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Mechanical Filters or Skimmers

  • Eliminates routine maintenance for you by removing debris before it sinks to the bottom of the pond.
  • Allows pond construction in any location, even directly beneath trees.
  • Hides the pump and plumbing from view alongside your pond instead of in the pond.
  • Won't drain the pond down if a leak develops in the plumbing or waterfalls. The water can only be pumped to the bottom of the skimmer opening.
  • The pump is easily removed by loosening one screw on the discharge piping above the water line.
  • High-density polyethylene construction assures strength with extreme durability.
  • Acts as a pre-filter to other filters removing solids before they can reach and clog the second filter. Excellent prefilter for a biological filter where maximum dissolved oxygen levels are required.**
  • Keeps the pump free from clogging by trapping waste in a catch area before it reaches the pump.
  • Adaptable for pump sizes ranging from 300 gph to 20,000 gph.**
  • Requires only two to three minutes every other week to clean while standing outside the pond.
**For optimal skimming ability we recommend pumps rated for 1000 gph or greater.

Standard Skimmer
Compatible with both Mini/Standard BioFalls®. Handles pumps from 1000-4000 GPH. Pond sizes from 4 ft. x 6 ft. to 16 ft. x 16 ft. Comes standard for use with 1.5" flexible PVC piping. (Also available for 2" PVC) Includes 1 filter mat. ($344.99)
Extra Mats ($17.99)
Extra Nets ($19.48)

Large Skimmer
Compatible with Standard BioFalls®. Handles pumps from 4000 GPH to 10,000 GPH. Pond sizes from 16 ft. x 21 ft. to 26 ft. x 26 ft. Includes 1 filter mat. ($359.99)
Extra Mats ($17.99)
Extra Nets ($23.98)

Grande Skimmer
Bottom wedge eliminates need for center brace Simple net rack at top of skimmer replaces PVC tubes and braces against collapse Greater stability against buildup of ground water pressure. Compatible with Grande BioFalls®. Handles pumps up to 20,000 GPH. Pond sizes 30 ft. x 30 ft. and up. ($674.99)
No Mats Needed
Extra Nets ($32.99)

Skimmer Plug
Plugs skimmer opening. Dry access to pump and filter pad. Discretely stored under skimmer stone lid.
Standard ($14.95)
Grande ($15.95)

Filter Support Rack
One piece design is easier to install. Eliminates multiple PVC support tubes. Fits standard and large skimmers.
Standard ($29.95)
Large ($45.95)
Grande ($89.97)