These external pressure filters can be buried above or below pond level, and feature 3 different types of filtration to keep your pond water super clean and healthy. Water first flows by a UV lamp to clump algae, and is pushed through specially-developed sponge pads to trap particles, and finally passes through the SUPRA biological filter medium for ammonia and nitrite reduction. To maintain, simply turn the PowerClenz knob to the "CLEAN" position, and up to 1,000 lbs of pressure forces out the sludge - instant fertilizer for the garden! Includes universal barbed tubing connectors. Optional Service Kit for 2000 and 3000 includes replacement sponge and piston and Service Kit for 6000 and 9000 includes replacement filter sponge, piston, and filter brush. Requires appropriately sized pump and tubing, sold separately.
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|Setting up the Filter|
Choose a suitable site for your filter where:
Assembling the Filter
Plumbing the Filter
Connecting Electrical Power
Set the dial to the "Run" position and switch on pump and then the filter.
The water should start to clear in 2 to 3 weeks, but full clarification may take 1 to 2 months. If the pond water is very green, a partial water change should be made before staring the filter. The filter should be run 24 hours a day during the pond season. Once there is a risk of freezing, drain the filter and move the filter indoors.
The waste coming out of the Sludge Hose is suitable as a fertilizer for most established plants. The waste is rich in nutrients and excessive use could be harmful to delicate plants.
Note: The PowerClenz is designed only to remove the excess waste in the filter and leave behind a useful amount of biologically active deposit. Also, a Foam Filter cleaned by PowerClenz will collect pond waste more effectively than a hand-cleaned Foam.
Mid Season Maintenance
UV Lamp Replacement
Filter Foam, Piston, and O-ring Replacement
Installation Instructions for Fish Mate Pond Pumps
For your convenience, the pump should be positioned within reach from the side of the pond on a solid platform (e.g. paving slabs) approximately 12" below the pond surface. The pump should be at least 8" below water level to avoid problems of low water levels in summer. If desired, the Base Plate may be screwed down for extra stability. Avoid positioning the pump at the bottom of the pond where pond debris will accumulate and maintenance will be difficult.
When flow from your pump is noticeably reduced or fountain display has deteriorated:
Once a year or if flow is stopped (Check power supply first)
Disassemble pump to component parts. Wash all parts in clean water and re-assemble the pump. The recommended disassembly procedure is as follows: