Advice and Guidance on Koi Filters and Other Koi Filter Aids

Overview of the Choosing a Koi Pond Filter System



On the market there are a variety of Koi pond filter systems for Koi Gardens. And choosing the right filter system is not necessarily the easiest decision to make. The right pond filter for your Koi pond, depends on the local conditions and the following factors:
- Pond size,
- Desired number of koi,
- The pond location (sun or shade) and the effort required for the cleaning of the filter.
The dimensions of the Koi pond filter should always be as large as possible, because large filters will always work better than small and thus protect your Koi carp better.

Can a small pond filter be as good as a large one?

Large pond filters are more effective than small ones. A properly sized filter system also keeps the cleaning effort at a minimum.

In a Koi pond is using a pond filter is preferable, in which the water is managed by gravity through a pipe system into the pond filter, while the pond pump pumps  clean water back into the pond.  Pick a Koi pond filter that ensures that the entire pond water can be recycled every 1 – 3 hours.

Make the Right Choice of Pond Pump

To purchase the most suitable pond pump you need to consider a number of factors beforehand.  The manufacturer’s specified maximum flow rates for pond pumps are always in net benefits, i.e. measured directly at the nozzle. Without the resistance of pond filter, UV lamp, pipes and height difference into account. Tests in practice have shown that the actual flow of the pond pump is much lower than specified by the manufacturer. If the performance of the pond pump is too low, the dirt does not even land in the pond filter. It is important that the pipe or tube diameter is large enough (40mm or 50mm) and the entire line as short as possible.

Changing the Koi Pond Water

whichever pond filter you choose, you will still need to change the water. Do this is regularly (more often in summer than in winter) as no pond filter can filter out all pond pollutants.

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