Pond Pumps and Filters
Choosing the right pump is an extremely important decision and if you get it wrong then you will either have to change it or more likely loose your valuable Koi through pumping either too much water or not enough.
When choosing a pump, whether it be a Submersible Pump or a Dry Surface Pump or even a Dual Purpose Pump be sure that the pump that you are thinking about buying will do the job properly, for example: If your pond has 5,000 gallons capacity then you need a pump that will deliver 2,500 gph (half the capacity of your pond) so that the water in your pond turns over once every 2 hours, but please bear in mind that you will have restrictions in the pipework that will, in some cases, dramatically reduce the output flow to your pond, for example: Ultra Violet Clarifiers (UV), length of pipework runs, how many bends you have fitted etc.
We are specialists in Koi Pond Filtration which are without doubt the most important part about any successful Koi Pond Installation, doing the job right in the first instance can save Frustration, disappointment, Hard Work and of course money !
The subject of proper Koi pond filtration still continues to puzzle even many experienced enthusiasts in the hobby.
However, to the more confused newcomer, the wide range of systems available and their various forms of operation, combined with well-intended advice from a 'friend-in-the-know' and the belief that filtering a Koi pond properly is 'kids stuff', all tend to lead to more confusion and usually into making the wrong choice. Unfortunately this wrong choice is only apparent after a given period of time, when it is too late !
In truth, a Koi pond filtration system is running constantly, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week and 365 days per year. Over a one year period the entire water from the pond will pass through the system between 2,000 and 3,000 times. In a 10,000 gallon pond, the filtration system will handle between 20 and 30 million gallons of debris-laden water per year!
It is now possible to build or purchase proper filtration systems that will handle the flow rates required, and that provide the correct flow patterns and will ensure that all mechanical debris etc can be efficiently discharged to waste with a minimum of daily maintenance.
These especially made units are made by Koi People for Koi People, they are designed in such a way as to cut down the labour intensive 'Cleaning Out Process' which has always been a chore.
The most efficient systems today are without doubt the ProfiDrum filters.
We do of course stock a wide range of filters which caters for all your pond needs.
If you are unsure which filtration system is the correct one for your own pond, we will be only to happy to advise you, please remember a mistake at this stage can not only be extremely expensive, but sometimes impossible to correct.