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The Importance of Pond Filtration

The Importance of Pond Filtration

Water and filtration go hand in hand. It is the reason you probably have filtered water in your home or opt for bottled water. There are three main occurrences of naturally purified water: mechanical, biological, and evaporation. The first is mechanical, as water is along the surface of the earth it can pass through soil, gravel, and rocks into aquifers that can be drilled into as a water source. The next is biological with water passing through forests, grasslands, or wetlands and plants absorbing chemicals from the water and helping to compete for nutrient loads. The final form, is through the evaporation. This process separates water from other materials at a microscopic level for evaporation and when it condensates creating rain there is only water left. Does this sound familiar to ponds? If so, that is because the filtration that naturally occurs in nature is so meant to be replicated in ponds.

 

Mechanical

The mechanical filtration found in pond is through the use of filter pads. Coarse filter pads will large pieces of debris like water passing over gravel, and fine filter pads will collect small pieces of debris like water passing through a slightly porous rock.

Filter Pads

Biological

Biological filtration can happen in ponds with certain types of aquatic plants. Here is an article to learn more about how aquatic plants can help filter water. Filtration systems also provide a biological component to the filtration process. BioBalls or ceramic media are used at the base of the filter to allow beneficial bacteria a place to grow and colonize. Beneficial bacteria compete directly with unwanted bacteria in the pond for their food source stunting their growth and ability to take over your pond.

BioBalls

Evaporation

Just kidding, evaporation from your pond is not ideal considering you are not able to control where the rainwater later falls, and you don’t want to empty your pond. However, there is a source of filtration the resemble the microscopic filtering power of evaporation and that is UV Technology. The power behind UV technology is that is able to break apart the microscopic cells away from the particles of your pond water as it passed by the UV bulb filtering clean water back into your pond.

UV Clarifier Cut Away

Make sure your pond is receiving proper levels of filtration and enjoy the beauty of clean and clear water with the use of mechanical, biological, and UV technology filtration. To learn more information about filtration products search here, or speak with Customer Care at 1-888-755-6750, Monday-Friday 8a.m.-6p.m. ET.

How to Prevent Green Water in Your Lake

Before and After Green Water

As summer months are warming up, it is the time to enjoy the outdoors. Wake up early for a calm morning by the dock, enjoy a round of golf with friends, or gather around the lake for an evening with family. A lake brings beauty to so many summer activities, so we want to help you maintain your lake by preventing algae growth and avoiding unsightly green water. Read more How to Prevent Green Water in Your Lake

How to Choose the Right Aquatic Plants for Your Backyard Pond- Infographics

Aquatic Plants, Right Aquatic Plants for Your Backyard PondAquatic plants are essential in creating a healthy backyard pond ecosystem. They work to add beauty to any backyard setting and have many other benefits too.

Did you know that aquatic_plants comprise up to 90% of the life that exists in natural wetlands? In addition to limiting algae growth, pond plants also work to naturally filter the water by breaking down toxic compounds and pathogens. Read more How to Choose the Right Aquatic Plants for Your Backyard Pond- Infographics

Aquatic Plant Décor for Your Pond

pond boss Fake Lilies, Aquatic PlantEvery pond needs life to really make it come alive; otherwise, it is just a stagnant body of water. You can add aesthetic touches to your pond so that it remains dynamic. Many pond owners love to have different types of aquatic plant grow in their pond, but are not sure on which are best. If you can’t make up your mind, or you don’t necessarily want to deal with live lilies, consider manufactured options. pond boss® has all the decorative products you’re looking for that add realistic decorative touches to your pond. Read more Aquatic Plant Décor for Your Pond