Pump Pro-Tectors 8" (for pumps up to 6" in diameter)
So far so good
Haven't been using the pump protectors very long yet, but so far they are working as expected. I have 2 clay lined ponds and they are keeping leaves, mud etc... from the pumps. Much better than the buckets I had rigged up myself with lava rock.
The only drawback I see is the drawstring fastener - it's made of plastic and I hate to sound negative but I don't see them holding up very long - other than that, the pump protectors are working out well...
March 12, 2014
Great product, almost.
For my needs (Tetra 1900) it is a snug fit. However, the filter works great. Would recommend a top-cap filter medium to be included. This would help 'seal' the pump in filter. The mesh outside does not feel as though it will hold up more than 18 months or so, but we will see. In spite of what seems like a lot of negativity on my part the darn thing works great! Even if it only holds up a year it is worth the price of admission.
September 28, 2013
Works with my pumps in a large pond.
The filter system works with both my bottom sump and side intake pumps in a 7500 gallon koi pond. The net is not as loose as shown in the photo; in fact it closes to a 4 inch opening. I purchased additional square filter pads (black course) and cut them to size to make a "lid' for the filter systems since the net does not fully enclose and small fish and large debris can get caught in the system. Easy to hose off and maintain.
May 9, 2013
My mom is 92 yrs. old and has a small, 800-1000 gal., garden pond. She loves the Koi as do I. However I am the one who maintains the pond for her and ends up spending all my time working on the pond and not visiting with my Mother. I have spent some time thinking about and looking for things that can make my time at Mom's more enjoyable. This pre filter is one of the simplest ideas I have come across that really does help. I am able to pull out the pump rinse the "muck" check the workings and replace. Evan the rope closure helps with re-positioning the pump. Saves me time and stress. Kudos!
April 30, 2012