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Ideal Filters for Small Water Gardens

12th Jul 2022

Ideal Filters for Small Water Gardens

A pond filter is important for keeping your water feature clean, clear, and looking its best. Using a high-quality pond filteris a great way to ensure your pond is healthy and free of debris and sediment.

There are a variety of pond filters on the market, with many specifically designed for use in small water gardens.

Read on to learn more about the pond filters we stock, plus a few tips for getting yours installed.

Why Install a Pond Filter?

Pond filters play an important role in maintaining water quality and clarity, as well as preventing the build-up of debris and sludge on the bottom of your pond.

A biological filtration system is recommended for ponds of any size, through a combination of mechanical and biological filtration, ecosystem ponds will process fish waste, uneaten fish food, leaves and runoff from gardens.

Aquascape Australia stocks a vast range of pond filters, so you're sure to find one that suits your water feature.

Best Filters for Your Small Pond or Water Garden

We have a wide variety of pond filters available in our online store. Below, we highlight a few that could work for your small water garden.

Signature Series 1000 Biofalls Filter

Signature Series 1000 BioFalls Filter

This pond filter is easy to install and maintain, generally only requiring cleaning once a year. It can either be buried to create a stream or raised up to start a waterfall. The Signature Series 1000 BioFalls Filter provides biological filtration, and is designed for use in ponds up to 4,000 litres in size. Suitable for flow rates up to pumps up to 12,000 LPH.

Ideal Filters for Small Water Gardens

Signature Series 400 Pond Skimmer

Pond skimmers are designed to eliminate water quality problems and reduce maintenance by removing debris before it sinks to the bottom of the pond, allowing a pond to be anywhere even under trees. Because the skimmer removes the debris before it reaches the pump, it acts as a pre-filter, reducing pump maintenance and making pump access quick and easy. Ideal for ponds that are up to 37m2 in size, the Signature Series 400 Pond Skimmer is great for providing efficient mechanical filtration for your water feature and is recommended in combination with a Biofalls biological filter. It has a faux-rock lid, allowing it to easily blend into the natural design of your pond. This pond filter has pump flow rates up to 15,000 LPH, and is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. It has a 6-inch, lockable weir and a high-volume leaf and debris basket for collecting debris.

Pond Filter Urn

Small Pond Filter Urn

The Small Pond Filter Urn is built for water gardens and small ponds up to 2,000 litres. With a max flow rate of 1,500 LPH, it can also be used as add-on filtration for existing ponds of any size. As a pond filter, it uses both mechanical and biological filtration. This filter also adds the sight and sound of running water to a water feature.

Pond Waterfall Filter

Pond Waterfall Filter

Our Pond Waterfall Filter is a DIY filtration solution designed for use in water features up to 4,000 litres in size. It provides both biological and mechanical filtration, while also aerating a pond. This pond filteris fantastic for creating a simple waterfall feature within your pond. The Pond Waterfall Filter can easily be incorporated into both new and existing water features, and comes with a 5-Year Limited Warranty.

UltraKlean 2000 Pond Filter

UltraKlean 2000 Pond Filter

This pond filter has a high-output ultraviolet clarifier that works to eliminate single-celled algae. With a unique, sponge-free design, this filter provides low-maintenance biological and mechanical filtration. It also has a cleaning indicator light to remind you when it's time to backwash the filter. As a self-cleaning unit, this filter can be backwashed in under five minutes, and you don't even need to open the canister. The UltraKlean 2000 Pond Filter comes with a 3-Year Limited Warranty.

Submersible Pond Filter

Submersible Pond Filter

Our Submersible Pond Filter is designed to be added to the intake of submersible water pumps. It can filter ponds up to 3,000 litres in size, and the removable cage with a large surface area helps to prevent clogs. This pond filter provides both mechanical and biological filtration, and has ceramic filtration rings, providing an area for beneficial bacteria to colonise. The Submersible Pond Filter has a 3-Year Limited Warranty.

Tips for Installing a Pond Filter

Choose the Right Size

One of the most important things to consider when choosing and installing a pond filter is size. Be sure to select a pond filter that is appropriate for the size of your water feature. If you have a small pond or water garden, opt for a smaller filter. Conversely, if you have a larger pond, you'll need a bigger filter to successfully filter the water.

Measure First

Before you purchase a pond filter, take some time to measure your pond. Once you know the volume of your pond you can select a suitable filter for the size of your pond.

Maintenance Levels

While all of our pond filters are low maintenance, some require less maintenance than others. Some of our filters complete their own cleaning cycles, while others require manual cleaning from time to time. You should aim to choose a pond filter that best suits your lifestyle and the time you have available for maintenance.

Call in the Experts

If you don't have the skills or time needed to install a pond filter yourself, consider calling in a local Certified Aquascape Contractor (CAC). We have many CACs across Australia who can assist with your pond filter installation. Head to our Find a Contractor page and enter your details and we'll pass them along to our relevant CACs.

We hope you've enjoyed learning a little more about the importance of pond filters and some of the different options available.

When it comes to selecting and installing pond filters, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. This includes the size of your pond, the level of maintenance you're happy to complete, and the best suited filtration system for your needs.

Take a look at our full pond filter range to find your next filtration system.

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