Choosing the right filter for your pond/water garden can be an intimidating and daunting task, so let us break up the task into easier to digest categories and desired functionality. There are advantages and disadvantages to every type of filter so we will list the features and benefits of each filter, hopefully making choosing the correct filter for your application easier.
The advantage of choosing the right filter before you get started should not be underestimated. Aquascape takes an ecosystem approach to water gardening. This approach uses a Skimmer and BioFalls®. The skimmer removes leaves and debris from the surface of the pond optimizing water quality, and a BioFalls® Filter performs two very important functions; it supports mechanical and biological filtration and is also a great start to any waterfall.
In some circumstances it is difficult to add a Skimmer and/or BioFalls® to an existing system, maybe the shape and/or building technique makes it prohibitive. In this situation we would normally recommend the use of an UltraKlean™ Pressure Filter or Pond Filter Urn. Both filters will retrofit quickly into existing systems and provide efficient biological and mechanical filtration.
Aquascape professional-grade BioFalls® Filters provide surface area for beneficial bacteria to colonize and remove excess nutrients from the water. It provides the most filtration and highest water flows in the market. Durable rotational-molded polyethylene ensures maximum strength and withstands whatever Mother Nature can dish out. All Aquascape BioFalls® Filters include a lifetime warranty! Click here to see BioFalls Filter
Aquascape's family of Skimmer Filters pre-filter the water and house the pump; while skimming debris from the water's surface, to prevent the accumulation of organic materials on the pond floor. Yes, of course you can have a pond without a Skimmer. However, skimmers are designed to eliminate water quality problems and reduce maintenance by removing debris before it sinks to the bottom of the pond, allowing a pond to be installed anywhere, even beneath trees. Because the skimmer removes debris before it gets to the pump, it acts as a pre-filter reducing pump maintenance, and makes accessing the pump quick and easy. Click here to see Pond Skimmer Filter
The Aquascape UltraKlean™ Biological Pressure Filter with a high output ultraviolet clarifier/sterilizer and an integrated electronic bulb-saver option, provides pond owners with optimum water conditions and crystal clear pond water. The unique sponge-free design minimizes maintenance and maximizes efficient mechanical and biological filtration. Simple-to-use cleaning feature allows for the unit to be backwashed in less than five minutes without opening the canister or getting hands dirty. Click here to see UltraKlean Pressurized
The Aquascape Pond Filter Urn is ideal for smaller ponds, including preformed ponds or container water gardens. The Aquascape Pond Filter Urn can easily be incorporated into existing ponds. Ideal for use with Aquascape Ultra™, AquaForce® or AquaJet™ Water Pumps. Click here to see the Pond Filter Urn
The IonGen™ System G2 Electronic Algae Controller allows you to spend your time relaxing next to your water feature instead of trying to maintain it! The IonGen™ effectively kills algae without the use of traditional liquid chemicals and is designed with a microprocessor that sends a signal to its ion producing probe helping to control algae throughout the entire water feature. Click to see IonGen System G2
In a pond, algae blooms, or "green water", can be a difficult issue to address safely and effectively. Not anymore! The Aquascape UltraKlear® UV Clarifier/Sterilizer uses a technologically-advanced T5 high output UVC bulb, making it more efficient than traditional UV clarifiers. The Aquascape UltraKlear® UV Clarifier/Sterilizer features a swirl sleeve that helps direct the water around the UV bulb, creating more contact time and increasing UV efficiency up to 50% over traditional UV clarifiers. click to see UltraKlear UV Clarifier/ Sterilizer
There are many pond filtration alternatives that can purify water to a greater extent than your run of the mill pond filtration. Aquascape filters are the best in the industry and can handle any fish load you can flip up. If you have any questions about these or want to purchase one and upgrade your pond then by all means concact us here at the Pond Clinic in real life or via email.