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Looking for a pond kit brand that delivers on quality and price? If so, you have come to the right place as today I do a Half Off Ponds Review. Half Off Ponds are a brand of pond kits. Some say they are a cheap pond brand. I say they are value driven.
As you may have read in my Best Pond Kit round up article, a pond kit is a efficient and cost-effective way of creating a great outdoor pond or koi pond. Half Ponds became the clear winner in the round up post, however, I didn’t have the space in the article to go really in depth about what makes these pond kits are so stellar.
My reviews are fairly structured. I’m going to be reviewing the following with the categories with these kits:
- Ease of Use
- Value For Money
- Product Support
In a hurry? I recommend purchasing the Half Off Ponds Savio Signature Series With UV Kits!
Half Off Ponds offers high quality pond kits and water feature sets at incredible prices. All their pond kits are a complete package, focused on getting you all the essential components necessary to have a high quality pond. These components would be:
- Pond Skimmer
- Pond Pump
- Waterfall Spillway
- Pond Liner
- Vinyl Tubing
- Patriot Pond Lighting
- Black Pond Foam
- Beneficial Bacteria
Each one of these components have been carefully selected by the Half Off team. They do not skip out on quality by using generic or imported brands. Many of the kits they sell come with name brand like Savio and they also use their own private label components. The private label components are comparable in quality.
Their pond kits come with EPDM liners that offer a lifetime warranty. They offer EPDM or PVC liners. The PVC liners are about .40 cents less per square feet. You only get a 5 year warranty with the lifeguard liners. You get a lifetime warranty by purchasing their EPDM liner kits. I would recommend you pay extra for the EPDM. No one wants to be repairing a pond liner. They should last a lifetime and they can be a pain to repair.
A good way to measure craftsmanship is to see what the brand offers in terms of warranty. Half Off Ponds offers a lifetime warranty on their pond liners, a 25 year warranty on their tubing, a 5 year warranty on their waterfall, 5 year warranty on their pond skimmer, and 2 years on their pond and lighting. Overall, that’s pretty solid and you have one source of contact for their warranty claims.
The EPDM liner is a 45mm pond liner. This liner is the same brand (Anjon), that is installed in 1000’s of water features worldwide. It resists UV deterioration and is virtually indestructible by the natural elements of mildew, rot, and freeze damage.
The major components of the kits, namely the skimmer box and waterfall feature are made in the USA. The EDPM liner, Anjon is a family owned Company based in Missouri. There is a lot of home grown feel in these kits, something that is rare to see in a value priced pond kit. The Half Off team did an amazing job putting these components together in a single package.
Ease Of Use (Installation)
This is the biggest knock on these kits and it’s not entirely their fault. Pond kits in general require labor to be installed and the install process can be an art form to pull off an amazing water feature. There are some YouTube videos online that will give you an overview on how to install these kits, but resources a bit limited and there are not many videos out there on installing these specific kits. There are a lot of inspiring videos and photos on their instagram account though.
My recommendation is to watch a few videos to see what you are getting yourself into and if you feel that you need professional help, look into it. You save a lot getting a kit from Half Off. Find a friend who know how to dig and make a level ditch or hire some professional help if needed. I also know I do get contractors from time to time visiting my site to scope out pond kits for their projects. These pond kits the best value for completing a job and maximizing your project profits. They are easy to install in the hands of a professional and the install is a repeatable and trainable process.
Pond Kit Value For Money
Value for the money is off the charts with these pond kits. They have a great combo of quality brands, high quality components, and solid customer support. Their selection of sizes and price ranges are amazing.
Models – For All Budgets and Projects!
Below is a list of all the Half Off Ponds models and sizes. I’m only listing the models with EPDM liners as I do not recommend PVC liners for a pond install. As you can see from the chart below, Half Off makes kits from 350 gallons all the way up to 80,000 gallons.
|Gallons||350 – 2,000||350 – 2,000||1,400 – 7,500||1,900 – 6,700||2,800 – 11,000||8,000 – 80,000|
Of all the pond kits sellers, Half Off has the best customer support. This is because they cater to DIYers versus other companies like Aquascape that prefer a network of contractors and professionals to support their product. Because Half Off Ponds knows that they work with consumers directly they are happy to work with you on support. They are also easily reached as their phone number is right on their manufacture website. The only complaint I’ve heard about this Company was regarding install, which I stated earlier is not entirely their fault
There is not a pond kit on the market that matches the mix of quality components and price that Half Off Ponds offers. You may find cheaper because they skip out on components or they use poor quality liners. I haven’t found anything similar at better prices. These are by far the best value priced water feature kits on the market today!
These are the best pond kit for the money you can buy today. Great components, great support, and great prices. You can see the ratings below from me and my editor’s choice badge that the Half Off Ponds brand of kits earns. Since I’m open to all reviews, you can leave your own reviews below. This provides the community with an unfiltered source of reviews. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below. Thanks for reading!
Mark is the founder of Aquarium Store Depot. He started in the aquarium hobby at the age of 11 and along the way worked at local fish stores. He has kept freshwater tanks, ponds, and reef tanks for over 25 years. His site was created to share his knowledge and unique teaching style on a larger scale. He has worked on making aquarium and pond keeping approachable. Mark has been featured in two books about aquarium keeping – both best sellers on Amazon. Each year, he continues to help his readers and clients with knowledge, professional builds, and troubleshooting.