Pond filter box – While commercially available pond filters are effective their costs pushing the construction of a home pond beyond reach. As long as the right volume and filtering capabilities are maintained, the homemade pond filters be equally effective. You can create one with basic materials found at a hardware store and a couple hours of your time.
Tub form reservoirs where the pond water will be filtered. Cut a large hole in the lid of the container. This is where the water will flow into the filter directly from the pond filter box. Using a drill with a large, circular bit or a knife to make a hole in the lower part of the container side. This hole should be the exact diameter of PVC pipes; is that, where the water will be drawn through the filter and eventually returned to the pond.
12 Photos Gallery of: Constructing the Pond Filter Box and Placing Pipes
Put a piece of PVC pipe into the hole. The length of this pipeline will largely depend on the layout of the pond. Larger ponds with greater distances between the filter and the pond pump will need longer piping. For a layout with a submersible pump rests next to the filter, a short tube does. Fix the pipe in place with silicone. Flexible tubes should be inserted into this tube to join the homemade pond filter box to the pond pump.