I have an approximately 2000 gallon pond that has a 30 foot brook going into it. I have a Savio skimmer right now but know I need something else to help fight the bacteria. It has been recommended to me that I get a filter falls. Do you think that will be enough? My other thought was a UV light. What do you think? Would one be better than the other? I noticed you have a sale going on and hope to get in on some of those prices if it works for me. Let me know what you think, I would appreciate it. Donna
You are correct. Your Savio Skimmerfilter is designed to filter 1000 gallons of water independently. A filter falls will be enough to mechanically and biologically filter your water. Given your climate, I would recommend either a Savio Livingponds Waterfall Filter, or a Laguna Filtration System. These filters are oversized for your pond – they will increase your filtration by 5000 gallons capacity. This is a standard practice for ponds in your climate. Your water quality will improve and your maintenance will decrease. Smaller filerfalls are available, but, using a smaller filter will increase maintenance.
As far as adding a UV – if you experience problems with green water, a UV is definetly the way to go. Savio has units that will fit right into the skimmerfilter, 25 and 57 watt. I would recommend (2) 25 watt units. Savio rates the 25 watt UV up to 2000 gallons and the 57 watt up to 5000 gallons. 2 UVs provide more exposure than 1 – even if the combined wattage of the smaller UVs is smaller than the larger UV. This means that 2 25 watt UVs are better than 1 57 watt UV.
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