Building Koi Pond Filter System – Koi pond filter system are essential for both mechanical and biological filtration of the water in your aquatic landscape. This is the only way to remove large debris such as leaves parts, dead algae and koi waste and chemical residues that deadly ammonia. Can you construct a koi pond filter system with a few basic materials available at any hardware store and maintain clarity and health of your pond water.
To build your koi pond filter system first cut a piece of PVC pipe about 4 inches long with a hand saw. The pipe piece should be at least 1 inch in diameter and should match the diameter of the pump inlet hose or tube. Trace a circle around the PVC pipe piece on the bottom of the plastic tub or bucket you will use the filter dust. Place the piece of PVC pipe into the circle cut out of the plastic bucket. The ends can protrude on both sides. Cut a large opening in the lid of the plastic tub or bucket with your utility knife.
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Measure a piece of screen mesh large enough to cover the hole in the top of the bucket koi pond filter system and cut out. Pour a layer of small, angular rocks in the bottom of the pond filter container. Protection cover lid of the pond filter system on tightly and secured pond pump intake hose PVC pipe near the bottom of the container. Dip the filter box to the pond as mesh top is completely under water. Plug in the pump and the filter will begin to do its job of keeping fish pond water clear.