Optimizing Koi pond bead filtering systems
Bringing clean water through to your pond....
For larger ponds, adding additional filtering components is necessary. Advanced filtration systems lessen the stress to fish by increasing mechanical and biological filtering. The following plumbing diagrams will provide you with a clearer understanding and show each filtering component laid out in the sequence in which it should be installed...
• Ponds 7,000
- 13,000 Gallons
Defined: 2 Bottom Drain,
2 Skimmer, 2 Vortex -
2 Pump, Filter,
The above diagram also has two returns to the water feature. One from the U.V. light, the other from the filter. This will help increase the flow a small amount as compared to reconnecting them together in one return to pond line.
Note also the flow meter location on the output of the U.V. Light. Knowing and controlling the flow through the U.V. is critical to it actually performing the job right. Better to be too slow then too fast.
• Duel Vortex
Note the location of the three way valve after the Vortex tanks. This permits flow control to speed up one since bottom drain piping may be a longer distance to the furthest drain. The closer bottom drain would flow faster. Using the valve to match flows is critical and it can be used to shut one or both down if needed. Shutting one down will increase the flow and flush the bottom drain pipes. This should be done no less then once a month.
An option to plumbing the two pumps above should be considered. Installing a 3-way valve permits the option to turn the power off to one pump when not needed. Incase of a pump failure, this design would also help.
13,000 - 15,000 Gallons
15,000 - 20,000
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