How often should I clean my filters in my fish pond in Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg and Hershey PA
Features found on the Signature Series™ 6.0 & 8.0 Skimmers
The filter mat below the debris basket is the second stage of the skimmer. The mat is designed to handle any debris that finds its way past the basket. The mat will not need maintenance as frequently as the basket, since the basket will remove the majority of debris from the water.
The water reaching the pump should be relatively free of any large debris, thanks to the debris net and filter brushes on the skimmer, and, if you have a Pondless Waterfall, the fact that the water has to pass through layers of gravel in the basin.
Note: The filter mat may have a slot cut into it so that it fits around the discharge pipe. Install the filter mat correctly so the slot fits around the discharge pipe. Skimmer filter mats are designed to last for about two years. Filter mats may be discolored and appear dirty and old, but will work just fine in your skimmer and BIOFALLS filters, or MicroFalls. Replace old filter mats if they begin to tear or fall apart.
On occasion, you may see a reduction in the water flow over the waterfall in Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg and Hershey PA . This could be a sign that it is time to clean the filter screen on the bottom of the pump. This process should take no longer than five minutes. Simply unplug and remove the pump from the skimmer or Pondless Waterfall Vault and physically remove any debris found on the bottom of the pump. You may also want to physically remove any debris with your hands that may have found its way to the bottom of the skimmer or Pondless Waterfall Vault, where the pump sits.
Features found on the Signature Series 2500 & 6000 Biofalls Filter
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