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​Choosing the Right Pond Filter for Your Water Garden

16th Dec 2020

​Choosing the Right Pond Filter for Your Water Garden

If you’re asking yourself “Do I need a filter for my pond?”, the answer is yes. A pond filter is essential to maintaining a healthy pond ecosystem. The best pond filter system also improves your pond’s longevity, lowers the amount of maintenance and ensures a safe environment for animals, fish and people.

There are a number of pond filters in Australia, including fish pond filters and general filtration devices. This is why it’s important to identify the right pond filter for your specific water garden. But first, let’s look at what we consider the best filtration system for a healthy ecosystem pond.

The Golden Standard of Pond Filtration

You need not one, but two forms of filtration to keep your pond at its best-possible health. We consider the combination of mechanical and biological filtration to be the ‘Golden Standard’. By combining the two forms, you can ensure your pond processes fish waste, uneaten food, leaves, lawn runoff, debris and algae.

How does the pond filter work?

Firstly, a pond skimmer provides the mechanical filtration. This handy device removes leaves and debris from the pond’s surface, maintaining the optimal water quality. Next, the BioFalls® Filter provides biological filtration. It not only supports both the mechanical and biological filtration, but also doubles as the beginning of a beautiful waterfall.

Pros of an Aquascape Signature Series Pond Skimmer

  • Removes unwanted debris and leaves from pond surface
  • Reduces maintenance
  • Improves water quality
  • Provides a protected location for the pump, extending its life
  • Durable and UV-protected high-density polyethylene construction
  • Able to be installed in freeze-thaw conditions
  • Easy to install
  • Backed by a limited lifetime warranty

Browse our range of pond skimmers online.


Pros of an Aquascape Signature Series BioFalls® Pond Filter

  • Industry-leading filtration and water flow rates
  • Durable, rotationally-moulded polyethylene for maximum strength
  • Can filter between 4,000 and 23,000 litres depending on pump type
  • Reversal waterfall lip
  • Brass hardware provides greater resistance to corrosion
  • Easily camouflaged into the landscape
  • Swirling water flow action for maximum filtration
  • Backed by a limited lifetime warranty

Browse our range of pond filters online.


Four Trusted Pond Filters

Do you need to add or replace a pond filter to an existing pond? Sometimes in this situation it can be too challenging to add a skimmer and filter, due to shape or building restrictions. However, you still need to find the best pond filter system for your water garden.

We highly recommend using one of the following four pond filters. We can vouch for their quality and every single one is capable of fitting quickly and easily into an existing system. They all also provide efficient mechanical and biological filtration.

1. Ultraklean™ Pressure Filters

The Aquascape UltraKlean™ Biological Pressure Filter is a top-of-the-line pond filter with a high-output ultraviolet clarifier/sterilizer and an integrated electronic bulb-saver option. It has a proven track record maintaining optimum pond water conditions.

The filtration kits are available in three sizes, covering almost every pond configuration. It’s also very easy to set up next to your pond, simple to clean and does an excellent job removing debris and leaves from the water.

Browse our range of Ultraklean™ Pressure Filters online.

2. Pond Waterfall Filter

This type of pond filter is ideal for smaller ponds, such as preformed ponds or container water gardens as large as 4,000 litres. It can easily be added to an existing pond with minimal effort. It’s also compatible with a range of Aquascape pond pumps.

The Pond Waterfall Filter provides mechanical and biological filtration, as well as aeration through its waterfall feature. Speaking of, you can also turn this pond filter into a tranquil waterfall and camouflage it into the landscape using rocks.

Finally, the filter mat collects the finest debris, while the biological filter media net can hold BioBalls for optimal pool water health. The five-year limited warranty also gives you valued peace of mind.

Browse the Pond Waterfall Filter online.

3. Pond Filter Urn

The Pond Filter Urn is one of the most versatile pond filters on the market, capable of joining most water pumps with a 13-millimetre connection. It’s the perfect size for smaller ponds, providing mechanical and biological filtration. It also has a decorative appearance and can add the serene sound of trickling water to your pond.

Some pond owners use the Pond Filter Urn as supplementary filtration with their current pond filter. This is because of the filter’s useful filter mat, which provides mechanical filtration and has ceramic filtration rings that attract bacteria away from your water.

Browse the Pond Filter Urn online.

4. Submersible Pond Filter

The Aquascape Submersible Pond Filter System is a great low-maintenance filter that is easy to add to most existing systems. It’s an unobtrusive pond filter that can be paired with most submersible water pumps, thanks to its threaded intake and multi-hose adaptor.

One of the traits we really love about this pond filter is the large removable cage, which prevents debris from clogging and reduces the level of maintenance. On top of this, it also contains a pre-filtration sponge pack for smaller debris and ceramic filtration rings for attracting bacteria.

This pond filter is recommended for cleaning and sanitising ponds around 3,500 litres. It comes with a three-year limited warranty.

Browse the Submersible Pond Filter online.

Find the Best Pond Filters at Aquascape Supplies

Need help choosing the right pond filter for your water garden? Contact Aquascape Australia for expert advice and the best pond products. We’re passionate about the pond products we create. We provide unique designs and features that stand above the competition and help keep your pond clean, healthy and part of your best life.

*Excludes shipping to NZ. No dangerous goods shipping to NZ without contacting us first