Aug 29, 2002, 9:30 AM
Post #69 of 74
Re: [SMW1] Power for Turbo Cleaner
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You are right, most of us (including myself) never give proper thought to water reflections on our pond until we find out too late.
It is a good idea to put a large basin of water on the ground where we intend to locate our pond and walk around and see from various angles to decide the best location. However, in my case due to the lack of land and space, I know the location of my pond right from the start because that is the only spot I have avalaible anyway!
Why is it that from certain angles we are unable to see the water clearly as though there is 'blind spot' in the water? I have found that from different varying angles, light refracts differently hence the seemingly blind spot. I know for example that my pond viewed from the feeding area has a blind spot and sometime I am unable to see the fishes but from where the filter is located, I get absolutely wonderful clear view.
There are different factors involved here: One of it is definitely due to the surrounding area such as trees, foliage, plants, building structure etc. I find that the more shade or structures around the pond, the more blind spots there are as compared to a completely uninhibited pond. The depth of the pond also plays a role in creating blind spots. The deeper the pond, the higher possibility of light not being able to penetrate to that level hence unable to reflect the light back to the viewer's eyes.
However, I find that this problem disappears at night when artificial light is introduced and I can see the pond clearly from all angles.
Just my observation.