the UK. The first leg of their trip begins with the lorry transfer to the local airport, Tel Aviv. The fish are not fed for 48 hours before their flight to prevent water fouling. They are then bagged with a 30:70 water to oxygen ratio and flown into Heathrow where they’re checked by DEFRA. The Squire’s Pets & Aquatics team arrive at Heathrow to pick up the stock and bring them back to their new homes at the specific centres. All fish are acclimatized and put through a quarantine process for 2-3 weeks, where they are checked for parasites via a method of scraping. The staff will treat any diseases accordingly so they’ll be fit, healthy and ready for sale!

“Pet welfare is at the top of our agenda and all of our animals and larger sized fish are regularly check by a local vet,” comments Dan Reep.

It’s not only the quality of the fish that Squire’s pride themselves on, but also the quality and expertise of the staff who are always on hand in store to answer any questions and to advise customers how to best care for the fish.

“Each of our centres also has all the equipment you could need to create the perfect environment for your fish, from ponds and aquariums to pumps, fish treatments and accessories.”

Prices of fish range from £1.50 for a Tropical Fish to up to £1,200 for a 24” – 26” inch Koi Carp. For more information, do come and visit the Squire’s Pets & Aquatics Department to have a browse and chat to one of the experts.

The Pets & Aquatics department can be visited at the Badshot Lea, Cobham, Twickenham, Stanmore and Washington Centres. Centre details can be found on the Squire’s Garden Centre Website www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk

New Aquaforce Filter Pumps Take Clear Water Crown

hozelock-cyprioAquaforce, a new generation of seven solids handling pond water filter and waterfall pumps, has been launched by aquatics specialist Hozelock Cyprio following a rigorous two-year testing programme. They set unprecedented performance and efficiency benchmarks in delivering significant improvements in flow rates and head heights while consuming less power than conventional systems.

At the same time, Hozelock is upgrading its range of Ecoclear Easy Clean Pond Filter Systems which will now team Aquaforce pumps with Bioforce biological filters. In a striking new ‘power case’ with an exclusive Wildlife Protection System and models to suit all pond sizes up to 30,000 litres, the new Aquaforce solids handling filter pumps come with a waterfall option to make them multi-tasking pond workhorses.

Thanks to a unique conical impeller design and a self cooling system which ensures continuously perfect operating conditions, the Aquaforce pumps set new performance benchmarks with flow rate at 1 metre head up to 11% greater than the Titan models which they replace. When optionally creating a waterfall, head height is up to 22% greater. These class leading pumps are the most efficient on the market and a remarkable 71% more efficient than the Titans.

Thrust washers protect the rotor from damage while ceramic bearings maximise pump life: hence the Aquaforce comes with a three-year guarantee.

Pond water is drawn in through the cage grille which filters out coarse solids up to 6mm or 10mm in size. Smaller particles down to 2mm in size can be eliminated by fitting the supplied clip-in fine mesh filter tray which affords the best possible protection for pond wildlife such as small fish, newts and frogs, preventing them from accessing the pump.

The large 229 sq cm surface area of the pump cage enhances the water flow while minimising the risk of clogging. It opens like a power tool case using quick-release finger clips to give instant access to all components for easy cleaning and maintenance. Arrows on the pump chamber enable the user to see at a glance how to reassemble the pump.

Versatile and controllable, the Aquaforce can be used flat or on its side and the case has an integral carrying handle which makes it easy to lift into or out of the pond. An amphibious capability gives the option to operate the pump on dry land while the cage remains submerged.

A second inlet allows the use of a skimmer or satellite filter. If a skimmer is used to pump surface débris to the filter, the flow control will adjust the balance of water taken from the main cage and the skimmer. Alternatively, a second filter can be attached and sited in a ‘dead’ area of the pond if there is one, or in an adjacent smaller pond. Four of the models (Aquaforce 6000, 8000, 12000 and 15000) also have a variable flow adjuster.

Priced from £69.99 (inc VAT) for the 1000LPH Aquaforce 1000 to £199.99 for the top-of-the-range 15000LPH Aquaforce 15000, these ultra-efficient new Hozelock Cyprio filter pumps are available now from most good aquatic centres.

MODEL    FLOW RATE @ 1m  WATERFALL  PRICE
Aquaforce 1000  700LPH at 1m  1.5m   £69.99
Aquaforce 2500  1850LPH at 1m  2.1m   £84.99
Aquaforce 4000  3000LPH at 1m  2.5m   £99.99
Aquaforce 6000   5550LPH at 1m  3.5m   £139.99
Aquaforce 8000   7400LPH at 1m  4.0m   £159.99
Aquaforce 12000  10800LPH at 1m 5.0m   £179.99
Aquaforce 15000  13000LPH at 1m 5.7m   £199.99

Automatic Fish Feeder
Hozelock have also launched the Automatic Fish Feeder, a clever device which can be programmed to dispense measured amounts of food at the required intervals throughout the day.

Indispensable for holiday feeding, the Automatic Fish Feeder can be mounted on a pond wall or suspended above the pond using the supplied free-standing steel frame with ground spike.
Simple to operate via a single control which incorporates a battery-operated clock and a frequency dial which gives a choice of up to six feeds per day. The food chamber holds up to 800ml of any kind of fish food.

The Hozelock Cyprio Automatic Fish Feeder costs £69.99 and is available from most good aquatic centres.

For further information, call the Hozelock Helpline on 0121 313 1122 or visit the company’s web site at www.hozelock.com.