*The newest solution for clear and healthy ponds receives highest honor at Global Pet Expo*
Blacksburg, Va., (April 22, 2010) — With its 50+ year science-rich heritage in water gardening, TetraPond® today announced the newest addition to their product line, the TetraPond In-Pond Skimmer has won the American Pet Products Association’s (APPA) award for Best Pond Product at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando.
Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s largest annual trade show, is presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). The Show features over 800 exhibitors from around the world. This year, TetraPond’s In-Pond Skimmer won first place in the Ponds Category.
“We are thrilled to have been recognized by the pet industry with this award. Our In-Pond Skimmer is an entirely new way to experience a clear and healthy pond. Our goal in creating this skimmer was to create a product that is simple to install and maintain while working to keep the pond beautiful,” commented Les Wilson, equipment director for UPG Aquatics, which owns the TetraPond brand. “Further, we wanted to ensure our skimmer worked hard, not the pond owners.”
**About the TetraPond In-Pond Skimmer**
The TetraPond In-Pond Skimmer acts as a prefilter for the filtration system and is easy to install by simply placing it directly in the pond (no cutting of liner necessary). Use with flexible liner and preformed ponds up to 1,000 gallons. The In-Pond Skimmer keeps the pond clean by skimming debris off the surface before it sinks and becomes sludge. The TetraPond In-Pond Skimmer is compatible with TetraPond 550, 1000, and 1900 WGP series pumps and the TetraPond Waterfall Filter.
• Four corner pockets (add gravel or sand) to keep skimmer from floating
• Floating weir door to maximize surface cleaning
• Removable basket collects large debris
• Filter pad filters particles
• 3ft. 1¼in. ID tubing included
• Pump intake adapter (1¼in male thread) included
• Hose adapter
TetraPond is an international leader of water gardening products, as demonstrated by consecutive Industry Recognition Awards for product innovation in pet specialty retailing. TetraPond offers a complete line of products for pond enthusiasts, including pumps, filters, clarifiers, water treatments, and the world’s most popular fish food. TetraPond’s U.S. headquarters is located in Blacksburg, Va. For more information, call your water garden experts at 1-800-526-0650. Or visit www.TetraPond.com to sign up for our award-winning Into the Pond e-newsletter, providing seasonal information for healthy ponds or to view the TetraPond video for a step-by-step guide to building and maintaining a pond.