A simple way to achieve extra shading. You will find in a number of floating pond plants available in our stores. It must be noted that a few of them will only survive one season in this country as they are imported from warmer climates, but they should spread during the summer making a good investment. Alternatively there are some native floating plants such as the popular Water Soldier which will come back each year adding shade and cover to your pond.
Note: A number of floating plants are imported from warmer climates and therefore will be vulnerable to frosts and are unlikely to be over wintered successfully. Therefore some of these plants should be considered as annuals.