The Science Behind Filtration
There are two forms of filtration critical to maintaining a healthy ecosystem pond: mechanical and biological. Through mechanical and biological filtration, the water garden will process a variety of nutrients found in the system, including fish waste, uneaten fish food, leaves, and runoff from lawns.
How to Choose the Right Filter for Your Pond
To keep your pond or water feature looking beautiful, it is important to provide proper filtration. There are advantages to every type of filter, so we will list the features and benefits of each option, making it simple and easy to select the correct filter for your application.
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. A BioFalls® Filter performs two very important functions: it supports mechanical and biological filtration and provides a great start to any waterfall.
In some circumstances it can be challenging to add a skimmer and BioFalls® to an existing system. Perhaps the shape or building technique makes it prohibitive. In this situation we recommend the use of an UltraKlean™ Pond Filter, Submersible Pond Filter, Pond Waterfall Filter, or Pond Filter Urn. These filters will retrofit quickly into existing systems and provide efficient mechanical and biolocial filtration.