Pond Filter System:
Includes the use of a pump, biological and a mechanical filter. A proper Filtration System includes the use of both a biological and a mechanical skimmer filter. A biological filter provides surface area for beneficial bacteria to colonize and remove excess nutrients from the water. A mechanical filter will not only pre-filter the water and house the pump; it will also skim debris from the water’s surface to prevent the accumulation of organic materials on the pond floor.
Circulation System is really just a fancy way of saying “pumps and plumbing.” The proper size pump and pipe diameter are extremely important for the aesthetics of a water feature. More importantly, an efficient circulation system keeps the water moving and provides the necessary oxygen levels for healthy Pond fish & Pond Plants
The first part of mechanical filtration starts with the Skimmer Pre-Filter. Skimmer units work much like a pool skimmer. they collect surface debris , and pre-filter water pumped into the Biological Filter. The circulation pump sits inside the skimmer, thus removing from the bottom of the pond, drastically reducing the maintenance needed to unclog the pump in most pond designs.
The water that enters the skimmer is pumped up through the biological Biofalls filter unit, through the filter media and microscopic bacteria located in this media go to work scrubbing the pond clean of Green Water Algae. Lava Rock or BioBalls are located in this unit. By combining both mechanical and biological filtration, the Ecosystem does the maintenance for you, reducing your work and increasing your enjoyment. In the past, people have used the Lava Rocks in mesh bags on top of these mats. We have found, in our research that the lava rocks will eventually clog and recommend they be replaced every two years. These rocks are also heavy and cumbersome to remove and clean. Bioballs are easier to handle and will hold more good bacteria. To guarantee that you have seeded the bacteria into the filter media in the Biofalls, it is important to use the beneficial bacteria on the start up of your system in the spring and continue to use on a regular basis throughout the growing season.