Attached are some photos of our application as a cover for our Koi pond. We just finished a period of 84 consecutive hours of below zero weather, and it still hasn’t gotten above freezing, but the recirculation pump has still managed to keep a fairly large opening in the ice in the center of the pond with only a minimal amount of ice chipping around the outlet of the pump.
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Easy set up
Shelter Systems' Fish and Koi Pond Covers can be set up by most people in less than 30 minutes without tools. Insert the interchangeable poles into factory-attached connectors spaced evenly over the cover. The poles bend slightly when inserted, tightening the cover into a wind- and waterproof shelter. The cover is freestanding, requiring no guy lines and can be moved into the desired position or location without disassembly. The Pond Cover can be taken down in 5 minutes: just remove the poles and roll up the covering.
Easy set up of the 10' Pond Dome Cover:
Shelter Systems' Fish and Koi Pond Cover Tops have a ring of poles at the
base so that you can lift and prop up the cover for easy access to your
pond so you can clean filters if needed. They are free standing and light
weight, so that you can unhook the dome from the ground and pick
it up and move it the side so you can access your fish
or Koi pond.
Shelter Systems' Fish and Koi Pond Covers are stronger than any other structure made of the same materials. Because of its curved shape with no corners, there are no weak points. Our patented structure is drum tight, waterproof and wind-resistant. Shelter Systems' Domes have the poles on the outside with the covering suspended under the frame via Shelter Systems' own Grip Clips™ tarp fasteners, such that the frame and the covering are not in direct contact. Because the covering is under constant and even tension, the tent will not flap or shred in high wind, poles cannot rub against the covering, which would eventually wear holes in it, and water and leaf debris cannot get caught in dips between poles. The shingled panels of our Domes overlap each other by 6", making the structure very strong and completely leak proof (we have a leak-proof guarantee for all of our domes). The shingling design allows the structure to breathe for excellent air circulation and so moisture is driven out by vapor pressure, preventing condensation. Shelter Systems' patented Grip Clips™ tarp fasteners are used to join the dome's cover to the pole frame and to fasten the shingled panels together. Grip Clips remove the need for sewn seams or grommets that puncture the cover, which would allow rain to enter.
Fish and Koi Pond Cover Top 12'
Shelter Systems' Fish and Koi Pond Covers have a covering made wholly of a superstrong, tear-proof, white multilaminate woven ripstop film which will not rot or mildew. It is UV stabilized to withstand up to 3 years full sun exposure and treated with fire retardant. The fabric is a super strong, high tensile strength, rip-stop, completely waterproof, mildew resistant, and cannot be torn by hand even after it is cut. The white color of the covering reflects the heat of the sun and provides 40% shade. This US made, proprietary material is the finest material we could find to make our tents from.
The Poles are of high quality US made PVC that is admirable for its strength, resiliency, long life, natural UV stability for a long sun life, and its strength to weight and cost ratio. The poles we use are Class 200 PVC tubing.
Shelter Systems' Patented Grip Clips that we use to join the domes cover to its poles are molded of a UV stabilized resin blended specifically for it high strength and durability.
Light filled, well ventilated, and pleasing look
Shelter Systems' Fish and Koi Pond Covers are light filled and well ventilated. The translucent covering creates a bright interior, transmitting 60% of the light. Because the panels of our domes are shingled, overhead ventilation is can easily be attained by inserting "ventilation tubes" between several panels (two vent tubes are included with each Dome). When the vent tube is removed, the panels snap shut and are watertight.
Shelter Systems' Fish and Koi Pond Covers are winter ready in case you get cold or wet weather
They do not require a fly or liner and are completely watertight and will not leak. They resist condensation build up because the shingled construction drives out moist air by vapor pressure. If you plan on using your Dome in snow or windy conditions, read our important Snow and Wind Warnings. The Dome shape has other comfort features. The interior can be divided into "rooms". The dome has more volume than a flat-sided tent meaning it feels, and is, more spacious.
Shelter Systems Fish and Koi Pond Covers are reliable and affordable shelters. Our waterproof design does not require a rain fly and the particular geometric shape utilizes material efficiently. The high performance covering is affordable and the design and tarp fasteners used mean our tents are labor efficient to build.
Shipping and storage
All Shelter Systems' Fish and Koi Pond Covers are shipped by UPS and pack up into compact packages that one person can handle, take as baggage on a plane, transport in a car or store in a small space.
Comparing Coverings (More information on sizes here):
We offer four types of FIsh and Koi Pond Covers: Cover Domes, Cover Tops, Cover Shells, and CrystalCave Covers. The Cover Tops are the top portion of Domes. The Cover Shell has a flatter curve. The CrystalCave Cover works well for rectangular ponds. More about CrystalCaves here.
Shelter Systems' Fish and Koi Pond Covers perform excellently in strong wind due
to their many, evenly spaced anchor points, the fact that the covering is drum
tight and that they are shaped to shed the wind. The 14', 18', and 20' Covers each 12 anchor points. The 30' has 20 anchor points.
When made out of our translucent greenhouse material, Shelter Systems' Fish and Koi Pond Covers can also be used as portable greenhouses when not needed to cover your pond (more on using Shelter Systems' domes as greenhouses here).