Don't let cumbersome filter maintenance keep you from enjoying a clean, clear pond. Oase FiltoClear Pressure Filter with UV-C Clarifier touts the fastest and most convenient cleaning mechanism on the market to streamline routine filter maintenance. Patented Easy-Clean mechanism makes filter maintenance possible in a matter of minutes, optimizing filter performance with minimal effort.
Oase FiltoClear Pressure Filter with UV-C Clarifier is a compact, all-in-one pond filtration system providing outstanding mechanical and biological filtration PLUS UV-C clarification. Specialized mechanical and biological foam filters of varying densities create a Vortex cleaning system effectively trapping debris particles while housing a host of beneficial bacteria that breakdown toxic ammonia and nitrite. Built-in UV-C clarifier emits cleansing ultraviolet light to help combat green water algae as well as free-floating bacteria.
|Oase FiltoClear UV-C Clarifier
||Max Pond Size
|Model 3000 w/18W UV
||3/4", 1", 1-1/4", 1-1/2", Sch 40
||15" diameter x 20" high
|Model 4000 w/24W UV
||1-1/2", 2", Sch 40
||15" diameter x 25" high
*Requires a minimum flow rate of 1,600 gph for proper operation
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* Translation of the original Operating Instructions
Place the unit at a flood-protected position at a distance from the pond edge of at least 2 m on a firm and level ground. As an alternative, the filter can be buried up to the recess in the container. Maximum height difference between filter lid and outlet point: max. 2 m (14). Do not expose the unit to direct sun radiation. Ensure unrestricted access to the cover to be able to carry out work on the unit.
Fitting hose connections
The max pump head height is 5m WC (0.5 bar). Only operate the unit with pressure hoses, which are approved at least for 0.2 bars or the maximum pump pressure. Saw off the stepped hose nozzle at the appropriate point of the corresponding hoses. Push or screw the hoses onto the stepped hose nozzle and secure with a hose clip.
Installation at the water inlet
Push the union nut over the black stepped hose nozzle, fit the hose, insert the flat sealing ring in the union nut, and screw onto the water inlet socket.
Installation at the water outlet
Push the union nut over the transparent stepped hose nozzle, fit the hose, insert the green flow indicator flag into the union nut, and screw onto the water outlet socket.
Installation at the cleaning connection
To permanently fit a drain hose to the cleaning connection, unscrew the cover cap from the cleaning connection, push the union nut over the transparent hose nozzle, fit the hose, insert the green flow indicator flap into the union nut, and firmly tighten it on the cleaning connection. During filter operation, ensure that the cleaning connection or a drain hose connected to it is always closed with the cover cap and the inserted flat sealing ring as a security measure, should the function switch be unintentionally set to "Cleaning." To close the drain hose with the cover cap, push or turn the black stepped hose nozzle with its thread onto the hose and secure with the hose clip, firmly screw tighten with the flat sealing ring inserted.
This is how to connect the power supply:
Connect the unit to the mains. The unit switches on as soon as the power connection is established.
Disconnect the unit from the mains. Adhere to the safety information given above! Always switch the pump on prior to starting the unit, and check the correct seating of the connected hoses, the cover cap and the clamping ring with safety latch. The function switch must be turned to the "Filter" symbol. Connect the power supply; the blue control lamp is lit. Note: After a new installation, the unit only reaches its full biological cleaning effect after a few weeks. The full effect on bacteria is only reached as from an operating temperature of + 10°C.
Note: In the event of overheating, the installed temperature monitor switches the UVC lamp off automatically, the lamp automatically switches on again once cooled down.
Maintenance and cleaning
Clean the foam filters at regular intervals (e.g. every two weeks); at the latest when the water emerging from the outlet and returned to the pond is cloudy or dirty (check soiling at the transparent stepped hose nozzle with the green flow indicator flap at the water outlet).
Cleaning of the filter foams with the handle function
Remove the cover cap at the cleaning connection or at the connected drain hose. Slightly pull up the function switch and set against the stop to "Cleaning" by turning counterclockwise. Vigorously pull at the cleaning handle and "pump" several times; in this manner, the foam filters are mechanically cleaned. Push the cleaning handle down to the stop on the cover (the two O-rings tangibly engage). The filter will now be rinsed clean. As soon as only clean water is visible in the transparent stepped hose nozzle at the cleaning connection, pull the function switch slightly up and set against the stop to "Filter" by turning counterclockwise. Firmly screw on the cover cap with the flat sealing ring inserted. Check the water flow into the pond at the green flow indicator flap at the water outlet.
Cleaning the foam filters by washing out
If necessary, wash out or replace the foam filters. Do not use chemical cleaning agents. Disconnect the power supply, switch off the pump and secure against unintentional switching on again. Disconnect all hoses by turning off the union nuts and remove the clamping ring. For this purpose, pull the safety latch back, push the closing hook inwards, and open the clamping ring. Remove the lid including the foam filter package, turn upside down and place on a clean surface ensuring that the foam filters including the filter disk are facing up. The foam filters could collapse as a result of mechanical stress and normal aging. Replace the foam filters if they rest on the bottom filter disk without gaps and when the wear mark of the top disk is full visible. Unscrew the top filter disk by removing the two screws, pull off foam filters and clean thoroughly in a bucket of pond water by vigorously compressing. Remove the bottom filter disk, thoroughly spray clean container, lid with meshed tube, both filter disks and clamping ring. Lift off the bypass valve and clean the comb of the UVC. Push a filter disk including collar and the cleaning rods upward and onto the meshed tube, alternately fit foam filters (starting with a large blue foam filter, followed by a small red foam filter) such that the cleaning rods lie in both cut-outs of the large cavity in the foam filters. Place the filter disk with the collar facing down and screw fit flush with the cleaning rods using the two screws. Important: When the cleaning rods can be pushed through the holes in the filter disk, turn the filter disk through 90° to the other hole pattern. Ensure that the meshed tube fits completely in the collar diameter. Place the cover sealing ring on the upper container rim, press the lid including the foam filter package onto the container. Place the clamping ring on the container and cover rim (do not pinch the power cable!), press on the cover, allow the closure to engage, push in the safety latch. Reconnect the hoses, start up the pump first and then connect the power supply of the unit.
Cleaning the quartz glass tube
Adhere to the safety information given above! Disconnect the power supply, switch off the pump and secure against unintentional switching on again. Undo the four screws of the UVC unit and carefully pull out of the filter cover, clean the quartz glass using a moist cloth, pull out the flat sealing ring and the protection tube (12) and clean with water.
Replacing the UVC lamp
Change the UVC lamp after approx. 8,000 operating hours. Adhere to the safety information given above! Disconnect the power supply, switch off the pump and secure against unintentional switching on again. Undo the four screws of the UVC unit and carefully lift the unit out of the filter cover, unscrew the clamping screw by turning counterclockwise, then remove the quartz glass tube including the O-ring. Pull out and replace the UVC lamp.
Important! Only use lamps the designation and rating of which match the information on the type plate.
Remove the O-ring from the quartz glass and clean, clean the quartz glass tube using a moist cloth, pull out the flat sealing ring and the protection tube, clean with water. Check components for damage and replace, if necessary. Reassemble in the reverse order. Start up the pump first and then connect the filter-unit power supply.
Put the unit out of operation at water temperatures below 8 °C or, at the latest, when freezing temperatures are to be expected. Drain and thoroughly clean the unit, check for damage. Remove, clean, dry and store all foam inserts in a frost-free environment. Ensure that the storage place is inaccessible to children. Cover the filter container such that the ingress of rainwater is excluded. Drain all hoses, pipes and connections as far as possible.