Home | About Us | Contact Us


Koi Forum - Koi-Bito Magazine straight from Japan
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: Shade Cover

  1. #1
    Jumbo Tom C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    715

    Shade Cover

    How many of you have some kind of shade cover over your pond? If you have one can we see what it looks like?

    Tom

  2. #2
    Tosai jesusb's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA
    Posts
    28

    Pond Shade

    This a Coolaroo Shade Sail, I have had it since May this year, and compare to last year it has keep the pond a lot cooler. They are really strong, specially with our strong winds, The sail is 13.5 feet , they make them bigger, easy to get a hold of one in places like ebay for about 70.00

    Hope this helps

    Jesus
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Shade Cover-sail1.jpg   Shade Cover-sail.jpg  

  3. #3
    Jumbo Tom C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    715
    Jesus, thanks for the info and pictures. They look real nice and I might just try one for the money. I had someone out a few weeks ago to give me a price on a real nice custom cover with roll down sides, but that was $2,500. Right now $100 or so sounds good. I'm trying to cut down a little on the temp of the pond in summer. I thought with the pond being almost 7' deep it wouldn't get to bad. The pond hit 91 degrees one day this summer. Just a little to warm for me.

    Thanks again for the info, and welcome to the best koi message board around Koi-Bito.com.

    Tom

    Keep it simple, keep it straight Koi-Bito.com

  4. #4
    Daihonmei
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,198
    yeah Shade sails look like the way to go in many situations...I saw one at HenryC's...maybe 2?

  5. #5
    Jumbo Tom C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    715
    I think Henry is a member of this board, maybe he can post a picture of his.

    Tom

  6. #6
    Honmei KoiCop's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    3,774

    Tom C . . .

    here's a couple pix of our shade sail:







    Don

  7. #7
    Jumbo Tom C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    715
    Don, thanks for the pictures of your shade sail. With it being green does it make the water look green at all?

    Thanks!

    Tom

  8. #8
    Honmei KoiCop's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    3,774
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom C
    Don, thanks for the pictures of your shade sail. With it being green does it make the water look green at all?
    Maybe a skosh -- but that's a tradeoff, eh? Don

  9. #9
    Sansai
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    164
    Tom, many of the Brits coat their entire pond with British racing green. With the light coat of good short algae a black coating is going green anyhow.


    I like the green sail, looks cool.

    Rick

  10. #10
    Jumbo Tom C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    715
    Thanks for all the info guy's. For time being it looks like it's going to be a few shade sails (in green) for the pond. After I get a few and install them I will post some pictures.

    Tom

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. New Pond is finiely getting its shade of green
    By cab4word67 in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-19-2014, 09:31 PM
  2. Pond Shade Structures
    By MikeM in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 04-03-2013, 08:57 AM
  3. Refuge in the Shade
    By MikeM in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-06-2009, 01:04 PM
  4. DIY Pond Shade Screens...
    By JosephandGabby in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-07-2006, 11:15 PM
  5. Koi and Shade?
    By Akai-San in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-07-2004, 12:52 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Articles - Sitemap - FAQs and Rules

KB Footer Graphic
Straight from Japan... For the serious hobbyist!
All content and images copyright of: Koi-bito.com