The Pond Planet Guide to the Best Pond Filters
When it comes to choosing the right pond filter, you may think that the decision will be an easy one to make. But you might find yourself surprised by the number of quality pond filters available on the market. At Pond Planet, we are proud to offer our customers a wide range of choice when it comes to reliable and efficient pond filters, but how do you choose which will be the best option for you? If you have found yourself trying to decide which pond filter to use in your pond, then you have come to the right place.
Here we have pulled together the Pond Planet guide to the best pond filter options, so you have all the key information you could need to make your informed decision. Plus, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to pond filters, so you can be confident in your choice!
Our Favourite Pond Filters
At Pond Planet, we are passionate about offering our customers only the very best products, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a few favourites of our own. If you’re still struggling to decide on a pond filter, then take a look at our comparison of some of our top picks for pond filters available online now.
1) Laguna Pressure Flo Pressurised Filter
One of the top pond filters that we recommend is the Laguna Pressure Flo Pressurised filter, available in a range of models each with an integral UV clarifier. We love this filter as it is highly versatile and offers both biological and mechanical filtration. Not to mention its handy UVC for green water algae removal.
An advantage of the Laguna Pressure Flo Pressurised filter is its innovative back-flush system, which makes filter cleaning and maintenance simple, quick and easy. Inside the filter, water is pushed through the filter canister whilst manually operated cleaning handles are plunged up and down to loosen dirt and debris from the foam filters. The dirty water is then ejected via the waste outlet, which can be piped away into the garden for easier removal.
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2) Oase BioSmart Filter
Another top pick of ours goes to the Oase BioSmart Filter range, a brilliant non-pressurised pond filter choice. With this filter range, you will find that water flow is not reduced as much as it is with pressurised filters due to its ‘flow through’ design.
We love the Oase BioSmart Filter range as they are very user-friendly, with handy features including a temperature gauge for the monitoring of water temperature, as well as a sludge drainage outlet that helps to remove buildup under the media. Not forgetting, the filter is also known for being easy to clean and maintain, and even lets you know when it should be cleaned using a cleaning indicator, which alerts you when the media becomes clogged. All of this makes the Oase BioSmart Filter range a perfect choice for people new to pond maintenance and one of our most recommended options.
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3) Hozelock EcoPower Pond Filter
Finally, the Hozelock EcoPower Pond Filter provides a great value for money filter option. With its standard box filter design, the EcoPower Filter is perfect for small to medium-sized ponds. With a powerful built-in UVC the EcoPower Filter range clears green water fast, for a crystal clear pond environment in which your fish and other pond inhabitants will thrive.
The Hozelock Filter range is known to run reliably and efficiently for long periods of time. Overall, it is a simple and easy-to-use pond filter to set up and operate.
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Pond Filter FAQs
Do I Need a Pond Filtration System?
Ponds that do not have filtration systems are known to have dangerously high ammonia and nitrite levels. This is caused by decomposing organic matter on the pond floor and fish waste. Your pond needs a certain level of beneficial pond bacteria, which is housed by pond filtration systems, in order to break down these harsh substances.
What’s more, pond filters also help to remove organic matter, debris and other suspended particles which contribute to murky water. These unwanted particles get trapped in the ‘filter media’ and are stopped from re-entering the water before being removed when cleaned.
Pond filters are essential for ponds that are easily filled with debris, for example, if your pond is close to trees, bushes, or foliage.
Do I Need a Filter with UVC?
It is becoming more and more standard for pond filters to have a UVC, Ultra Violet Clarifiers, to combat algae and harmful free-swimming bacteria. Filters with a UVC help filter water as well as destroy algae during the filtration process, so we recommend choosing a filter that has a UVC unless you already have a separate UVC unit.
How Long Should You Run a Pond Filter?
Your pond filter pump should be running 24 hours a day to ensure necessary pond health maintenance. It is not something you turn off and on when you think your pond might need it. To ensure that the pond’s water circulates through the filter to keep the water clean, we recommend keeping the filter pumping at all times to prevent any build-up of algae, debris or green water.